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Sleep expert Els van der Helm explains the factors that affect women's sleep during and after menopause.
Menopause can be a major sleep disruptor for women. Sleep expert Els van der Helm explains why it's harder to sleep during and after menopause and how women can best cope with the changes.
A brief and dreamy look back at the history of sleep in art.
What you do in the hours before bed and when you do it can have an effect on how easy it is to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. It's often mentioned that adopting a consistent evening routine can help with insomnia, and research finds that certain habits like a warm bath and reducing screen time correlate with quality sleep.
What's behind the possible benefits of kiwi to sleep? There are a couple of characteristics of the fruit that may make it a strong sleep-promoting food: its high antioxidant levels and its high serotonin levels.
With our busy lives, it can be tempting to shrug off -- or ignore altogether -- difficulties with sleep. Trouble falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, waking feeling tired and unrefreshed: These are commonly experienced disruptions to sleep for millions of adults.
If our preferences for sleep and wake times are strongly influenced by genetics and biology, what are we to do when faced with inclinations that don't match up with the demands and responsibilities of our lives?
New research shows that a midday nap may play a crucial role in enhancing memory and boosting learning capabilities in preschool-age children.
The sleep problems associated with illness are an aspect of health management and treatment that isn't discussed nearly enough.
I expect we will see a great deal more investigation into the effects of blue wavelength light on sleep and health. But you don't need special goggles or eye lens implants to protect your circadian rhythms and your sleep from the negative effects of artificial light.