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2014-09-29 07:44:17

Sleep is crucial for our mental, emotional and physical health, so it is necessary to understand some of the different sleep disorders which could affect a person.

Using Benedryl For Sleep Could Be Your Worst Nightmare
2013-10-07 15:03:46

People take antihistamines to help with their allergies, but the medicine is also known fcausing drowsiness. While medicines like Benadryl can help people fall asleep, a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert says it shouldn't be used as a sleep aid.

2012-06-28 06:27:32

It’s hard enough sleeping with someone who tosses and turns at night, but imagine if they kicked and punched instead! Thankfully, researchers may have possibly identified risk factors associated with this rare sleep disorder.

2010-09-02 11:42:50

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are very common, yet are not generally well understood by doctors and other health care professionals.

2010-05-03 07:56:21

Reports have suggested that sleep problems in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are associated with challenging daytime behaviors.

2009-11-05 14:09:44

After a late night of texting, instant-messaging or updating Facebook, it’s hardly surprising that many teenagers show up groggy for school. And, studies show, sleep deprivation can lead to poor academic performance, truancy and greater dropout rates, especially for those prone to depression.

2009-06-09 09:42:44

Nearly 1 in 10 patients with obstructive sleep apnea also experience "parasomnia" symptoms such as sleepwalking, hallucinations and acting out their dreams, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found.

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2008-06-09 12:15:00

Insomnia complaints among college students are significantly associated with a decline in school performance based on self-reported grade-point average (GPA), according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.