1. Can You “Catch up on Sleep” on Weekends?

    People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may not work. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend didn’t reverse it. In fact, there were …Read More

  2. Many Teens Are Sleep Deprived

    Many American teens are sleep-deprived, and parents blame their attachment to electronics, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. They conducted a national poll of more than 1,000 parents with at least one child between 13 and 18 years old. Forty-three percent of the parents said th…Read More

  3. How What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

    Sleep has become widely recognized as playing an important role in our overall health and wellness, along with diet, stress management and exercise. Recently, researchers have been learning more about how poor sleep influences our dietary choices, as well as how our diets influence sleep quality.…Read More

  4. We Are Becoming a Sleep Deprived Nation!

    In 2013, about 30 percent of Americans said they slept six hours or less at night, but that number increased to 33 percent by 2017, according to findings published online in the journal Sleep. Sleep experts recommend that most adults get 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep each night. The University…Read More

  5. Women Getting Less Sleep than Men

    A new survey from the Better Sleep Council found that males often bragged about getting adequate amounts of sleep, while the women were considerably less likely to get a good night’s rest. Eight-four-percent of female participants found that sleep is important to their health, however, compared t…Read More

  6. Poor Sleep Causing Health Problems

    Poor sleep quality and insomnia are associated with increased blood pressure and vascular inflammation in women, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. A large minority, about 28%, of Americans report less than six hours of sleep a night. Another 24% face an increas…Read More

  7. More Reasons to Get Enough Sleep

    A study in Obstetrics & Gynecology discovered that 14.6% of pregnant women with sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea had preterm births, compared with 10.9% of those who didn't have sleep disorders. Even more alarming were the findings that showed the odds of delivery before 34 weeks…Read More