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This sleep disorder common in people with thinking and memory problems

Obstructive sleep apnea is when breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Research has shown people with this sleep disorder have an increased risk of developing...

Napping in the afternoon can improve memory and alertness – here’s why

Some people swear by an afternoon nap – whether it’s to catch up on lost sleep or to help them feel more alert for...

Having trouble sleeping? Here’s the science on 3 traditional bedtime remedies

Sleep is essential for good health. Poor sleep quality, or not enough sleep, can negatively affect our mood, cognitive function, and immune system. Stress can impact...

This phone-delivered therapy could effectively treat sleep loss

Insomnia—trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early—is a common condition in older adults. Sleeplessness can be exacerbated by osteoarthritis, the most common...

Moonlight does affect human sleep patterns, shows study

Stayed up past your bedtime? Check the lunar cycle. Moonlight might be to blame. A new study co-authored by Yale anthropologists Claudia Valeggia and Eduardo Fernández-Duque...

Irregular sleep linked to bad moods and depression

In a new study, researchers found that an irregular sleep schedule can increase a person’s risk of depression over the long term as much...

Nightly sleep of 5 hours, less, may increase risk of dementia

In a new study, researchers examined the connection between sleep disturbances and deficiencies among older adults and the risk of dementia and death. They found...

This sleep issue may strongly harm your heart

Obstructive sleep apnea affects approximately 1 billion people worldwide. It is one of the most prevalent sleeping disorders, putting a great strain on national economies...

This sleep supplement may help prevent memory loss, cognitive decline

Melatonin is sold primarily in the United States as a sleep supplement But in a recent study at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, researchers found...

Afternoon napping linked to better mental agility, study finds

In a new study, researchers found that taking a regular afternoon nap may be linked to better mental agility. It seems to be linked to...