Sleep News

For Parents and Kids, Sleep Critical to Keeping Pounds Off

June 10th, 2014
For Parents and Kids, Sleep Critical to Keeping Pounds Off A new study suggests sleep should be an important family value; parental sleep is related to a child’s sleep -- which in turn, is ...

Health Texting Can Benefit Pregnant Women

June 10th, 2014
Health Texting Can Benefit Pregnant WomenA pilot study has shown that texting health messages on prenatal care improved pregnant women’s health behavior. Researchers evaluated the short-term effects of a mobile health service, Text4baby, on health ...

For Some, Pets Add to Sleep Disorders

June 5th, 2014
For Some, Pets Add to Sleep Disorders A new Mayo Clinic study discovers our friendly fur-covered sleeping companions may be contributing to their owner’s sleepless nights. Mayo researchers study presented their findings at the 29th ...

Night Owls Find Exercise Schedule More Challenging

June 4th, 2014
Night Owls Find Exercise Schedule More Challenging A new study suggests that people who characterized themselves as night owls are more sedentary and report more difficulties than normal sleepers in maintaining an exercise schedule. Results ...

Marijuana Use Tied to Sleep Problems

June 3rd, 2014
Marijuana Use Tied to Sleep Problems New research suggests any history of cannabis use may increase the probability of reporting a variety of sleep problems. Sleep challenges potentially linked to marijuana use include difficulty falling ...

Majority of Suicides Occur after Midnight

June 3rd, 2014
Majority of Suicides Occur after Midnight New research provides compelling evidence that suicides are far more likely to occur between midnight and 4 a.m. than during the daytime or evening. Investigators discovered the mean suicide ...

Kids’ Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat, Obesity

May 20th, 2014
Kids' Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat and Obesity Emerging research suggests sleep deficits during infancy and early childhood can increase body fat and obesity for children by as early as age seven. As noted in ...

Nightmares May Be More Common for Bullied Kids

May 4th, 2014
Nightmares May Be More Common for Bullied KidsA new study has found that nightmares or night terrors were more common in 12-year-olds who reported being bullied when they were eight and 10 years old. "Nightmares ...

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

April 23rd, 2014
Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain DiseasesA new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the ...

Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs

April 22nd, 2014
Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs A panel of specialists in senior mental health has developed a new approach for handing agitation, aggression, and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia. Researchers believe the ...