Acid Reflux and Sleep

If you have heartburn at night, sleep on your left side, not on your right side or back.This reduces the backup of food and acid into the...

Better Than Counting Sheep

Most people with insomnia say they’re unable to empty their minds and turn off worrisome or emotionally arousing thoughts at night. The harder they try, the worse...

Provent Device for Sleep Apnea

Q: Is the Provent nasal device for sleep apnea really effective? A: It may help some people, though it’s hard to tell since there’s not much research behind...

Sleepwalking

Why do people go sleepwalking? Sleepwalking is a disturbance in non-REM sleep—stages of sleep in which there’s little or no eye movement and muscles are...

It’s Late, Turn Off That Computer!

Twenty years ago there were concerns about electromagnetic radiation from old-fashioned computer monitors, so much so that many experts suggested sitting at least an arm’s length away....

Exercise and Sleep

Q: You recently recommended exercise as a way to improve sleep. But if it’s done in the evening, won’t it have a negative effect on sleep? A: Not...

A Wake-up Call on Sleep Aids

It would be a dream come true if we could all be good sleepers. But for many of us who are not, sleeping pills are a help. Or...

Exercise for Sleep

To get a better night’s sleep, exercise regularly. In a national survey, people who met federal exercise guidelines—at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 90 minutes...

How Sleep Affects Your Weight

Can getting too little sleep make you fat? Or undermine your weight-loss efforts? On the flip side, can adequate sleep help keep you svelte? It may sound farfetched,...

A Toast to Lousy Sleep

is a false friend for people trying to get a good night’s sleep, especially when it’s consumed in excess. It helps you fall asleep quickly and deepens sleep...
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