When most of us think of getting a baby sleeping through the night, we're imagining he or she is sleeping continuously. But is that the case?
Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here's a tip: Put down the coffee and get some sleep. Your memory will thank you.
Here are some tried-and-true tips to help you prepare your baby for sleep - and hopefully, a good night's rest for all of you!
New research shows that a lack of sleep really can make you sick. Sleeplessness can be directly tied to illnesses, like the common cold.
We know that sleep is crucial for learning and memory - but exactly how the brain forms long-term memories not well understood.
Some practical pointers for co-sleeping and the family bed, from a parenting expert.
There is no rest for a baby's brain, because while infants sleep, they are reprocessing what they have learned.
Teenagers have altered biological clocks and need more sleep, which suggests that a later school start time for teens might be just what the doctor ordered.
Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.
One more benefit of dieting: Sleep improves after weight loss. Obese adults who lost 5% or more of their body weight reported sleeping better and longer.
Does eating at night make you fat? There is evidence to support the weight loss benefits of eating at the right time of day.
Could a baby's sleep problems be red flags for developmental difficulties in toddlerhood?
If you feel guilty about taking a mid-day siesta, don't be. Research says midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels.
What time you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make a difference in how much you worry.
According to researchers, nightmares have greater emotional impact than bad dreams - and fear is not always a factor.
A team of neuropsychologists have shown that even a brief sleep - a power nap - can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory.
Here's how one person learned how to wake up early, and how he made that habit a permanent one.
Melatonin could provide more and better quality sleep in a noisy and illuminated environment, compared to using an eye mask and earplugs.
Wrinkles, bags and crow’s feet don’t stand a chance against an adequate sleep and day-to-day skincare.
How would you like some sleep tips for toddlers, preschoolers and up that will improve not only your child's rest, but also her daytime mood?
Sleeping animals are the sweetest things. Even the mighty lion looks peaceful when he's asleep. And seals? They snooze with smiles.
Teens need to get enough rest to stay healthy, yet the number of hours they sleep each night is decreasing.
How much do animals sleep? Here's a table with 30+ different types of creatures, along with how much sleep each needs.
If you've had a sleepless night, a nap can do more than just make you feel a little less tired - it might actually restore health.