Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

November 25, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who live with constant road noise may face a higher risk of developing depression, researchers say.
The risk was about 25 percent higher for people living in areas with a lot of traffic, compared to those living in areas with little road noise. However, the […]

Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

November 24, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye.
Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is characterized by an itchy, red rash. It affects as many as 30 percent of all kids, more […]

ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids

November 23, 2015

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The stimulant medications used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can keep some kids awake at night, a new research review confirms.
The analysis, published online Nov. 23 in Pediatrics, found that children given stimulant medications for ADHD sometimes developed problems falling asleep and staying asleep.
The medications […]

Why Sleeping In Might Be Bad for Your Health

November 19, 2015

Waking early on workdays and sleeping in on days off may not be as restful as you think.

4 Key Ways to Make Sure Your Baby Sleeps Safely

November 16, 2015

There are a number of things you should do to keep your little one safe while sleeping.

Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain When Injured: Study

November 6, 2015

FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some sleepwalkers don’t feel pain when they suffer an injury — even a severe one — during a sleepwalking episode, a new study finds.
But sleepwalkers are at increased risk for headaches and migraines when they’re awake, the researchers added.
The researchers assessed 100 sleepwalkers and a control group of […]

Poor Sleep Might Harm Kidneys, Study Suggests

November 5, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep may be a gateway to kidney disease, at least for women, a new study suggests.
Researchers from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital evaluated the sleep habits of thousands of women and found too little shuteye was tied to a more rapid decline […]

Sleep Patterns May Affect a Woman’s Diabetes Risk

November 4, 2015

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience a big increase in hours of sleep each night may face an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
The study found that women who added more than two hours of shuteye a night showed a 15 percent higher risk of […]

Interrupted Sleep Not Good for Your Mood, Study Suggests

October 30, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Waking up several times a night is more likely to put you in a bad mood than a shorter amount of sleep without interruption, a new study finds.
“When your sleep is disrupted throughout the night, you don’t have the opportunity to progress through the sleep stages to get […]

It’s Back to Standard Time This Weekend

October 30, 2015

FRIDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — When the clocks slide back an hour this Sunday, some people may have trouble adjusting to the change.
Those most likely to struggle with the switch to standard time are so-called morning types, who tend to wake early in the morning and are sleepy early in the evening, experts say.
But […]



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