School-aged children (5 to 12 years old) need 9 to 12 hours of sleep each night, but many children get only 7 to 8 hours per night — sometimes even less.
Think turning in at 12:30 a.m. and dragging yourself out of bed when the alarm sounds at 6 a.m. is no big deal? Here Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, explains why your health depends on reprioritizing a good night’s sleep.
Research links sleep disorders to cognitive troubles. Our experts explain how improving your sleep may bolster your brain function.
A new study finds teens who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to use alcohol or drugs, or get in fights. Here are practical tips for encouraging your teen to get more shut-eye.
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Bedroom temperature affects the quality of you sleep, especially during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage, according to a sleep psychologist. Find out what she says is the ideal sleeping temperature.
“Pink noise” isn’t a magic bullet. But it is one useful tactic that could help you get the rest you need. Our sleep expert explains.
If you suffer from acid reflux at night, you may get relief in an unexpected way: by sleeping on a specially designed pillow.
We all feel unusually tired or drained at times, but could your lack of energy be a sign of something else? Learn more about two possibilities: fatigue and narcolepsy.
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.