Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Women, older people and those with lower incomes are more likely to use sleep medications, study finds, despite potential health harms

CNN — Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to medication to help them fall asleep or stay asleep, a practice that experts say can be dangerous to their health. A new study found that roughly 8 percent of U.S. adults report taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among … Read more

Sleep may be as important to heart health as diet and physical activity, research suggests

Sign up for CNN’s Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide contains useful tips for achieving better sleep. CNN — If you want to keep your heart healthy, add a good night’s rest to your to-do list, says a new study. Heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer, according to the US Centers … Read more

Over-processed food linked to mental decline, study finds

Editor’s note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed lifestyle that will improve your health for life. CNN — Eating ultra-processed foods for more than 20% of your daily calorie intake each day can put you on the road to cognitive decline, a new study has … Read more