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Top jobs for night owlsupdated: Mon Apr 20 2009 12:02:00

At 2 a.m., most workers are asleep in their beds, blissfully unaware that their alarm clocks will sound in a few short hours. But for 41 percent of Americans this is the time of day is when they are most productive, according to a 2005 poll by the National Sleep Foundation.

Suicidal thoughts, high blood pressure associated with insomniaupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:39:00

Listen up, insomniacs! Tossing and turning into the wee hours may be more harmful than you think.

Moms: How to stop feeling so tiredupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:14:00

Being a mom is a tough job, but you don't have to feel exhausted all the time. Here are some of the reasons you might feel tired, and what you can do about them.

What to do if your child can't sleepupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:08:00

Put bedtime bugaboos -- and your kids -- to rest with these expert solutions.

Why we're sleeping lessupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 16:08:00

Yes, Americans are stressed over the economy.

Teen attempts suicide to give liver to dying fatherupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 03:00:00

A 13-year-old Chinese girl tried to commit suicide because she wanted her family to donate her liver to her cancer-stricken father, state media reported Thursday.

Study: Can more sleep help fight off colds?updated: Tue Jan 13 2009 11:56:00

Are you getting enough sleep? If not, it could be hurting your health.

How can someone stop or reduce snoring?updated: Mon Jan 12 2009 10:54:00

Is there anything a person can do to stop snoring or possibly reduce the amount of snoring at night? It's so loud.

Should your teen take melatonin for help with sleep?updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 13:03:00

Any parent with a teenager is familiar with how difficult it may be for them to get enough sleep. But some parents are finding help in a little pill: melatonin, a dietary supplement that helps regulate the body's sleep cycle. But should they?

Exercise plus sleep may lower cancer risk in womenupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 15:01:00

Regular physical activity may lower a woman's overall risk of cancer, suggests a new government study -- but only if her workouts don't cut into a good night's sleep. Otherwise, lack of shut-eye appears to cancel out much of exercise's protective benefits.

Daylight-saving time could sabotage your sleep scheduleupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 14:18:00

The thought of gaining an extra hour of sleep at the end of daylight-saving time may make you giddy with excitement -- but the time switch could also be a trigger for nighttime sleep and daytime alertness problems. Whether you have an existing sleep condition or you've always gotten regular shut-eye, there's a chance you could be hurting once the clock falls back on Sunday. Was Isiah Thomas OD Victim?updated: Sat Oct 25 2008 16:00:00

Several local media outlets reported police confirmed it was Thomas who was taken to the hospital. But reached on his cell phone, Thomas said he had not been treated for a sleeping pill overdose

When to take a sleeping pillupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 09:42:00

Chances are, someone you know takes a sleeping pill. One in four Americans takes a sleep aid every year, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and the numbers are even higher for women -- one in three uses some sort of sleep medication a few times a week.

We're married, sleeping separatelyupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 09:19:00

It was the sock in the jaw that finally did it.

FSB: Make sleep work for youupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 12:06:00

Are you getting enough sleep? For years, Cynthia McKay wasn't.

FSB: Sleepworking and shopping: Pills' surprising side effectsupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:55:00

Ever since Paul Lewis was a kid, he was a restless sleeper who sleepwalked now and then. But after he started his company, a forensic investigations firm called PG Lewis and Associates in Whitehouse Station, N.J., he found he never slept soundly enough to sleepwalk.

FSB: Not sleeping well? Turn off your cell phoneupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:51:00

Your phone may be keeping you awake - and not because it's ringing.

FSB: A business owner's nightmareupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:48:00

When it comes to sleep disorders, insomnia isn't the only affliction robbing the weary of rest - and profits. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and about half don't realize it. Sleep apnea causes sufferers' airways to close every few minutes and forces the individuals awake as they fight for air. The symptoms? Snoring and daytime sleepiness. The malady has been linked to serious harm, such as strokes and heart disease.

Sleepy? Try catching some Z's in a podupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 11:17:00

Getting enough rest should be as simple as just shutting your eyes.

Napping needsupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 11:17:00

CNN's Judy Fortin reports on a new way to catch some zzz's during your day.

Got insomnia? Here's how to get your ZZZs backupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 08:25:00

It's the middle of the night and Steven Ford is wide awake.

Sleep problemsupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 08:25:00

Can't sleep? You may not be the only one looking for ways to treat insomnia as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Sleeping at work -- more of us are doing itupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 19:31:00

At Jason Keith's last job, he discovered a colleague sound asleep at work -- head back, mouth open, snoring loudly -- while his co-workers laughed and snapped photos with their cell phone cameras. How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?updated: Fri Jun 06 2008 14:00:00

Consultation: Sleep expert Daniel Kripke reviews the research and says 8 hr. is not necessarily best for all CDC: Sleep Habits Linked to Healthupdated: Wed May 07 2008 12:00:00

People who sleep fewer than six hours a night -- or more than nine -- are more likely to be obese, according to a new government study that is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies How David Blaine Held His Breathupdated: Thu May 01 2008 19:00:00

He went a record-breaking 17 minutes without breathing, thanks to intensive training, stamina and some lucky human evolution

Fatigue is more than just plain tiredupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 11:30:00

Driving a taxi for a living can be exhausting. Just ask 62-year-old Stephen Belcher of Atlanta, Georgia.

Tired vs. fatiguedupdated: Mon Apr 28 2008 11:30:00

Fatigue can be a sign of a more serious health problem, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Getting your kids to sleepupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 17:57:00

New research finds babies and toddlers who don't get enough sleep could become obese. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains. Justin Chambers Opens Up About Sleep Disorderupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 09:54:00

The Grey's star reveals to PEOPLE what led him to enter a psych ward Sleepwalking: A Jaunt Down Mangled Main Streetupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 13:00:00

The heartless heartland gets another close-up in Charlize Theron's latest film

Snoring, health problems linkedupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 11:06:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study linking loud snoring with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

CNNMoney: A new sleeping pill? Keep dreamingupdated: Tue Mar 04 2008 11:06:00

Insomnia sufferers have a lot to keep them awake at night: many of the available drugs are loaded with side-effects, and big drugmakers can't seem to get their act together on new treatments. Sleepiness and Stroke Riskupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:00:00

A new study suggests that excessive daytime drowsiness may foretell a risk for stroke and other vascular disorders Nighttime Noise and Blood Pressureupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 16:40:00

Whether it's a partner's snore or an airplane's roar, noises can affect you even if they fail to rouse you from sleep. A new study tries to figure out why Brad Renfro Dies at 25updated: Wed Jan 16 2008 13:43:00

Actor Brad Renfro has died at age 25, PEOPLE has confirmed.

CNNMoney: Sleep drug awaits FDA wake-up callupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 14:56:00

Neurocrine Biosciences was set to learn on Wednesday whether federal regulators have approved Indiplon, an experimental short-acting sleeping pill analysts think will have a tough time competing.

Breast cancer geneupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 14:56:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on research that could show why women with a certain gene run a higher risk of cancer.

CNN Classroom Edition: Sleep - A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Specialupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 18:13:00

Record the CNN Special Classroom Edition: Sleep: A Dr. Sanjay Gupta Special when it airs commercial-free on Monday, December 31, 2007, from approximately 4:10 -- 5:00 a.m. ET on CNN. (A short feature begins at 4:00 a.m. and precedes the program.)

Stop snoring!updated: Tue Oct 02 2007 14:12:00

England's government is set to pay for pressurized air masks that combat sleep apnea. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Disorders that make sleep scaryupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 11:59:00

We spend a third of our lives asleep. And if the number of times you slap the snooze button every morning is any measure, those are some darn good times.

Sleep tips for the road-wearyupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 15:49:00

Travel can put a crimp in a good night's sleep, but the road-weary can try some measures to fight fatigue. Can't Sleep? Turn Off the Cellphone! updated: Fri Aug 31 2007 17:00:00

Three studies examine Americans' sleep deprivation, pointing to cellphones and work as chief culprits, and the consequences of sleeplessness for kids

CNNMoney: Sepracor misses expectations, stock dropsupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 22:59:00

Sepracor Inc .posted lower-than-expected results Friday and cut its 2007 outlook amid competition for its insomnia drug and reduced reimbursement for its asthma drug, sending its shares down 20 percent. Restless Legs Get Respectupdated: Tue Jul 24 2007 14:15:00

Though it has long been dismissed as a serious illness, scientists find a gene linked to the often debilitating syndrome

The benefits of: Sleepupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 08:58:00

It's a mistake to underestimate the power of sleep. The former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once proclaimed she slept only four hours a night.

Money Magazine: From Acupuncture to Vitamins: A guide to alternative therapiesupdated: Tue May 15 2007 16:04:00

With so many alternatives to conventional medicine, how do you know what works and what's just old-fashioned snake oil? Money Magazine takes a close look.

CNNMoney: Merck abandons insomnia drug studyupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 09:45:00

Merck and its Danish partner Lundbeck said they discontinued studies on an experimental insomnia drug and will not be submitting it to the FDA.

Three secrets to a good night's sleep updated: Mon Mar 19 2007 10:15:00

Whenever I tell friends that my mattress is decades old and that I have low-back pain, their eyes pop open. This repeated facial expression has prompted me to think that, yes, there could be a connection. Another clue is an experience I had recently when sleeping on a fabulously comfortable hotel mattress. My husband tried to pry my fingers from the mattress corners, but I wouldn't budge. I wanted to live there. Time for a new mattress.

Business 2.0: $20 billion for a good night's restupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 13:07:00

Tucked in an alley off Manhattan's financial district is a darkened storefront dotted with eight futuristic-looking white pods. Reclining in the capsules are two Wall Streeters who've ducked in for...

Prediabetes: 50 million metabolic time bombsupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 17:31:00

More than 50 million people in the United States may be ticking metabolic time bombs. Many are young. Most have no clue that they are on the verge of developing a potentially devastating disease. They are prediabetics and their numbers are growing.

CNNMoney: Lilly to buy Hypnion for insomnia pipelineupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 09:41:00

Eli Lilly & Co. agreed to buy Hypnion, a privately owned company specializing in treatments for sleep disorders, the companies said Monday.

Moms' 6 biggest sleep mistakes, and how to fix themupdated: Mon Feb 19 2007 16:31:00

You are how you sleep. It's the one-third of your life that most affects the two others. Of course, when your kids are young and you need lots of energy to get through the day, getting a good night's rest can be challenging.

CNNMoney: 5 home trends we never saw comingupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 11:24:00

Some of the latest trends in homebuilding and remodeling were not too hard to spot. Is anyone surprised that Americans, already living in monster homes, want even bigger ones?

Shortcuts: How to stay awake at nightupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 10:22:00

As sports fans in Great Britain burn the midnight oil watching the Ashes cricket series in Australia, CNN reveals the do's and don'ts of surviving all night, or doing an all-nighter, without succumbing to the ravages of tiredness.

Sleep apnea's real health risksupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 17:26:00

Do you toss and turn while your partner appears to be in a deep sleep, complete with loud snoring? You may not be the only one who is missing out on a good night's sleep.

Money Magazine: Sleep Your Way to Successupdated: Wed Nov 01 2006 00:01:00

Your alarm jolts you into consciousness every weekday morning; you need a cup or two of joe just to get out the door--and two or three more to make it through the day. You rub your eyes to stay awa...

'Batman' director finds magic in 'Prestige'updated: Fri Oct 20 2006 09:51:00

"It took a long time to figure out what the film was," says director Christopher Nolan of his latest, "The Prestige."

Sleepless nights can cause worse problems than grumpinessupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 17:25:00

Confession time: My husband has actually uttered the words "I'd rather take a nap than have sex." Is our marriage on the rocks? No, like 75 percent of adults, our problem is sleep -- he has insomnia; I snore.

CNNMoney: A big bet on a fix for snoringupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 10:32:00

A small medical device maker that's just gone public is hoping a unique treatment for sleep apnea and chronic snoring will help give a big lift to its stock - but the results so far have been mixed.

CNNMoney: Pfizer to jump into sleeping pill warsupdated: Tue Apr 11 2006 13:51:00

The fast-growing sleeping-pill business could be in for a big wake-up call from Pfizer.

Father, daughter can only dream of sleeping through the nightupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 15:25:00

It is 5:45 a.m. I am sleeping in a rented Ford Expedition, outside a grocery store in Liberty, Missouri. My producer David Steck and photojournalist Dominic Swann are inside, following our subjects Clay McQuerry and his 16-year-old daughter Bethany. Clay and Bethany are shopping for breakfast, alert and chipper.

Fortune: Valley of the Dollarsupdated: Tue Feb 14 2006 11:41:00

Oh, the agony of sleeplessness. "Last night she had only slept three hours with five red ones and two yellows," mourns Neely, a character in Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann's great work of p...

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Nov 10 2005 20:03:00

The good, the bad and the silly

CNNMoney: New pill won't put sedatives to sleepupdated: Mon Aug 08 2005 12:31:00

A new pill from Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals promises to put you to sleep without knocking you out.

Man cleared of sleepwalk murderupdated: Fri Mar 18 2005 08:16:00

A British man has been cleared of murdering his father after claiming the fatal attack took place while he was sleepwalking.

Documents: Prozac use reports more likely to list suicideupdated: Tue Jan 04 2005 13:07:00

Internal documents from Eli Lilly and Co. appear to indicate that the drug maker had data more than 15 years ago showing that adverse-effect reports for Prozac were far more likely to list suicide attempts and violence than reports for other antidepressants.

In search of a good night's sleepupdated: Wed May 26 2004 11:58:00

Sleep is one of the main concerns on the minds of business travelers when they fly across oceans and bed down in unfamiliar cities.

Business 2.0: Better Managing Through Chemistry An abridged guide--and comprehensive formulary--to health and survival in the workplace.updated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

Your boss has stopped saying hello in the morning. One of your underlings now goes to the weekly meeting that you're no longer invited to. Everybody at the office is looking tanned, fit, and rel...

Money Magazine: The Sound and the Fury A new treatment for snoring can help both of you sleep happily ever after.updated: Wed Aug 01 2001 00:01:00

Let's face it: Snoring is embarrassing. No one wants to picture him- or herself supine, slack-mouthed and roaring away like a chainsaw. But about 40 million Americans do it--and for as many as half...

FSB: Dr. Sandman Is In Clinics cater to those who toss, turn, or snoreupdated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

We are a people obsessed with what goes on between the sheets. If you're young and frisky, that would be sex. If you've passed a certain age, all you may really want is to sleep, perchance to dream...

Fortune: Readers Sound Off On Sleep Disorders, Messy Desks, Office Pests,... And Moreupdated: Mon Apr 27 1998 00:01:00

Friends, let's start with the really important stuff: This is an urgent medical bulletin to anybody out there who falls asleep in meetings, or knows someone who falls asleep in meetings, or just ge...

Fortune: THE EXECUTIVE INSOMNIAC Lack of sleep can affect your performance in sneaky ways. Learn to wind down, worry in advance, exerciseupdated: Mon Oct 08 1990 00:01:00

Sleeplessness makes it hard to be the model executive. He comes on crisp and sharp-creased; poor insomniac you, even in a fresh suit, feel like a bag of stale laundry. He's easy with people, intere...


Dotty Bowers had suffered severe headaches since childhood, and they only got worse with time. No one seemed able to help -- not her family doctor in Middlebury Heights, Ohio, who prescribed ever-s...

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