• Stanford University School of Medicine
• Mayo Clinic
• Mayo Clinic
• Walter Reed Army Medical Center
• American Board of Sleep Medicine
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Men with restless legs syndrome now have another health concern: New research has just linked the condition to an increased risk of dying early.
In a study of nearly 20,000 men, Harvard researchers found that men with restless legs syndrome had a 39 ...Full Article
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea raises the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a long-term study that strengthens a link doctors have suspected.
"The presence and severity of sleep apnea are associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death," s...Full Article
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking with a regular bedtime helps people with sleep apnea stay with their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, according to a new study.
CPAP -- which uses mild air pressure to keep airways open during sleep -- is the first line of tr...Full Article
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- People with more physically active jobs tend to be either shorter or longer sleepers than average and could be at increased risk for health problems, according to a new study.
Previous research has shown that people who are short sleepers (fewer than s...Full Article
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease. Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain tasks such as driving.
The move fo...Full Article
FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- If you have trouble sleeping at night, you may be headed for more than just frustration and fatigue: Middle-aged and older adults with insomnia are more likely to be hospitalized and use home health care services, a new study suggests.
Preventing insomni...Full Article
FRIDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) -- The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night's rest, a new study suggests.
The research didn't definitively link the rise in obesity to slee...Full Article
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may increase men's risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
"Prostate cancer is one of the leading public health concerns for men, and sleep problems are quite common," said study author Dr. Lara Sigurdardottir, of the University of...Full Article
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a dramatic increase in the number of emergency-room visits related to sleep medications such as Ambien, according to a new U.S. study.
Adverse reactions to zolpidem -- the active ingredient in the sleep aids Am...Full Article
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with the sleep disorder sleep apnea are more likely to nod off at the wheel and fail simulated driving tests than motorists without the condition, new research finds.
Scientists from the University Hospital in Leeds, ...Full Article
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Playing a certain type of sound stimulation during sleep might help improve your memory, a small new study suggests.
Slow oscillations in brain activity occur during slow-wave sleep and are critical for retaining memories. ...Full Article
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- The loss of an hour of sleep that comes with the switch to daylight saving time overnight Saturday can be uncomfortable if you don't take some simple steps to prepare, experts say.
To help you adapt, Dr. Praveen Rudraraju, dir...Full Article
TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- About 30 percent of children have a sleep disorder, but the rate is even higher in children with special needs, an expert says.
This increased risk in children with special needs is likely related to physical and behavioral d...Full Article