Mouth Taping: Is It Safe?

Another viral trend would have you believing that mouth taping helps with snoring, bad breath and allergies. But the lack of scientific evidence suggests otherwise.

Person sleeping in bed with tape on mouth to stop snoring.

Why Do We Dream?

Have you ever wondered what dreams are and why some seem so weird? A behavioral sleep medicine doctor discusses what experts do — and don’t — know about dreams.

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Melatonin Overdose in Children

More and more parents are turning to melatonin supplements to help their kids sleep, but finding the right dose is important. Our pediatric experts discuss melatonin use for kids.

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Melatonin for My Child: What Parents Should Know

If your child is struggling to fall or stay asleep, you may wonder if a melatonin supplement can help. Two pediatricians explain why melatonin shouldn’t be your first-line defense for helping your child sleep.

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Is Sexsomnia Real — and Could You Have It and Not Know It?

If you haven’t heard of sexsomnia, you’re not alone. The rare sleep disorder is when you experience sexual behaviors while asleep. It can be dangerous to you and those around you. But it can be treated with medication and by focusing on better sleep hygiene.

Person with the sleep disorder sexsomnia.

How To Stop Snoring

Snoring can be exhausting, both for you and your loved ones. It can lead to serious health issues, too. But there are steps you can take at home to reduce your snoring.

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Should You Try Polyphasic Sleep?

While most of us sleep in one chunk every night, some people try alternative sleep patterns, like a polyphasic sleep schedule. But is it right for you?

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Is It Healthy To Drink Water Before Bed?

Maybe don’t reach for that full glass of water before bed. While it’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day, drinking a lot of water before bed can lead to unwanted sleep interruptions that can affect your overall health.

A person sitting up in bed and drinking a glass of water while another person sleeps next to them