Shift Workers Take Sleep Pills And Alertness Drugs That May Do More Harm Than Good

By | Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:00

The drugs commonly taken by shift workers to fall asleep or stay awake are under-researched and in some cases may cause more harm than good.

Could This 'Body Hack' App Be A Cure For Jet Lag?

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:00

Entrain, a new "body hack" app from the University of Michigan, promises to help travelers and shift workers fight fatigue.

If You’re Under 35, Your Chronic Insomnia Could Give You A Stroke

By | Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:16

Researchers suggest the incidence of stroke is eight times higher for 18- to 34-year-olds with insomnia, though after the age of 35, the risk decreases.

Does Insomnia Make You Stupid?

By | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:05

Sleep problems were associated with lower brain volume in frontal lobe, researchers found in a study of Gulf War veterans.

86% Of Patients Found Their Sleep Improved After Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

By | Fri, 02/14/2014 - 16:03

A new study found 86 percent of people who completed cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia found their sleep improved, while their health-care-related expenses plummeted by more than $200 on average.

5 Medications That Can Cause Insomnia and Nightmares

By | Mon, 08/19/2013 - 17:49

Insomnia and nightmares are common side effects of a variety of prescription medication. Is your medication on the list?

5 Prescription Drugs That May Cause Memory Loss

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:31

Memory loss may be a side effect of prescription drugs. Here are some of the most common culprits, as well recommended alternatives.

Sleep Problems May Indicate Alzheimer's Disease in Later Life

By | Tue, 02/14/2012 - 17:14

People with trouble sleeping in middle age are more likely to develop symptoms that lead to Alzheimer's disease in later life, according to a new study that revealed an association between the amount and quality of sleep and memory decline.

Struggling to sleep? Then exercise, says expert

By | Thu, 09/16/2010 - 15:48

According to the study conducted by researchers in Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, aerobic exercise helps to relieve insomnia and improve mood in middle-aged and older adults.