'Sleep Drunkenness' Is Common and Linked to Other Behavior Issues

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Sleep drunkenness" is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in 15 Americans, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults.

Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge

MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.

Getting Back to School Sleep Schedules

SATURDAY, Aug. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the new school year begins, parents need to get their children and teens back on their normal sleep routines, an expert says.

Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- A child's fear can interfere with sleep, but parents can offer soothing words of calm and reassurance.

Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.

Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules

SUNDAY, Aug. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't wait until the last minute to help children get back into their normal sleep schedules for school, an expert says.

Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severe sleep apnea may raise the risk of high blood pressure that's resistant to drug treatment, a new study finds.

Health Tip: If Your Child is Having Nightmares

(HealthDay News) -- If your child has frequent nightmares or night terrors, keeping a sleep diary can help pinpoint the underlying issue.

Belsomra Approved for Insomnia

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Belsomra (suvorexant) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia.

Employees Benefit From Natural Light, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study.