Napping

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

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...

Food and Sleep

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

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...

Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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

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...

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...

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...

Does Sleep Hypnosis Work?

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

Sleep Studies

50 to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders and intermittent sleep problems that can significantly diminish...

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...