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.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 20, 2013 04:22 PM EDT
Less sleep is associated with an increased risk of crashes for drivers aged 17 to 24.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 20, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
A promising sleeping pill, with fewer side effects than current drugs on the market, is in the midst of the FDA approval process.
By Cindy del Rosario | May 19, 2013 02:19 PM EDT
An examination of sleep-disordered breathing and biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease shows that the two may be related, especially among lean people.
By Anthony Rivas | May 19, 2013 02:09 PM EDT
People who suffer from asthma are more likely to develop sleep apnea later in life.
By Anthony Rivas | May 12, 2013 03:33 PM EDT
Researchers believe that the growth of sleep apnea cases over the past two decades are in line with the growth of obesity.
By Christie Rizk | May 10, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
A new study shows that insomnia may be linked to higher rates of health service usage in the middle-aged and elderly.
By Justin Caba | May 09, 2013 10:41 AM EDT
Researchers from Boston College say children in the US get the least amount of sleep.
By Matthew Mientka | May 08, 2013 01:06 PM EDT
The state will relax rules on pediatric prescriptions for medical marijuana, among other regulatory provisions.
By Ashik Siddique | May 07, 2013 06:52 PM EDT
Insomnia linked to restless legs syndrome may be caused by high levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate. A new study suggests alternate drug treatments for the sleep disorder.
By Ashik Siddique | May 07, 2013 12:00 AM EDT
Men with insomnia and other sleep disturbances have double the prostate cancer risk, according to new research. The worse such sleeping problems are, the higher the prostate cancer risk.
By Evan Winchester | Apr 20, 2013 09:52 AM EDT
More and more scientific studies are proving the therapeutic uses of medical marijuana. Currently legal in 18 states plus D.C., it may be only a matter of time before medical marijuana is legal everywhere in the country.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 19, 2013 08:45 PM EDT
The percentage of oversleeping Americans is rising, and the prevalence of sleep deprivation is actually increasing, finds a new study. How is that possible?
By Justin Caba | Apr 20, 2013 10:11 AM EDT
With the "Cannabis Cup" being held in the United States for the first time, pot smokers over the age of 18 are wondering how they can get their hands on a medical marijuana card.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 12, 2013 11:46 AM EDT
How playing sounds synchronized with slow brain oscillations can improve sleep and memory.
By Justin Caba | Apr 11, 2013 02:33 PM EDT
A court in Denmark dismissed charges of rape after a man proved he suffered from a condition that forces him to engage in sexual activity while asleep.