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'Sleep drunkenness' affects 1 in 7, mostly sufferers of other disorders

"Sleep drunkenness" affects 1 in 7 people, many of them sufferers of mental illness who take medication, a new study shows.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:58pm EDT

Tags: sleep drunkenness, mental health, insomnia

When it comes to sleep, how does DC stack up against other cities?

On a night in the nation's capital and surrounding neighborhoods, D.C.area residents prepare to sleep after a long day. However, a full night's rest isn't really in store for them.

Sunday - 08/24/2014, 11:48am EDT

Tags: Jawbone, The Washington Post, mike murillo,

Research finds why older people sleep less

Research for the first time -- found a neurological reason for the loss of sleep in older people.

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 12:36pm EDT

Tags: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of Toronto/Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Clifford B. Saper

Summer may make sleep problems worse

For many people with sleep problems, this may be the toughest time of the year.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:33am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, sleep pattern, summer

Getting kids to sleep during the summer

Elementary school-aged children should get at least 10 hours of sleep per night. Toddlers need even more.

Sunday - 06/22/2014, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson

Driving sleep deprived can have same effects as drunk driving, expert says

A sleep expert is pointing to the dangers that can come from drowsy driving after a crash involving a sleep-deprived truck driver led to the death of one comedian and injured others, including actor Tracy Morgan.

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 09:32am EDT

Tags: Dr. Neal Maru, Integrated Sleep Services of Northern Virginia, sleep debt, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Beth Hensley

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Later high school start times earn mixed reviews in Reston

Fairfax County Public Schools officials were at South Lakes High School Tuesday to discuss with the community plans for changing high school start times.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Tags: FCPS,

Maryland to take hard look at school start times

Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign legislation that directs the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to make recommendations on whether public schools should start at 8 a.m. or later.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 07:23am EDT

Tags: school start times, Martin OMalley, Maryland, john aaron

Fairfax solicits feedback on 4 school start time plans

Parents will have two months to debate four school start time proposals.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools, school start times, teens

Fairfax County schools to discuss options for later start times

Students at Fairfax County Public Schools may be able to sleep a little longer if the school board approves proposals that would push back the school start time.

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 07:54am EDT

Tags: school start times, Fairfax County Public Schools, Kristi King, The Washington Post, Fairfax County school board

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