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What May Be Keeping Your Teen up at Night
For many teens, it's second nature to reach for the smartphone or tablet when they have a spare minute or two. Those spare minutes can add up, though, and may affect teens' sleep quality.
Can't Sleep and Can't Relax? The Heart Might Be at Risk
Struggling to fall asleep or relax may do more than cause damage at work or home — it could damage the heart.
Anticholinergics May Carry Surprising Risk for Older Adults
Medications for allergies, depression and incontinence can be lifesavers. However, they may have some surprising effects on mental health.
The Science Behind Hangovers
There’s no more certain way to immediately recall a night of drinking to excess than the pounding headache you’re greeted with the next morning. It’s called a hangover, and it’s much more complex than it feels.
Skip the Bedtime Booze
Booze at bedtime can mean a restless night for young adults. Young adults who have a drink an hour or so before bedtime may have changes in brain activity tied to disturbed sleep.
E-Readers May Impair Sleep
Love reading before bed? You may want to stick with an old-fashioned book and leave the e-reader on the charger.
Work, Long Commutes May Cut Sleep
Missing out on Zs? Your job or long commute may be to blame.
Better Sleep for a Stronger Mind
A good night’s rest may not only make you less groggy — it could also prevent a more serious brain drain. Those who get enough deep sleep may be less likely to develop dementia.
Nix That Nightcap — Alcohol May Disrupt Sleep
Getting better sleep may be as simple as skipping your nightcap.
Sleep Apnea May Speed Kidney Decline
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. It can damage tiny blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste from the blood. Add sleep apnea to the mix, and kidneys may decline even faster, new research suggests.