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.
Sleep experts suggest that you may need to balance the science against your own family's needs.
A wake-up call for early school mornings?
Researchers are trying to train synaesthesia-like associations in people who don't have the condition.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.
Welcome to the controversial world of sleep consultancy, where coaches and counsellors train new born babies to 'sleep through the night'.
Recent research suggests running allows the brain to rest and reduces the need for sleep.
Gaining a better sense of what genes are involved in regulating circadian clocks could put us on a path to find better treatments and therapies to help people adjust to time shifts.
The video which shows South African President Jacob Zuma sleeping in parliament during the 2016 mid term budget is symptomatic of a much larger problem of lack of respect for the public.
Non-addictive and cost-effective, music can reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and lessen sleep disturbances.
The wrong kind of light can seriously impact your well-being.
Feeling tired? Not yourself? Here's what's happening inside your head.
Our internal body clock is set via a combination of biology (nature), light exposure and social scheduling (nurture).
Lie awake and you could be playing havoc with your amygdala.
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
The fourth episode of our podcast takes on fuel – from Olympic diets to conflict over oil in the Niger Delta.
There are plenty of devices to help monitor your sleep, but are they any good?
Performance changes if you stay awake over two days – but not in the linear way you might expect.