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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

  • Naps May Boost Worker Productivity

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taking a nap while on the job might help workers be more productive, new research suggests. A University of Michigan study found power naps or extended breaks during the day could ease frustration, help offset impulsive behavior and increase workplace safety. “Our results suggest that napping may be a beneficial intervention [...]

  • Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

    THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds. The researchers — who looked at 2,230 men and women aged 54 to 93 — say troubled sleep may play a role in health disparities in America. Black, Chinese [...]

  • Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treating chronic pain, [...]

  • Menopausal Women’s Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study. Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of 20 women in the earliest stage of menopause (perimenopause), including 11 who had difficulty sleeping at least three [...]

  • Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better

    FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 429,000 American adults. They found that activities such as walking, bicycling, running, weight lifting, aerobics/calisthenics, gardening, yoga/Pilates and [...]

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