Reestablishing sleep patterns without the use of pharmaceuticals is not only possible but also preferable when you think about the drawbacks of sustained sleeping pill use. It requires a delicate and highly personalized approach including nutrition, botanicals and lifestyle changes.
As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.
Suppose after several days you're still having trouble settling down to sleep at the earlier time and you're dragging yourself slowly throughout the day. Here are a couple of suggestions to advance your sleep clock.
We know that sleep has a great effect on how we eat. But does how we eat -- or more precisely, what we eat -- have an effect on our sleep? One thing we might not be talking about enough is how choosing the right foods can help strengthen sleep.
You've probably heard about how significant a role stress is believed to play in the development of illness and disease. Here's some sobering and important news: New research indicates that lack of sleep can be as damaging to the immune system as stress.
If sleep is my recess from a busy shift at work, insomnia is the playground mafioso, sauntering over to my place of business, demanding precious hours of sleep like it is some chump-change that I can spare.
According to Dr. William Dement of Stanford University, for most Americans, sleep debt occurs so gradually that people often attribute their fatigue to other things such as stress or illness. The travel industry has taken notice, and the newest emerging trend for 2012 is sleep vacations.
It is not normal to constantly feel sleepy or have involuntary sleep attacks after a good night's rest. While some physicians have difficulty diagnosing narcolepsy, there are many institutions around the country that are capable of providing proper testing and treatment.
A recent study brings most welcome and important news for men with obstructive sleep apnea -- and their partners. Keeping up with your CPAP routine can help to improve your sex life and your relationship, as well as your sleep.
In our modern society of too-late work hours and too much time in front of computer screens, we are listening to our social clocks more than our physiological clocks, causing a greater sleep gap, known as social jetlag.
Snoring is the No. 1 factor that leads to partner disturbance as ribs are poked and shoulders are punched to force the offending partner roll over. Here are five tips to solve mild to moderate snoring.