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.
Listen up, insomniacs! Tossing and turning into the wee hours may be more harmful than you think.
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.
Put bedtime bugaboos -- and your kids -- to rest with these expert solutions.
Yes, Americans are stressed over the economy.
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.
Are you getting enough sleep? If not, it could be hurting your health.
Is there anything a person can do to stop snoring or possibly reduce the amount of snoring at night? It's so loud.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
It was the sock in the jaw that finally did it.
Are you getting enough sleep? For years, Cynthia McKay wasn't.
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.
Your phone may be keeping you awake - and not because it's ringing.
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.
Getting enough rest should be as simple as just shutting your eyes.
CNN's Judy Fortin reports on a new way to catch some zzz's during your day.
It's the middle of the night and Steven Ford is wide awake.
Can't sleep? You may not be the only one looking for ways to treat insomnia as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
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.
Consultation: Sleep expert Daniel Kripke reviews the research and says 8 hr. is not necessarily best for all
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
He went a record-breaking 17 minutes without breathing, thanks to intensive training, stamina and some lucky human evolution
Driving a taxi for a living can be exhausting. Just ask 62-year-old Stephen Belcher of Atlanta, Georgia.
Fatigue can be a sign of a more serious health problem, as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
New research finds babies and toddlers who don't get enough sleep could become obese. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.
The Grey's star reveals to PEOPLE what led him to enter a psych ward
The heartless heartland gets another close-up in Charlize Theron's latest film
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study linking loud snoring with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
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.
A new study suggests that excessive daytime drowsiness may foretell a risk for stroke and other vascular disorders
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
Actor Brad Renfro has died at age 25, PEOPLE has confirmed.
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.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on research that could show why women with a certain gene run a higher risk of cancer.
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.)
England's government is set to pay for pressurized air masks that combat sleep apnea. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
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.
Travel can put a crimp in a good night's sleep, but the road-weary can try some measures to fight fatigue.
Three studies examine Americans' sleep deprivation, pointing to cellphones and work as chief culprits, and the consequences of sleeplessness for kids
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.
Though it has long been dismissed as a serious illness, scientists find a gene linked to the often debilitating syndrome
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.
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.
Merck and its Danish partner Lundbeck said they discontinued studies on an experimental insomnia drug and will not be submitting it to the FDA.
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.
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...
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.
Eli Lilly & Co. agreed to buy Hypnion, a privately owned company specializing in treatments for sleep disorders, the companies said Monday.
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.
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?
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.
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...
"It took a long time to figure out what the film was," says director Christopher Nolan of his latest, "The Prestige."
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.
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.
The fast-growing sleeping-pill business could be in for a big wake-up call from Pfizer.
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.
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...
The good, the bad and the silly
A new pill from Japanese drug maker Takeda Pharmaceuticals promises to put you to sleep without knocking you out.
A British man has been cleared of murdering his father after claiming the fatal attack took place while he was sleepwalking.
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.
Sleep is one of the main concerns on the minds of business travelers when they fly across oceans and bed down in unfamiliar cities.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...