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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 News

  • What Really Works to Help Baby Sleep

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Common techniques for helping babies — and parents — sleep at night seem to carry no long-term harms, a small trial finds. The study tested two methods: “graduated extinction” (also known as “controlled crying”) and “bedtime fading.” The former strategy is aimed at lettin [...]

  • Severe, Untreated Sleep Apnea Linked to Aggressive Melanoma

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep is key to immune function and health, and a new study finds that may be especially true for patients battling melanoma. The study found that severe, untreated cases of sleep apnea — interruptions in nighttime breathing — are linked with more aggressive melanomas. “This is the first large, prospective [...][...]

  • Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests. Swaddling is defined in various ways, but it typically refers to wrapping a child snugly in a blanket or cloth, with [...][...]

  • Could Nasal Spray Curtail Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Countless people — often men with enlarged prostates — need to visit the bathroom during the night. But help could soon be at hand in the form of a nasal spray, new research suggests. A spritz of a synthetic hormone, already used by bed-wetting kids, [...][...]

  • Your High-Fat Diet Could be Making You Sleepy

    Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.