It turns out people who sleep well and those who sleep poorly have different kinds of thoughts before bed.
A sleep scientist explains how to maximise your chances of getting decent rest while trapped on a plane.
Almost half of the participants in a study of bedrooms said they have or might have a sleep problem and they would prefer not to use the room for multiple activities.
Sleep is important for health, but the heavy focus on getting enough sleep and tracking our sleeping patterns could make it more elusive.
An effective alarm is one which should minimise ‘sleep inertia’ – that stage of grogginess we feel between being asleep and becoming fully alert.
Too much time studying isn’t good for you or your grades. The challenge is to find the best balance of study, sleep and other activity to improve learning without compromising well-being.
Kids may not be able to communicate when they’re sleepy, or perhaps can’t even identify this. Then there’s always the fear of missing out on things going on in the waking world.
To keep our health care providers healthy, we need to help them sleep.
One in four children will experience sleep problems before their 10th birthday. Here are the top factors, plus steps parents can take to give their kids (and themselves) a good night’s sleep.
Listening to other people’s dreams can help to improve your empathy levels.
Our body knows how it is moving and where it is because of a sense called proprioception, a ‘sixth sense’ that helps your body know where it is in the world. And it works even while you’re asleep.
The most interesting part of our body that changes during sleep is our brain.
Research demonstrates a two-way relationship between sleep problems and sexual problems, as well as between satisfying sex and sound sleep. If you want better sex, you need better sleep.
Pond snails use things like rocks or the side of their aquarium as their bed, attaching themselves while they sleep. This might not seem very relaxing but their shells do hang away from their body.
You might be trying to catch up on sleep. Sleep scientists say some children need only nine hours of sleep at night, while others need as much as 11 hours. It depends on the person.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
Recent research suggests running allows the brain to rest and reduces the need for sleep.
Sleep is essential for good executive functioning and for good general health. So how do candidates keep up the grueling demands of their schedules?
Have you ever arrived in a hotel room after a long flight and despite being exhausted, failed to fall asleep? This is called the first-night effect and we may have understood why it occurs.
New research suggests disrupted sleep patterns could have more impact on some measures of women’s performance than men’s.