Sleep Deprivation Hits Teens Hardest

Sleep Deprivation Hits Teens Hardest

Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine talks about the problem of teens not getting enough sleep…. As a pediatrician, I find that there are few topics that parents want to discuss more than sleep. Parents worry...
Can Naps Make Up For Sleep Deficits?

Can Naps Make Up For Sleep Deficits?

Nytimes.com reader asks the Ask Well column the following question. “There’s been lots of coverage lately about meeting exercise recommendations by completing small chunks of exercise throughout the day rather than one, continuous session. Does the same...
A Cure For Junk Food Cravings? Sleep

A Cure For Junk Food Cravings? Sleep

If you crave chocolate or Cheetos after a hectic day, it may be because you’re sleep deprived, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that lack of sleep may lead to increased appetite and affinity for unhealthy foods. According to the Centers for Disease...
Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Patterns

Bipolar Disorder and Sleep Patterns

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds links betweens sleeping patterns, circadian rhythms and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is characterized by periods of hyperactivity...

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