Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

May 3, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men who eat a lot of fatty foods may find themselves needing an afternoon nap, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that among almost 800 men aged 35 to 80, those with diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The connection was not […]

Serious Insomnia? Study Finds Psychotherapy Can Help

May 3, 2016

People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to a form of psychotherapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills.

Cutting Calories Improves Mood and Sex Life, Even If You’re Not Seriously Overweight

May 3, 2016

Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive, and stress levels even if you’re not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

Sleep Doesn’t Come Easy to Those With Brain Injuries

April 27, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many people who suffer a traumatic brain injury struggle with sleep problems they may not be aware of, Swiss researchers report.
These patients also can suffer daytime sleepiness for as long as 18 months after their injury, the small study found.
And these sleep problems may adversely […]

Night Shift Work May Be Tough on Your Heart

April 27, 2016

Women who work rotating night shifts may face a slightly increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Bed Bugs Drawn to Red and Black Colors

April 25, 2016

MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bed bugs have favorite colors, new research has discovered.
In a series of experiments, researchers noted that the little blood suckers strongly preferred red and black and avoided green and yellow.
Does that mean it’s time to redecorate your bedroom in colors these pests don’t like?
It’s probably too soon for […]

This Is Why You Have Trouble Sleeping in New Places

April 22, 2016

When you sleep in a new place, a part of your brain remains alert for potential threats, a new study finds.

Teen Moms May Ignore Advice for Helping Babies Sleep Safely

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Teen mothers may not be following recommendations meant to reduce the risk of SIDS in their infants, a small study finds.
The study included 43 teen mothers with infants aged 2 months to 21 months. The mothers were recruited from high school daycare centers in Colorado.
Most of the mothers […]

Can Certain Allergy Meds Worsen Restless Legs Syndrome?

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Over-the-counter allergy medications may worsen symptoms of restless legs syndrome, a neurologist contends.
People with the syndrome experience uncomfortable sensations and strong urges to move their legs, which can be painful and disrupt sleep, according to Dr. William Ondo. He is director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Houston […]

You’re 4 Times More Likely to Catch a Cold If You’re Not Sleeping Enough

April 12, 2016

In news that’s sure to have mothers everywhere saying, “I told you so,” scientists have confirmed that a good night’s sleep may keep colds and other infections at bay.


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