Need a Nap? Here’s How Much Time is Best

If you find yourself dozing off to dreamland after lunch each day, you could be experiencing a ‘food coma.’ You could also be like millions of Americans who desperately need a nap. While most adults will admit they would like to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, the reality is that they’re getting … Read More

How to Help Your Body Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

Time changes in the fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules. Gaining or losing an hour of sleep, though, may leave you groggy and irritable. About 20 percent of Americans report they get less than six hours of sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider insufficient sleep … Read More

The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

Physicians agree getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for good health. A new study shows the amount of shut-eye you get on a nightly basis can cause serious consequences. The study found that people who sleep more than eight or less than six hours a night may be at increased risk for … Read More

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How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point.  It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, to share her suggestions for … Read More

How You Can Sleep Better If You Work the Night Shift

If you work a non-traditional shift like the night shift or rotating shifts, you may be missing out on more than daylight and watching your kids’ soccer games. You could be missing out on sleep and better health. Night shift workers who have trouble sleeping may have a condition known as shift work sleep disorder. … Read More

Daylight Saving Time: 4 Tips to Help Your Body Adjust

Nearly everyone looks forward to “falling back” and claiming that extra hour of sleep in autumn. But taking advantage of that extra rest and keeping the benefit can be tough. Time changes in the  fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules, says neurologist and sleep expert Tina Waters, MD, and it can take the body … Read More

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Insomnia: Get the Facts, Get Better Sleep

You toss. You turn. You stare at the clock and count down the minutes as morning creeps up. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, says Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, director of Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center. There is hope, though — and it starts with … Read More