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Will Melatonin Supplements Help Lull You to Sleep?

If you’re over the age of 40, your natural melatonin has slowed production. So why not turn to a melatonin supplement as a replacement? Well, for starters, there’s little evidence that shows its worth as a sleep aid.

10 Mistakes Insomnia Sufferers Regularly Make

The very things that many insomniacs do to improve their sleep can actually harm their sleep.

Trouble Sleeping? Nondrug Option May Help

New guidelines for treating insomnia recommend a type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia before considering medication.

Home Remedies That Fight Insomnia

Long before over-the-counter and prescription sleep medications were readily available, people used home remedies to deal with insomnia. Here are some favorite remedies of the past, many of which are still used today.

Acupuncture for Insomnia

Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese practice, has been used for generations to treat insomnia without the side effects caused by sleeping pills. It involves the placement of needles along different points along the body - also known as meridians or pa...