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Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says

New research suggests that regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea, especially in women. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who was not involved with the research, provides comment here.

AASM members give drowsy driving presentation at annual Lifesavers Conference

Three of AASM’s Occupational Sleep Wellness Presidential Committee’s members attended the annual Lifesavers Conference on highway safety priorities in April 2018 to disseminate education in drowsy driving.  Shannon Sullivan, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is featured.

Sleep Medicine at Stanford's 14th Annual Wellness Fair

Kimberly Truong, Sita Sawyer, and Fiona Barwick from the Division of Sleep Medicine were on site March 22nd for Stanford's 14th Annual Wellness Fair.  The theme this year was “Creating a Wonderful World” and the team answered sleep questions, offered sleep challenges, and provided CPAP demonstrations. A good time was had by all!

Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says

New research suggests that people who are evening types – or “night owls” – have a 10 percent increased risk of all-cause mortality compared with morning types of people. Jamie Zeitzer, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, who was not involved with the research, provides comment in this piece.  

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The Japanese Art of Lounging

The article takes a look at the Japanese tradition of dozing off or lazing about in bed, somewhere between wakefulness and rest. Dr. Rafael Pelayo, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is interviewed for the article.

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