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HealthDay News: Sleep

Sleepless Nights Haunt 1 in 4 Americans

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Good sleep is hard to come by for the 25 percent of Americans who experience a period of severe insomnia each year, new research suggests.

Help for When You're Wide-Eyed at 3 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Something like this has happened to most of us: You wake up, wide awake, only to discover that it's 3 a.m. Suddenly your mind fills with worry about how hard tomorrow will be if you don't get more sleep. The problem is, you toss and turn and can't get back to sleep.

Health Tip: Speak With Your Doctor if You Aren't Sleeping Well

(HealthDay News) -- If you aren't getting enough sleep, you'll probably feel very tired during the day. And you may not feel alert and refreshed when you wake up.

Health Tip: Find the Best Places to Nap

(HealthDay News) -- While napping can't replace a good night's sleep, it can offer a quick recharge in the midst of a busy day.

Health Tip: Risk Factors For Insomnia

(HealthDay News) -- Insomnia -- the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep -- affects more women than men, and older people more than younger ones.

Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's Risk

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

Keep a Spring in Your Step With Sunday's Time Change

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Come Sunday morning, the clocks will jump ahead one hour, but experts say there are ways to take the sting out of that lost hour of sleep.

Health Tip: When Noise Interrupts Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Even when you are asleep, your brain continues to hear and process sound, the National Sleep Foundation says.

Health Tip: Sleep's Effects on Diabetes

(HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep is an often overlooked risk factor for type 2 diabetes, the National Sleep Foundation says.

Sleepy Drivers May Be Causing More Crashes Than Thought

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Driver fatigue causes many more car accidents in the United States than previously estimated, a new report suggests.

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