You might have tried breathing exercises, calming music, white noise, going to bed in a dark and quiet bedroom, eating different foods in the evening, maintaining a regular sleep pattern, or reducing caffeine. But after three to four weeks of what seems like progress, your insomnia returns. What next?
Researchers are discovering that “springing ahead” each March is connected with serious negative health effects, including an uptick in heart attacks and teen sleep deprivation.
Sleep is the latest in an ever-growing list of wellness issues that employers are targeting to improve workers’ health and lower medical costs.
Irregular sleep habits linked to increased risk of obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders.
Your smart bed, mattress pad or sleep app, may know when you go to sleep, when you toss and turn, and It may even be able to tell when you’re having sex.
The warning applies to Lunesta,Sonata and Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist.
How much sleep do adolescents really need and how can parents help them achieve it?
Research suggests that some high-dose supplements do little to prevent chronic disease among healthy individuals — and may do more harm than good.
Long-term regular use of medicines to promote sleep should be avoided, as initial effectiveness declines over a few weeks and dependence, side effects increase.