1. Can You “Catch up on Sleep” on Weekends?

    People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may not work. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend didn’t reverse it. In fact, there were …Read More

  2. Many Teens Are Sleep Deprived

    Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. They conducted a national poll of more than 1,000 parents with at least one child between 13 and 18 years old. Forty-three percent of the parents said th…Read More

  3. Shift Workers More Likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes

    Shift workers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, regardless of their genetic risk, according to new research. Shift work has long been linked to weight gain and poor sleep quality which can encourage unhealthy habits such as eating at irregular hours and getting less exercise. In this n…Read More

  4. Another Reason for Adequate Sleep: Safer Pregnancies

    Sleep is an emerging risk factor for various prenatal complications. Sleep, its duration and quality, may affect the baby. Research is showing that sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, may restrict oxygen flow to the baby and cause cardiovascular problems for the mother later in life. L…Read More