Welcome to the MedSleep Blog, Sleep Talk: All the Latest News in Sleep. Since 2004, our organization has been providing quality sleep medicine services to diagnose and treat the full range of sleep disorders. This blog is an extension of our services designed to broaden sleep awareness among the public.
Sleep deprivation is a wide-scale problem. According the National Sleep Foundation, 75% of adults experience daytime sleepiness, and one third believe it interferes with their daily activities. Sleep deprivation can lead to personal health problems, but can also have public consequences. For instance, there is evidence to suggest that a severe lack of sleep partially caused the Challenger disaster, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Chernobyl nuclear reactor meltdown – costing lives, and billions of dollars in repair efforts.
This deprivation is often the result of an underlying sleep disorder, which can be treated, if not cured. Learning about sleep disorders and treatments can benefit everyone, and this blog can be used as tool for continuous sleep education. On this blog, we will be providing the latest information in sleep research – new discoveries, ideas, or advice from professionals on how to improve sleep. The postings will cover a wide range of sleep disorders and related topics. We will post links to the original articles, as well as provide a brief discussion of the highlights.
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