Naps can be rejuvenating and beneficial to attentiveness and overall health, but the length of naps and the time of day are key.
While a cup of joe or a brief nap during an all-nighter might help you feel a little more alert, it won’t offset cognitive impairments from sleep deprivation when you’re performing complex tasks.
Ancient humans chose to sleep less, which had evolutionary benefits. For modern humans, sleeping less is futile and detrimental, but fitness may be a powerful ally in today’s epidemic of sleep loss.
REM sleep behavior disorder is characterized by acting out dreams, which may include shouting, kicking and punching during sleep.
Sleep is one of the most important things we do.
Disturbed sleep can worsen depressive symptoms of health care workers whose jobs come with high levels of emotional labor and work-family conflict.
We live in a world where we frequently do not get enough sleep, but we need sleep if our brains are going to stay healthy and function efficiently.
Adolescent biology, early morning classes and too much evening screen time are a few of the key drivers behind teen sleep deprivation.
College students hit the hay earlier and sleep longer when they’re offered a modest monetary incentive. But can a little extra cash really make good sleeping habits last?
A new study found the amount of sleep you had last night can even overwhelm people who have a tendency for kindness.
Supporting mothers’ and infants’ sleep can decrease the stressors of motherhood, improve maternal mood and mental health and promote better infant development.
Two sleep doctors offer some survival tips to help you adjust to losing that hour of sleep as clocks spring forward into daylight saving time.
Could we capitalize on disruption schedules during the pandemic to make evidence-based changes in school start times to improve teens’ sleep?
Our study is the first to show that the cortex regulates sleep.
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?
A lack of sleep increases appetite, makes us more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and even affects how body fat is lost while dieting.
Our latest research also shows that retirement allows us to finally get as much sleep as our body needs each night.
The time at home from the coronavirus crisis could be an opportunity to let our natural sleep rhythms take over.
The more businesses encourage their employees to sleep well, the better their employees perform.
Millions of people struggle with falling asleep. A review of thousands of studies shows a possibly simple solution: a warm bath.