sleep

American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time

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Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

The AASM supports a switch to permanent standard time, explaining in the statement that standard time more closely aligns with the daily rhythms of the body’s internal clock. The position statement also cites evidence of increased risks of motor vehicle accidents, cardiovascular events,

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Division of Sleep Medicine @ Harvard Medical School

GOT SLEEP?
Visit UnderstandingSleep.org for videos, essays and interactive features on sleep: why it matters & how to get it!

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

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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


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Continuing Medical Education for Physicians



Video Highlights

Sleep researchers are discovering how sleep is vital for learning and memory,

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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

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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

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