Smoking, head injury, pesticide use may be risk factors for rare sleep disorder

Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, farming and less education may be risk factors for a rare sleep disorder that causes people to kick or punch during sleep, according to a study published in the June 27, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


National Consumer Research Institute Predicts Top Five Health Trends for 2012

The need for better sleep and a growing appetite for liquid energy shots and health-related smartphone apps are among the top consumer health trends expected to make headlines in 2012, according to a leading national research group studying health-related attitudes and behavior in America.

CDC Releases Sleep Facts for 50 States

CDC fact sheets on insufficient sleep are available for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands). Each fact sheet includes a table with the prevalence of insufficient rest or sleep (?

Insufficient Sleep among High School Students Associated with a Variety of Health-Risk Behaviors

According to a study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 70 percent of teens are not getting the recommended hours of sleep. This lack of sleep is associated with a variety of risky behaviors such as physical inactivity, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, fighting, and sexual promiscuity.

People Who Eat and Sleep Late May Gain Weight

Staying up late, sleeping in every day and eating after 8:00 pm may be risk factors in weight gain.

Marriage Problems Linked to Poor Sleep in Toddlers

A new study of more than 350 families found that marital instability when infants are 9 months predicted difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep when they were 18 months old. This finding held true even after considering factors like children's temperaments, parents' anxiety levels, and birth order. However, the researchers found that the inverse wasn't true—children's sleep problems did not predict marital instability.

Sleep and Lifestyle - Managing Priorities and Sleep

Many people have lifestyles that challenge their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Maybe you are a student, shift worker, or just have a busy 

Sleep, Diet and Exercise; Key to Your Fitness Goals

Summer and swimsuit season are right around the corner! Did you know that a good night’s sleep can help you slim down and maintain an ideal body weight?