Sleep disorders are associated with more parental stress

Editor’s Note: Dr. Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is chief medical officer at BeMe Health and on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CNN — When I found out I was expecting my son a couple of years ago, it wasn’t the process of labor I was most terrified … Read more

Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Parkinson’s Disease

We’ve all had the experience of acting out our dreams, but this may be a harbinger of dreaded neurological diseases. Actor Alan Alda, best known for his role on the comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H* thought he was being threatened as he slept and threw a bag of potatoes at the attacker. When he awoke, he … Read more

A few minutes of brisk activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s Note: Seek advice from a health care provider before starting a workout program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do daily — walking from room to room, preparing a presentation at your desk, running up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry or taking a jog around the … Read more

Insomnia Snacks: Try These Foods for a Better Night’s Sleep

While you’ve probably heard that it is best not to nosh before bedtime, experts say certain snacks can help you sleep more soundly. Eating the right foods or particular combination of foods in the evening hours could mean the difference between a fitful or restful sleep, says Healthline. Studies have shown that intake of fats, … Read more

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: 6 keys to keeping sharp in 2023

Editor’s Note: CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a practicing neurosurgeon and the author of the new book, “12 Weeks to a Sharper You: A Guided Program.” CNN — At least once a year, we read a sparkling headline about some promising new drug that might help patients with Alzheimer’s disease. And at … Read more

Sleepyheads need these 3 habits to get rid of grogginess: study

Always wake up feeling groggy? There’s a solution to that. Scientists believe they found a foolproof three-step formula to turn sluggishness into a refreshed morning feeling. Though it’s only three factors, some might find it a little difficult, considering it involves exercise and avoiding sugar. Researchers at the University of California believe the key to … Read more

The New Heart Health Guidelines You Need To Know About

Maintaining a healthy heart is a challenge for many people. It requires dedication to a workout regimen, eating healthy food and staying in touch with your doctor about your cardiovascular disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and more). Cardiovascular disease ― which includes heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, arrhythmia … Read more

Long-COVID symptoms worsened by stressful events

A recent study published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences reported that life stressors impact post-acute symptoms and long-term outcomes after hospitalization for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) have been observed in 25% to 69% of non-hospitalized patients and 33% to 90% of hospitalized patients. The variable prevalence could stem from … Read more

3 Underrated Tips To Prevent Heart Disease, From A Cardiologist

On the subject of sleep, Twyman also stresses the importance of living in tune with your circadian rhythm. Your circadian biology is so significant for overall health, in fact, that he even considers it step No. 1 on the road to optimal well-being. “Your circadian biology dictates how your nutrients get processed in your system,” … Read more

Artificial light while asleep linked to higher diabetes risk

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful hints to achieve better sleep. CNN — Sleeping in a room exposed to outdoor artificial light at night may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a study of nearly 100,000 Chinese adults. People who lived in areas … Read more