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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.

By Ask HealthCentral

Exercise When You're Feeling Sleepy to Ward Off Narcolepsy

It's a never-ending cycle — you don't work out because you're sleepy, and then you gain weight because your daytime fatigue leads to bad food choices. Breaking this cycle can be as easy as convincing yourself to work out when you're getting sleepy.

By Martin Reed

Combat Your Narcolepsy With Diet

Loading up on foods high in hypocretin — a chemical in the brain responsible for keeping us awake — can help you ward off narcolepsy. Turn to trendy foods like kimchi, yogurt, and kombucha.

By Martin Reed

How to Catch Some Z's When Living With Gout

Studies show that people with gout have more flares in the nighttime than during the day — making it nearly impossible to sleep. So how do you push through the flare to get some Z’s?

By Martin Reed

Is Your Thyroid Causing Sleep Problems?

An underactive or overactive thyroid is associated with a variety of sleep-related symptoms. A look at some of the ways that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your sleep, and some solutions to help ensure a good night’s rest, every night.

By Mary Shomon

Does CPAP Help Teens Avoid OSA Complications?

Many teenagers with OSA do not appreciate that they have a serious medical problem. That’s not good.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Can Sleep Deprivation Really Relieve Depression?

We still don’t know why sleep deprivation appears to improve depression symptoms in the short-term.

By Martin Reed

The Ingredient in Beer That Can Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

Hops have a sedative effect that can encourage sleep. But before you reach for a beer, try these other ways to get a healthy dose of hops.

By Martin Reed

Wild Lettuce: An Unlikely Natural Sleep Remedy

Wild lettuce is a natural sedative that soothes your body as much as it relaxes it.

By Leury Pichardo

Sleep Hygiene (Probably) Won't Cure Your Insomnia

The effectiveness of sleep hygiene as a treatment option for insomnia is, in the end, not certain.

By Martin Reed