December 2017 Newsletter


Trish Stiger

The holiday season is upon us again, and I would like to thank each of you for being a member of California Sleep Society in 2017. We had a great meeting, very well attended with lots of positive comments. Your participation in the CSS is vital to our success and the success of the sleep field in California.

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2018 conference and working alongside you in the New Year.


Best wishes for a happy holiday season and sincere thanks for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year.


Membership Benefits Include:

1. Education events in sleep medicine
2. Contact listings with other sleep professionals
3. Local networking opportunities
4. Shared insights into sleep legislation and legislative advocacy
5. CSS Newsletter and opinion pieces
6. Discount on CSS annual meeting
7. Ability to place ads or publish articles in Newsletter
8. Listing in California membership directory

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devestating wildfires in California


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Feature Article

Teens Get More Sleep When School Starts Later

In a national study of urban teenagers, researchers found that high school start times after 8:30 a.m. increased the likelihood that teens obtained the minimum recommended amount of sleep, benefiting their overall health and well being.

“Teens starting school at 8:30 a.m. or later were the only group with an average time in bed permitting eight hours of sleep, the minimum recommended by expert consensus,” said lead author Orfeu Buxton, associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State. “Later school start times were associated with later wake times in our large, diverse sample.”

Feature Article

9 Holiday Sleep Tips to Keep You From Turning Into a Grinch

Holidays are that special time of year where you get to eat loads of delicious foods, enjoy spending time with your relatives, pretend you enjoy spending time with those relatives, go Christmas caroling, watch your children dress up like turkeys and pilgrims at their school plays, hang Christmas lights, make gingerbread houses, clean your home, do this, do that, do those other things, go to office parties, do more, bake a pie, do something else, go gift shopping, do more, more, more….AHHHHHH!!


The 2018 Symposium will be held in San Diego! Stay tuned for a save-the-date announcement coming soon!

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