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A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' Performance

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Late-night tweeting leads to poorer next-day performance by professional basketball players, according to a new study that highlights how social media can affect sleep. For the study, researchers…

Your 6-Month-Old Isn't Sleeping Through the Night? Relax

MONDAY, Nov. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If your 6-month-old still wakes up at 2 a.m., a new study suggests you don't lose any additional sleep worrying about it. Even if she's still not getting six to eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye…

Sunday Is 'Fall Back' Time for Your Clock -- Sleep Experts Offer Tips

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The hour you "lost" with daylight savings time in the spring you "gain back" on Sunday, when clocks are set an hour back. And every time shift takes a subtle toll on the human mind and body, experts…

Injured Parent Can Mean Sleepless Nights for Kids

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Children face an increased risk for sleep problems if a parent suffers a serious injury, especially if the parent has a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers…

Here's Something to Sleep On

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Seems that you can get too much -- as well as too little -- of a good thing when it comes to sleep. In what's billed as the world's largest sleep study, too little or too much sleep can impair your…

Drowsy Driving as Risky as Drunk Driving

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Getting too little sleep at night? If so, your odds for a car crash are rising, new research suggests. Crash risk is highest if you get fewer than four hours of shuteye a night, scientists found. That's…

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health. The study of…

Do You Know Your 'Body Time'?

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- No matter what your watch says, your body may be on a whole other schedule. Now, scientists say they've created a blood test that pinpoints the timing of your own internal clock. The TimeSignature…

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to sleep, people seem to have different needs. But how much sleep is best for your heart? A new analysis of 11 studies that included a total of more than 1 million adults without heart…

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to sleep, people seem to have different needs. But how much sleep is best for your heart? A new analysis of 11 studies that included a total of more than 1 million adults without heart…

Here's How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests. Many studies have linked poor sleep -- whether from insomnia or working the night…

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests. A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less eager to engage with others. That, in turn,…