| May 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
As we make our way into summer, and as the days continue to get longer, the prolonged daylight may mean less nighttime sleep for some.
“In the summer months there is almost kind of a mania that kind of develops here in Alaska,” said Dr....
| May 2, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In up-all-night, work-work-work America, a prescription medication like modafinil was sure to make major inroads from the get-go.
And, whether you call this novel stay-awake drug by its commercial names -- Provigil and Nuvigil -- or by its plain-Jane...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Worried that you're getting more forgetful as you age? Ironically, worry itself can trigger memory slips. It might take a conversation with your doctor to pinpoint the cause of your memory lapses--especially if the change is sudden or uncharacteristic....
| Oct 31, 2012
The clocks get turned back Sunday and although that extra hour of snoozing is a treat, don't think it can make a dent in the nation's sleep deficit.
Approximately 1 in 3 Americans get by on six hours or less of slumber, says Dr. Phyllis Zee, director...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:51 PM
Sleep to lose weight. No wonder Michael Breus is popular. A Virginia Beach clinical psychologist board-certified in clinical sleep disorders, Breus regularly promotes the connection between sleep and health, and in particular metabolism. He has written...
| May 12, 2012
"If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters," a wise, unnamed observer of the human condition once opined. (Some credit Garfield the cat.) Failing that, we could all sleep with gadgets that monitor our sleep and wake us at the...
| May 14, 2012
| 1:10 PM
(Reuters) - Close to one in three people in the United States may sleepwalk during their lives, according to a U.S. study that said severe depression and other sleep disorders may increase the possibility.
A survey of 16,000 adults in 15 states found...
| May 15, 2012
| 3:01 PM
An email pitching an interview with a sleep-disorder expert had me at, "Would you ever show up at work drunk?"
The line would be too clever by half if it weren't so on-point. My answer, based on personal experience many years ago, is that anyone that...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
When you wake up in the morning, are you refreshed and ready to go, or groggy and grumpy? For many people, the second scenario is all too common.
Numerous health conditions and medications can interfere with normal sleep - including prescription and...
| Sep 5, 2012
How many of you feel as though you get enough sleep every night? Raise your hand. Anyone?
By now, most of us know that not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep nightly can affect our health in a variety of ways. And perhaps you know...
| Jul 8, 2012
Like a lot of Americans, Amalie Drury has grown very attached to her smartphone.
The 33-year-old Chicago writer checks the device multiple times a day for Facebook updates and email messages. She brings it into the bathroom when she brushes her teeth....