If a woman gets fewer than 8 hours of sleep, her risk for heart disease goes up (according to biological indications), but men don't seem to show such a significant increase in their risk.
All the healthy, pure food in the world and all the attention to getting your body into tip-top prenatal shape won't cure a hormonal system gone awry from missing sleep.
Many claim that melatonin is a natural sleeping aid or nightcap because it "naturally" helps regulate sleep-wake cycles. Given its wide spread availability today, you'd presume it's safe. Is it?
For both newbies and soon-to-be graduates alike, the one thing that seems to get the best of them every single year is sleep. Translation: serious deprivation.