Ask The Expert
The quest for more comfortable and effective sleep apnea treatments is ongoing. We spoke to Dr. David White—widely regarded as one of the most influential sleep apnea treatment experts in the world today. A professor at Harvard Medical School and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Dr.
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Transportation Safety in Action 5 Minutes with Deborah Hersman Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board.
Fatigue is a significant factor in our nation's transportation safety. The National Sleep Foundation asked The Honorable Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), to explain how it helps keep us safer on the roads and in the air.
Melisa Moore, PhD, a clinical psychologist at the Pediatric Sleep Center in Fairfax, VA, answers common questions about kids and sleep.
Dr. Barbara Phillips — sleep expert, board member and past chair of the National Sleep Foundation — asked some noted experts about the unique challenges women face in being diagnosed with sleep apnea.
Dr. Helene A. Emsellem
Dr. Helene A. Emsellem, director of the Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, MD, answers common questions about CPAP.
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Anya Orlanska, The Benjamin Hotel’s Sleep Concierge, talks to the National Sleep Foundation about sleep and travel.
What should a traveler expect from a hotel when it’s time to sleep?
A hotel should always provide travelers with a quiet sleeping environment that includes a supportive bed and a selection of pillows. If there is outside noise or other disturbances, guests should be given the opportunity to move to a quieter room in the hotel.
Q: How much sleep do teens need? And how much sleep are they realistically getting?
Based on current data, we think that most teens need on the order of 9-plus hours nightly to have optimal sleep. The NSF poll data indicate that most teens fall short of this goal, many by a considerable amount. Although we think that the need for sleep does not really change across adolescence, the amount of sleep young people get does decrease in older teens. Thus, the sleep deficit grows right along with the youngster.