Sleep vacations, away and at home

Is sleep tourism the next big thing? Around the world, hotels, spas and even nightclubs are designing getaways that cater to a sleep-deprived clientele. Here are a few of the most indulgent sleep getaways from around the world, according to the UK’s Guardian...

Melatonin and Diabetes

We’ve seen a great deal of research that indicates a strong link between sleep disorders and Type 2 diabetes. Now there’s evidence that this link may be genetic. A new study reveals scientists have found a relationship between a gene associated with the “sleep...

Police don’t get enough sleep

This news concerns me both as a health issue and an issue of public safety: a survey of nearly 5,000 police officers in the United States and Canada revealed that these law enforcement professionals are frequently suffering from sleep problems—and this lack of sleep...

Your Brain on Sleep

There’s still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don’t yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important. We know that sleep has restorative, cognitively-enhancing effects....