Conditions That Affect Sleep as You Age

While many people think sleep needs decrease with age, recommended sleep duration actually remains fairly constant with only a...

Can’t Sleep? These Allergens Might Be the Reason Why

If you’re one of the 20 to 50 percent of Americans who has allergies, you know that they don’t...

Sleep Loss Precedes Alzheimer's Symptoms

Sleep is disrupted in people who likely have early Alzheimer's disease but do not yet have the memory loss...

Sleep and Stress after September 11

Meir H. Kryger, MDAre people experiencing sleep problems following the terrorist attacks on September 11? Sleeplessness is quite widespread. I...

Napping

More than 85% of mammalian species are polyphasic sleepers, meaning that they sleep for short periods throughout the day....

Does Sleep Hypnosis Work?

Some people use sleep hypnosis as a tool to help them fall asleep. In a nutshell, sleep hypnosis is...

What to Ask Your Doctor about OTC Sleep Aids

As you scan the colorful boxes of sleep aids on the pharmacy shelf, it might seem easy to grab...

Why Soda Impacts Your Zzz's

If you're not getting enough sleep at night, consider what you're drinking during the day. While coffee and alcohol...

Food and Sleep

Have you ever wondered why some foods make you feel sleepy while others give you a lift? Do you...

Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)

William C. Orr, PhDWhat is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? GERD is most commonly referred to as heartburn, or even acid...

What Can You Do to Promote Good Dental Health

Because infectious diseases are frequently transmitted via touch, hand hygiene is an important first line of defense against the spread of infections in dental...