Having trouble sleeping? If you use your phone around your bedtime, that could be why. Electronic devices emit blue light. It's part of any bright, white light, like the sun. Ashley McCain, a UW...
As we recover from the effects of daylight-saving time, some may take a melatonin supplement at supper to help with sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that your pineal gland, part of your circadian clock...
(Downloadable video and script for broadcasters) Dr. Vishesh Kapur of the UW Medicine Sleep Center sheds light on why you may still be tired despite getting extra sleep this weekend.
(Downloadable video, script) Dr. Nathaniel Watson talks about how parents can help elementary-age kids and teenagers reset sleep schedules. Children ages 6-12, he said, need nine to 12 hours of...
Flu season is underway, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC monitors and analyzes several indicators that signal the start of the flu season. Those criteria were met in the week...
As warmer weather rolls in, you might expect flu season to bid adieu until next fall. But each year is different, and the signs that typically herald the end of a flu season have not yet appeared,...
Every time we "spring forward," doctors say, the interruption in sleep affects our health. Studies have shown that stroke and heart attack risks increase in the near term after the time change. Nate...
Some people might think that tracking their sleep will give insight into their sleep quality, but some case studies at Rush University and Northwestern University found obsessing over the results on...
Medical researchers and clinicians anticipate a bad flu season. In the Puget Sound Area, the Seattle Flu Study will be up and running again this year, said Dr. Helen Chu, an assistant professor of...
Get your flu shot now, especially if you're healthy. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection control at Harborview Medical Center, explains the idea of "herd immunity." "The more people who get...