Posted 12:00 PM 4/3/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of sleep medications appears to help people fall asleep without causing grogginess the next day, researchers say.
These new medications -- known as dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORA) -- target a more specific region of the brain than (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- When you're not sleeping well, your whole body can suffer -- including your heart.
The Women's Heart Foundation explains how sleep disturbances may affect heart health:
Posted 7:00 AM 3/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Temperatures in home hot water heaters can be too high and pose a potential scald hazard for young children and seniors, according to a new study.
In the United States, burns from hot tap water result in about 1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/28/2013 by By Serena Gordon
THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- In much of the United States, there's little evidence of spring yet, unless you have seasonal allergies.
Folks with spring allergies are likely already experiencing sneezing, watery eyes and fatigue because of tree pollen, experts say.
Posted 2:00 PM 3/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting the number of hours that U.S. medical interns work in a single stretch may not improve patient care as had been hoped. Instead, the measure decreases interns' overall training time and may also increase patient risks (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 3/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- People who physically act out their dreams while sleeping have a significantly increased risk of developing a specific kind of dementia, a new study contends.
"Dementia with Lewy bodies" is the second most common form of dementia in the elderly. A (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 3/19/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Your behavior and activities before bedtime can affect how well you're sleeping at night.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers suggestions for better sleep:
Posted 2:00 PM 3/14/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Having to get up at night to urinate may worsen the already poor sleep of older people with insomnia, a new study suggests.
Treatment of this problem, called nocturia, might help improve the sleep quality among these seniors, the researchers said.(More)...
Posted 2:00 PM 3/12/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment at primary care centers is as effective as at specialist sleep centers in reducing daytime sleepiness caused by obstructive sleep apnea, a new study from Australia finds.
People with obstructive sleep apnea experience repeated breathing (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep with unlimited food availability leads to too much eating and weight gain, according to a small new study.
"I don't think extra sleep by itself is going to lead to weight loss," Kenneth Wright, director of the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 3/8/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Adults don't always outgrow sleepwalking, and among those who don't, 58 percent may become violent and sometimes injure either themselves or their sleeping partner, a new study shows.
Not only that, these sleepwalkers suffer a host of health problems (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 3/6/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia may triple the risk of developing heart failure, a large new study from Norway suggests.
Heart problems definitely lead to sleep problems, said lead researcher Dr. Lars Laugsand, but his team tried to determine whether the reverse might also (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Getting enough sleep is important for good heart health, an expert says.
"Without enough sleep, there is an increase in blood pressure and stress hormones, lower glucose [blood sugar] tolerance and weight gain," Dr. Alan Gertler, a cardiologist and (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 3/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Health staff at nursing homes often give patients sleeping pills to help them sleep, but a new study suggests that a certain class of medications may put patients at raised risk for hip fractures.
A team from Harvard Medical School in Boston looked at (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 2/28/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients' sense of well-being during treatment can improve if they're provided with help to deal with stress, fatigue and other quality-of-life issues, a small new study suggests.
Researchers evaluated 113 patients with advanced cancer who were (More)