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Want a Good Night's Sleep? Then Never Do These Things Before Bed

These common mistakes disrupt your brain waves and cause you to toss and turn, preventing you from falling asleep quickly. What's more, you may wake up and be unable to fall back asleep. If you...

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The Danger of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

21 Sep 2017 | 106,308 Views

And it affects about 22 million Americans, even children. When it happens, it starves your body and organs of oxygen and can cause irregular heart rhythms. Check out these 11 signs today and see if you are afflicted with this potentially dangerous yet common condition.

The Steep Cost of Sleep Deprivation

07 Sep 2017 | 151,290 Views

Just one more reason to avoid making this mistake that leaves you more vulnerable to buildup of amyloid beta proteins in your brain, associated with dementia. Even worse, it can become a vicious cycle because the greater your plaque buildup, the more likely you are to fall into this health-harming trap in the first place.

Do Fewer Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk?

07 Sep 2017 | 23,884 Views

If you rarely have dreams, it could be a sign that you're lacking in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a phase of sleep that's important for learning, memory and mood. Recent research also suggests that if your REM sleep falls below a certain percentage of your total sleep cycle, your risk of dementia could be significantly increased.

Can Sleeping in Decrease Your Waist Size?

06 Jul 2017 | 29,639 Views

Sleeping in on weekends has been shown to lower your body mass index and may be a means of lowering your risk for heart disease, obesity and other health problems.

Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

22 Jun 2017 | 33,967 Views

Melatonin supplementation may help reset your internal clock leading to a better night's sleep, but its use in healthy children is controversial, especially for long periods. If your child has a hard time sleeping, here's what you should know about melatonin and other options for a good night's rest.

Air Pollution Is Linked to Poor Sleep

08 Jun 2017 | 17,029 Views

If you're having trouble sleeping and you can't figure out why, it's possible traffic-related air pollution could be to blame. Both nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine-particle pollution have been linked to sleep disturbances, highlighting the fact that your environment plays an important role in your body's ability to get high-quality sleep.

Tips and Tricks to Resolve Common Sleep Problems

01 Jun 2017 | 108,977 Views

Not getting enough sleep can lead to all sorts of problems including as much as doubling your risk of heart disease, a heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, there are many solutions for every type of sleeping problem, whether 'cognitive popcorn' has you tossing and turning, or you can't seem to stay asleep or have trouble waking up in the morning.

Are You Sleep Deprived? A Simple Test

18 May 2017 | 66,101 Views

The sleep onset latency test serves to reveal - in 15 minutes or less - whether you're severely sleep deprived, slightly sleep deprived or well rested. The test involves a spoon, a metal tray and a darkened bedroom and is a remarkably easy way to figure out if you need more sleep.

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

04 May 2017 | 208,503 Views

It's one of the most popular remedies for insomnia, and studies have found it helps improve the speed at which you fall asleep, and overall quality of sleep. Start with 400 to 900mg, 30 minutes to two hours before bed - but watch out for this.

Being a Night Owl Is Linked to Depression

27 Apr 2017 | 33,098 Views

If you tend to go to bed late and wake up late, also known as having an evening chronotype or being a night owl, you could be at increased risk for depression. While going to bed earlier is ideal, there's a simple strategy that may help to protect your health if you're awake after the sun goes down.

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