Women, Sleep and Age

 We all know that sleep often becomes more difficult as we age. Some of us who’ve accumulated a certain number of birthday cards know this first hand! We also know that our circadian “clocks”—an internal mechanism that keeps us on a 24-hour, night-day cycle—function...

Kids: Sleep goes down, weight goes up

The evidence just keeps coming: sleep plays a critical role in helping children maintain a healthy weight, and protecting them from the health risks associated with being overweight and obese. The results of a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical...

Kids asleep, but still texting

Well here’s a decidedly 21st century sleep issue. Apparently there’s a rising phenomenon among teens: sleep texting. That’s right, teens are reaching for their phones during the night, firing off messages, and waking with no recollection of their actions. We’re all...

Kava continues to be a mystery

Among “herbal” remedies for sleep, perhaps none has raised more questions over recent years than kava. Concerns about its safety have prompted extensive scientific study—and according to a recent large-scale review, we still don’t have answers to some basic questions...