Sleep

Getting quality sleep is vital to your productivity, energy, and mental and physical health. Explore the different types and treatments of sleep problems and disorders—and what you can do to get a better night’s sleep.

The Science of Sleep: Stages and Cycles

Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Stages, and Sleep Architecture Your body’s natural daily rhythms are regulated by structures in the brain that help determine when you fall asleep and wake up. People progress through a series of distinct physiological stages during sleep. Each stage of sleep serves an important purpose in keeping …

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Medical Causes of Sleep Problems

If You’re Not Sleeping Well, There May Be a Medical Cause People who feel they sleep perfectly well may still be troubled by excessive daytime sleepiness because of a variety of underlying medical illnesses. A sleep disturbance may be a symptom of a health issue or an adverse effect of …

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Sleeping Pills and Natural Sleep Aids

All you need to know about prescription and over-the-counter sleep medications—as well as effective insomnia treatments that don’t come in pill form. Are sleeping pills or sleep aids right for you? It’s the middle of the night, and you’re staring at the ceiling, thinking about work, or bills, or the …

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Sleep Problems During Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including how well we sleep at night. These tips can help you overcome insomnia and get the rest you need. Do you have a sleep problem? The global coronavirus pandemic has changed much about our lives in the last few …

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Childhood Insomnia and Sleep Problems

Does your child have trouble sleeping? Insomnia, bedtime fears, night terrors, and bed-wetting are common children’s sleep problems. These tips can ensure your kid gets the rest they need. Understanding sleep problems in children Sleep problems are common among children, especially when they’re young. Insomnia, bedtime fears, night terrors, sleepwalking, …

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Therapy for Sleep Disorders

For many sleep problems such as insomnia, therapy can be more effective than sleeping pills—but without the unpleasant side effects or long-term health concerns.  Why therapy for sleep disorders and not medication? When you’re desperate for sleep, it can be tempting to reach for a sleeping pill or an over-the-counter …

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Sleep Tips for Older Adults

Are you a senior having trouble sleeping? These tips can help you deal with insomnia, overcome age-related sleep problems, and get a good night’s rest. Sleep and aging As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, such as becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, or experiencing …

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder, but you can put a stop to daytime sleepiness. Here’s all you need to know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments. What is narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, you can …

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Bothered by unpleasant feelings in your legs at night? Learn about the symptoms, self-help, and treatment of restless legs syndrome. What is restless legs syndrome (RLS)? Do strange and unpleasant sensations in your legs keep you up at night? Are you bothered by an almost irresistible urge to move your …

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Sleep Disorders and Problems

Do you have trouble sleeping, wake up feeling exhausted, or feel sleepy during the day? Here’s how to recognize the symptoms of a sleep disorder and get the treatment you need. What is a sleep disorder or sleep problem? A sleep disorder is a condition that frequently impacts your ability …

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