Poor quality sleep is almost guaranteed over the festive period. Here's how to get some decent shut-eye.
Worrying about not being able to sleep pushes it further away.
If you're tossing and turning in the middle of the night, these techniques may help you to nod off.
Sleep is the time for our brain to reboot.
Although it may appear you're “switching off” when you fall asleep, the brain is far from inactive.
Results may vary.
Many hope that marijuana will help their insomnia. A sleep psychologist examines the evidence.
The evidence so far suggests off-label prescribing for insomnia places users at unnecessary risk of harm.
Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel, is a short-acting antipsychotic drug to treat major mental illnesses. It has also been increasingly prescribed off-label for insomnia.
A new study sheds light on the link between poor sleep and thoughts about suicide.
Just five more minutes … can a coffee before a nap really help you pay back your sleep debt?
Can drinking a cup of coffee before taking a short nap really give you the energy you need to see you through the day?
Non-addictive and cost-effective, music can reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and lessen sleep disturbances.
What colour is your light?
The wrong kind of light can seriously impact your well-being.
Lie awake and you could be playing havoc with your amygdala.
You may have to blame your ancestors...
There’s evidence to say we used to have two sleeps with a period of wakefulness in between.
Throughout history there have been numerous accounts of segmented sleep, from medical texts, to court records and diaries.
We now have the technology to do track our sleep through the night, but that may be doing more harm than good.
Tracking sleep is now routine in monitoring overall well-being. But are the devices used to do this actually useful, or have we simply found a more sophisticated way to clock watch?
Ruler of the free world (but not of his own pineal gland).
If Frank Underwood has trouble sleeping at night, it's not because of his conscience
Time spent checking the clock when you can’t sleep may be feeding your insomnia.
We all have a poor night’s sleep from time to time: those nights when you lie awake for hours trying desperately to go to sleep but can’t stop worrying about tomorrow. Or when you repeatedly wake up throughout…
Teens who suffer from insomnia are also at risk of anxiety and depression, a new Australian study suggests. PhD students…
I hate sheep.
It’s often said that no-one really knows what sleep is for. Sometimes it’s as if this lack of surety means its functions are relatively unimportant or even vestigial, like an appendix to the story of our…
There are effective non-drug options for treating insomnia.
Alyssa L. Miller
We’ve known for a long time that hypnotic drugs are not good to take for more than one to three weeks because they are habit-forming and increase the risk of accidents. And there’s now a growing body of…
It can take up to four months of regular aerobic exercise to help insomnia suffers get a good night’s sleep, according to…