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Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

People who work night shifts, orconstantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2diabetes compared to non-shift...

CORRECTED-Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

For international travelers whoneed to carry medical devices and medications with them, it'snot easy to find out the travel...

Delay morning school start for teens: pediatricians

Middle and high schools shoulddelay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m. to benefit thehealth and welfare of students,...

REFILE-Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

For international travelers whoneed to carry medical devices and medications with them, it'snot easy to find out the travel...

Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

For international travelers whoneed to carry medical devices and medications with them, it'snot easy to find out the travel...

U.S. FDA approves Merck insomnia drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationsaid on Wednesday it has approved a new insomnia drug made byMerck & Co. The drug,...

Trouble sleeping could be a suicide risk factor for older adults

In a new study, people age 65and older who reported trouble sleeping were more likely tocommit suicide over the next ten...

Little evidence to support sleep/wake drugs for shift workers: study

Many shift workers useover-the-counter and prescription drugs to stay awake or fallasleep at the appropriate times - but...

Scientists retract narcolepsy study linked to GSK vaccine

Scientists who believed they had startedto decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic fluvaccine and the sleep...

Biggest threats for sleep-related infant death change with age: study

Creating a safe sleepenvironment is important for all infants, but when it comes topreventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome...

Shorter sleep may speed brain aging

With less sleep, normalaging-related structural changes in the brain progress slightlyfaster in middle-aged and older people,...

Short rest periods between shifts linked to shift work disorder

Nurses who often return to workwith less than 11 hours between shifts are at higher risk ofsleep problems and severe fatigue...

Scientists find how magic mushrooms alter the mind

Scientists studying the effects of thepsychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the humanbrain displays a similar...

Could strenuous exercise at night mean better sleep?

Young adults who exercisedvigorously before bed ended up getting better sleep than theirpeers who reported less strenuous...

In school-work transition, sleep changes may be jarring

For recent college grads who areused to staying up late and sleeping in, switching to a regularjob schedule might make it...

U.S. senators, safety groups fight over truck driver rest mandates

The U.S. Senate is wrestling overwhether to repeal federal regulations that require truck driversto take nighttime rest breaks,...

'The car flipped,' witness told 911 of Tracy Morgan crash

A witness to a collision on a NewJersey highway that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan andkilled one of his associates...

CORRECTED-Sleepless nights raise brain levels of Alzheimer's protein: study

After a night of no sleep, evena healthy brain has higher than normal levels of the proteinthat forms the signature tangles...

Sleepless nights raise brain levels of Alzheimer's protein: study

After a night of no sleep, evena healthy brain has higher than normal levels of the proteinthat forms the signature tangles...

Too little sleep can affect many aspects of young kids' health

In a new study, children whoregularly got too little sleep had worse physical, emotional andsocial health than those who...

Stroke risk higher among young adults with insomnia

People with insomnia may have a higher risk of stroke than their well-rested peers, a new study shows. The link between insomnia...

Train driver in fatal N.Y. crash had sleep disorder

The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an undiagnosed sleep disorder...

Resident duty-hour limits linked to safety, education concerns

Restrictions on work hours for surgeons-in-training may have backfired, according to a new review that found doctors performed...

Screen time tied to poor wellbeing among kids

Spending too much time in front of a television, computer or other devices with screens may signal problems in a child's...

Study ties troubled sleep to lower brain volume

People who have trouble sleeping tend to have less volume in certain regions of the brain than those without sleep problems,...

Bedroom TVs tied to weight gain among kids: study

Putting a television in a child's bedroom may be setting them up for excess weight gain over the next few years, suggests...

Are noise machines hazardous to infants' hearing?

If a so-called white noise machine is kept at full volume in a room with a sleeping baby, it may be potentially hazardous...

Mattress covers may not help with dust mite allergies

Based on two dozen clinical trials, U.S. researchers find that expensive mattress covers make no difference in reducing dust...

Evening workouts don't disturb sleep

Couch potatoes looking for a reason to forgo working out in the evening may no longer be able to use difficulty sleeping...

Seizure initially suspected in RFK daughter's car crash -NY expert

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was so disoriented after sideswiping a truck in 2012 that...

Poor sleep linked to widespread pain

Regularly feeling tired and worn out after a night's sleep was the strongest predictor of also developing widespread pain...

Yoga may reduce fatigue after breast cancer

Participating in yoga classes after treatment for breast cancer was linked to reduced fatigue and inflammation and increased...

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

Keeping New Year's resolutions can be difficult but new apps aim to help people get organized, track progress and stay focused...

Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity

Maintaining a consistent daily routine may be linked to better sleep, according to a small new study. Young adults who went...

Scientists start to unpick narcolepsy link to flu vaccine

Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular...

Sleep loss linked to teens' blood pressure

Beyond making teens sleepy during the day, staying up late may be raising their blood pressure, setting them up for later...

UPDATE 1-Sleep problems common among middle-aged women

Almost a quarter of middle-aged women report their quality of sleep is less than good, according to a new study. Sleep problems...

Later teen bedtimes tied to school problems and distress

One quarter of adolescents go to bed after 11:30 on school nights, according to a new U.S. study, which also finds those...

U.S. to screen obese pilots, controllers for sleep apnea

Overweight U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers will soon need to be screened for sleep apnea, a condition that can cause...

Bedroom computers, TV may add to autism sleep issues

Kids with autism and related disorders are prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially...

Leaving the light on hampers sleep quality: study

Falling asleep in the glow of the TV or leaving a light on next to the bed can affect brain activity levels and lead to poor...

Too little sleep linked to heart disease risk

In a large U.S. study, people who tended to get less than six hours of sleep nightly were more likely to have high blood...

Surgeon all-nighters don't lead to complications: study

Sleep-deprived surgeons don't make any more mistakes than usual during gallbladder operations, a new study suggests. Whether...

More sleep could mean slimmer kids

Making sure kids get enough sleep may help them maintain a normal weight, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown...

Yoga tied to better sleep after cancer

Practicing yoga may help people who have had cancer sleep better and reduce their use of sleep aids, according to a new study....

Sleeping pill use highest among older Americans: CDC

Older U.S. adults, particularly women, are more likely to use prescription sleep medications to try to get the minimum seven...

Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance

Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night's sleep, a new study...

CORRECTION: Texas is running out of execution drug pentobarbital

Texas, the state with the highest execution rate in the country, is running out of a sedative used for lethal injections...

Texas is running out of execution drug pentobarbital

Texas, the state with the highest execution rate in the country, is running out of a sedative used in its three-drug cocktail...

Apps aim to help people get fit and stay fit

There's no shortage of health and fitness apps monitoring everything from sleep patterns to calories and caffeine consumption....

Drivers with sleep apnea OK: Chest doctors

People with sleep apnea should not have their driving restricted just because of their diagnosis, says a leading medical...

Some common prescriptions linked to impotence

Tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of having erectile...

Kids' genes, environment affect sleep differently

A new study based on pairs of Canadian twins suggests that genetics play a strong role in how long kids sleep at night, but...

Merck's insomnia drug moves a step closer to U.S. approval

Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug moved a step closer to U.S. approval on Wednesday after a panel of medical experts...

Drowsy young drivers have increased crash risk

Young adult drivers who usually get less than six hours of sleep per night are more likely to crash than those who sleep...

New sleep drug effective, dosage questioned: FDA

Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug suvorexant appears generally effective, according to reviewers at the U.S. Food and...

Exercise, diet may keep sleep apnea from worsening

Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating may have long-term benefits for people with mild sleep apnea, a new study...

Trial sleep drug may cause fewer side effects

A study in rats and monkeys suggests an experimental Merck & Co sleep drug may help induce sleep without causing the memory...

How vaccine scares cast shadows over science

At a Finnish medical convention in January 2011, a colleague approached neurologist Markku Partinen, laid a hand his shoulder...

Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study

With some basic training, primary care doctors and nurses could treat uncomplicated sleep apnea cases, according to a new...

Sleep aids tied to hip fractures in the elderly

Nursing home residents taking sleep aids such as Ambien are more likely to fall and fracture a hip than residents not being...

Exercise, less sitting time, linked to better sleep

Insomniacs looking for a good night's sleep may want to hit the treadmill, take a walk or play a game of golf or tennis because...

UK study confirms GSK flu shot linked to rare sleep disorder

GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children...

[RGLT] - Don't use codeine in kids after tonsillectomy: FDA

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday issued the strongest possible warning to physicians to avoid prescribing codeine to children...

GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues

Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in...

UK study strengthens GSK flu shot link to narcolepsy

Children in Britain who were vaccinated with a GlaxoSmithKline shot against H1N1 flu had a significantly increased risk of...

Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to swine flu shot

Emelie Olsson is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly...

[RGLT] - FDA warns on insomnia drugs, suggests lower doses

The U.S. health regulator warned that taking a widely prescribed insomnia drug at night may impair driving and alertness...

Daylight savings tied to bump in heart attack rates

Setting the clock ahead for daylight savings time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according...

Drug may aid sleep apnea symptoms at high altitude

People with sleep apnea can safely travel to high altitudes with the help of a diuretic and a commonly used breathing device,...

U.S. kids getting recommended amount of sleep: study

Children in the U.S. appear to be getting as much shut-eye as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends,...

Obsession drove Aussie golfer to mental institution

The desire to improve can drive professional athletes to distraction, but for Australian golfer Rika Batibasaga it became...

JetBlue pilot who had midair meltdown ordered released from prison

The JetBlue Airways pilot whose behavior on a flight forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Texas was ordered conditionally...

Young docs less tired, less prepared with fewer hours

Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into...

EU drugs agency has "no new concerns" about GSK's flu shot

European drugs regulators said on Friday that evidence suggesting a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu vaccine...

Teens' poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have conditions that could affect their heart health down the road,...

Health benefits of gastric bypass persist for years

The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements...

Infant sleep training has no long term effects-study

Using behavioral training to help babies fall asleep doesn't seem to harm them emotionally or developmentally years later,...

Half of women may have sleep apnea - study

Fully half of the 400 women given overnight sleep tests in a new Swedish study turned out to have mild-to-severe sleep apnea....

Preschoolers' snoring tied to behavior problems

Preschoolers who habitually snore may be at greater risk of behavioral problems than other kids their age, a study published...

Nonviolent videos better for preschoolers' sleep

Preschoolers seemed to sleep better when their parents were encouraged to cut kids' exposure to violent or age inappropriate...

Honey may ease nighttime coughing in kids

A spoonful of honey before bed may help little kids with a cough - and their parents - sleep through the night, a new study...

Study finds worker responses slow with sleep deprivation

Anyone who has felt sluggish at work after a sleepless night or who has struggled with jet lag after a long flight can take...

Almost 1 in 3 in U.S. have sleepwalked: study

Although only a handful of people in the United States sleepwalk every year, a new study suggests close to one-third may...

Mom's caffeine not linked to infant sleep problems

A baby's sleep may not suffer just because her mom likes a daily cup of coffee, a new study suggests. The findings, experts...

Babies still put at risk for sudden death: study

Parents changed how they put their infants to sleep after a campaign to prevent sudden infant death, but babies who died...

Snoring tied to kids' risk of behavioral problems

Young children who snore a lot or have other breathing problems at night may have a heightened risk of behavioral and emotional...

Sleepiness affects pilots, train operators on job: poll

Many people have fought the urge to fall asleep during a boring meeting or the mid-afternoon slump but the problem seems...

Post-Grateful Dead player scores medical hit

For Jeff Chimenti, a rock keyboardist who plays with offshoots of the Grateful Dead, it has been anything but a "long strange...

With no firm science, sleep standards are slipping

Kids never got enough shuteye, even back in grandpa's day. That's according to a century's worth of expert advice and sleep...

Study links sleep apnea and sudden deafness

Sudden hearing loss might be tied to an underlying sleep disorder that interrupts breathing, suggests a new study from Taiwan....

Pomegranate seed oil fails to cool hot flashes

In the first clinical trial of pomegranate seed oil as a treatment for menopausal hot flashes, women taking the supplement...

Loud hospital rooms linked to poor patient sleep

Hospitals are too loud, and patients' sleep could be suffering because of it, suggests a new study. According to World Health...

Babies' sleep problems persist into toddler years

Don't just assume a baby's sleep problems are normal and will soon pass, suggests a new study that finds babies with sleep...

Estrogen helps nighttime hot flashes, not sleep

Women who wake up at least three times during the night from bothersome hot flashes wake up less when they take estrogen,...

Sleep disorders common in cops: study

A survey from the United States and Canada found 40 percent of police officers had symptoms of a sleep disorder, including...

Babies sleep better following afternoon vaccines

Two-month-old babies who receive immunizations in the afternoon sleep better afterward than children who have their shots...

FDA approves new Intermezzo sleeping pill

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. health regulator has approved its sleep drug Intermezzo as a first-of-its kind...

Insomnia tied to depression risk in Japan

People who struggle to get a good night's sleep are twice as likely, on average, to suffer from depression down the road...

Modafinil has mixed effects on dozy surgeons

The sleep-fighting medication modafinil may boost the brain power of weary surgeons, but doesn't help their operating skills...

Loneliness may cause fitful sleep: study

People who are lonely may be more likely to have sleepless nights, researchers said Tuesday in a study that suggests loneliness...

Sleep disorders plague vets with head trauma or PTSD

New research shows high rates of sleep disorders among veterans of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have post-traumatic...

Infants should sleep on their backs: pediatric group

Putting babies to sleep on their backs on a firm crib mattress in the same room as the parents is among recommendations on...

Prosecutors wrapping up Michael Jackson death case

Prosecutors were close to wrapping up their case in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor after a top state...

Transcept gets shorter review on sleep drug

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Inc said U.S. health regulators granted a shorter review period of two months for its experimental...

Jurors hear different views of Michael Jackson health

Michael Jackson's doctor made repeated assurances about the "excellent condition" of the pop star in the weeks before his...

Sleep-deprived teens engage in more risky behavior

The two-thirds of teenagers who get less than eight hours of sleep on school nights are more likely to smoke, drink and fight,...

Sri Lanka's survivors tormented by horrors of war

Ranjini wakes up screaming. Her mother's body is on fire, her teenage sister is covered in blood and the mutilated, charred...

Active legs at night linked to heart problems

Men who jerked and flexed their legs involuntarily at night were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease in a new study...

Parent sleep counseling may improve kids' shut-eye

Screening kids for sleeping problems and discussing sleep strategies with parents could help youngsters settle into school...

'Sleep debt' tied to attention trouble in teens

High school students who catch up on sleep over the weekend do worse on attention tests in school than kids who don't get...

Study says genetics affect vaccine-narcolepsy link

Finland's national health institute said on Thursday its latest research on previously found links between children's narcolepsy...

Valerian may aid menopausal sleep problems: study

The popular herbal sleep aid valerian could help ease some of the sleep problems that can come with menopause, a small study...

Insomnia, fatigue common in people with cancer

More than half of cancer patients may suffer symptoms of insomnia during treatment, and for some, sleep problems can persist...

Sleep apnea linked to memory decline, dementia

Older women who have sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory problems and dementia, according to a new study. It's...

Britons find getting to sleep is monkey business

Forget counting sheep -- Britons now prefer listening to lions roaring and monkeys calling to help them nod off, according...

Miliband recovers after successful nose operation

Labour leader Ed Miliband has undergone a successful nose operation to treat sleep apnea, a condition that interrupts breathing...

EU recommends restricted use of GSK's flu shot

European regulators have recommended restricting the use of GlaxoSmithKline's pandemic flu vaccine Pandemrix because of a...

Hotel snore controls aim to banish sleepless nights

Guests at an international hotel chain may sleep more soundly after the introduction of "snore patrols" and "snore absorption...

Sharing mom's bed won't harm kids' social skills

There is no need to worry about harming your toddler's intellectual or social development if bed-sharing works for your family,...

REFILE: Can too little sleep make you gain weight?

People who got very little sleep ate more but didn't burn any extra calories in a new study that adds to evidence supporting...

Can too little sleep make you gain weight?

People who got very little sleep ate more but didn't burn any extra calories in a new study that adds to evidence supporting...

Pushing Western medicine with fear in India

If you sleep less than six hours a night, you're increasing your risk of developing or dying from heart disease by 48 percent....

Resident doctors still work too long: report

First-year residents may soon get a reprieve from grueling hospital shifts that last more than 24 hours, but that is not...

Does sleep loss up weight by lowering energy use?

Sleep deprivation makes the day drag and appears to put a drag on metabolism, causing the body to use less energy, European...

Not getting enough sleep? Turn off the technology

Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing Americans dearly - in lack of sleep. The national penchant...

Toddlers' sleep, eating problems often go together

Parents who have a hard time getting their babies and toddlers to sleep at night may also often have trouble at mealtime,...

Home temperature, sleep loss tied to obesity

Could we all help rein in the obesity epidemic by turning down our thermostats this winter? Maybe or maybe not -- but a new...

WHO studies narcolepsy link to H1N1 flu shots

The World Health Organization urged more investigation into possible links between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix - and possibly...

Full bladder wakes one in five men at night

A new study finds that one in five U.S. men have to get up at least twice a night to empty their bladders -- which for some...

WHO reviews flu shot after narcolepsy link

The World Health Organisation is reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix H1N1 flu vaccine after a Finnish study...

Sleep problems, teen suicide may be linked

Teenagers who thought about or attempted suicide were more likely to have suffered sleep disorders in earlier years, according...

Short-term pill-free therapy may help insomniacs

A few short visits and phone calls with a nurse may be enough to help insomniacs get their zzz's, suggests a new study of...

Sleep off those extra pounds, kids: study

A lack of shuteye over the weekend could be piling extra weight on American children, a sixth of whom are already obese,...

Common sleep drug can leave people groggy, clumsy

The popular sleep drug Ambien can leave even the healthiest older people groggy and prone to stumbling, falling and confusion...

Epilepsy drugs linked to more broken bones

Older adults on certain epilepsy drugs have an increased risk of breaking their wrist, hip or spine, according to a new Canadian...

Sleep apnea device eases fatigue in three weeks

People with breathing problems that disrupt their sleep were less tired after three weeks of treatment with a breathing device...

Going under: anesthesia closer to coma than sleep

Instead of a deep sleep, general anesthesia is more like a reversible drug-induced coma, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday,...

Can Red Bull fuel better driving?

Dutch researchers say they've found that a can of Red Bull does wonders for driving ability over long hauls, reducing fatigue...

Breastfeeding moms don't get less sleep

Women who breastfeed their newborns appear to sleep just as long - and as well - as women who rely on bottles or a combination...

Tonsil surgery may not help bed wetting

Bedwetters don't get drier nights by having their tonsils removed, according to a small study. Unlikely as it sounds, many...

'Evening types' more likely to smoke: study

Night owls may be more likely than early birds to smoke, and less likely to kick the habit over time, a new study suggests....

When do babies start sleeping through the night?

Sleep-deprived new moms and dads can't wait to have their baby sleep through the night. A new study suggests that about half...

Lack of sleep linked to risky colon polyps

People who slept less than six hours a night were more likely to have dangerous polyps in their colon or rectum compared...

Sleep problems common in arthritis patients

Arthritis can substantially worsen the quality of a person's sleep, particularly when pain isn't well controlled or patients...

Sleep loss might thwart dieters' fat loss

Getting too little sleep might prevent dieters from losing as much body fat as they otherwise would have, a small study suggests....

Stop using baby sleep devices, U.S. tells parents

Sleep positioners marketed with the promise of helping babies sleep safely are too dangerous to use and should not be sold,...

Cardio routine can nurture sweet dreams

Sleepless and sedentary? Instead of counting sheep in a field, try running through a meadow. Experts agree that an aerobic...

EU finds no narcolepsy link to flu vaccine

There is no evidence to link GlaxoSmithKline's H1N1 swine flu vaccine Pandemrix to cases of narcolepsy, European drugs regulators...

Short sleep ups future obesity risk in young kids

Young children who don't get enough sleep may be at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese later on, new research shows....

Too little sleep bad for teenagers' diets: study

Teenagers who sleep less than eight hours a night on weeknights eat more fatty foods and snacks than those who get more than...

Soy may ease sleep problems in older women

The estrogen-like compounds found in soy could help postmenopausal women get a better night's sleep, according to a small...

New moms get enough sleep, just not good sleep

Contrary to popular belief, new mothers may often get a decent amount of sleep in their babies' first few months -- but it's...

EU regulator reviews safety of GSK swine flu jab

Europe's drug regulator is reviewing the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine, which has been given to...

US FDA panel rejects Jazz drug for fibromyalgia

A U.S. advisory panel on Friday rejected a Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc medicine to treat the pain disorder fibromyalgia amid...

Use of sleep disorder drug could be limited in Europe

European health regulators recommended on Thursday restricting the use of Cephalon's sleep disorder drug Provigil for treating...

Later school start means more rest, better moods

Starting school just a half-hour later doesn't just help kids get more sleep; it may also make them cheerier and more motivated,...

Neck size could help ID childhood obesity

Measuring children's neck circumference could provide a quick, simple way to screen them for weight problems, a new study...

Sleep problems linked to weight gain in middle-age

Women, try not to think of this if you lie awake at night: having trouble sleeping means you're likely to gain weight. As...

Acid reflux may disrupt sleep, even without symptoms

Chronic acid reflux may frequently wake people up at night, even when it doesn't cause heartburn symptoms, a small study...

Yoga helps fatigue, sleep in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors might want to try yoga to sleep better and have more energy, according to a new study that will be presented...

Smoking moms tied to lasting kids' sleep woes

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have children with sleep problems from birth all the way through age...

Regulators question nighttime Tylenol, Excedrin data

Tylenol PM and other widely used acetaminophen pain drugs that include a sleep-aid failed to show any significant benefit...

Bad night's sleep can hamper body's insulin use

Just one sleepless night can hamper the body's ability to use insulin to process sugar in the bloodstream, according to a...

People get hungrier when they're starved for sleep

People who are trying to stay trim may want to make sure they get plenty of sleep. In a study, researchers found that normal-weight...

Prescription drug overdoses on the rise in U.S.

More and more Americans are landing in the hospital due to poisoning by powerful prescription painkillers, sedatives and...

Thalidomide drug may fight blood vessel disorder

Thalidomide, a drug that caused birth defects when it was launched as a morning sickness pill half a century ago, may be...

Sleep apnea as common as asthma in German kids

A new German study suggests that about 3 percent of school-age children may have the nighttime breathing disorder sleep apnea...

U.S. blacks, Hispanics losing more sleep over worries

Black and Hispanic Americans are more likely than whites and Asians to lose sleep over job and money worries, a sleep survey...

Rotating shift work may raise irritable bowel risk

Rotating shift work can wreak havoc with bodily functions such as sleep and bowel movements. Now study findings hint that...

Sleep habits linked to fat gain in younger adults

Younger adults who get either little sleep or a lot of it may see a greater expansion in their waistlines over time, a study...

Nap lovers show higher diabetes rate

Older adults who catch a nap on most days may have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who never take a siesta, researchers...

U.N. narcotics board warns of prescription drug abuse

Abuse of prescription drugs is growing rapidly around the world, with more people abusing legal narcotics than heroin, cocaine...

Expanding waist worsens kids' sleep apnea

For children who have trouble breathing during sleep, gaining weight around the middle may make things worse, new research...

Drugs for depression, anxiety tied to preterm birth

Pregnant women who take certain drugs for depression or anxiety may have heightened risks of preterm delivery or other birth...

Secondhand smoke may disrupt asthmatic kids' sleep

Children with asthma may have a harder time getting a good night's sleep if they live with a smoker. Researchers found that...

Chronic sleep loss hampers performance

One night of good sleep is not enough to stay alert and attentive, U.S researchers said on Wednesday. Many nights of too...

Less sleep for kids may mean higher blood sugar

Young children may be more apt to have high blood sugar, a precursor to diabetes, if they average 8 hours or less of sleep...

Later-to-bed teens risk sadness, suicidal thoughts

Earlier bedtimes make for happier teens, a new study in the journal Sleep suggests. Adolescents whose parents enforced bedtimes...

Sleep loss may affect health by curbing exercise

A number of studies have linked chronic sleep deprivation to a heightened risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now,...

Heavy teens at risk for sleep apnea

Being overweight or obese boosts a teenager's risk of developing the nighttime breathing disorder obstructive sleep apnea,...

Adequate sleep tied to healthier diets in truckers

Getting plenty of sleep not only helps keep truck drivers safe and alert on the road, it also seems to fuel healthy eating...

Stress makes for more sleepless in Taiwan

More than one in five people in Taiwan suffers from insomnia likely caused by stress due to the economic woes, a figure higher...

Ecstasy users show higher sleep apnea risk

People who use the drug ecstasy may be raising their risk of the nighttime breathing disorder sleep apnea, researchers reported...

Sleep changes come before body changes in puberty

Shifts in sleep habits, rather than physical changes, may be the first sign that a child is hitting puberty, according to...

Psychotropic drugs boost fall risk in the elderly

A new analysis of studies including nearly 80,000 people aged 60 and older confirms that certain types of widely prescribed...

Sleep apnea therapy shaves strokes off golf score

Golfers with the nighttime breathing disorder obstructive sleep apnea can improve their scores by treating their problem,...

Feeling sleepy? You're not alone

Nearly 70 percent of adults in the US report having at least one day of insufficient rest or sleep per month, suggests a...

Too little sleep won't make you fat: study

Skimping on sleep, is unhealthy, but it doesn't make people fat, according to a new study. "We hoped we were going to find...

Over half of SIDS deaths occur during co-sleeping

In a study from England, most babies who died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were sleeping with an adult or another...

Sleepiness from sleep apnea linked to diabetes

Daytime sleepiness caused by the nighttime breathing disorder sleep apnea is nothing to yawn at. A new study from Canada...

Untreated sleep apnea may impair driving

People with untreated sleep apnea may be less alert behind the wheel, and more vulnerable to the effects of sleep loss and...

Alcoholics sleep worse months after quitting booze

Recovering alcoholics sleep worse than people who have never had a drinking problem, and this difference persists after months...

Older women sleep better than men, but gripe more

Older women may complain about their sleepless nights more than men do, but new research shows they're actually catching...

Losing weight improves sleep apnea: study

Losing weight does help relieve sleep apnea in people who are obese, a new study shows. More than 12 million Americans suffer...

Lack of sleep may play role in Alzheimer's: study

A study in mice suggests lack of sleep may play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said on...

Sleep apnea drivers often mum to authorities

While UK drivers with sleep apnea are required to inform the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) of their diagnosis,...

More active kids have easier time falling asleep

If you're one of those parents who likes to let their kids run themselves ragged so they fall asleep more easily, you may...

Seizure drug helps women with hot flashes sleep

Gabapentin, a drug used to treat seizures, improves the quality of sleep in menopausal women bothered by hot flashes, University...

"Long sleepers" show higher dementia risk

How could something that feels so good - a long night's sleep - have negative consequences? Unfortunately, that is one possibility...

Sleep woes more persistent in chronically ill kids

Just because they're sick doesn't mean that children with chronic illness will sleep peacefully through the night, new research...

Small birth size linked to sleep problems later

Children who were born at a relatively small size may be more likely than their peers to have sleep difficulties, a new study...

Sleep apnea a killer for men over 40

Severe breathing disorders during sleep, such as sleep apnea, can kill, a study in more than 6,000 people shows. Men 40 to...

Not enough shut-eye may raise diabetes risk

An inadequate amount of nightly sleep on a recurring basis, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and overeating, may fuel the...

Genes, environment play role in kids' sleep apnea

Children have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea if they have a sibling who has the sleep disorder,...

Benefits of adenotonsillectomy persist in kids

In children with sleep-related breathing disorders, removing the tonsils and adenoids -- an operation called adenotonsillectomy...

Poor sleep ups risk of postpartum depression

Poor sleep after childbirth appears to be increase the risk of postpartum depression, according to findings published in...

Sleep disorder linked to behavior woes in some kids

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with behavior problems in children with asthma, researchers have found. "Studies...

L.A. coroner seeks Jackson medical files: report

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has issued subpoenas for medical files from several doctors who treated Michael Jackson,...

Weight loss surgery no cure for sleep apnea

Patients who undergo weight loss surgery should not expect it to cure the nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive...

Bedwetting, being overweight linked to sleep apnea

Children who are overweight and wet the bed at night may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), researchers report. Both being...

REM sleep-related OSA linked with diabetes

There is a statistically significant association between type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) during REM sleep,...

Steroid use predicts sleep problem in asthmatics

People with asthma who use steroid inhalers are at increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea, new research shows. Obstructive...

Sleep disordered breathing can lead to arrhythmias

Moderate-to-severe sleep disordered breathing raises the risk of clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias in men age 65...

Naps linked to psychosocial functioning in toddlers

Not all children between the ages of 4 and 5 years old take daytime naps, and those who don't tend to exhibit worse psychosocial...

Children's sleep disorders missed by pediatricians

The rate at which sleep disorders are diagnosed in infants, children, and adolescents is well below prevalence reported in...

Too much entertainment reduces sleep time

American adults might be better off watching less television and playing fewer video games and instead getting more sleep,...

Success of new drug for insomnia uncertain

Almorexant, the new sleep drug from Switzerland's Actelion, has attracted plenty of attention, but it faces a tough path...

Sleep deprivation tied to weight gain

Failure to get a full night's sleep can lead to weight gain or compromise the beneficial effects of a reduced calorie diet...

Bright light exposure reduces daytime sleepiness

Intermittent exposure to bright light during the day counteracts sleepiness and may improve attention span, according to...

Obesity linked with sleep disordered breathing

Waist size and body mass index are independently associated with sleep disordered breathing in school-age children, according...

Patient support key to apnea therapy adherence

For patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), letting them know what to expect from continuous positive airway pressure...

Problem behaviors beset kids with cystic fibrosis

Children with cystic fibrosis, or CF, often have problems with sleeping, eating and complying with the physiotherapy they...

Internet program helps some sleep better

A five-week online program can help some people with insomnia get a better night's sleep, according to a new report. Nearly...

Many teens wired, caffeinated well past bedtime

Caffeine-fueled teens are texting, Web-surfing and gaming for hours into the night, which is affecting their alertness and...

Undiagnosed sleep apnea common in obese diabetics

Obstructive sleep apnea is often undiagnosed, and therefore untreated, in many obese patients with type 2 diabetes, according...

Jaw-holding device, surgery reduce apnea severity

People suffering from obstructive sleep apnea who aren't helped by standard treatment, or can't tolerate it, have a couple...

Sleep apnea device may not cure daytime sleepiness

Many people who suffer from sleep apnea continue to suffer excessive daytime sleepiness despite standard treatment with continuous...

Adolescents with ADHD often have sleep problems

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with sleep problems in adolescents, according to the results...

Bad dreams may help process emotions

Ordinary bad dreams may be the brain's way of helping us regulate our negative emotions, while nightmares may reflect a glitch...

Exercises may reduce severity of sleep apnea

Exercises involving the tongue and soft palate may reduce the severity and symptoms in patients with moderate obstructive...

Bedtime routines improve kids' sleep habits

Following a consistent bedtime routine improves infants' and toddlers' sleep patterns as well as their bedtime behaviors,...

Babies sleep poorly when mothers are depressed

Sleep disturbances are more likely in babies born to mothers with depression than in those of mothers without depression,...

Weight loss surgery offers many benefits

Many severely obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery remain severely obese after the operation and yet their quality...

Too little, too much sleep raises diabetes risk

Getting enough sleep -- but not too much -- may be a safeguard against type 2 diabetes, new research in the journal Sleep...

Cancer patients' poor sleep linked to more pain

Sleep problems are common in cancer patients and are associated with significantly increased fatigue, pain, and depressed...

Melatonin helps autistic children get to sleep

Three milligrams of melatonin at bedtime can effectively treat sleep problems in children with autistic spectrum disorder,...

Kids' sleep issues may affect mental ability later

A new study suggests an association between sleep problems in childhood and mental functioning in early adolescence. Dr....

Insomnia may alter "hunger hormone"

Studies have linked poor sleep to obesity and other health problems, and now new research suggests a reason why. The study,...

Sleep problems common in children with ADHD

Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are not receiving medication often have sleep disturbances...

U.S. warns of spiked drinks in Tokyo

The U.S. Embassy in Japan has advised Americans to avoid bars and clubs in central Tokyo's Roppongi nightlife area, saying...

Napping sometimes not good in elderly women

Taking a lot of daytime naps may signal underlying health problems for older women, new research shows. Dr. Katie L. Stone...

Too little sleep may raise diabetes risk: U.S. study

People who get fewer than six hours of sleep at night are prone to abnormal blood sugar levels, possibly putting them at...

Students often unwilling to alter sleep habits

Among Australian high school students involved in a 4-week healthy lifestyle class, researchers report the "surprising" finding...

How catching up on sleep helps the brain: study

Lack of sleep can make us feel distracted, foggy and forgetful, and a new study helps explain why. Working with mice, Dr....

Insomnia often persists: study

Contrary to popular beliefs, insomnia is often a chronic problem and does not necessarily remit by itself, the results of...

Night shift may upset hormones, blood pressure

Irregular sleep patterns seem to quickly throw off the body's natural hormonal and metabolic activity -- which, if sustained,...

Daytime sleepiness predicts death in the elderly

Excessive daytime sleepiness is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular-related mortality as well as mortality from...

Weight loss improves mild sleep apnea

Losing weight through lifestyle changes can improve or even reverse mild cases of the nighttime breathing disorder, sleep...

Life dissatisfaction may stem from bad sleep

People who have a tough time getting a good night's sleep are more likely to become dissatisfied with their lives later on,...

Time spent sitting linked to sleep apnea severity

Canadian researchers have identified a new risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in normal-weight men: too much sitting....

[CLIN] - Mild sleep disruption interferes with memory

Mild sleep disturbance that induces shallow sleep, but does not reduce total sleep time, is sufficient to interfere with...

CPAP fails to curb arousals in some apnea patients

A treatment called CPAP can virtually eliminate a particular type of nighttime breathing disorder called central sleep apnea....

Physical exercise may ease nocturnal leg movement

Exercise may improve sleep patterns in people with insomnia or sleep disruptions related to periodic leg movements, according...

Insufficient sleep lowers resistance to common cold

People who get less than seven hours of sleep per night appear about three times as likely to develop respiratory illness...

Longer sleep tied to worse cholesterol in seniors

Older people who spend more time sleeping have higher cholesterol levels, and less "good" HDL cholesterol, Dutch researchers...

Study shows how sleep apnea may cause stroke

A dangerous type of snoring known as sleep apnea can cause stroke by decreasing blood flow, raising blood pressure and harming...

Snoring adds to sleep apnea-related sleepiness

People with sleep apnea are continually tired because of the sleep interruptions they experience from breathing interruptions...

Obese kids who snore more sleepy in the daytime

Obese children who have difficulty breathing while they sleep have excessive daytime sleepiness compared with slimmer children...

Rare sleep disorder may be a harbinger of dementia

More than half of people with a rare sleep disorder develop a neurodegenerative disease, such as Parkinson's disease, within...

Good night's sleep may help keep arteries clear

Getting a good night's sleep is good for the heart, according to results of a study released today. In the study, researchers...

CPAP improves glycemic control in diabetics

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, primarily used as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, improves glycemic...

Sleep duration -- cardiac death link seen in study

New research from a Singapore - U.S. team provides more evidence that sleeping too little -- or too much -- may be bad for...

Tonsillectomy results unaffected by kids' obesity

Among children who undergo removal of their adenoids and tonsils to correct breathing problems when they're sleeping, obesity...

Teens may benefit from delayed school start times

Starting high school classes at 8:30 or 9 a.m. has been shown to improve teenagers' ability to stay awake in school and to...

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