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.…