Sleep Library

  • 7 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Get Enough Sleep
    You might be surprised to learn that teens actually need more sleep than adults. Unfortunately, they tend to be ...
  • The First Line of Treatment for Insomnia That’ll Surprise You
    Whenever most people have serious trouble sleeping, they automatically reach for a sleeping aid, whether that’s ...
  • Do You Believe These 10 Sleep Myths?
    Sleep is a natural part of our lives. It’s a subject that many of us instinctively assume we know ...
  • 12 Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before Bedtime
    Does getting to bed feel like a nightmare? For many of us, as ...
  • Pregnancy Diary: Anxiety in Pregnancy
    I've been feeling strangely calm during this pregnancy, not too worried about things going wrong or having a difficult labor. There are ...
  • How to Analyze Your Dreams (And Why It’s Important)
    When people think about analyzing their dreams, they usually think of psychics with crystal balls, dream ...
  • 14 Strategies for Sleeping Better
    For you the idea of sleeping well might be as far-fetched as a unicorn sighting. And in our productivity-driven society, sleep is usually the first thing ...
  • Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum, or postnatal, depression affects a significant proportion of women after they have had a baby. It usually develops in the first four to ...
  • Sleep-Deprived Nation
    The student who asked to see me looks exhausted. I’m used to sleepy students. It’s an occupational hazard of teaching the 8:30 a.m. class. But I’ve been worried about this young man for several weeks. ...
  • Stages of Sleep
    Do you ever wonder why you don’t dream when you sleep? The truth is, if you are getting proper amounts of sleep in proper time periods, and not taking medications or using alcohol or ...
  • The Transformative Power of Dreams
    Given the power of dreams to reveal ourselves to ourselves, why do relatively few take advantage of this opportunity? Early societies had symbolic and mystical explanations for every life experience, including dreams. In a postmodern, ...
  • Children and Sleep Problems
    Many children have sleep problems. Examples include: Frequent awakening during the night Talking during sleep Difficulty falling asleep Waking up crying ...
  • Tips for a Satisfying Sleep
    It's especially important to get enough sleep during stressful times. You may feel pulled in many directions by relationships, errands and work to be done. However, if you sacrifice sleep when you're stressed, you'll create ...
  • If Your Child Has Problems, It May Due to Lack of Sleep
    If your child has frequent health or emotional problems, consider that a lack of sleep may be all or at least part of the problem. Every function in the body is affected by sleep. And ...
  • Daylight Savings Time and Mental Health
    In the days that follow the twice-yearly "springing forward" or "falling back" of our clocks, you can count on lively coffee-break complaints about body clock confusion, taping the wrong show, or missed appointments. For the ...
  • ADHD and Sleep
    Children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have sleep difficulties. ADHD is a neurological condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Three subtypes of ADHD generally are recognized by professionals: ...
  • The Value of a Child’s Bedtime Routine
    "But I don't want to go to bed. Why does Jimmy get to stay up later? It's not fair. Just let me watch this show. It's my favorite! It's a special! I always have to ...
  • What Disorders Are Linked to ADHD?
    An estimated 50 percent of people with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) also have other behavioral, emotional or academic problems that exist along side the disorder. Many times these other conditions or problems are not ...
  • Tips for Managing Your Depression
    Do not expect too much from yourself too soon, as this will only accentuate feelings of failure. Avoid setting difficult goals or taking on new responsibilities. Break large tasks into small ones, set some priorities, and ...
  • Kids and Sleep
    When they're infants, it's middle-of-the-night feedings. When they're toddlers and school-age, it's awakening to give medicine or soothe them after a nightmare. It's no surprise that, according to the latest poll from the National Sleep ...
  • A Guide to Sleeping Better
    It's a horrible feeling to be captain of the ship when the ship goes down. That's how Antonina Radzikowski, 55, says she felt after falling asleep while driving down a Maryland highway one afternoon in ...