Home > Medical > Sleep Disorders > News News All sections in Sleep » About Sleep » Health Tips » Insomnia » Research » Narcolepsy » Sleep News » Sleep and Diet » Sleep and Travel » Snoring Can dirty air keep you awake? Researchers say that air pollution causes upper airway irritation, swelling and congestion, which may affect breathing patterns and sleep. Missing two hours of sleep can double chances of car crash A study found that sleep-deprived drivers' crash risk increased steadily with fewer hours of sleep, compared with drivers who got seven or more hours of sleep. Sleep – is Lactium® the new mother’s milk? Many of us are living in a constant state of stress, which prevents us from getting a good night's sleep. Lactium, a patented product derived from milk protein may be just what we need. Quiz Are you sleep-deprived? » Health Tip: Making the transition to sleep VIRAL: millions are watching this video to fall asleep! Sleep paralysis is frightening but not dangerous If you wake up during REM sleep, you may hallucinate but won't be able to move, which can be terrifying. New discovery could lead to better insomnia treatment The identification of a specific brain circuit in mice may help scientists to develop therapies that could induce much higher-quality sleep in humans. Sleep apnoea linked to aggressive melanoma While it's impossible to say that sleep apnoea causes melanoma to become more aggressive, researchers found that apnoea was more common and severe in melanoma patients. Should people with sleep apnoea be allowed to drive? Compared to a control group, sleep apnoea patients were more likely to say they had a high risk of sleepiness while driving. They were also more likely to admit they've fallen asleep while driving. How your brain knows it's time to sleep What time does your brain think it is? Insomnia or daytime sleepiness are about more than just how much you sleep. Insomnia: therapy preferable to medication People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to cognitive behavioural therapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills, the American College of Physicians recommends. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!