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Good Sleep Helps Kids Become Slimmer, Healthier Teens: Study

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds. The study included nearly 2,200 kids in 20 U.S. cities. One-third…

Kicking, Punching: Who's at Risk for a Violent Sleep Disorder?

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- You've probably seen movies where a veteran returns home from the horrors of war and wakes in the middle of the night yelling, punching or flailing so much that they harm themselves or a sleep partner.…

Sleepless Night Could Make Morning Pastries Tougher to Resist

MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There's a reason that glazed donut might seem even more enticing if you're sleep-deprived: A new study suggests that even one night of lost slumber increases the desirability of junk foods. But…

Sleep, Don't Cram, Before Finals for Better Grades

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a college tradition to pull "all-nighters" during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies suggest. Researchers found that students who…

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…