Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing opioid painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows.

Health Tip: Promote Peace in a Shared Bedroom

(HealthDay News) -- Kids who share a bedroom may bicker and fight, but parents can help promote a more peaceful co-existence.

Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests.

Your DNA May Determine How You Handle the Time Change

SATURDAY, March 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Some people have more trouble adjusting to daylight saving time than others and genes may be the reason why, says an expert on sleep/wake patterns.

How to Keep a Spring in Your Step With Daylight Saving Time

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Clocks will spring ahead one hour with the time change on Sunday morning, but medical experts have plenty of advice on how to weather that lost hour of sleep.

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you take melatonin supplements to help you nod off, take note: Many brands are inaccurately labeled, containing much less -- or much more -- of the sleep hormone than indicated, a new study reports.

What Guides Docs' Sleeping Pill Picks? 'Same Old Same Old,' Study Says

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to sleeping pill prescriptions, doctors often stick to the same old routine, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Learn Your Prime Sleep Time

(HealthDay News) -- Your sleep schedule doesn't have to be determined by family, work and social commitments. You can figure out optimal bed and wake times that afford the best, most restful sleep.

Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

SUNDAY, Feb. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This will come as no surprise to mothers, but a new survey finds that women with children living at home are more likely to be sleep-deprived than women without children.

Is a Drowsy Teen Headed for a Life of Crime?

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that teenage boys who are chronically sleepy in the daytime may be at higher risk of becoming violent criminals as adults.