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Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard Medical School

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November 6, 2019 Announcement
Program in Clinical Effectiveness

The Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness, a joint program of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is accepting applications for the 34th annual program 

January 10, 2019 In the News
2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

Drs. Frank A. J. L. Scheer, and Steven A. Shea have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the Sleep Research Society

December 20, 2018 In the News
Emery N. Brown Wins 2018 Dickson Prize in Science

Carnegie Mellon University recently announced that Division of Sleep Medicine affiliate, Emery N. Brown, the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital the Associate

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Healthy Sleep

Healthy Sleep




Health, memory, safety, and the cultural significance of sleep


The brain, jet lag, caffeine, and aging and how they influence sleep


Achieving better rest and heatlh, and knowing when to seek treatment



Continuing Medical Education for Physicians



Video Highlights

Sleep researchers are discovering how sleep is vital for learning and memory, and how lack of sleep impacts our health, safety, and longevity. (6:13)

Sleepy Driving

Balancing the demands of work and parenthood, Kirsten explores how developing sleep routines in her children can help ensure a lifetime of healthy sleep habits. (4:49)

Kids

Margaret describes her lifelong struggle with insomnia. (1:27)

A consultation with a behavioral sleep specialist

Dr. Janet Mullington discusses how studies suggest a link between sleep deprivation and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. (0:31)

Dr. Janet Mullington

Because their body rhythms drift in a later direction, many teens struggle to wake up

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Sleep Medicine – State Directory

Learn more about Sleep Medicine Specialists

A sleep medicine doctor specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating sleep and circadian rhythm disorders, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and shift work sleep disorder. A sleep medicine doctor cares for the physical and emotional health needs of people with sleep problems to improve their patients’ overall health and quality of life.

A sleep medicine doctor typically: 

  • Evaluates your medical history and sleep symptoms

  • Performs a physical exam

  • Orders and interprets sleep studies including polysomnograms, sleep latency tests, and maintenance of wakefulness tests

  • Diagnoses and treats sleep disturbances including lack of sleep, excessive sleepiness, and circadian rhythm problems

  • Prescribes medications

  • Provides or recommends cognitive behavioral counseling, psychotherapy, and sleep hygiene therapy

  • Provides surgical referrals

Sleep medicine doctors may also be known as sleep medicine specialists or sleep specialists.

There are 6819 specialists practicing Sleep Medicine in the United States with

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steps, sleep and HR monitoring wearables

Fitness trackers are getting more powerful, and while the Fitbit Charge 3 is our current best fitness tracker, there are cheaper and more advanced options.

There are some brilliant fitness trackers available for cheap prices – and more that offer technology like heart rate monitoring, detailed sleep tracking and even waterproof for swimming.

But there’s still huge variations in the quality of data you get – so choosing the right fitness tracker app is just as important as what goes on your wrist. Fitbit trackers and Garmin watches lead the way here.

But there’s also price to consider. Fitness trackers generally aren’t expensive and if you’re just looking to make sure your getting enough steps every day, there’s no need to spend over $40.

Make the right choice

Fitbit Charge 3

Best fitness tracker 2020

Fitbit Charge 3

Fitbit Charge 3 features

  • Heart rate tracking
  • Steps and activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring with Sleep
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