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  • Sleep

    Will White Noise Cure Your COVID-somnia?

    October 29, 2020

    Getting a good night’s rest can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. According to a 2018 study from Penn Medicine researchers, about a quarter of Americans experience acute insomnia each year.

  • Sleepless

    With CBT, Learning to Sleep Again

    September 03, 2019

    One night, a few months ago, I couldn’t fall sleep. After lying wide awake for two hours in an uncomfortable hotel bed, I turned on Netflix and binge watched “Russian Doll” until the sun came up.

  • 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?

  • Comfy Cart

    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...

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