Tablets and E-readers May Disrupt Your Sleep

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who receive a tablet or e-book reader for the holidays might wind up spending some sleepless nights because of their new gadget.

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

(HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea causes brief disruptions in breathing as you sleep. It can lead to any of the dangers of sleep deprivation, such as daytime fatigue.

Health Tip: When Children Wake at Night

(HealthDay News) -- Night waking means loss of vital sleep for both children and their parents.

Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic sleep loss is rampant in America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new research suggests.

Alcohol Before Bedtime Won't Help Your Sleep, Study Finds

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five Americans turns to alcohol sometimes to help them fall asleep, but that can lead to sleep problems later in the night, a new study finds.

Gout Attacks More Common at Night: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acute gout attacks occur two times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, a new study finds.

Almost All U.S. Teens Are Sleep Deprived, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 90 percent of American high school students are chronically sleep-deprived, putting their health and academic performance in jeopardy, a new report finds.

For Young Kids, Too Little Sleep Linked to Later Obesity

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep and sleep-related breathing problems appear to boost children's risk of obesity, a new study finds.

Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night

TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many women have to get up more than once a night because of a full bladder, a new study finds.