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sleep

Daytime fatigue? A nap could help

An afternoon rest has its distinct advantages—but watch out for the downsides.

Night owl? Check the family tree

Researchers identify dozens of new gene regions linked to insomnia, paving the way for possible therapeutic targets.

Wakeful nights, woeful days

Lack of sleep leads to stagnancy in brain regions that control dopamine, which invariably leads to dreary days of body aches.

Don’t sweat late-night eats

Study suggests there's no evidence to support the notion that high blood sugar can be prevented simply by not eating two hours prior to bedtime.

Fighting flu? Mind your heart

Decongestants and other medicines used to treat cold and flu symptoms can sometimes exacerbate high blood pressure or heart problems.

Banish those blues

Fitness, food, light therapy and socialization can help fend off the seasonal sadness that befalls many amid winter's dark and dreary months.

Are you losing it?

Make your weight-loss resolution shine with these 5 easy tips.

Stressful life, sleepless night

About a third of Americans are sleep-deprived as a result of political and economic anxieties.

Are sleep issues breaking your heart?

Obstructive sleep apnea doesn't just keep you from getting a good night's sleep—it may be causing you serious cardiac problems.

Restful nights make for bright minds

Children who consistently get proper sleep are apt to see better outcomes in brain development and academic performance.

Rejoice in an extra hour of sleep

Sleep medicine docs share how the 'fall back' portion of Daylight Saving Time makes more of a difference than one might think.

Here’s something to sleep on

The optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night.