Health News

Finally Sleeping Soundly
The drug Ambien has established effectiveness at helping insomniacs, people who spend their nights trying to somehow charm their own body into giving up wakefulness. A new study finds that patients with primary insomnia are unlikely to escalate their dose.
Let Sleeping Teens Lie
Teenagers with Type 1 diabetes may not be getting enough quality sleep, leading to higher blood sugar levels and academic and behavior problems.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Link with XMRV Questioned
Chronic fatigue syndrome ( CFS ) is a complex disorder that affects more than one million Americans. A couple of years ago, a study was released that claimed that XMRV (a gammaretrovirus ) was a contributing factor in developing CFS . But now, scientists say that is not the case.
Asleep at the Wheel
As if police officers did not already face enough dangers on the job, they can now add one more hazard to the list: a high incidence of sleep disorders.
No Rest for the Recovering Addict
As drug addicts enter rehab and try to restore order to their lives, many face recurrent insomnia. Researchers recently tested a medication as a possible remedy.
Staying on top of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Some people have the occasional insomnia or trouble staying asleep. Others suffer from the more serious disorder, sleep apnea, which causes the airways to restrict or collapse and interfere with breathing.
Exercise Means Better Sleep
It's no secret that you feel better when you're well-rested, or that you'll be healthier if you get some exercise. But what you may not know is that the two go hand in hand together.
Sleep is Therapy
Have you ever gone to bed upset or angry, yet woken up refreshed in the morning? Or watched a young child throw a bedtime tantrum, only to awaken peacefully and pleasantly?
Sleep and ADHD
After a night of fitful sleep concentration isn’t always the easiest. In a recent study researchers looked at the relationship between Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and impaired sleep. 
Hold Off On That Sugar Rush
You know the feeling: it's the afternoon slump, and that soda or candy bar is just the ticket to give you that sugar rush for an extra burst of energy and alertness.