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What Things Can Make Narcolepsy Worse?

Narcolepsy disrupts nighttime sleep and causes attacks of sleepiness, and sometimes muscle weakness, during the day. With a condition that can interfere with your life...

Sleep Disorders in TBI Tied to Increased Dementia Risk

Sleep disorders among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are independently associated with an increased risk for dementia, new research suggests. Results of a large...

Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy

A novel, once-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate is safe and effective for treating both subjective and objective symptoms of narcolepsy, new research suggests. Top-line results...

Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. To say that the world of children has been turned upside...

Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens’ Sleep

The combination of immersive virtual reality (VR) and slow breathing techniques helps promote bedtime relaxation and improves overall sleep quality in adolescents with and those...

Sunset Daylight Saving Time, Sleep Experts Say

In the interest of public health and safety, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is calling for the elimination of daylight saving time in...

An Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

Frequent nightmares are independently linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research shows. In what researchers describe as “surprising” findings, results from...

Striking Uptick in Anxiety, Other Psych Meds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The psychological, physical, and financial aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...

Insomnia — The Mark of Medical Practice

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — I’ve never been a deep sleeper, typically waking at 4 or 5...