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.

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.

Researchers Think They've Figured Out Why You Can't Sleep

By | Fri, 02/28/2014 - 15:00

People with chronic insomnia show more plasticity — more adaptability to change — and also more activity in the motor cortex, the region of the brain that controls movement.

Undiganosed Sleep Apnea Worsens Fatigue for MS Patients

By | Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00

New research suggests patients with MS are more likely to have an undiagnosed sleeping disorder, which could contribute to their fatigue.