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  • Dolphin

    What Does a Dolphin Have in Common with a Fruit Fly?

    February 05, 2019

    Fruit flies do it. Dolphins do it. Even round worms do it. Yes, you guessed it, I’m talking about sleep.

  • Sleep

    Seven Ways You Are Hurting Your Sleep This Summer

    August 14, 2018

    The ideal temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees, according to the National Sleep Foundation, so summer – with its hot temperatures and increased daylight – is not often a welcome answer for sweet slumber. Coupled with more activities throwing off your routine, how can someone enjoy summer and still sleep well?

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    The Rest Project: How Penn Medicine is Helping Patients Sleep Better in the Hospital

    April 25, 2018

    For a place where the most obvious and necessary piece of furniture is a bed, a hospital room is a surprisingly difficult place to get a good night’s sleep. But what if there are ways patients could get better sleep while they are still in the hospital?

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    You’re Not Yourself When You’re Sleepy

    July 17, 2017

    More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and/or other conditions, but hurting their mental health as well.

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    The Latest on Sleep Medicine from A to Zzz's

    June 16, 2017

    Each year, many of the nation’s leading sleep clinicians and researchers gather to share recent progress made in addressing sleep apnea, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and other issues plaguing society today. This year’s meeting, SLEEP 2017, gathered such experts in Boston for poster and speaker sessions on the latest ongoing research in sleep and circadian science.

  • Penn Takes SLEEP Research to New Heights in the Mile High City

    June 22, 2016

    We’ve all been there. A late night turns to an early morning – little to no sleep in between – with many aspects of our health and wellness taking the hit. Sleep loss can make us eat unhealthy foods, gain weight, impair our mood, memory, decision-making, and worsen our immune...

  • Penn Medicine Year in Review 2015

    December 23, 2015

    Before we celebrate the New Year – perhaps by experiencing the ball drop in Times Square or the always entertaining Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day in Center City – let’s reflect on a few of the many ways that Penn Medicine advanced patient care, research, and medical education in...

  • But First, Sleep

    August 07, 2015

    Cognitive behavioral therapy is prescribed as a psychotherapy treatment for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other conditions. It is also the first line of treatment for insomnia. When conditions present simultaneously with insomnia, it has typically been thought that treating the other condition(s) – such as chronic pain or depression...

  • Seven is Key to Sleep “Heaven”

    June 26, 2015

    We already know what constitutes recommended levels for body mass index, cholesterol, blood glucose, and other measures of human health. Now, for the first time, we know the consensus on the recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult (aged 18 to 60). David F. Dinges, PhD, director of the...

  • Employee Wellness Starts with a Better Night's Sleep

    June 01, 2015

    Employee wellness programs (EWP) are on the rise. More than half of companies with more than 50 employees and 92 percent of companies with over 200 employees offer wellness programs. Employers hope the programs help their employees quit smoking, exercise more and carry out other healthy lifestyle habits to lower...

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