An under-examined danger of insomnia

Insomnia is a widespread sleep disorder among American adults, affecting more than 20% of the population. More than one third of adults in the US experience symptoms of insomnia on one or more nights per week, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and as many as...

Does co-sleeping protect kids from obesity?

Into the ongoing, sometimes contentious conversation about, the merits and risks of co-sleeping comes this interesting new information. A recent study, presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, suggests that young children who share a bed with their...

Sleep apnea linked to cancer

We’ve known for some time that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Now, for the first time, two separatestudies have found a link between sleep apnea and cancer in humans....