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.


People who have disrupted sleep cycles or less variation in their activity levels around the clock may be more likely to have depression, bipolar disorders and other mental health issues, a UK study suggests.

Sleep-tracking devices and mobile apps can help engage users in improving sleep health, but none of the consumer technologies has been validated to screen for sleep disorders, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine said in a new statement.

Menopause symptoms make middle-aged sleep problems more likely for some women, a study from South Korea suggests.

Green-bright-light therapy is no better than red light for treating adolescents and young adults with delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSWPD), researchers from Australia report.

Trazodone can improve some aspects of sleep quality in people with insomnia, according to data from a new meta-analysis.