Sleep Cycles

Don’t lose sleep over daylight saving time

March 9, 2018
Springing forward can do more damage than causing you to lose an hour of sleep, but there are things you can do to make the transition less difficult

You Asked: How do dreams work?

June 28, 2016
When you dream part of your brain is 'awake'

Shift work unwinds body clocks, leading to more severe strokes

June 1, 2016
Research finds living against our body clocks is detrimental to our health

You Asked: Could a later start to the workday curb sleep deprivation?

April 27, 2016
Is it time to replace the 9 in 9-to-5 with a later hour?

Why can’t I sleep? Common barriers to catching your Z’s

March 16, 2015

Daylight savings has officially arrived, which means most of us are struggling with getting up in complete darkness and going to bed an hour earlier. But for many, sleep never comes easy, no matter the time of the year. There are many reasons why you might be having restless nights, but we sat down with Dr. David Earnest to find out what the most common causes are and how you can address them.

Is your child getting enough sleep?

March 6, 2015

Sleep disorders are one of the most common health disorders in the U.S. It's important that we're doing everything we can to make sure our children, and ourselves, are getting the right amount of sleep each night.

Computers, smartphones and TVs: how electronics might be affecting your teen’s sleep

July 23, 2014

Natural blue light is emitted during the day, but most electronics also expose us to this wavelength of light. Recent research shows that artificial blue light has a delaying effect on our sleep cycle.