Stressed and sleepless in the UK

According to a couple of news reports from Britain, the ongoing financial crises—and the stress they cause to everyone from bank executives to everyday investors—are taking a toll on health, well being, and sleep. This news story focuses on the effects of the European...

Another Reward for Living Longer

You got it: better sleep may actually be one of the secret benefits of living longer and living healthier. A study in the May 1 issue of the journal Sleep indicates that sleep factors big time into one’s quality of life and longevity.

Sleep Loss, Brain Loss

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, as the old adage goes. But so is sleep.
Last week a new study emerged indicating that chronic insomnia may be doing more damage to your brain than you ever thought: it could be associated with a wasting away of its gray matter.