AASM members have access to the full text of each article in the Dec. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP when you log in on the website. You also can earn continuing medical education (CME) credits online by reading designated articles and taking the online CME exams within one year of the date of publication. Use the "My CME Credits" page to access your records and print letters of participation. Register today and start earning CME credits from your home or office. Studies designated for CME credit in the December issue are “Sleep patterns before, during, and after deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan” and “Sleep symptoms predict the development of the metabolic syndrome.”
Both of these studies also received extensive media coverage this week from news outlets such as Bloomberg, UPI and U.S. News & World Report. Health.com described how loud snoring and sleep problems may increase the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. MedPage Today reported that combat exposure and mental health problems are key factors related to sleep problems in deployed soldiers.