Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's

Do you catch yourself yawning during the day and yearning for an afternoon nap? You could be at more risk for Alzheimer's disease. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology found a potential link between excessive daytime ...

Health

How to get the most out of napping

While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it's important to consider the effects napping may bring.

Health

Guilty about that afternoon nap? Don't be. It's good for you.

You may be familiar with that feeling of overwhelming sleepiness during the mid-afternoon. It's common, occurs whether you've eaten lunch or not, and is caused by a natural dip in alertness from about 1 to 3pm. So, if you ...

Pediatrics

Kids' sleeping habits disrupted by sneaky media use

Preschoolers who spend more time watching television, playing video games or using computers—especially if they're sneaky at bedtime—get less sleep, say University of Michigan researchers.

Health

Are there health benefits to taking a nap?

Most people consider taking naps to be a much needed treat, but could there be real health benefits to catching up on some sleep? Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Philip Alapat discusses whether there are health benefits ...

Health

How NOT to nod off behind the wheel

(HealthDay)—At least one in five fatal motor vehicle accidents involves drowsy driving, U.S. traffic safety experts say. So it's vital that you recognize when you're sleepy behind the wheel.

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