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.
Sleep + Play = Healthy Kids
It's the complaint of many parents today - their kids spend far too much time in front of computer or TV screens, often far into the night which also cuts into important sleep time.
Sleep Medications may be Overprescribed
Although nearly one in four Americans suffers from insomnia, many remedies commonly used for a bad night's sleep have potentially unsafe side effects.
Counting Sheep at Night? Try a Mediterranean Diet
Dietitians have long promoted the health benefits of a diet rich in fish, vegetables, non-refined cereals, olive oil and even some red wine. A Mediterranean-based diet, while nutritionally healthy, may also ease problems of sleep apnea.
Light-Sensitive Brain Cells Keep you Awake
Bright light is often credited for arousing us and keeping us awake. It is even known to have an antidepressant effect. But if light is responsible for arousing us, is darkness to blame for make us sleepy?