| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 12-year-old daughter goes to bed each night around 10 p.m., but usually can't fall asleep until 1 or 2 in the morning. Is this normal for a "tween," or should I talk to her doctor? What are some things that could cause insomnia in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:20 PM
NEW YORK — Last week, one of my good friends, who has a 6-week-old baby, went to a breast-feeding support group run by her local hospital. The nurse overseeing the group passed around a copy of the June issue of the journal Clinical Lactation, which...
| Sep 11, 2013
When even a Sonic Boom alarm — very loud and rigged to shake the bed — couldn't wake Terra Ziporyn Snider's teenage daughter for school, the former Wilmette mother knew there had to be a better way.
"My kids suffered hugely. My oldest...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:35 PM
After the first rest stop, I had a pretty good idea of how the Audi "Truth in 48" drive was going to go.
We pulled into a desert rest area somewhere in California, and Wayne Gerdes, the man who coined the term "hypermile," jumped out of the front...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Sleep deprivation makes people look unattractive and sad, according to a small study in the academic journal Sleep. That should seem obvious to anyone who’s ever looked at themselves in the mirror after skimping on sleep, but the analysis is...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Horrendous storms. Political unrest. Sleep deprivation. Those are some of the issues that have tripped up travelers this summer. The firstname.lastname@example.org inbox overflows with readers' complaints about various airlines, of course, but this year we've seen...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you can run 100 miles – and really, who can’t? – then you might consider doubling that distance. Turns out, scientists say, that those who go the longer distance show less neuromuscular fatigue, muscle damage and inflammation when...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A Harvard sleep expert testified in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case Friday that the singer suffered from almost total sleep deprivation that resulted from his use of the anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Charles Czeisler, who has both an MD and a PhD,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
"Mine," the very arresting and intensely personal new play by Laura Marks at the Gift Theatre, begins with a young woman having a baby at home and takes place entirely during the next few weeks of that newborn's life. If you look back at that title for...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Mar 27, 2013
Most of us wish we had more hours in a day. Then maybe there would be enough time to get the sleep too many of us are missing. We talked about sleep with Dr. Arnon Rubin, a sleep specialist and pulmonologist at Suburban Pulmonary and Sleep Associates....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If you want to get in beach body shape for spring break, don't spare a sagging mattress, especially if you're losing sleep over it.
Recent University of Chicago research concluded that without adequate sleep, fat cells don't properly...