You are tired. Would nine more minutes really hurt? Is hitting the snooze button a good idea? Should you just get out of bed? Or is snoozing a sign of a more serious medical issue?
Pilots are often overtired, making them prone to errors. Some countries let them sleep on the job – under strict rules. Pilots love the idea, but consumers are wary, for now.
Many adolescents have trouble sleeping - but limiting screen use is not the solution. When used correctly, bedtime use of devices can be beneficial to mental health, without harming sleep quality.
We asked five experts if a daytime kip is OK. Four out of five said yes.
Progressive organizations recognize that fatigued employees can’t perform at their best. Naps at work can increase alertness and improve performance.
A doctor reviews the medical evidence on the controversial practise of sleep training infants.
New research pinpoints why so many students struggle to nod off at university.
When teenagers sleep for less than eight hours a night, they are at increased risk of suicide, being overweight, high rates of injury, poor sustained attention and low school grades.
Washington, California and Florida are mulling a permanent switch to DST. Proponents say that doing so could improve health, save energy and prevent crime.
Researchers find 351 genetic variants associated with a person's chronotype. Before this study, we knew of only 24.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
The old saying 'the early bird catches the worm' might be especially fitting when it comes to peak mental and physical performance.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
The science of sleep and the economics of sleeplessness.
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Only about one quarter Australians report getting eight or more hours of sleep. And in pre-industrial times, it was seen as normal to wake for a few hours in the middle of the night and chat or work.
Five out of five experts agreed not everyone needs eight hours of sleep.
Researchers tracked adolescents' sleep and scanned their brains. As expected, better sleep went with healthy brain development. Unexpected was the importance of one aspect of where teens slept.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
A dietician recommends her top foods for a peaceful sleep.
Daylight saving time begins this weekend, which means many of us will get an hour less sleep. But the health effects go beyond sleep – and can last two weeks or more. Here's what the research says.
Overseas research says putting the clock forward hurts the financial markets. But not in Australia, according to a real-world study along the Queensland-NSW border.