Category: "Awareness"

How Awake Are You?

Link: http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/need-sleep/whats-in-it-for-you/how-awake-are-you

Here's a flash 'game' that in 5 minutes assesses your wakefulness for driving....

For me, I ended with an average reaction time of 0.30 seconds, which according to the results is just with in the 'safe' range.

Though I also had 1 accident and 1 false start....

It was long and boring enough that I could feel the eyes wanting to wander, as well as the threat that I might have a microsleep.

And, a microsleep at 120km/hr is no fun....especially if you were aiming for a rest stop and the exit is sharp and turns to gravel.

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Insomnia Awareness Week in April 1 to 7

Link: http://www.sleepassociation.org/index.php?p=insomniaawarenessweek

Insomnia Awareness Week is sponsored by the American Sleep Association. From April 1 - 7, the ASA and its affiliates will be increasing awareness about Insomnia.

The primary objective of this campaign is to improve the nation's knowledge about the signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment options of Insomnia.

SYMPTOMS of INSOMNIA

  • Difficulty initiation sleep
  • Difficulty maitaining sleep
  • Mind racing and 'clock watching' during the middle of the night.
  • Anxiety about not getting enough sleep


COMPLICATIONS of INSONIA

  • Anxiety about sleep
  • Feeling unrefreshed after sleep

Find out more about Insomnia

Suddenly Sleep Saturday in March 9th

National Sleep Awareness Week, this year takes place March 3-10, 2013, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and ends with the clock change to Daylight Saving Time, where Americans lose one hour of sleep. The Foundation's Sleep Care Center members host events in their local communities throughout the week, providing sleep education and screening to the public.

The last Saturday of the week, is known as Suddenly Sleep Saturday and is also known as Narcolepsy Awareness Day.

On the last Sunday in 2011, March 13, Julie Flygare held the first SLEEP WALK in DC. This year the (3rd Annual) National Sleep Walk is today, March 3rd. Perhaps some day I'll travel for it....

Meanwhile, last year other Sleep Walk events started up across the country and around the world. Some for this year include:

SLEEP WALK West Coast in Sacramento, CA
SLEEP WALK Hawaii in Waikiki, HI
SLEEP WALK Dallas Texas

And, there are other events planned for Suddenly Sleepy Saturday, such as a Narcolepsy Bed Race in Roanoke, VA or Ireland's first International Narcolepsy Awareness Day:

March is Essential Tremor Awareness Month

Link: http://www.essentialtremor.org/National-Essential-Tremor-Awareness-Month

In late December 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives officially designated the month of March as National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. We invite you to get involved in helping us raise awareness in communities throughout the U.S. and abroad. With 10 million Americans alone affected by this life-altering condition and a general lack of public understanding, we need your help to spread the word.

What is Essential Tremor?
Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, essential tremor (ET) is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. Because of stereotypes and a lack of awareness, many people with ET never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment. Learn more about ET.

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Yes, I ordered "Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy"

I pre-ordered it on December 8th....but via Amazon Prime, I won't receive it until December 18th. I should make a note to have UPS leave it, while I'm getting my MRI.

The strange thing is on the side of the page is the link to "Tell the publisher! I'd like to read this book on Kindle", rather than a link on the page to the Kindle version. And, I wasn't able to locate the book in the Kindle Books section then.

But, I was able to find it today....

Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy [Kindle Edition]

So, I bought that version today....which is presently my preferred medium. I have a different motive for wanting a hard copy &#59;D

Not sure why the order status is Pending still....