New research shows how brain activity in 'night owls' is different from that of 'morning larks,' and how this can affect their productivity and well-being.
New research pinpoints the mechanism through which sleep helps boost the activity of immune cells, thereby enhancing the body's immune response.
Humans can encode verbal word pairs — each comprising a familiar native language word and a new foreign word – during certain phases of slow-wave sleep.
New research examines the link between obstructive sleep apnea, the ability to form new autobiographical memories, and depression.
A variety of foods contain compounds that can help a person sleep, such as serotonin, melatonin, and tryptophan. Learn about the best foods for falling and staying asleep here.
New research examines the effect of being rocked on the sleeping brain in both mice and humans. The findings may help devise new therapies for insomnia.
Netherlands study identifies five insomnia subtypes that differ by personality traits, risk for depression, brain activity, and response to treatment.
In a new study, researchers aim to determine the impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on a person's risk of developing cardiovascular problems.
Most currently available sleeping pills are so strong that the people who take them could sleep through the sound of a very loud fire alarm.
A large, international study finds that there is a link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleeping either too much or too little.