Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America

THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undiagnosed sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, are common among older U.S. adults, especially among certain minority groups, a new study finds.

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals.

Menopausal Women's Sleep May Suffer at Different Times of the Month

TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As women begin menopause, hormone fluctuations increase the risk of sleep problems during certain phases of the menstrual cycle, according to a small new study.

Most Physical Activity Helps You Sleep Better

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of physical activity help you sleep better, while others might leave you tossing and turning, a new study finds.

Poor Sleep, Snoring Before Diagnosis Tied to Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, June 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who had poor sleep and frequent snoring before their cancer diagnosis appear to have lower survival rates, a new study finds.

Car Crash Risk Doubles for New Users of Sleeping Pills, Study Finds

THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sedative sleeping pills such as Ambien can nearly double the risk for car accidents among new users compared with nonusers, new research suggests.

Babies Who 'Resettle' on Their Own Get Better Sleep

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who "resettle" after waking up are more likely to sleep through the night, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Older Children Need a Bedtime Routine, Too

(HealthDay News) -- Older children need a consistent bedtime and wind-down routine as much as infants and toddlers do.

'Talk Therapy' May Help Persistent Sleeplessness

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Non-drug therapy can help adults who lie awake in bed most nights, a review of research finds.

Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier

MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concentration and attention problems caused by sleep deprivation might be eased by eating less late at night, according to a new study.