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Sleep-Deprived Kids Snack More Often, Study Finds

Children who don’t get enough sleep eat more sweet treats and fewer healthy foods, researchers say.

Good Health Beyond 50 Tied to Good Sleep

Middle agers who get less than 5 hours of sleep per night more likely to develop multiple chronic diseases, researchers find.

Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

The American Academy of Sleep is advising parents not to give their kids melatonin without talking to their doctors first.

One Type of App May Be Especially Bad for Teen Sleep, New Study Finds

Not all devices and apps have the same impact on teenage sleep, researchers say.

Work Worries Keep Young Adults Awake on Sunday Nights

One-third of young adults say work worries prevent them from falling asleep on Sunday nights, a new survey finds.

7 Hours of Sleep Ideal for Brain Function, Study Finds

Researchers say 7 hours of sleep a night is optimal for cognitive performance and mental health in middle age.

A Lack of Sleep Increases Unhealthy Belly Fat, New Study Finds.

Insufficient sleep increases calorie intake and may cause a buildup of dangerous, visceral fat, researchers say.

Sleeping in a Light Room May Hurt Your Heart, Study Finds

Exposure to artificial light when you slumber increases your heart rate and insulin resistance, researchers warn.

HealthDay Now: Solving Sleep Problems Without Drugs, Herbal Remedies

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong is joined by Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, to discuss the treatment options for chronic sleep problems and when to consider turning to medication.

HealthDay Now: Secrets to Good Sleep

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong is joined by Dr. Rajkumar Dasgupta, spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Dr. Robin Miller, an integrative medicine specialist, to find out the keys to improving sleep and the consequences of not getting enough.

Health News Results - 293

05 Dec
'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

'COVID-somnia' May Be Easing as Americans Report Better Sleep

Finally, more than two years into the pandemic, Americans are sleeping better.

A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found t...

29 Nov
Valium, Xanax Prescriptions Could Raise Overdose Risk in Youth

Valium, Xanax Prescriptions Could Raise Overdose Risk in Youth

Teenagers and young adults who use benzodiazepines to treat insomnia may be at heightened risk of overdose, a new study finds.

Benzodiazepines include anxiety medications like Ativan, Klonopin, Valium and Xanax, as well as prescription sleep aids such as estazolam (...

24 Nov
Transgender Youth Much More Likely to Have Troubled Sleep

Transgender Youth Much More Likely to Have Troubled Sleep

Transgender youth are more likely than others to experience sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, and researchers now recommend these young people be screened for sleep problems.

“Transgender and gender-nonconforming identity may precede mental health disor...

15 Nov
American Medical Association Pushes for Permanent Use of Standard Time

American Medical Association Pushes for Permanent Use of Standard Time

While the U.S. Senate voted this year to establish a permanent daylight saving time, the American Medical Association's (AMA) House of Delegates is instead recommending a permanent change to standard time.

Standard time is healthier and more natural, according to the AM...

09 Nov
Most Americans Struggle to Get Good Sleep

Most Americans Struggle to Get Good Sleep

Nearly half of American adults are not getting the sleep they need, a new study shows.

That sleep debt is being compounded for many by what researchers call social jet lag, which is the difference between a person's preferred sleep/wake times and those that society expe...

05 Nov
Clocks 'Fall Back' on Sunday: Sleep Expert Offers Tips to Adjust

Clocks 'Fall Back' on Sunday: Sleep Expert Offers Tips to Adjust

It's time for time to fall back an hour, but fortunately that change is more in line with humans' circadian rhythm than springing forward.

This provides an opportunity for people to “fix” their circadian rhythm, that 24-hour body clock that regulates hormone release...

02 Nov
Most Americans Admit to Driving While Drowsy: Poll

Most Americans Admit to Driving While Drowsy: Poll

Most people consider drowsy driving dangerous, but an estimated 37 million Americans still get behind the wheel at least once a year when they're so tired they can barely keep their eyes open.

About six in 10 people admitted to drowsy driving in a new survey by the Natio...

02 Nov
Does Good Sleep Help Women Climb the Corporate Ladder?

Does Good Sleep Help Women Climb the Corporate Ladder?

For women, the key to getting ahead at work could be getting more shut-eye.

Quality sleep boosted women's moods, which then made them more intent on work achievements, a new study found.

Researchers from Washington State University and University of Minnesota-Dul...

27 Oct
Scientists Use Sound to Ease Patients' Chronic Nightmares

Scientists Use Sound to Ease Patients' Chronic Nightmares

People plagued by frequent nightmares may find relief from hearing a specific sound as they sleep, a new, small study suggests.

It's estimated that about 4% of adults have nightmares that are frequent and distressing enough to impair their sleep and daily functioning. In...

26 Oct
New TikTok Trend of Mouth Taping During Sleep Carries Dangers

New TikTok Trend of Mouth Taping During Sleep Carries Dangers

A new trend promoted on the social media platform TikTok has people taping their lips shut at bedtime -- a practice that could be dangerous, an expert warns.

The purpose of mouth taping is to keep from breathing through your mouth at night.

"If you have obstructive...

25 Oct
Toddlers Nap a Lot - and Then They Don't. New Research Uncovers Why

Toddlers Nap a Lot - and Then They Don't. New Research Uncovers Why

Why do some preschoolers refuse naps while others have a meltdown without an afternoon snooze? Researchers suspect it may have a lot to do with a specific memory-related part of the brain.

While young children all need a lot of sleep, they do vary widely in when they sto...

25 Oct
Scientists Probe How Sleep Helps Create Lasting Memories

Scientists Probe How Sleep Helps Create Lasting Memories

It's a question many have asked: How are memories made to last?

Now, a new study claims they are solidified during sleep through the interplay of two distinct brain regions.

Memories are set in the brain as it cycles between slow-wave and rapid eye movement (

24 Oct
Sleep-Deprived Kids Will Snack More: Study

Sleep-Deprived Kids Will Snack More: Study

Experts studying kids' sleep and eating habits have learned more about a potential reason for childhood obesity.

Kids who are deprived of sleep tend to eat more calories the next day, researchers found. And some of those extra calories come from less-healthy, sugar-laden...

19 Oct
Good Sleep Could Keep Illness at Bay as You Age

Good Sleep Could Keep Illness at Bay as You Age

As men and women enter their golden years, those who regularly fail to get a good night's sleep face a higher risk for developing not one but two serious chronic illnesses at the same time, new research shows.

Researchers from France, Finland and United Kingdom tracked t...

18 Oct
Early Elementary School Start Times May Not Harm Kids' Grades

Early Elementary School Start Times May Not Harm Kids' Grades

While later school start times can benefit middle and high school students, elementary school kids do just fine with an earlier wake-up call, according to new research.

An earlier bell in elementary school may mean less sleep, but it doesn't affect learning for those chi...

14 Oct
Night Sweats May Be Even Tougher Than Hot Flashes on Women

Night Sweats May Be Even Tougher Than Hot Flashes on Women

It's not anyone's idea of a fun choice, but researchers recently asked 200 women which part of menopause is worse for them -- hot flashes or night sweats?

Both can significantly affect a...

07 Oct
Retirement Means Sleeping More, Exercising Less: Study

Retirement Means Sleeping More, Exercising Less: Study

Retirees, it's time to get up out of your easy chair and get moving.

That's the message from a Finnish study that used a wrist-based device to determine just how much retir...

06 Oct
Late-Night Meals Especially Bad for Weight Gain: Study

Late-Night Meals Especially Bad for Weight Gain: Study

Your fondness for midnight snacks has caused you to pack on the pounds over the years, and now researchers have a better understanding of why.

While late-night eating has long been linked with an increased risk for obesity, researchers weren't sure exactly how it caused ...

28 Sep
Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin to Children

Use of the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin is increasing among young people, and calls to poison control centers and visits to the emergency room are also on the rise.

This is mostly because young children and teens are accidentally ingesting more of the supplement...

22 Sep
A Good Night's Sleep Recharges Immune System

A Good Night's Sleep Recharges Immune System

If you want to stay well, make sure you're getting enough sleep.

That's the conclusion of a new study that found that good sleep helps regulate a key component of the...

22 Sep
Lots of Nightmares in Middle Age Might Be Warning Sign of Dementia

Lots of Nightmares in Middle Age Might Be Warning Sign of Dementia

No one likes nightmares, but having persistently bad dreams may also signal impending dementia, new British research suggests....

21 Sep
Late Bedtimes Could Raise Your Odds for Diabetes, Heart Trouble

Late Bedtimes Could Raise Your Odds for Diabetes, Heart Trouble

If you're constantly burning the midnight oil, you may be setting yourself up for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

When compared with folks who go to bed early and wake with the sun, night owls are more likely to be insulin-resistant, a new study finds. When the body d...

16 Sep
Seniors, This Daily Routine May Keep You Sharper, Happier

Seniors, This Daily Routine May Keep You Sharper, Happier

Older adults who rise and shine early every day may have sharper minds and fewer depression symptoms, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that U.S. adults aged 65 and older who typically got up early — before 7 a.m. — then stayed active throughout the day per...

14 Sep
Walking, Sitting: What Works Best to Help Baby Stop Crying?

Walking, Sitting: What Works Best to Help Baby Stop Crying?

A new study hands parents what seems like a miraculous gift: A simple, free technique that takes just 13 minutes to put wailing infants to sleep.

Researchers in Japan fo...

13 Sep
One App Is Especially Bad for Teens' Sleep

One App Is Especially Bad for Teens' Sleep

Many teens look at screens at bedtime, but some apps are more likely to keep them awake than others, leading to sleep problems.

That's the upshot of a new study in which researchers found YouTube fa...

30 Aug
Lawsuit Claims Amazon's Top-Selling Mattress a 'Health Hazard'

Lawsuit Claims Amazon's Top-Selling Mattress a 'Health Hazard'

Customers who bought a bestselling mattress sold on Amazon and at retailers nationwide are suing the manufacturer amid claims that

24 Aug
America's Love Affair With Sleeping Pills May Be Waning

America's Love Affair With Sleeping Pills May Be Waning

Fewer Americans are turning to sleep medications to fight insomnia.

After a dramatic rise in prescriptions for drugs like Ambien, the trend has ebbed, according to a new study, and fewer doctors a...

24 Aug
Poor Sleep Can Make Folks Selfish, Study Finds

Poor Sleep Can Make Folks Selfish, Study Finds

The health risks of losing sleep are well known, ranging from heart disease to depression, but who knew that too little sleep can also make you selfish?

That's the takeaway of new research from the University of California, Berkeley.

"This new work demonstrates tha...

24 Aug
Too Little Sleep Could Have Teens Piling on Pounds

Too Little Sleep Could Have Teens Piling on Pounds

New research suggests that not getting enough sleep may doom adolescents and teens to obesity and poorer health as they enter adulthood.

16 Aug
Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

Veterans Often Reluctant to Admit Struggles With Sleep, Addictions

A new study of U.S. military veterans reveals they are more comfortable getting help for physical ills than for mental health issues.

"The majority of participants indicated they would be willing to seek treatment for both physical and mental health problems. However, th...

03 Aug
Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

Too Little Sleep May Harm Young Kids' Brains

For peak performance, school-age children need more than a healthy diet and exercise. They also need plenty of sleep.

A new study finds that elementary school kids who get less than nine hours of sleep each night show significant differences in some brain regions respons...

01 Aug
Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Work Worries Keep Lots of Americans Awake Sunday Nights

Don't be afraid of Sunday night.

Good sleep habits can ward off the so-called “Sunday scaries” — the worry about returning to work on Monday morning that keeps many folks tossing and turning on Sunday night.

A recent American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) ...

11 Jul
Long, Regular Sleep Key to Kindergarten Success

Long, Regular Sleep Key to Kindergarten Success

Long, restful and - most importantly - regular sleep is key to helping kindergarteners adjust to school, and a new study urges parents to start forming good sleep habits a full year ahead of time.

Researchers found that

23 Jun
Need a Pill to Help You Sleep? You're Far From Alone, Survey Finds

Need a Pill to Help You Sleep? You're Far From Alone, Survey Finds

If you struggle to fall asleep at night, you are not alone.

About 28% of Americans say insomnia is taking a toll on their daily lives, and about 64% say they take sleep aids to help them

22 Jun
Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

Keeping your bedroom dark not only helps you get a good night's sleep, but may significantly lower your odds of developing three major health problems, a new study suggests.

Older men and women who used night lights, or left their TV, smartphone or tablet on in the room ...

21 Jun
Updated Infant Sleep Guidelines: No Inclined Products, Bed-Sharing

Updated Infant Sleep Guidelines: No Inclined Products, Bed-Sharing

New infant sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) stress that parents make sure their infants sleep alone on their back on

17 Jun
Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

Americans are night owls at age 20, get the least sleep at 40, and then finally get more shut-eye after retirement.

Those are among the key takeaways from a study that looked at the sleep patterns of Americans of all ages. In short, teenagers and young adults often fall ...

10 Jun
Singles or Couples: Who Sleeps Better?

Singles or Couples: Who Sleeps Better?

You might think that having the whole bed to yourself would leave you feeling more refreshed in the morning than sleeping with someone who might toss, turn or snore.

Yet, a new st...

09 Jun
Sleep With Your Pet? Survey Finds You're Not Alone

Sleep With Your Pet? Survey Finds You're Not Alone

If you sleep with Fido or Fluffy, you're in good company, a new survey shows.

Nearly half of respondents to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) poll said they share t...

08 Jun
Bad Sleep May Be Bad News for People With COPD

Bad Sleep May Be Bad News for People With COPD

If you have COPD, new research suggests you might want to pay close attention to getting good sleep.

Poo...

08 Jun
Nightmares Can Sometimes Warn of Parkinson's Onset

Nightmares Can Sometimes Warn of Parkinson's Onset

Nightmares can be unsettling for anyone, but new research from Britain suggests that bad dreams may signal the start of

03 Jun
Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. Kids

Melatonin Poisoning Cases Soaring Among U.S. Kids

It's a startling statistic: A new study finds the number of kids accidentally poisoned by the over-the-counter sleep aid melatonin has soared by 530% over the past decade.

F...

20 May
Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions

Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions

Anyone who's tried to sleep on a hot summer night knows how hard it is to nod off when the mercury is rising.

So it's no surprise that global warming is likely to cost people more and more shut-eye as temperatures around the world rise.

By the end of this century, ...

20 May
Restful Night's Sleep More Likely for Men Than Women

Restful Night's Sleep More Likely for Men Than Women

For many women, having it all may mean forgoing a decent night's sleep.

Women in the United States are less likely to get a good night's sleep and more likely to report daytime sleepiness ...

17 May
Biden Signs Law Banning Sleep Products Tied to Infant Deaths

Biden Signs Law Banning Sleep Products Tied to Infant Deaths

The manufacture and sale of products known as crib bumpers and sleep incliners - linked with more than 200 infant deaths in the United States - will be banned under a new law

09 May
Kids' Sleep Suffers When Parents Can't Afford Diapers

Kids' Sleep Suffers When Parents Can't Afford Diapers

It might seem like an unlikely connection at first, but a new study finds that infants and toddlers suffer sleep issues -- and maybe other problems --- when their parents can't afford diapers.

"Sleep promotes brain development and solidifies learning and memory," noted s...

03 May
Scientists Calculate Perfect Amount of Sleep for Folks Over 40

Scientists Calculate Perfect Amount of Sleep for Folks Over 40

Are you over 40 and wonder what the magic amount of sleep every night might be? A new study arrives at an answer.

It turns out that seven hours of sleep a night may be the ideal amount for keeping your brain in good health if you're middle-aged or older.

"Getting a...

26 Apr
Poor Sleep Linked to More Mood Disorders During Pandemic

Poor Sleep Linked to More Mood Disorders During Pandemic

Having trouble getting your shut-eye during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You may be at increased risk for anxiety, depression and other mental health struggles.

That's the key takeaway from

22 Apr
Tongue Stimulator Shows Promise as Sleep Apnea Treatment in Kids With Down Syndrome

Tongue Stimulator Shows Promise as Sleep Apnea Treatment in Kids With Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome are more likely than other kids to have sleep apnea, and existing treatments often fail to work.

Now, an implanted device that stimulates tongue nerves shows promise in reducing their sleep disruptions, a new study finds.

A device calle...

20 Apr
Is a Drug for Sleep Apnea on the Horizon?

Is a Drug for Sleep Apnea on the Horizon?

The most common treatments for sleep apnea are mechanical -- CPAP machines, mouthguards and the like.

But researchers think they've found a drug that might ease sleep apnea in some.

The drug sulthiame, normally used to treat epilepsy, appeared to reduce breathing p...

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