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If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, it can affect all aspects of daily life. Here's what everyone looking for some quality shut-eye needs to know.

Sleep Journey

Yes, You Can Have a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep disorders such as snoring, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome can be treated with sleeping pills, natural supplements, and even meditation techniques.

Sleep News

  • Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns. The findings show the need to conduct substance abuse assessments on teenagers before prescribing these drugs to them, the researchers said. “Prescribers and parents don’t realize the abuse potential,” [...]

  • Working Night Shift Can Slow Your Metabolism, Study Suggests

    Researchers found that when they put 14 volunteers on a schedule that simulated night-shift work, it quickly curbed the number of calories their bodies burned every day.

  • Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, shift work disorder and restless leg syndrome are common among firefighters, new research shows. These conditions are linked with a higher risk for car accidents, a research team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggests. Firefighters with sleep disorders are [...]

  • Study Builds Case for Later High School Starting Time

    FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens go to sleep much later than younger children, according to a study that lends support to later start times in high schools. Researchers followed 94 children and teens for two years, to learn how their sleep habits changed as they grew older. A typical 9-year-old went to sleep at [...]

  • Long-Term Shift Work Linked to Extra 6.5 Years of Brain Aging

    Working non-standard hours — often called “shift work” — for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.

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