WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 -- In hospitals around the world, noise complaints are booming. But some medical centers are trying to stem the 'round-the-clock' racket.
Medical equipment, air circulation machinery, announcements and staff pages create a cacophony of sounds 24/7 that can stress patients, staff and visitors alike, said Ilene Busch-Vishniac, a consultant on noise control.
MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 -- Getting a better night's shut-eye may be as easy as cracking open a bedroom window or door, a small new study suggests.
Dutch researchers used high-tech methods to track the nighttime movements of 17 healthy volunteers over five nights. Some of the participants slept with a bedroom door or window open, allowing for better ventilation in the room, while others did not.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2017 -- One-third of older Americans take something to help them sleep, but most don't discuss their sleep problems with a doctor, a new survey finds.
"Although sleep problems can happen at any age and for many reasons, they can't be cured by taking a pill, either prescription, over-the-counter or herbal, no matter what the ads on TV say," said poll director Dr. Preeti Malani, a geriatric medicine specialist at the University of Michigan.