The year that just ended was a big one for sleep, with lots of important, news-making stories related to sleep and sleep disorders. Here are my picks for the biggest sleep stories of 2011, and the most important sleep advice to come from this year's most compelling research into sleep.
There's some important news for millions of people -- most of them women -- who suffer from the syndrome fibromyalgia: A new study suggests that sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia.
Let's face it, as adults we don't always weather these changes particularly well, so it's no surprise that our kids don't handle jet lag with ease and good humor. The good news is there are a number of things you can do to prepare them.
To hear that scientific research has determined that new dads are tired reminds me of the scientific team that studied navel fluff. Poor sleepy dears. Babies are keeping them awake at night? Welcome to our world, papas.
I'm one of those women who has "prescription sleep aids," but I'm careful not to take them every night. Since my daughter was born, eight years ago, I've slowly cobbled together a group of coping mechanisms to get me through the night.
When I talk about sleep hygiene, I'm not only encouraging good sleep habits, but encouraging making changes that don't promote good quality sleep. One of the changes I find myself talking about most often has to do with alcohol.
It's important to assess whether or not your child is getting enough sleep. Here are some tips on identifying whether or not your child is sleep-deprived and what you can do to help them get the sleep they need.
There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.