Sleep Disorders

Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression treated with antidepressants, or mental illness in general is linked with an increased risk of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according to a study published online in Neurology.


Teenagers living in single-parent households may have more difficulty getting a good night's sleep than their peers growing up with two parents, a new study suggests.

Too little sleep might be a sign of - or a contributor to - emotional problems, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among teens, a large European study suggests.

Insomnia treatment that's delivered through a Web-based program or videoconference may help people feel less tired during the day.

Nearly 12% of 80-year-old women in 2008 used benzodiazepines, which the American Geriatrics Society says should generally be avoided in the elderly, U.S. pharmacy data revealed.

Kids with autism and related disorders are prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially in the bedroom, may make their sleep problems worse.