A healthy lifestyle -- especially getting enough sleep -- may offer substantial protection against depression, new research suggests.
The study, of more than 287,000 British adults, found that several lifestyle factors seemed to curb the risk of developing depression over the next nine years. Among them were eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, staying socially active, not smo...
Going to bed earlier is one way for teens to get the sleep they need, new research suggests.
That may be easier said than done, the researchers admitted. But their study shows that if you can get teens to go to bed earlier, they will increase their time asleep by 41 minutes for each additional hour in bed.
"The idea that there's a circadian phase delay that prevents teens from going...
After many nights of tossing and turning, you might have more to worry about than just feeling exhausted and less sharp at work.
Insomnia symptoms -- trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, or waking up too early -- are also associated with higher risk of stroke, according to new research from Virginia Commonwealth University.
And the risk is greater if you're younger than ...
Getting good sleep is an important part of wellness for many reasons, but new research suggests deep sleep may even guard against memory loss linked to Alzheimer's.
While disrupted sleep has been linked with accumulating beta-amyloid plaques in the brain faster, scientists found that superior amounts of deep, slow-wave sleep can be protective against memory decline in those with a high bu...
Changing the clocks every spring and fall might seem challenging, but a new study reveals that only one of those changes had a tendency to increase sleep disorders.
The transition from daylight saving time to standard time in the fall -- when people gain one hour overnight -- was associated with a brief rise in sleep disorders, including difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep.
If you're longing for a nap, try to keep it short.
Researchers found that siestas of 30 minutes or more in Murcia, a region of Spain, where it's common to nap, were linked to a higher risk of obesity, a group of conditions called metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure.
“Not all siestas are the same. The length of time, position of sleep and other specific factors can affect...
When U.S. health officials reported a 500% spike in the number of poison center calls involving kids eating melatonin gummies last year, Harvard researchers decided to take a closer look at the sleep supplements and discovered a disturbing fact: They contained up to 347% more melatonin than the label stated.
What's more, five of the products also contained CBD in higher amounts than the l...
Taking a particular sleep medication may help stave off Alzheimer's disease, but it's too soon to say for sure after a preliminary study.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that participants who took a sleeping pill called suvorexant before bed had a drop in levels of key Alzheimer's disease proteins.
Consistently good sleep is important for everyone, but it is particularly important for patients with schizophrenia, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with collaborators in Italy, used wrist monitors to measure activity and rest in 250 people, including 150 patients with schizophrenia, in both outpatient settings and in psychiatric hospitals.
Daytime naps longer than a half-hour appear to nearly double a person's risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, a new study reports.
People who nap 30 minutes or more a day have a 90% higher risk of developing the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib) than those who take shorter naps, according to research presented Thursday at a meeting of the
Four out of 10 people who have lingering health issues after COVID-19 infection can count bothersome sleep problems among them.
About 41% of those with so-called long COVID have moderate to severe sleep issues, according to new research from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Black patients are three times more likely to develop these sleep disturbances.
Elation and exhaustion often go hand in hand when you're a parent to a baby.
When sleep starts to seem like a fantasy, it's good to know that the experts say there is a time when most babies will sleep through the night. Here, they share when that is, offer guidance on what impacts your baby's sleep and give some tips on how you can help guide them to sleep longer.
Your body's internal clock appears to play a big part in the time of day when severe headaches happen.
Migraines and cluster headaches have different characteristics and treatments, but experts have long noted that they share key features: Both are neurological diseases in their own right, rather than symptoms of another underlying condition. And because neither can be easily identified ...
Living with a lot of transportation noise can increase your risk of suicide, new research suggests.
A study from Switzerland found that with every 10-decibel increase of average road traffic noise at home, risk for suicides rose by 4%. An association between railway noise and suicide was less pronounced.
“We used suicides as an indicator for mental health disorders as we do not ha...