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Pediatrics

Getting a good night's rest is vital for neurodiverse children—pediatric sleep experts explain why

Most of us are all too familiar with the consequences of a poor night's sleep—be it interrupted sleep or simply too little of it. If you're a parent with kids at home, it often leaves you and your children on edge.

Overweight & Obesity

Weight-loss drug Zepbound eases sleep apnea in company trials

Zepbound, one of the wildly popular weight-loss drugs that millions of Americans now take, eased sleep apnea in obese adults in two company trials, drug maker Eli Lilly announced Wednesday.

Diabetes

Could lack of sleep increase your risk of type 2 diabetes?

Not getting enough sleep is a common affliction in the modern age. If you don't always get as many hours of shut-eye as you'd like, perhaps you were concerned by news of a recent study that found people who sleep less than ...

Cardiology

CPAP alternative comparable for reducing blood pressure

People with hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea were no less likely to see their blood pressure drop over six months if they used a mandibular advancement device (MAD), which is inserted onto the teeth similar to a bite ...

Pediatrics

Melatonin use in children: Is a sleep aid supplement safe?

Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in the brain that's linked to your body's sleep and wake cycle. The natural release of melatonin is stimulated by darkness and suppressed by daylight. It's also available as a supplement ...