Why Your Tablet May Disrupt Your Sleep

December 22, 2014

The light emitted by a tablet like an iPad can disrupt sleep if the device is used in the hours before bedtime, according to a new Harvard study.


No, Drinking Alcohol Before Bed Won’t Help You Sleep

December 16, 2014

As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new study finds.


Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

December 16, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Chronic sleep loss is rampant in America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new research suggests.
“Work is the No. 1 sleep killer,” said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of […]


Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, a new study finds.
“It is speculated that lower body temperature, nighttime dehydration, or a nocturnal dip of cortisol levels may contribute to the risk of gout attacks at night,” study […]


Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

December 11, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new report finds.
The study, based on U.S. national data, finds that most teens don’t get the minimum 9 to 10 hours of sleep […]


Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

December 11, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new report finds.
The study, based on U.S. national data, finds that most teens don’t get the minimum 9 to 10 hours of sleep […]


Full Bladder May Wake a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

December 11, 2014

Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds.


For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

December 11, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children’s risk of obesity, a new study finds.
What isn’t clear from the study, however, is whether the sleep issues actually cause obesity, or if something else might explain the association between sleep problems and obesity.
Researchers analyzed data from […]


Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

December 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.
Experts said the findings don’t prove that breathing disorders, including sleep apnea, lead to dementia. But they […]


Sleep Apnea Linked to Lower Aerobic Fitness

December 5, 2014

People with sleep apnea may have lower levels of aerobic fitness, a new study suggests.




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