For all the lead-up to having a baby, newborns don’t do much: eat, sleep, poop. Pooping happens without any parental intervention. Eating is a function of breast or bottle. But, ah, sweet slumber — that is the wild card.
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While occasional loss of sleep—pulling an all-nighter to wrap up a big project, for example—can generally be made up for by getting more hours of sleep in the following days, people who regularly skimp on sleep may not be able to undo the detrimental effects with the occasional lie-in, according to a new study published in the
Whites sleep better than Asians, who sleep better than blacks. Why?
Missing out on deep sleep can leave you feeling slow-witted and irritable in the morning, but the consequences don’t necessarily end there. Over time, too little deep sleep may also take a toll on your heart by contributing to …
There is a new Pediatrics study showing most babies sleep through the night by three months. I do not know those babies. Nor do I want to get to know their parents.
Poor sleeping habits can lead to overeating, but can unhealthy diets keep you up at night?
A collection of studies published Wednesday in the journal Sleep tackled some important questions: What are the health effects of not getting enough sleep? How does sleep deprivation affect teens? Does insomnia have long-term consequences?
Even a century ago, children were getting less sleep than experts recommended.
Sad mood and sleep problems often go together — sleep disturbances like insomnia or, conversely, sleeping too much are common symptoms or warning signs of depression. Now, some doctors say that drugs that help regulate sleep …
Many police officers are putting themselves — and the public — at risk by failing to address their sleep problems and excessive fatigue, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests.
Having a drink (or two) is one way to nod off more quickly, but how restful is an alcohol-induced slumber?