Medical News Today: Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours is tied to higher risk of death and cardiovascular problems, with more being worse than less, says global study.

Medical News Today: Even minor sleep problems raise women’s blood pressure

A new study concludes that even minor sleep disturbances, such as finding it difficult to nod off, can increase the risk of hypertension in women.

Medical News Today: Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates.

Medical News Today: Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep

Lack of sleep can impact our health, but can too much sleep also be harmful? New research links both extremes to an increased risk of metabolic problems.

Medical News Today: Single brain ‘switch’ controls both sleep and wakefulness

Contrary to current scientific theories, our brains do not use several areas to control sleep and wakefulness, suggests a new study.

Medical News Today: Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people

A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes.

Medical News Today: Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes

Sleep deprivation can make you crave more junk food, warns a new study. And, giving in to these poor eating habits may contribute to the risk of diabetes.

Medical News Today: Why do I wake up gasping for air?

Waking up gasping for air can be a frightening experience, especially if it has never happened before. Fortunately, many underlying conditions, such as anxiety, sleep apnea, and GERD, are treatable. In this article, learn why a person wakes up gasping for air, what tips and medicines may help, and when to see a doctor.

Medical News Today: Five weird things you might do in your sleep

Many people engage in strange behaviors during sleep. From the mildly embarrassing to the downright dangerous — learn more about them in this Spotlight.

Medical News Today: Is it possible to keep alert at night safely?

Some people work strange hours, long hours, or have busy lives with a lot of stress. In all cases, it can mean they find themselves falling asleep at work. There are some simple lifestyle adjustments that can be made to keep you alert safely for productive tasks. Learn more about staying awake at work here.