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Shorter winter days can throw off your internal body clock impacting your sleep, but enjoying the morning sun can help, according to researchers.
Sleep, exercise and a healthy breakfast are key to waking up alert and refreshed, scientists say.
Children who don’t get enough sleep eat more sweet treats and fewer healthy foods, researchers say.
Middle agers who get less than 5 hours of sleep per night more likely to develop multiple chronic diseases, researchers find.
The American Academy of Sleep is advising parents not to give their kids melatonin without talking to their doctors first.
Not all devices and apps have the same impact on teenage sleep, researchers say.
One-third of young adults say work worries prevent them from falling asleep on Sunday nights, a new survey finds.
Researchers say 7 hours of sleep a night is optimal for cognitive performance and mental health in middle age.
For depressed or anxious children, taking melatonin may afford a good night's sleep and, as a result, lower the odds they will harm themselves, new research suggests.
The risk of self-harm increased before melatonin was prescribed and decreased by about half after kids started taking the supplement,
While thinking declines can be a common symptom of multiple sclerosis in women, new research suggests sleep, or lack of it, could be making matters worse.
"Sleep disorders have gained substantial recognition for their role in cognitive [thinking] decline, which affects up to 70% of people with multiple sclerosis,” explained study author
If your bedtime routine includes snuggling up with your Boston terrier or lulling yourself to sleep to the gentle purrs of your calico cat, you might want to rethink it.
Pets can offer a sense of security and comfort, but sharing a bed with them may lead to wakeful nights, according to a new study.<...
Your eyes close and your mind shuts down the second your head hits the pillow, but you wake up 10 hours later still feeling tired.
Many people complain about sleeping too little, but some struggle with the opposite problem: oversleeping.
Oversleeping, or hypersomnia, is a sleep disorder characterized by complaints of excessive daytime sleepiness occurring regularly...
It may be possible to nudge your vaccine to work a little better. The trick is a good night’s sleep.
Sleep helps the immune system respond to vaccination, according to a new meta-analysis of past research, published March 13 in Current Biology.
In it, researchers found that people who slept fewer than six hours per night produced significantly fewer antibodies than people...
If you were asked your favorite sleep position, you’d probably be able to answer pretty quickly.
But it can be a little trickier to figure out the best sleeping position -- one that helps you reduce your aches and pains and maximize the enormous health benefits that research has show...
When work, parenting and a packed social schedule leave you little time for shut-eye, you might think that getting by on just six hours of sleep a night is a good compromise.
If so, you’re not alone.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 25% of U.S. adults don’t mee...
The annual shift to daylight saving time is a challenge for many parents, whose children may struggle with the change.
A pediatrics sleep medicine expert offers some tips for making springing forward a little easier for all ages.
“Whether it be jet lag, spring break or daylight saving time, a break in sleep structure can make things challenging. But we have ways to cope with that,...
There’s nothing worse than having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Watching the time go from minutes to hours only stresses you out and decreases the chance of a good night's rest.
Is it time to try melatonin supplements, a popular sleep aid?
Plenty of folks might want to know: In a recent study from the U.S...
Tossing and turning, waking up frequently or lying awake for hours is no laughing matter.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult should aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Why? The
It happens to everyone: you climb into bed, hoping for a good night’s rest. Yet, sleep remains elusive.
Your mind can't slow down. You need to go to the bathroom. You hear every noise in the house. You need to fall asleep. Now.
According to the American Academy of Slee...
A new poll on sleep and mental health has found that more than 90% of adults who reported they get good sleep were also free of depressive symptoms.
In its annual poll, the nonprofit National Sleep Foundation (NSF) focused this year on the impact of sleep on mental health because of the current mental health crisis in the United States.
"In the day-to-day execution of our sleep he...
When people struggle to fall asleep, it’s no surprise they seek solutions.
Options can range from prescription medications to sleep therapy, good habits and an abundance of supplements.
Taking magnesium for sleep is something some say has real benefits, but does it really?
It’s not entirely certain, but the mineral serves a variety of other important functions, so it ju...
You toss, you turn, you can’t fall asleep.
Certainly, there are sleep medications that can be prescribed by a doctor. And with some investment of time, cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia is considered to be an effective option.
Yet, there are also a lot of healthy...
If you’re struggling to find ways to get a good night’s sleep, you may not want to use YouTube videos as a resource.
Researchers found what they described as an alarming amount of medical misinformation in YouTube videos about sleep disorders.
"What's tricky is that so much of health information is very nuanced, and a lot of popular YouTube videos have clickbait and appeal to sh...
Folks who have trouble falling or staying asleep may be more likely to have a heart attack.
This is the main takeaway from new research linking insomnia to heart woes. Specifically, people with insomnia were 69% more likely to have a heart attack than folks without the sleep disorder. These rates were even higher among people with both diabetes and insomnia, the study showed.
Getting good sleep may have long-term benefits -- even extending your life span, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that young people with better sleep habits were incrementally less likely to die early. About 8% of deaths from any cause could be attributed to poor sleep patterns.
Sticking to a consistent sleeping routine may help keep your arteries clear as you age, new research suggests.
Conversely, older adults who slept for a varying number of hours each night and tended to fall asleep at different times were more likely to develop hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart attack or stroke, the researchers reported.
"Sleep is super imp...
The changes in temperature and daylight brought by winter may make a person feel like hibernating.
It turns out that humans do get longer REM sleep in wintertime and less deep sleep in autumn, even in an urban setting, German researchers reported Feb 17 in Frontiers in Neuroscience....
Late-night cramming, hall parties and other nocturnal activities can rob college kids of sleep, taking a big toll on grade point averages.
Freshmen who racked up fewer than 6 hours of sleep a night saw a drop in their end-of-term GPA, new research showed. For every hour of nightly slee...
People who live near traffic noise, especially when it continues at night, are more likely to develop the repetitive whistling or buzzing sounds in their ears known as tinnitus.
Danish researchers found a link between the risk of developing the condition and traffic noise, with a vicious cycle of stress reactions and sleep disturbance as a potential cause.
Living near a busy road m...
Seniors who frequently take sleeping medications may be raising their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study warns.
Sleep medications are one of the most commonly used medications in older adults, the authors say, but their frequent use may not be without harm.
Researchers found that older white adults who said they “often” or “almost always” took sleep ...
Teens who regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep may face a higher risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults, new research suggests.
“We found that sleeping too little or experiencing poor sleep quality [as a teen] increased the risk of later developing MS by up to 50%,” said study author
Nearly 20% of American adults use a drug to help them sleep, either occasionally or regularly, health officials reported Wednesday.
Sleep medications, sold both over-the-counter and by prescription, are a common treatment for sleep problems, said senior report author Lindsey Black
Older women who don’t stick to a set sleep and wake schedule may be more likely to struggle with feelings of depression and anxiety — even if they get a normal amount of zzzs.
What’s more, a postmenopausal woman who goes to bed very early and wakes up very early (an “early bird”) or goes to bed late and wakes up later (a “night owl”) is 70% more likely to experience signific...
While shift workers aren't more likely to get infected with COVID-19, they are more likely to suffer from severe disease requiring hospitalization, researchers warn.
Norwegian scientists studied the risks of both shift workers and people who worked in face-to-face jobs in terms of COVID-19 infection and severity. They did this through online surveys of more than 7,100 people from 16 count...
If you want to get some good sleep at night, be sure to get outside for a bit during the day, even if it's cloudy.
That's the advice of researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, where overcast skies are common and daylight is limited in winter.
Studying student sleep patterns, investigators found that UW students fell asleep later in the evening and woke up later in t...
Advertising would have you believe that a big bowl of sugary cereal or a syrupy iced coffee drink will make you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
But that sort of sugar-laden breakfast may be one of the worst things you can do to help you wake up alert and refreshed.
A major new sleep study shows a breakfast rich in complex carbohydrates -- think a big bowl of steel-cut o...
Finally, more than two years into the pandemic, Americans are sleeping better.
A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 31% of people have had insomnia since the pandemic began. That was much lower — a 25% decrease — compared to the...
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 (ProSom), triazolam (Halcion) and temazepam (Restoril).
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 disorders, and both influence insomnia diagnosis,” said study co-author
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 AMA and other experts, including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
“For far too long, we've changed our cloc...
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 expects.
“This is a well-done study examining a very large and representative sample,”
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 and temperature, said an expert from Baylor College of Medicine who offered some tips.
“While the end of dayli...
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 National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
“Drowsy driving is impaired driving,” said Joseph Dzierzewski, the foundation's vi...
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-Duluth surveyed 135 U.S. workers (men and women) twice a day for over two weeks to study this issue, gaining 2,200 observa...
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 some cases, the nightmares are related to an underlying condition, like post-traumatic stress disorder (
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 sleep apnea, yes, this can be very dangerous," sleep specialist Dr. Raj Dasgupta told CNN.
"There is lim...
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 stop napping during the day: Some leave naps behind by the time they are 3, while many others happily take an afternoon nap...
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 (REM) sleep, which happens about five times a night, re...
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 snacks or treats.
"When children lost sleep, overall they ate an extra 74 calories per day, caused by an increase...
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 the self-reported sleep routines and health status of nearly 8,000 Britons from ages 50 to 70.
While the new analys...
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 children, according to research in a pair of studies published Oct. 13 in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy...
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 retired adults were moving every day.
“Based on our research, people who are retiring should aim to increase the amou...
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 weight gain until now.
"When meals are delayed by four hours and everything else stays the same, you burn fewer ca...
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 than is safe, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In response, the American Academ...
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 body's immune system.
Specifically, it influences the environment where white blood cells known as
No one likes nightmares, but having persistently bad dreams may also signal impending dementia, new British research suggests.
In the study, people aged 35 to 64 who had bad dreams weekly were four times more likely to have
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 doesn't respond well to the hormone insulin, blood sugar can build up in your bloodstream, eventually leading to