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Driving home from night shifts is risky

Graveyard shift workers are not only subjected to higher risks of health problems – they can pose an immediate threat to themselves and others when heading home for bed.

Teens with ADHD need more sleep

Sleep issues are more common among teenagers with symptoms of ADHD. And although they need more sleep, they tend to get way less than they need.

Can a heavy blanket cure insomnia?

Many chronic insomniacs sleep better under blankets that weigh several kilos.

Heavier parents get fatigued kids

When parents are overweight their children tend to get to bed later and sleep less.

SAD starts in the eye

People with vision-loss could be three times more likely to develop seasonal affective disorder than those with normal vision, says a new study.

How poor sleep affects your body

Cells can age prematurely if we don’t get enough quality sleep.

Sleep more, remember better

Sleep deprivation links to poorer memory in stressed situations.

Sleep your way to success

Maybe hard work is overrated. Having had sufficient sleep has been found crucial regarding how good a person looks as a potential employee or leader.

Scientists: Sleep therapy beats sleeping pills

More people with severe sleep disorders should receive sleep therapy. It is at least as effective as sleeping pills, but without the side effects, concludes a new health report.

Children taking unapproved sleep meds for several years

More children are being prescribed melatonin as a sleep medication, although it is not approved for this use and little research exists on its long-term side effects.