Tricia Morse

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Physician Allison Ballantine’s Short, Stirring Commencement Address on Living with Presence

In culling the greatest commencement addresses of all time, I wondered whether the convocation speech genre might be the modern secular sermon of our time. But imparting life-advice that touches on the spiritual without veering off into the contrived and the aphoristic is a rare feat.<p>Several years …

Practice parameters discuss treatment for narcolepsy, other hypersomnias of central origin

WESTCHESTER, Ill. - Practice parameters published in the December 1 issue of the journal SLEEP serve as both an update of previous practice …

An antidote for hypersomnia

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that dozens of adults with an elevated need for sleep have a substance in their …

JCSM: A single subjective question can be an effective sleepiness screening tool

WESTCHESTER, Ill. - A single subjective (SS) question may be an effective screening tool for excessive daytime sleepiness, according to a study …

The high price of sleep disorders

Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic …

A Device That Knows When You’re Dozing Off And Nudges You Awake

Blink analytics? Yes, one device analyzes blinking patterns to quantify drowsiness.<p>Admit it: Whether you have a screaming newborn or had a late night at the bar, there are moments when you’re prone to yawning and stretching at work. One device claims it can identify patterns in a person’s blinking …