This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 19, 2019
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
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A Drug-by-Drug Guide to Treating Insomnia
February 13, 2019
From the article: “Several classes of medications and natural supplements are used in the treatment of insomnia, and selection of drug therapy will vary depending on etiology, symptoms, treatment goals, past treatment responses, patient preference, cost and availability, comorbid conditions, contraindications, drug interactions, and adverse-effect profiles.”
Takeaway: This is a good overview of all the different substances people will take to curb sleeplessness.
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NTSB 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
February 18, 2019
From the website: “The MOST WANTED LIST, the NTSB’s premier advocacy tool, identifies the top safety improvements that can be made across all modes to prevent accidents, minimize injuries, and save lives in the future. These issue areas are ripe for action now; if addressed, they would make a significant impact.”