You may have to blame your ancestors...
Lucid dreaming is showing some promise in treating nightmares. Could it help treat some mental illnesses, too?
It seems we do dream of the things we try to suppress.
There's more to sleeping in space than just nodding off.
Throughout history there have been numerous accounts of segmented sleep, from medical texts, to court records and diaries.
Eighty percent of North Americans can no longer see the Milky Way at night. But the problem with light pollution isn't just about stargazing.
Sleep is often overlooked as a treatment for brain injury, but new research could be about to change that.
Eight weeks of deadlines, debates, press releases, public appearances and handshaking. What should politicians and their teams do to stay healthy and sane?
Have you ever arrived in a hotel room after a long flight and despite being exhausted, failed to fall asleep? This is called the first-night effect and we may have understood why it occurs.
New research suggests disrupted sleep patterns could have more impact on some measures of women's performance than men's.
The relationship between insomnia and mental illness is bidirectional: about 50% of adults with insomnia have a mental health problem; up to 90% of adults with depression have sleep problems.
The European Space Agency is exploring what we can learn from animals about long-term deep sleep.
Not getting enough quality sleep can have significant implications for health.
There are many factors that contribute to us falling asleep unexpectedly, in inappropriate places, or even when we really don't want to.
Innocent people do confess to terrible crimes they had nothing to do with. Psychologists are investigating factors that contribute to false confession – including how well-rested a suspect feels.
We know that not getting adequate sleep means we do a disservice to our brain and our physical and metabolic health. But what are the real secrets to a good night’s rest?
We aren't slaves to our body clocks: changing your routine could make a huge difference to your sleep patterns.
About half of us will experience at least one lucid dream in our lives, where we are aware and may be able to take control of it. What can this tell us about consciousness?
Make sure your teenager doesn't stay up all night.
Messaging friends on social media at night is often a source of sleep problems. Setting limits on the use of technology in the evenings can help your child get the sleep they need.