Why Johnny Can't Sleep
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds.
Watch Out for Sleepy Drivers This Thanksgiving Holiday
TUESDAY, NOV. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving is a time of travel, but one expert warns that sleep deprivation and darkness can cause drivers to become sleepy even though they believe they're alert.
Brain Connections Strengthen As Kids Sleep, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- As young children sleep, the connections between the right and left sides of their brains strengthen, according to a small new study.
Newer Foam Mattresses May Help Prevent Bedsores in Nursing Homes
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nursing home residents whose beds have newer high-density foam mattresses may not have to be turned every two hours to prevent bedsores, according to a new study.
Steady Sleep Schedule May Help Keep Weight Off
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go to bed and wake up at regular times tend to maintain a healthy weight, a new study suggests.
Health Tip: Battling Bruxism
(HealthDay News) -- Bruxism, the clenching or grinding of teeth, commonly occurs while you sleep. It can cause headaches, jaw pain and tooth damage.
Health Tip: Track Your Child's Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- If your child struggles to fall asleep, keeping a sleep diary can help figure out why.
Insomnia Cure Boosts Success of Depression Treatment, Study Finds
TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Treating persistent insomnia at the same time as depression could double the chances that the mood disorder will disappear, a new study shows.
Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to television and video games could play a role in the sleep problems of children with autism, new research suggests.
New Study Paints Grim Health Picture for Obese Teens
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study.