Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark, circadian rhythms control just about every aspect of your health.
Poor sleep in infants and children has been linked to an array of problems, from aggression to poor school performance to diabetes, obesity and suicide. Our expert reviews the science.
Taking a power nap on a night shift can leave you feeling groggy. And eating a large meal can reduce your alertness. So, what's a tired shift worker to do to make it through the night?
Teenagers aren't just lazy. Their sleep hormones aren't calibrated to let them get up and go until later in the morning – which has academic and health consequences when school starts too early.
Many hope that marijuana will help their insomnia. A sleep psychologist examines the evidence.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
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 certain amount of cognitive decline with age is inevitable, but there are ways to radically slow this decline.
Children's sleep problems can affect not only their own wellbeing, but that of their parents. Helping parents manage these problems can also reduce their own risk of depression.
How a lack of sleep impacts a child's ability to learn.
A new study sheds light on the link between poor sleep and thoughts about suicide.
People with disruptive behaviour often have poor sleep. But not all...
Sleep problems can lead to anxiety and depression, and vice versa. General improvements to sleep might be beneficial, whether a person has anxiety, depression, or both.
Workplace productivity is about more than fancy gadgets. It's about taking care of your body and mind, even away from work.
Can drinking a cup of coffee before taking a short nap really give you the energy you need to see you through the day?
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
By understanding sleep across animals we can gain insights into improving the quality of human sleep. It can also help to bolster conservation management strategies for the animals in question.
People have been fretting about children getting too little sleep for decades.