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Sleep Aids

Treating insomnia: a look at some treatment options

There are a variety of sleep aids to choose from. Here is information on two of them.

sleeptipsTips for getting a good night of sleep

Have you been tossing and turning and wondering if you will ever fall asleep? You are not alone. Learn why sleep is so important and what you can do to get some sleep.

Creating a healthy sleep routine

Learn how to get more restful sleep by managing your bedroom environment and changing some of your habits.

Sleep aids: what you should know

Whether your insomnia is occasional or frequent, you know how distressing it is. What's the best course of action? How do you know if sleeping pills or other sleep aids are safe enough for regular use?

Herbal supplements to treat sleeplessness

If you need help getting a good night's sleep, but don't want to take medication, an herbal supplement may be just what you're looking for. Here are the facts on the herbs most commonly used to induce sleep.

Your Children and Sleep

Sweet Z-z-z-z-z's: the world of childhood sleep

Healthy child development requires sufficient slumber. So when a young child fails to fall asleep at an appropriate hour, both parents and child suffer.

Why teens need more sleep than they’re getting

If sleep debt becomes too great, it causes sleepiness and can negatively affect performance, concentration, reaction time, memory, mood, and behavior control. A teen’s physical growth can even be affected by a chronic lack of sleep, since growth hormone is most active during sleep. Read more here.

Other Topics

Sleep: are you getting enough?

"Most of us need eight hours of sound sleep to function at our best, and good health demands good sleep," explains Thomas Roth, PhD, Health and Scientific Advisor of the National Sleep Foundation. The problem: Americans are averaging only about seven hours of sleep a night.

Having trouble sleeping?

The need for sleep doesn't change significantly, but the natural aging process, certain chronic conditions, and medications all can erode your chances of a good night's rest.

Shiftworkers: solutions for sleep problems

Are you at work when most people are asleep? If you make your living by working "odd hours," here are some tips for getting the best possible sleep.

Parasomnias: things that go bump in the night

Do you sleepwalk or talk in your sleep? Have you ever experienced a night terror? If so, you've experienced a phenomenon called "parasomnias." Here's more about what parasomnias are, why they occur, and how you can handle them.

True or False?

True or false: never wake a sleepwalker

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night to find someone sleepwalking around the house, you know that it’s an unnerving experience. But should you wake the person up?

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

American Sleep Apnea Association

National Sleep Foundation