Treating Mild Sleep Apnea: Should You Consider a CPAP Device?

Treating Mild Sleep Apnea: Should You Consider a CPAP Device?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder characterized by repeated episodes of partial or total upper airway obstruction that result…

Home Sweet Sleep

Home Sweet Sleep

Our overall health and well-being rely on sleep. Yet, for many people, sleep apnea not only prevents a good night’s…

Tips for Getting Sleep in the Hospital

Tips for Getting Sleep in the Hospital

If you or any of your loved ones has ever been hospitalized, one of the complaints you may have heard…

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Health and Well-Being

6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Health and Well-Being

In our culture, we expect results fast. And while it may not be possible to wake up tomorrow 10 pounds…

Sleeping with Artificial Light at Night Associated with Weight Gain in Women

Sleeping with Artificial Light at Night Associated with Weight Gain in Women

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing…

Are Weighted Blankets the Secret to Better Sleep?

Are Weighted Blankets the Secret to Better Sleep?

We all need hugs, but some children, especially those with sensory disorders, are seeking better sleep with the gentle pressure…

The Cardiac-Sleep Connection

The Cardiac-Sleep Connection

Why a good night’s rest is crucial for your heart We constantly hear about the benefits of getting a good…

Is your sleep routine keeping you up at night?

Is your sleep routine keeping you up at night?

Falling asleep at night might be the hardest thing you do all day. Thanks to “go-go-go” lives filled with work…

Insomnia: The best and worst ways to fall asleep

Insomnia: The best and worst ways to fall asleep

Have trouble falling asleep? Wake up at 3 a.m. for no reason? Insomnia can rob you of energy the next…

Realistic rules for better sleep

Realistic rules for better sleep

You’d have to live in dreamland to follow most popular sleep advice: Turn your bedroom into a spa-like sanctuary, don’t…

Snored to death: The symptoms and dangers of untreated sleep apnea

Snored to death: The symptoms and dangers of untreated sleep apnea

Harvard Health Blog Sleep is a critically important component of human existence. On average, humans spend about 25 percent to…

When to Worry About Fatigue

When to Worry About Fatigue

Q: I have been quite fatigued over the past two weeks. I don’t have any other symptoms. How long should…

Home remedies to relieve nighttime leg cramps

Home remedies to relieve nighttime leg cramps

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I recently developed cramps that wake me from sleep. When it affects…

How sleep improves memory, performance

How sleep improves memory, performance

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I don’t think I get enough quality sleep.…

Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Excess Snacking

Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Excess Snacking

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Tired and hungry? Your sleep debt may be contributing to your junk food cravings.…

Doctor’s Orders: Sleepless in Chicago

Doctor’s Orders: Sleepless in Chicago

By Dr. Gena Vennikandam At the time of this writing, it’s 2 a.m. in the dead of winter. I’m feeling a…

What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep?

What happens to your body when you don’t get enough sleep?

By The Brain and Spine Team, Cleveland Clinic If you eat well and exercise regularly but don’t get at least…

A little more sleep has big rewards

A little more sleep has big rewards

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: My wife says I am more forgetful because…

Successful strategy to beat sleep med dependence

Successful strategy to beat sleep med dependence

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I have been taking medication to help me…

Why Do Women Sleep Worse Than Men?

Why Do Women Sleep Worse Than Men?

By Kevin Sterne You lie in bed staring at the clock, trying not to count the hours until the alarm…

Snoring solutions help turn down the volume

Snoring solutions help turn down the volume

Harvard Health Letters If your wife or sleep partner often seems bleary-eyed and resentful in the morning, you may be…

Restless Children

Restless Children

Many kids find sleep elusive, due in part to an ADHD misdiagnosis By Nancy Maes Youngsters of all ages need…

The Prevention Column

The Prevention Column

Save Your Life by Going to Sleep By Anthony Bonazzo On average, we sleep a third of our lives. This…

Drowsy Driving

What You Need To Know According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America poll, 60 percent of adult…

A Healthy Night’s Sleep

Sleep deprivation contributes to obesity and diabetes By Tom Mullaney A multidisciplinary team at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM)…