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.
Yes, You Can Have a Better Night's SleepSleep disorders such as snoring, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome can be treated with sleeping pills, natural supplements, and even meditation techniques.
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — The body’s biological clock may give West Coast pro football teams an advantage over East Coast teams during night games, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed more than 100 National Football League games played between 1970 and 2011 that started after 8 p.m. Eastern time and involved West Coast [...]
Having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that developmental factors, specifically lower levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, may explain why children get less sleep as they become teenagers.
TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Thanksgiving is a time of travel, but one expert warns that sleep deprivation and darkness can cause drivers to become sleepy even though they believe they’re alert. “When you are sleep-deprived for more than 24 hours, you need stronger sensory stimulation to maintain alertness,” Dr. Xue Ming, a sleep [...]
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — As young children sleep, the connections between the right and left sides of their brains strengthen, according to a small new study. Researchers measured the brain activity of eight children while they slept at ages 2, 3 and 5 years. They found that connections in the brain generally became [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Nursing home residents whose beds have newer high-density foam mattresses may not have to be turned every two hours to prevent bedsores, according to a new study. The two-hour standard, which has been used for more than 50 years, was necessary because older mattresses that had spring coils and [...]
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