Sleep – articles and other resources
There is no magic cure-all for improving sleep. But by better understanding the different sleep problems, you can identify your issues and rest better at night.
Sleep is essential for energy, health, productivity, and emotional balance. And most people don’t get nearly enough.
The way you feel, think and act during your waking hours hinges on how well you sleep at night. Similarly, your daytime habits can seriously impact the quality and quantity of sleep you get at night.
The following articles can help you put a stop to nighttime problems and improve the quality of your rest and with it, the quality of your life.
How Much Sleep Do You Need? There is a big difference between the amount of sleep you can get by on and the amount you need to function optimally. By understanding your nightly sleep needs, you can finally get on a healthy sleep schedule. MORE »
How to Sleep Better: The cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine. Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. MORE »
Can't Sleep? Do you struggle to get to sleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake for hours, anxiously watching the clock? Simple changes to your daily habits can often put a stop to sleepless nights. MORE »
Better sleep: the basics
- How to Sleep Better: Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
- How Much Sleep Do You Need? Sleep Cycles and Stages, Lack of Sleep, and How to Get the Hours You Need
- How to Stop Snoring: Cures, Remedies, and Tips for You and Your Partner
- Sleeping Pills and Natural Sleep Aids: What’s Best for You? What You Need to Know About Sleep Aids and Sleeping Pills
- Reset Your Brain for Better Sleep: How Your Body Clock Affects Sleep
Dealing with insomnia
- Can’t Sleep? Causes, Cures, and Treatments for Insomnia
- How to Sleep Well as You Age: Tips for Overcoming Insomnia and Sleeping Better Over 50
- How to Stop Worrying: Self-Help Strategies for Anxiety Relief
- Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief: Finding Relaxation Exercises That Work for You
Sleep disorders and problems
- Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Problems: Symptoms, Treatment, and Help for Common Sleep Disorders
- Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes, Cures, and Treatment Options
- Narcolepsy: Symptoms and Treatment of Narcolepsy
- Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help
- Not Sleeping Well? There May Be a Medical Cause
Exercise and fitness
Exercising regularly is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. It lowers your risk for serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. It can also trim your figure, improve your sleep, and pep up your sex life. And not only is exercise good for your body, it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory.
Being physically active can ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, enhance self-esteem, and improve your whole outlook on life. And you don’t have to spend long, boring hours in a gym to reap these benefits. Whatever your age, health limitations, or fitness levels, you can develop an exercise program that’s fun and rewarding and fits your life. MORE »
In small doses, stress helps you to stay focused, energetic, and alert. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.
Stress can easily creep up on you so that being frazzled and overwhelmed starts to feel normal. You may not realize how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll on your mind, body, and behavior.
You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects. MORE »