Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens prescribed anti-anxiety or sleep medications are much more likely to abuse those drugs than other teens, a new study warns.

Working Night Shift Slows Metabolism, Study Suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working by night and sleeping by day may slow down the body's metabolism, a small study suggests.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Disease Progression in Diabetics

FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney disease may progress faster for diabetics who have kidney disease and also suffer from sleep apnea, according to a new study.

Undiagnosed Sleep Problems May Be Common Among Firefighters

THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, shift work disorder and restless leg syndrome are common among firefighters, new research shows.

Health Tip: Easing Your Child's Bedtime Fears

(HealthDay News) -- Anxiety can interfere with your child's sleep, not to mention yours.

Health Tip: Keep Your Bedroom Pleasing

(HealthDay News) -- The design and atmosphere of your bedroom can impact the quality of your sleep.

Study Builds Case for Later High School Starting Time

FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens go to sleep much later than younger children, according to a study that lends support to later start times in high schools.

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain, Study Reports

MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.

Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea may make it hard for you to remember simple things, such as where you parked your car or left your house keys, a small study suggests.

Make the Most of This Weekend's Time Change

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple steps can help make this weekend's time change easier to cope with, a sleep expert says.