Posted 12:00 PM 2/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- What you eat can affect how well you sleep, according to a new study.
Researchers found that certain nutrients may play a role in sleep duration. And they also concluded that people who eat a wide variety of foods (an indicator (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- When you think of all the challenges that soldiers face, poor sleep might not top the list. But sleep problems and lack of sleep are common among active-duty U.S. military personnel, according to a new study.
The findings show the need for the military (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/27/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
SUNDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that your memory skills decline as you get older, making it harder for you to pick up new tasks or remember where you put your keys.
Now, a new study suggests that the culprit lurks in the lighter sleep that accompanies aging.(More)...
Posted 5:00 AM 1/25/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Asthma can affect your sleep, as symptoms often worsen at night.
The National Sleep Foundation offers this advice to help control asthma and enjoy a better night's sleep:
Posted 10:00 AM 1/23/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol may help you get to sleep faster and sleep better at first, but it disrupts your sleep later in the night, according to British researchers who reviewed all known scientific studies on alcohol's impact on sleep.
The authors said they hope (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 1/21/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- If you feel underappreciated by your spouse, it may be because he or she isn't getting enough sleep, a new study suggests.
Sleep deprivation can leave couples "too tired to say thanks" and may leave a partner feeling as if they (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 1/18/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If you frequently feel sleepy during the day and are unable to function normally, it's time to talk with your doctor.
The National Sleep Foundation offers this advice about what you should discuss:
Posted 2:00 PM 1/16/2013 by By Carina Storrs
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Former NFL players who had concussions during their career could be more likely to experience depression later in life, and athletes who racked up a lot of these head injuries could be at even higher risk, two new studies contend.
The findings are (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 1/15/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- If you're plagued with chronic fatigue syndrome, it may seem natural to want to avoid exercise. But physical activity is a great treatment, experts say.
The American Council on Exercise offers this advice about exercising despite chronic fatigue:
Posted 3:00 PM 1/14/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
MONDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who spend time watching television, playing video games or using the computer right before bedtime are likely to take longer to fall asleep than those who watch less or none, according to new research.
And that could add up to a sleep (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 1/10/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
THURSDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it is asking manufacturers of sleep medications containing zolpidem -- including Ambien -- to lower the recommended doses and to provide more safety information to patients.
These sleep (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/7/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged spaceflight could have a negative effect on astronauts' sleep, performance and mood, according to a new study.
After monitoring a crew participating in a simulated 520-day mission to Mars, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 1/4/2013 by Randy Dotinga
FRIDAY, Jan. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Treating pregnant women with preeclampsia for mild breathing problems during sleep can benefit the growing fetus, a small new study suggests.
Preeclampsia, a dangerous condition related to high blood pressure and protein in the urine in the later weeks of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/3/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
THURSDAY, Jan. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Driving drowsy is a major factor in traffic accidents and deaths in the United States, federal health officials reported Thursday.
Federal statistics state that 2.5 percent of fatal motor vehicle crashes and 2 percent of crashes with non-fatal injuries (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 12/28/2012 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Medical residents are at increased risk for traffic crashes because of fatigue and stress caused by working long hours in the hospital, according to a new study.
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., surveyed about 300 residents over the (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 12/27/2012 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Too few cancer patients receive care for debilitating fatigue that can last for months or even years after treatment, a new study finds.
"Fatigue is a factor that not only significantly diminishes quality of life but is also associated with reduced (More)