Health Tip: When Is the Right Time for a Nap?

(HealthDay News) -- Naps are essential for a growing baby, and they offer a needed break for busy parents. But when is the right time to let baby nap, so it doesn't interfere with bedtime?

Short Flashes of Light May Treat Jet Lag

TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are working on a faster light-based therapy to prevent jet lag.

Poor REM Sleep May Be Linked to Higher Risk for Anxiety, Depression

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia.

Texting After Dark May Harm Teens' Sleep, Grades

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain

THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults' risk of dementia, a new study finds.

Bedbug Gene Mapping May Yield Critter's Secrets

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Bedbugs have been making humans' skin crawl for thousands of years as they creep out of their hiding places in bedding at night to feast on people's blood, leaving an itchy, tell-tale rash in their wake.

Health Tip: Don't Use Smartphone in the Bedroom

(HealthDay News) --If you keep a smartphone on your nightstand and take a peek just before bed, you may be jeopardizing your sleep.

Sleepless Nights Might Raise Women's Type 2 Diabetes Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have chronic sleep problems may have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Harvard researchers report.

Too Much Social Media Could Mess Up Your Sleep, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who spend too much time on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram may pay the price in poor sleep, new research suggests.