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.


Most people don't use the sleep aid zolpidem safely. They often take too high a dose, use it continuously for too long a period of time, or combine it with other central nervous system depressants, a new study suggests.

National Guard soldiers may be plagued with sleep problems when they return home from the battlefield, according to a small study.

During the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of overdose is 5 times higher than with opioid use alone, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.

Kindergarteners whose mothers experienced depressive symptoms during the prenatal and postnatal periods, or the postnatal period alone, are more likely to experience sleep disturbances, according to pilot data.

Being exposed to a noisy workplace all day may cause stress that carries over into the evening and reduces sleep quality, suggests a small study from Taiwan.