Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder

MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with both atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea are less likely to have a recurrence of the heart rhythm disorder if they use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, a new report says.

Heavy Snoring, Apnea Tied to Earlier Brain Troubles

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy snorers and people with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory and thinking problems at younger ages than their well-rested peers, a new study suggests.

Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue Are the Stuff of Nightmares

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Depression, insomnia and exhaustion may be major risk factors for frequent nightmares, new research suggests.

Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep.

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five young people suffers from what's called "exploding head syndrome," a new study suggests.

Good Sleep Is Key to Good Sex

WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women looking to jump-start their sex life may want to spend more time in bed.

Health Tip: Sleep With Fresh-Smelling Sheets

(HealthDay News) -- Making sure that your bedsheets smell nice may help you drift into a sweeter sleep.

U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever

MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens don't get enough sleep, and the problem has only gotten worse since the 1990s, new research shows.

Sleepiness in Your Teen May Signal 'Weed' Use

FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who are being assessed for the sleep disorder narcolepsy should also be screened for marijuana use because the drug can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, researchers report.

Health Tip: Sleep More Comfortably With a CPAP Mask

(HealthDay News) -- A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine can help you sleep safer with sleep apnea, but adjusting to its mask can be difficult.