Poor sleep is almost certainly linked to migraines, despite the findings of a new study suggesting otherwise. Though I'm merely a sample size of n = 1, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy has dramatically decreased the number of morning migraines I experience. As it turns out, the study design has some flaws.
Esai Pharmaceutical just got FDA approval for a new sleeping pill called Dayvigo. Is it any good? Plus - a rant about the "addiction specialist" fools who might want to overregulate it. It's worth reading this horrendous article just for the rant.
There's a reason that it's a running joke. You know, the one that medical students go through a phase when they think they actually have every disease they study. But for those not in the profession, preoccupation with illness is reaching unhealthy levels.
Insomnia affects roughly 10% of the population. Those who suffer from this sleep disorder constitute a wide variety of personalities and family histories. The inconsistent pattern among these patients makes the condition difficult to classify, which in turn makes it difficult to understand. Now, new research has identified five insomnia subtypes based on non-sleep characteristics.
Marketing normal development manufactures a problem in need of a solution, which typically appears in the form of an expensive product. As a result, the vulnerability and fears of new parents get most exploited.
How much sleep is enough? Can there be both too little and too much? A new study thinks they have identified that Goldilocks range which is just right.
Substitute the word "Halloween" for any celebratory event and pervasive worry-lists abound. Fun also matters.
It's normal for a baby to be difficult to get to sleep, which is clearly exhausting for new parents. Bu, expensive "sleep consultants" aren't the answer.
What better time to learn more about shuteye than "sleep awareness week"? A new study found that not only are humans sleeping less than other primates, but we're also not getting the sleep that we should be getting. Ugh. Sleep awareness week is exhausting! It might be best to take a nap before reading this one.
Who gets more sleep, men or women? Across the country what's the average bedtime? And how consistently do people stick to their bedtimes? Fitbit knows those answers. That's because millions of people wear their devices to bed – and the company is now sharing some of the data.
Sleep deprivation has been associated with an increased risk of obesity in several studies. A new one, based on a large British survey, assessed whether that link could be due to over-eating by bleary-eyed people. But the data didn't support that hypothesis, so researchers will have to look harder to explain that link.