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.
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) — 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. But this [...]
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 [...]
Women who go to bed and wake up at regular times tend to maintain a healthy weight, a new study suggests. Research has shown that not sleeping enough can have an effect on weight, but this new study from Brigham Young University finds that consistency in sleeping times can influence body fat.
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