Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues, from teeth grinding (bruxism) to night terrors. When a person suffers from difficulty in sleeping with no obvious cause, it is referred to as insomnia. In addition, sleep disorders may also cause sufferers to sleep excessively, a condition known as hypersomnia. Management of sleep disturbances that are secondary to mental, medical, or substance abuse disorders should focus on the underlying conditions.

The Reason Older People Don't Get Enough Sleep

By | Sun, 08/24/2014 - 14:39

Poorer sleep quality as a person ages has finally been discovered to be a result of low neuron activity in one part of the brain.

Sleep Deprived Teens Can Look Forward To Obesity Later On

By | Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:58

Getting less than the recommended amount of sleep at age 16 increases obesity risk.

After A Divorce, You'll Lose Control Of More Than Just Sleep

By | Sat, 07/19/2014 - 19:05

People who are divorced are more likely to have sleeping problems, which can then lead to high blood pressure.

Forget The Stress: Coping The Wrong Way May Lead To Insomnia

By | Sun, 07/06/2014 - 11:33

Stressful events can cause sleepless nights, however, researchers find it's really how you deal with stress that affects your sleep.

Sleep Apnea Raises Diabetes Risk

By | Sun, 06/08/2014 - 17:03

Diabetes risk increases significantly for those with obstructive sleep apnea, a large study finds.

Why None Of Us Are Getting A Good Night's Sleep, But Should Be

By | Sat, 05/24/2014 - 14:08

The nation's struggle to sleep is being recognized and a sleep health initiative has been developed to bring forth the necessary awareness.

A Sleepy Child May Become An Obese Child

By | Sun, 05/18/2014 - 00:00

Any child who is not getting enough sleep is increasing his or her risk for childhood obesity.

Bullies Get To Their Victims, Even In Their Sleep

By | Sat, 05/03/2014 - 14:42

Children who fall victim to bullying might deal with their problems internally, but they end up emerging during sleep — in the form of nightmares and other sleep problems.

Sleep Disorders Could Be Eating Away At Your Brain

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50

Researchers have discovered that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder, which causes people to act out their dreams, is a predictor of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Poor Sleep Sends Cardiovascular Patients Back To The Hospital

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:29

For heart failure patients, poor sleep is associated with a much higher risk of hospitalization, a new study finds.

Your Sleep Cycle May Be Influenced By This Novel Protein

By | Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00

Researchers identify, in fruit flies, the protein made by the gene that promotes and regulates sleep as well as a mutant gene — dubbed "Wide Awake" — that sabotages the biological clock.

Children Who Watch More TV Sleep Less

By | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:00

Children who watch more than 1.5 hours of TV per day are significantly more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study finds.

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.

5 Tips On How To Spring Forward, Without Feeling Tired

By | Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:14

This year for daylight saving time, spring forward without feeling tired, by following these five healthy tips from getting more sunlight to exercising before 5 p.m. daily.

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need, And Why?

By | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 08:30

Your basal sleep need and sleep debt will help determine how much sleep you need each night.