- 5 Tips for Creating a Good Sleep Environment How well you sleep depends a great deal on how deep you're into your comfort zone. That comfort zone includes many factors,including the five represented in this slideshow.
- 10 Tips to Improve Women's Sleep Nearly 70 percent of American women report that they get less than the recommended eight hours sleep a night. Some, especially those in the 40 to 60 age bracket, get as little as five hours. The Better Sleep Council and the National Sleep Foundation recommend these ten valuable sleep tips.
- 7 Things that Worsen Sleep Apnea Most people know that sleep apnea is a leading cause of death from heart attacks and strokes. However recent research has revealed that sleep apnea is a leading cause of death from many causes, even in people judged to be healthy.
- 7 Medical Misconceptions Urban legends and medical myths are pervasive in the U.S. and around the world, but some people still believe they are true. Here are some of the most pervasive.
- 8 Tricks for Turning Nightmares into Sweet Dreams
- 5 Health Issues that Arise from Sleep Deprivation Take a look at these studies that show how sleep deprivation can affect your health outside of just making you perpetually tired.
- 7 Snacks to Eat Before Bed for Better Sleep Here are some healthy snack ideas from sleep guide Beth Irvine to help you get a better night's sleep.
- How Does the Immune System Respond to Sleep Deprivation? Sleep deprivation does more than just make you tired, according to a recent study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, it jolts the immune system with the same response during exposure to stress.
- 6 Things That Could Be Causing Your Fatigue Fatigue is a common problem, especially among women, but there is not always an easy diagnosis. Here are some causes of fatigue and tiredness that may get overlooked.
- 8 Facts About Insomnia Insomnia is a common sleep problem that can wreak havoc on your daily life. Lack of sleep can leave you feeling tired and unfocused and even lead to anxiety, depression and irritability.
- 5 Health Issues Linked to Snoring Snoring can be a nuisance to your bed partner or a sign of a more serious condition. Here are some conditions that have been linked to snoring.
- 12 Tips for Getting Healthy Sleep Sleep is an important part of our health and not getting enough can be a problem in our daily lives. Here are some tips from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for getting a good night's sleep.
8 Interesting Facts About Dreams
Dreams are a mysterious part of our sleep, and have intrigued humans since ancient times. Though the reason for dreaming is still not fully known, researchers have learned much about this part of our unconscious mind. Here's some of what we know.
- 7 Reasons Teens Need Quality Sleep Sleep deprivation is something that affects the old and young, but the age perhaps most susceptible to sleep problems, and which may have the most lasting effects, is teens. Not only do teens need more sleep, but it aids in development and staves off health issues later in life.
- 8 Health Issues that Cause Sleep Problems Sleep issues can arise from other health conditions, which is sometimes called secondary insomnia. Medications can also interfere with a good night's sleep. Take a look at some of the most common conditions that cause sleep problems.
What We Learned This Week: November 2nd, 2012
Enjoy HealthCentrals picks of five interesting, thrilling, frightening and amusing health stories we found this week.
5 Ways Sleep And Weight Are Connected
New studies are finding that sleep and weight are linked. Here is some of the latest research.
- What We Learned This Week: November 16th, 2012 Enjoy HealthCentral's picks of five interesting, thrilling, frightening and amusing health stories we found this week.
- 5 Facts on Babies and Sleep Sleep is important for babies and adults, which is why there is always new research being done on the topic. Here are some new studies that shed light on sleep and babies.
5 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Sleep
Although it may seem like a nightcap can help you sleep, a recent review of studies analyzing the effect of alcohol on sleep has identified how it can keep you from sleeping well.
Healthy Diets Can Mean Healthy Sleep
A recent study published in the journal Appetite found a connection between foods people eat and how well they sleep at night.
8 Facts About Sleepwalking
Many myths persist about sleepwalking, a condition that can affect both children and adults. Here’s some of the more recent research reflecting what the science says about this phenomenon.
- 5 Facts About Menopause and Sleep Menopause can bring about many changes in a woman’s body due to major hormonal shifts. This can also cause psychological changes, though symptoms vary for each woman. Sleep is one area that can be affected by perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
5 Facts About Sleep and Diabetes
Research has found a strong connection between sleep and diabetes. On one hand, diabetes can cause poor sleep with frequent trips to urinate at night due to high blood sugar. On the other, lack of quality sleep has been shown to raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Here is some of the more recent research.
Which Sleep "Personality" Are You?
According to a survey from the National Sleep Foundation, there are five sleep “personality” types. The categories are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other factors, including age, marital status, gender, employment status, medical conditions, self-reported fatigue, and consumption of caffeinated beverages.
What's New in Sleep Research?
Because it’s such an important part of our lives, it’s not surprising that researchers keep looking for new insights into how sleep—or the lack thereof—affects our health and mood. Here are some recent findings:
- 5 Reasons Shift Work is Bad for Your Health Working long hours during normal hours can be exhausting enough, but people who regularly shift work may have more health risks than just feeling sleepy. Here is some of the latest research.
6 Tips to Stop Snoring
People who occasionally snore may not have a medical issue, such as obstructive sleep apnea, but it can still be annoying to their bed partner. Here are six natural ways to help stop snoring.