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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

  • Light From Smartphones, Tablets May Lower Sleep Hormone in Kids

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research offers a compelling reason for parents to ban smartphones, tablets and laptops in their children’s bedrooms at night: The bright light of these devices may lower levels of melatonin, a hormone that prompts sleep. The effect was most pronounced for kids just entering puberty, [...]

  • The Surprising Way Napping Helps Your Heart

    Taking a midday nap might be beneficial for your heart, new research suggests.

  • Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When you’re run down from lack of sleep, you really are more apt to catch a cold, a new study finds. Investigators exposed 164 adults to a cold virus, and found better-rested folks more likely to resist infection. Those who slept fewer than six hours a night [...]

  • A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds

    By Emily WillinghamHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Don’t panic if your doctor worked into the wee hours of the night before he operates on you, new research suggests. The risk of death, hospital readmission or complications following surgery was no more likely if the surgeon pulled a midnight shift before a daytime operation, [...]

  • Most U.S. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Get Enough Sleep: Study

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Five out of six middle and high schools in the United States start the day too early, which keeps students from getting the sleep they need, a new government report finds. Middle and high schools should aim for a start time no earlier than 8:30 a.m. [...]

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