Your ability to fall asleep at the drop of a hat makes people with insomnia jealous. But are your sleep habits enviable — or not? A sleep medicine psychologist reveals the truth.
When throbbing, creeping or pulling sensations in your legs keep you up at night, the only way to get to sleep is to move your legs. Learn what to try at home to treat restless legs syndrome.
Insomnia can rob you of energy the next day, fog your thinking and put you in harm’s way on the road. Common crutches for sleeplessness can hurt, rather than help, your quest for rest. Find out what really works.
If you’re up to 1,000 when counting sheep at night, you’ve probably got insomnia. Find out how well melatonin supplements work in helping you fall asleep and stay asleep.
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Too much noise and too much caffeine are common culprits to poor sleep, but light can keep you from getting adequate rest too, recent research shows.
Sleeping less than seven or eight hours a night causes blood sugar problems that resemble diabetes. A recent study suggests that two nights of extended sleep may reverse these effects for some people.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our new series, “The Short Answer.” Sleep disorders expert Harneet Walia, MD, answers this one.
Getting a good night’s sleep can be more of a struggle as you age. Whether illness or bad habits are keeping you up, a few changes can help you get better rest.
Chronic pain sufferers often deal with insomnia. Experts find behavioral therapy to be the single most effective treatment. Learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
The simple act of writing down what you’re grateful for before bed can lead to better sleep, nicer dreams and refreshing start to the next day.