April 23-29, 2017 is the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep Awareness Week!
This year, the NSF is exploring the theme “Sleep Better. Feel Better” to inspire Americans to consider how sleep effects their daily lives, and reinforce the many benefits associated with making healthy sleep habits a priority. A good night’s sleep improves not just health, but mood, productivity, well-being, and overall quality of life.
At the end of the week, the NSF will release results from its annual survey of Americans about their overall sleep quality. One figure we already know is that 25% of all Americans have trouble sleeping. If you are among that 25%, you may qualify for a new research study here at NeuroTrials.
Learn more at the study landing page.
“Instead of focusing on the cure, in this unique proof of concept study, we’re trying to better patient’s lifestyle. They can stay on their current medication if they’re stable and that’s a very comforting situation for them.”
Gunther Eichler, 73, from Alpharetta, similarly experiences excessive sleepiness during the day. He’s been living with Parkinson’s since 2003 when shaking in his left hand was the first indication of the disease’s onset. In fact, before he was diagnosed with the disease, he once fell asleep at the wheel and “it almost killed me,” he said.
“I hit a road sign which made such a loud noise that it woke me up. I was headed straight for a bridge and I woke me up just in time,” Eichler, a veteran, said. He no longer drives.
To read the full press release, including interviews with another PD patient, click here.
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