By: Joe Graedon July 10, 2017 39 Comments
    How To Get Back to Sleep In the Middle of the Ni…

    According to the CDC, 33% of Americans don't get adequate sleep. Chronic insomnia is linked to all sorts of serious health problems including diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and depress…

    By: Joe Graedon June 19, 2017 7 Comments
    Do Zolpidem (Ambien) Side Effects Include Horrib…

    Zolpidem remains a very popular prescription sleeping aid. When it was only available as the brand name drug Ambien, millions took it to get a "good night's sleep." These days zolpidem (Ambien) side e…

    By: Terry Graedon June 8, 2017 0 Comments
    Could Sleeping Longer Make You Quicker?

    Sleep deprivation has been associated with a range of problems, from metabolic disturbances to lack of concentration and judgment (Khan & Aouad, Sleep Medicine Clinics, June 2017). Sleeping longer…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 4 Comments
    Will Raisins Help You Sleep Through the Night?

    How often do you have to get out of bed at night to hike to the bathroom? This scenario is very familiar to men past a certain age, but many women also find they need to urinate at least once during t…

    By: Terry Graedon April 26, 2017 0 Comments
    If You Are Too Tired to Think, Walk Up Stairs

    If you are feeling too tired to concentrate, try walking up stairs. Even though it seems paradoxical, scientists have found that climbing up stairs can overcome fatigue. How Does Walking Up Stairs Aff…

    By: Terry Graedon February 2, 2017 3 Comments
    Scientists Study Mice to Learn about Sleep

    Sleep is crucial for healthy brain function. Scientists reached that conclusion from a four-year study of mice. Their research delved deep into the physiology of neuronal connections. What Did the Stu…

    By: Terry Graedon December 12, 2016 4 Comments
    Will Hops Offer Better Sleep and Prevent Dream E…

    Most of us are familiar with insomnia as a problem falling asleep. Some have had the unfortunate experience of waking far too early and not being able to drift back off to sleep. But there are other s…

    By: Terry Graedon October 24, 2016 17 Comments
    Husband with Sleep Disorder Is a Danger to Wife

    Many couples love sleeping in the same bed. Sometimes if one of them develops a sleep disorder such as snoring, the other may choose to sleep separately. One reader has a more serious problem, but she…