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  • Scientists Developing Blood Test for Drowsy Driving

  • For a Healthier Heart, Stick to 6 to 8 Hours of Sleep

  • Here's How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain

  • Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

  • Sleeping Pills May Be Poor Choice for Dementia Patients

  • Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans

  • Help for When You're Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

  • Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren't Sleeping Well

  • Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis

  • Sleep Better, Lose Weight?

  • Amber-Tinted Glasses Might Get You More Sleep

  • Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens' Sleep
    Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technology

  • Could You Be Overdoing It With Sleeping Pills?
    Know the risk/reward ratio of these drugs

  • When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
    That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say

  • Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?
    New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

  • Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age
    Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds

  • Sleepless Nights Do No Favors for Your Heart
    Study ties insomnia to heightened odds for heart disease, stroke

  • Preterm Birth Risk Spikes in Mothers With Sleep Disorders
    Pregnant women with apnea or insomnia have roughly twice the risk of delivering before 34 weeks, study finds

  • Living With Purpose May Help Seniors Sleep Soundly
    Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome are less common in those with a reason to get up in the morning, study finds

  • How Poor Sleep Might Raise Odds for Alzheimer's
    A few bad nights might not hurt, but chronic sleep problems may be cause for concern, researcher says

  • Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts
    Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

  • Bed Partner Often Fuels Loved One's Insomnia
    Well-intentioned tips to encourage better sleep often backfire, study finds

  • Mechanical Heart Valve Noise May Mean Sleepless Nights
    Some even report that others can hear the sound, study finds

  • Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors?
    Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression

  • Cervical Cancer May Leave Lasting Imprint on Survivors
    Some symptoms, such as fatigue and insomnia, are still a problem long after treatment

  • Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?
    Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

  • Need More Zzzzz's?
    Check out these tips from sleep doctors on getting a good night of shuteye

  • What Guides Docs' Sleeping Pill Picks? 'Same Old Same Old,' Study Says
    Researchers asked why one popular drug is prescribed over another

  • 'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence?
    One-third are prescribed for conditions like pain or migraine with little scientific backup, study says

  • Sleepless Nights Linked to Asthma Later in Life
    Adults with chronic insomnia 3 times more likely to develop the respiratory disorder, study suggests

  • Coping With Sleep Loss During Pregnancy
    Changing hormones, anxiety and heartburn can lead to insomnia

  • Many Misuse OTC Sleep Aids: Survey
    Consumer Reports finds the non-prescription drugs are taken for periods far longer than their intended use

  • Homeless, And Often Sleepless Too
    4 in 10 report insomnia, survey reveals

  • Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity
    Restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia also have biological ties to sleep disorders, research suggests

  • Web-Based Help for Insomnia Shows Promise
    Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say

  • Sleep Troubles, Heart Troubles?
    American Heart Association says it's too soon to say what's the optimal amount of shut-eye

  • Sleep Is Key to College Success
    Deprivation can make you cranky and sick, and take a toll on your GPA, sleep specialist says

  • Brain Relies on Two Timekeepers for Sleep
    Study shows internal clock and hourglass may sometimes be at odds with each other

  • Sleep Disorders 6 Times Higher Among Veterans
    Post-traumatic stress disorder increases the risk even more, study shows

  • Antidepressants Not Just for Depression Any More
    Other uses include insomnia, pain and anxiety, researchers say

  • Desperate for Shut-Eye?
    Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia

  • Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study
    People with insomnia said to have more white matter abnormalities

  • The High Price of Untreated Insomnia
    Not getting medications, therapies for condition costs about $100 billion a year, researchers report

  • Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk
    Insomnia can disrupt hormones, and may play a role in developing the blood sugar condition, expert says

  • Interrupted Sleep Not Good for Your Mood, Study Suggests
    Those who slept fewer hours, but without disruptions, felt more positive the next day

  • Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
    Women who reported insomnia were less sexually active, study finds

  • Talk Therapy May Help Ease Insomnia, Even With Other Health Woes
    Study found cognitive behavioral therapy led to twice as many people getting a good night's sleep

  • Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America
    Poor sleep, insomnia and sleep apnea are more common among minority groups, study shows

  • Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds
    Ambien, other sedatives aren't the best treatment for insomnia, experts say

  • 'Talk Therapy' May Help Persistent Sleeplessness
    Relaxation techniques and sleep education safer than pills, researchers say

  • Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain
    Tolerance dips based on frequency, severity of sleep disorder, researchers say

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue Are the Stuff of Nightmares
    Study found all three factors appear to be linked to a raised risk of bad dreams

  • Insomnia Linked to High Blood Pressure in Study
    But finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

  • Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters
    These disorders linked to risk for car accidents and poor health, study suggests

  • FDA Approves New Kind of Insomnia Drug
    Belsomra acts on brain chemical that regulates sleep-wake cycle

  • Health Tip: Can't Sleep?
    Risk factors for insomnia

  • Poor Sleep May Lead to Worse Grades for College Students
    Restless nights affect academic performance as much as binge drinking and smoking pot, study suggests

  • Study Links Pot Use With Poor Sleep
    It's possible that insomnia leads some people to turn to marijuana, study authors say

  • New Campaign Seeks to Help Sleep-Deprived Americans
    'Sleep Well, Be Well' hopes to boost the nation's health by stressing the necessity of restful nights

  • Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says
    Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving

  • Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk, Especially for Younger Adults
    Researchers in Taiwan found strongest connection among people younger than 34

  • Insomniacs' Brains May Work Differently
    Small study suggests more 'plasticity' might keep active brains too busy at night

  • Smartphone Use for Business at Night May Not Be So Smart
    Late evening use disrupts sleep and may hurt productivity, study suggests

  • Keep Your Toddler's Body Clock in Mind at Bedtime
    Study found sleep problems arose when kids were put to bed at wrong time

  • Insomnia Cure Boosts Success of Depression Treatment, Study Finds
    Treat both conditions simultaneously, researchers suggest

  • With Insomnia, Mind May Also Wander During Day
    Scans show that brain fails to turn off 'default' mode, affecting daytime concentration

  • One Exercise Session Won't Bring a Good Night's Sleep
    Study found there is no quick fix for insomnia when it comes to working out

  • Exercise Won't Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
    But it did help a little with insomnia, depression, researchers report

  • PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep
    Problems with shut-eye may increase along with rise in stress disorder symptoms, study says

  • Sleep Duration Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in People With Insomnia
    One additional hour of shuteye reduced depressive thinking, study says

  • Insomnia Hints at Future Hospitalization
    Large U.S study also found greater odds of home health care use in people with sleep problem

  • ER Visits Tied to Ambien on the Rise
    Adverse reactions to popular sleep meds rose almost 220 percent between 2005 and 2010, study finds

  • Bathroom Visits May Add to Sleep Problems for Seniors
    In older people with insomnia, nighttime awakenings last longer if they get up to urinate, study finds

  • Insomnia Might Boost Heart Failure Risk
    Large Norwegian study looked at poor sleep quality, disease development over 11 years

  • Health Tip: Develop Good Sleep Habits
    To wake refreshed each morning

  • Most Seniors Get a Good Night's Sleep, Study Says
    Common beliefs about older adults' problems with insomnia and daytime drowsiness put to rest

  • Sleep Trumps All-Night Cramming for College Exams
    Also avoid studying during early-afternoon slump hours, expert says

  • Experimental Insomnia Drug Shows Promise
    In lab study, it improved sleep with fewer side effects than other medications

  • Insomnia May Raise Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
    Early study adds to evidence supporting sleep's importance in preventing disease

  • 10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study
    Nightly routine uses positive mental imagery, slow deep breathing

  • Study Links Insomnia to $31 Billion in U.S. Workplace Errors
    Research was based on interviews with more than 10,000 people

  • Melatonin May Improve Sleep for People on Blood-Pressure Meds
    In small study, patients on beta blockers gained about half-hour of sleep when taking supplement

  • Psych, Sleep Meds May Affect Driving
    Psychotropic drugs alter brain functioning, raise crash risk, researchers say

  • Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
    Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

  • Fear of Dark Keeps Some Adults Awake at Night: Study
    Sleep researchers say phobia may call for alternative treatment

  • Poor Sleep Heightens 'Ringing Ear' Disease Symptoms: Study
    Patients with both tinnitus and insomnia have more emotional distress, researchers say

  • Depressed Moms May Hinder Babies' Sleep
    Sad, anxious mothers may seek comfort by picking up their child at night, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Insomnia
    Suggestions that may help you sleep

  • Poor Sleep May Impact Stress Response in Older Adults
    Effect on immune system might increase the risk of health problems, researchers say

  • For Sleep Struggles, Women Urged to Alter Routines
    Behavioral changes set the stage better than pills, experts say

  • Sleeping Pills Linked to Raised Risk of Death, Cancer: Study
    Researchers warn against chronic use, but one expert said underlying health woes could also be a factor

  • Health Tip: Insomnia Keeping You Awake?
    Common symptoms of the sleep disorder

  • Health Tip: Physical Problems May Cause Insomnia
    The inability to fall asleep or stay asleep

  • Many Police Officers Battle Sleep Woes, Study Finds
    Falling asleep while driving, losing temper with suspects linked to lack of Zzz's

  • Insomnia Might Boost Heart Attack Risk
    Trouble sleeping may increase risk as much as 45 percent, researchers say

  • Mild Strokes May Have Hidden Effects
    High rates of depression, sleeplessness common, study shows

  • Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics
    Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

  • High Cost of Insomnia May Be Wake-Up Call
    Sleepless nights cost Americans over $63 billion each year, study finds

  • Sleeptime Head-Cooling Cap Eases Insomnia, Study Finds
    Device was associated with a greater amount of deep, restorative sleep, researchers say

  • Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist
    Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

  • Home Dialysis for Kidney Patients May Ease Restless Legs Syndrome
    Switching from center-based treatment reduced many patients' discomfort, study finds

  • Using Electronics Before Bed May Hamper Sleep
    TVs, cell phones, computers appear to be affecting quality slumber time, survey says

  • On-the-Job Hearing Loss Keeping Workers Awake
    Loud workplace noise may lead to tinnitus, other problems that can affect sleep, study finds

  • Brief Behavioral Counseling May Help Seniors Sleep
    Insomnia improved for most after four sessions, study finds

  • Chronic Drinking Linked to Circadian Disruptions
    Biological clock genes affected by too much alcohol, researchers report

  • Treatment Helped Soldiers With Migraine, Insomnia: Study
    Sleep quality improved in those with post-traumatic headache, researchers say

  • Restless Legs Linked to Erectile Dysfunction
    But it's not clear how the two disorders are connected, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Options to Help Insomnia
    Suggestions to help you sleep

  • Older Women May Sleep Better Than Men
    But many think they get less sleep than they actually do, study finds

  • Chemotherapy Linked to Sleep-Wake Cycle Disruptions
    Biological clock out of sync in patients being treated for breast cancer, study finds

  • Sleep Training Helps Ease Insomnia Tied to Arthritis
    Cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and awakenings in study

  • Stress, Bad Bedtime Habits Cause Insomnia
    For a good night's sleep, follow these expert tips

  • Sleep Training Provides Much-Needed Shut-Eye
    Cognitive behavior therapy helps those with chronic insomnia: study

  • In Some Insomnia Patients, Brain Just Won't Shut Down
    Abnormal levels of a neurochemical are linked to sleep disorder, study finds

  • Sleep May Be Cause, Not Consequence, of Cancer Issues
    Researchers suggest treating insomnia as a way to address pain

  • People With Insomnia May Be Plagued for Awhile
    Serious sleep problems often last a year or more, study finds

  • With the Economy Down, Sleeplessness Is Up
    Poll finds one-third of Americans stay awake worrying about personal finances

  • Health Tip: Treating Insomnia
    Suggestions for a good night's rest

  • Primary Insomnia Tied to Brain Neurochemical Imbalance
    Finding suggests complaint of a 'racing mind' is not just in patient's head

  • Sleep Therapy Restores Brain Function in Insomniacs
    Brain imaging suggests it could be a non-pharmacological intervention for the disorder

  • Health Tip: Can't Sleep?
    Some possible reasons

  • Better Sleepers Are 'Successful Agers'
    Less daytime napping, fewer complaints of insomnia predicted a healthier life, study finds

  • Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
    Brazilian study finds 36% reduction in time awake and a drop in anxiety levels

  • Children With Migraines at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders
    They're twice as likely to have apnea, repeated arousals from slumber, study finds

  • Persistent Insomnia Leads to Depression in Young Adults
    When it lasts 2 weeks or more, it predicts major episodes, study finds

  • Planning for Health Emergencies Eases Stress of Family Travel
    Think ahead, expert says, to enjoy vacations when unexpected illness arises

  • Switch for Internal Body Clock Found
    Discovery could lead to new treatments for sleep disorders

  • Teens' Sleeplessness Leads to Falling Grades
    Study finds more evidence that poor rest habits lower grade point averages

  • Fluid Displacement From Leg to Neck Can Cause Apnea
    Narrowing of throat's soft tissue boosts risk of sleep obstruction, study says

  • Shining a Light on Shift Workers' Sleep Patterns
    Better workplace illumination helps rejuvenate body's clock, study finds

  • More Than Half of Elderly Report Sleep Problems
    But simple lifestyle changes can improve rest, researcher says

  • Too Little Sleep Could Cause Diabetes
    But snoozing too much might also be trouble, new research contends

  • U.S. Study Sees Little Benefit From Melatonin
    Review finds supplement helps only some who have trouble falling asleep

  • Study Backs Therapy Over Sleeping Pills
    But expert says insomnia trial was far too small