It's been a stressful year, and for 61% of US adults, a year of unwanted weight change too. This isn't surprising, as stress, eating and motivation are all linked through hormones in the brain.
Springing forward for daylight saving time will be especially hard this year due to sleep loss from COVID-19. Why does the US keep doing this?
Adults are not the only people in the US who have problems with sleep – babies and children suffer from loss of sleep, too. Two pediatric sleep experts explain how you can help your little ones.
There's mounting evidence that increased lighting has a range of negative effects.
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.
A dietician recommends her top foods for a peaceful sleep.
A recent study suggested that a chemical responsible for getting the body ready for sleep was suppressed in children by too much evening light. A circadian rhythm expert explains the dangers.
If you need an alarm to get up in the morning, you're probably not getting enough sleep.
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
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.
A wake-up call for early school mornings?
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’ve all done it: enjoyed a delicious meal only to nod-off in a comfy chair for a while. A habit for some but unavoidable for others, what is it about food that can make us so sleepy?
Sleep allows many of our hormones to replenish so we have the optimal energy, immunity, appetite and coping ability to face the day’s highs and lows.
While many of these devices, especially e-readers, seem harmless enough, the light they emit may affect our sleep patterns and leave us feeling tired the next day.