Ways to Perk Up After a Sleepless Night

The only thing worse than a sleepless night is dragging yourself to work the next day. Learn how to cope when you’re sleep deprived with these tips.

Why You’re Not Sleeping Well

In a perfect world, every adult would get somewhere between seven to nine hours of sleep a night — the amount that experts say is needed for maximum health. But that doesn’t always happen. Approximately 65 percent of Americans report experiencing a sleep problem at least a few times each ...

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Why Is It So Difficult to Get Good Sleep as We Age?

Not sleeping well? Age-related insomnia is not something you should ignore.

Do you find yourself waking up earlier than you did in your 20s and 30s? Some older adults don’t mind rising at the crack of dawn. Others, however, complain of constant fatigue — especially if pain or chronic conditions are preventing them from falling asleep or forcing them to get up in the middle of the night.

It’s a myth that older adults need less sleep than young adults: Seniors still ...

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Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

Stop the tossing and turning! Try these snooze-friendly tips.

Why You Should Prioritize Sleep

When responsibilities mount, sleep is the first thing to drop off the priority list. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3 in 10 people are getting 6 or less hours of sleep. And that’s a problem since experts argue that getting adequate zzz’s is as important to health and well-being as diet and exercise. If you have a hard time falling asleep, ...

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Your All-Day Diet for a Better Night’s Sleep

A pro-sleep diet starts not just before you go to bed, but the moment you wake up. Here’s what to eat and what to avoid for a night of great ZZZ’s.

How Food Affects Your Sleep

Poor sleep has been linked to a host of health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high-blood pressure, depression, and more. A 2012 study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that the more tired you are, the more you eat during the day in ...

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Things People With Sleep Apnea Wish You Knew

Snoring might not be simply harmless for people living with sleep apnea.

Misinformation persists about obstructive sleep apnea — when you stop breathing briefly and repeatedly during sleep — even though about 18 million Americans have the common condition, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

The number of people with sleep apnea is going up, found a May 2013 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Increases were from 14 to 55 percent over the past two decades, depending on age ...

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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

The number of hours of sleep you need to stay healthy and alert differs according to your age.

Sure, you’re eating your vegetables and fruits and squeezing in exercise at least 20 minutes a day, but are you getting enough sleep, too? The latest sleep recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation may make you want to think twice about skimping on essential shut-eye. Sleep is key to your physical health and emotional vitality, but just how many hours of sleep you ...

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Acting Out Your Dreams? It Could be a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

Normally when we go into REM sleep, we become paralyzed. The only muscles that continue to work at routine levels are the diaphragm and the eye muscles. However, some individuals who lack this inhibition and can move while dreaming. In these folks, dreams are frequently violent and result in harm to themselves or a bed partner.

We know that this disorder seems to be more common in middle-aged men, although by no means is it exclusive to them. We also know ...

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Is Fibromyalgia to Blame for Your Sleep Problems?

Sleep disturbances are among the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic condition affecting the spinal cord and brain that causes people to feel pain and fatigue, and affects concentration. In fact, along with the tiredness, pain, and psychosocial distress, sleep disturbances are a core feature. In the last few years, it has become increasingly clear that treating the associated sleep disturbance improves the daytime symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Here are eight things you need to know about fibromyalgia and sleep.
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When “Opposites Attract” Includes Sleeping Habits

Is your significant other your polar opposite when it comes to sleep habits? You’ll sleep better with these tips.

Opposite may attract, but when your sleep styles don’t match, you could have an unexpected kind of bedroom drama going on.

Kylie Brusch, a public relations professional in California, has met some obstacles to falling asleep since moving into a new place with her boyfriend. “He is an incredibly heavy sleeper and falls asleep almost instantly and anywhere,” she said. “I am an ...

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Things Science Knows about Dreams

Recent research has uncovered how men and women’s dreams differ, why some people remember their dreams, and more.

Decoding Dreams

Sweet dreams, horrible nightmares, dreams forgotten before you open your eyes — researchers have been poring over dream journals and monitoring brain activity in attempts to understand what we dream about, why we dream, the emotions behind dreams and nightmares, and male and female differences in dreaming. Studies are just beginning to tap the vast science of dreaming, but here’s what ...

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