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Airplanes Above, Sound Sleepers Below
Surely those airplanes zooming overhead interfere with people's sleep, right? Perhaps surprisingly, this just doesn't seem to be the case.
How Poor Sleep Might Shape Later Mental Health
A poor night's sleep can affect performance at work the next day, but over time, could disrupted sleep affect brain function in a permanent way? New evidence suggests it could.
This Pill-Free Therapy May Improve Sleep
A bad night of sleep once in a while is no big deal, but it can turn into a serious health issue for some. Many treatments — even some that don't require medication — may help patients with these sleep problems.
Science Said 'Yes' to Nap Time for Adults
Babies and toddlers are expert nappers, but perhaps tired and stressed adults should pencil in some nap time, too!
Check Your ZZZs Against New Recommendations
Like food, water and oxygen, sleep is something you just can’t do without — but are you getting enough?
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.
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.