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Here's Why Your Smartphone Should Stay Out of Your Bed

By now, you probably have already read somewhere or been told by someone that it’s not good to be using your phone in your bed. Perhaps you’ve even …

Sleep

Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want ‘perfect children’<p>The hormone melatonin is being handed out too readily to children who are struggling to sleep, despite the fact little is known about the long-term risks of taking it, experts have …

The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia -- roughly 108 million of us -- put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution.<p>"There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia," Rush University clinical …

Sleep

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Does Catching Up On Sleep Work?

Sleeping extra on the weekend to make up for lack of sleep during the workweek is pretty common these days. But you might need more than two days to …

Sleep

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This episode of the “<i>Sleep Review</i> Conversations” podcast features A. Roger Ekirch, PhD, and Siobhan Banks, PhD, discussing biphasic, or segmented, …

Emergency Medicine

To Nap or Not to Nap, That is the Question (For Insomnia Sufferers)

Why are naps bad?<p>Sometimes, I’m asked by a client why they have to give up napping. Or if power-naps are okay. If you glance through any number of …

Sleep

How to Sleep

Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train yourself to need less sleep? A physician’s guide to sleep in a stressful age.<p>During residency, I worked hospital shifts that could last 36 hours, without sleep, often without breaks of more than a few minutes. Even writing this …

University of Pennsylvania

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

University of Oxford

Misconceptions of Sleep & How They Help You Understand Sleep Better

At least 40 million Americans have over 70 distinct sleep disorders. These include jet lag, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. Additionally, 60 percent of …

Sleep

Coffee, Insomnia and a Better Way

If you’re like me, having the morning cup of joe is a daily (and mandatory) ritual. We’re in good company, as more than 60% of Americans reportedly …

Sleep it off: What you can and can’t learn from sleep tracking wearables

Most wearables can track sleep, but will you learn anything useful from them?<p>Fitness trackers didn't always monitor sleep, but the feature is now a …

4 Ways Adult Sleep Training is Like Baby Sleep Training

If you have children, going through a period of “baby sleep training” probably sounds familiar. There is a wide range of popular methods for sleep …

Pregnancy