Other TopicsSleep: 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.