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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

  • Texting After Dark May Harm Teens’ Sleep, Grades

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students’ sleep quality and academic performance. “We need to be aware that teenagers are using electronic [...]

  • Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests. “We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes,” wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who’s with the U.S. National Institute of Child Health [...]

  • Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won’t Raise Seniors’ Dementia Risk: Study

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults’ risk of dementia, a new study finds. However, experts note that these drugs — collectively called benzodiazepines — can have other side effects and should still be used [...]

  • Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter’s Secrets

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bedbugs have been making humans’ skin crawl for thousands of years as they creep out of their hiding places in bedding at night to feast on people’s blood, leaving an itchy, tell-tale rash in their wake. Now, a complete analysis of the pests’ entire genetic structure [...]

  • No Sleep? How It Can Hurt Your Health in the Long Run

    Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.

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