Many Pediatricians Overlook Sleep

It’s not just adults whose sleep problems often go undiagnosed: children also are at risk for undiagnosed sleep problems. A recent study points to a partial explanation for this: very few pediatricians are trained in sleep issues, and many do not feel confident in...

Valerian: A Help for Post-Menopausal Insomnia?

Here’s some potentially good news for the millions of women who are coping with insomnia as a consequence of menopause: a recent study indicates that the herbal supplement valerian is an effective treatment for women with post-menopausal insomnia. Researchers at the...

The Serious Risks of Low Sleep in Teens

A large-scale survey on teens and sleep has made a big splash in the news recently with its results: most teens are not getting enough sleep, and their lack of sufficient sleep is being associated with a whole series of risky, unhealthy behaviors, from smoking and...

Battling Cancer, and Not Sleeping Enough

We’re making so many great gains in the fight against cancer. More people than ever are living long, full, active lives after a cancer diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. One thing that’s not happening for people with cancer? They are not getting enough sleep....

Testosterone, Sleep and Sexual Health

When it comes to sleep, testosterone may be the somewhat forgotten hormone. We know a great deal about the importance of testosterone as the male sex hormone, its role in the body and the effects of testosterone deficits, particularly for men. But there’s been...