This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 17, 2020
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
Your media watchdog for headlines and trends
relevant to sleep technology and patient education.
PANDEMIC QUICK LINKS
Doctor: How to reduce your vulnerability to coronavirus—when sleeping
CNN || March 13, 2020
For the latest information, please check the following resources :
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
“Soooo, you can just, like, fall asleep?!” Spoken Word Poetry on Narcolepsy
March 16, 2020
From the blog post: “This video moved me to tears. Please watch and share Kara Sulzer’s powerful spoken word poetry on living with narcolepsy. Kara cuts right to the heart of so many key aspects of living with narcolepsy so quickly, discussing the symptoms, the social misperceptions and the BEST question she ever received.”
Takeaway: Sometimes it's the arts that are best at raising awareness.
HEALTH LITERACY WATCH
SUNY Binghamton Student Wins “Stay Awake! Stay Alive!” Drowsy Driving Video PSA Challenge
March 13, 2020
From the article: “The winning video and the two runners-up will be broadcast later this year on more than 160 TV stations nationwide, and they will be shown on monitors at rest stops along the New York State Thruway.”
Takeaway: Watch the video here.