Your Genes May Influence Insomnia Risk

Can’t sleep? You’re definitely not alone. Check back here for the latest tips to treat your insomnia; stories from others who have lived through it; and ideas for how to function at home and at work despite your lack of sleep.

Can Melatonin Help You Sleep Better?

If you suffer from insomnia, you might have heard that the supplement melatonin is an effective way to get some sleep. But does it send you off to dreamland as promised?
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The Risks of Insufficient Sleep

Older adults are at higher risk for sleep deficiency—tending toward fewer sleeping hours and a different sleep-cycle pattern. Here’s what can happen when you don’t get enough.
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How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Not getting enough sleep—generally six hours or less a night—has also been linked to a reduced quality of life and health complications such as cardiovascular disease.
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5 Sleep Stealers to Avoid

Try to stay away from the following stimulants, which can contribute to poor-quality sleep.
Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

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