| Apr 11, 2010
In a sobering reminder of the long-term costs of war, a dramatic spike in disability claims during the last seven years has overwhelmed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and nearly doubled the cost of compensating wounded veterans, according to an...
| May 5, 2010
You're not sleeping well. You're taking longer to drift off, snapping awake at 2 a.m., then finding it harder to sink back into slumber.
If you think this is normal when you're older, you're mistaken.
A decade's worth of scientific research shows that,...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 1:46 PM
You and your co-worker have been burning the midnight oil for a week to complete a project, and your abbreviated sleep schedule has you feeling like a zombie. Your co-worker, by contrast, bounces through the workday looking and acting none the worse for...
| Dec 30, 2010
Are you always tired? Do you have trouble concentrating or get frequent headaches? If you work odd hours, you might have Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD).
"Shift Work Sleep Disorder is when someone has trouble sleeping because you work nights or have...
| Jul 20, 2010
Some people sleepwalk; others talk in their sleep. Now a study finds that one in 12 patients with sleep disorders reported having had sex while asleep.
Researchers reviewed the medical charts of 832 consecutive patients seeking help at a Toronto sleep...
| Aug 4, 2010
The chronic sleep disorder that afflicts Ravens rookie linebacker Sergio Kindle is a common but often misdiagnosed condition that is treatable and should not affect his NFL career, according to experts in the study of narcolepsy. But the long-term...
| Aug 24, 2010
Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep? If you do, you're not alone. About one-third of Americans complain of sleep disorders — meaning any disorder that affects, disrupts or involves sleep.
Insomnia (from the Latin insomnis, meaning...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:13 PM
In 1960, Americans averaged 81/2 hours of sleep a night, and our obesity rate was around 12 percent. Today we're averaging 6 1/2 to seven hours, and our obesity rate has climbed to around 30 percent. Coincidence?
No, say sleep experts. They point out...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 11:07 AM
Do you struggle with insomnia?
Getting a good night's sleep is essential for optimum health. The long-term consequences of untreated sleep disorders include heart disease, stroke, obesity and other serious medical conditions.
Learn more about how...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Most people remembered to set their clocks ahead last night so they could spring forward today into daylight saving time, the harbinger of spring and summertime.
But for some, it can cause headaches, irritability, tiredness and poor concentration....
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:54 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Dr. Conrad Murray probably gave Michael Jackson 40 times more of the surgical anesthetic than he admitted to police, a leading expert on the drug testified Thursday.
Dr. Steven Shafter was the last witness called before the...