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Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today

Sleep health explores how we sleep and the factors that impact it. Sleep disorders and conditions include nightmares, REM behavior disorders, sleep talking and walking, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, fatigue, narcolepsy, cataplexy, insomnia, bedwetting,

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What sleep talkers say during slumber

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

If you're a sleep talker, read on. Researchers reveal the words we're most likely to say during slumber — many of which shouldn't be repeated.

Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A recent study suggests that there may be an easy fix for those of us who struggle to fall asleep: writing our to-do lists just before bed.

Why older men should do more housework

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New research in older adults reveals that women spend more time doing housework than men, and that this has important implications for their health.

Weight loss breakthrough: Sunlight is key

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

New research explains the mystery behind winter weight gain, and the good news is that it has nothing to do with how much we eat. Instead, sunlight is key.

The sleep diet: Could this work?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study concludes that getting extra sleep might help you lose weight. Could this be the easiest diet ever? We look at the research and pray it's true.

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.

Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

We now know that sleep quality is linked to various physical and mental health outcomes. Is shorter, poorer sleep also to blame for our obsessive worries?

Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:00:00 PST

In a study of mouse models with Huntington's disease, researchers found that eating at the same time every day improved motor skills and sleep quality.

Sexsomnia: What is sleep sex?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about sexsomnia, a condition where a person engages in sexual acts in their sleep. Included are details on diagnosis and treatment options.

Restless legs syndrome may raise cardiovascular death risk

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study finds that the common sleep disturbance raises the risk of cardiovascular-related mortality, particularly among elderly women.

Why sleep deprivation affects each of us differently

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Stayed up late drinking too much eggnog this Christmas? If you have a certain 'lucky' gene, sleep deprivation won't affect you too much, new study shows.

Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

Research found that children who consumed fish at least once per week had better sleep quality and higher intelligence than those who ate fish less often.

Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study has suggested that uncoupling between slow waves and spindles in non-REM sleep may be the cause of overnight forgetting in older brains.

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

Do you need 12 hours of sleep per day to function? Or is 2 hours per night enough for you? A new study investigates the genetics behind these differences.

Why does restless sleep predict Parkinson's disease?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

REM sleep behavior disorder significantly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. A recent study demonstrates that inflammation may be key.

Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

The largest and longest trial of a drug for obstructive sleep apnea finds the cannabinoid drug dronabinol safe and effective for treating the condition.

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

'Tis the season to layer up in an effort to stay warm. But should we be so dismissive of low temperatures? Read about the health benefits of being cold.

All you should know about sunken eyes

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at the condition of sunken eyes, where the eyes seem deep set and darkened. Included is detail on home remedies and when to see a doctor.

Five common causes of early morning headache

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Learn about a number of causes of early morning headaches, including sleep problems, along with what can be done to treat and prevent them from occurring.

Can you overdose on melatonin?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Melatonin is a natural supplement used to help people sleep. It varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose.

Obstructive sleep apnea linked to higher Alzheimer's risk

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with higher levels of amyloid beta, the peptide involved in cerebral plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease.

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

The belief that we have insomnia may disrupt physical and emotional health regardless of whether we sleep well or poorly, new research suggests.

Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:00:00 PST

Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common condition in children. New research uncovers how it can interfere with memory formation.

To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects.

Insomnia may raise risk of kidney disease and death

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Insomnia has wide-ranging implications when it comes to health outcomes. New research suggests it may be a factor in the heightened risk of kidney disease.