Posts Categorized: Sleep

9 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you’re not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 million Americans suffer from long-term sleep disorders. Missing sleep is nothing to yawn about….read more

Protein Powder Post-Workout — Are You Doing It Right?

After pressing, curling, sprinting, and crunching, the next logical step for many is shaking (and no, we don’t mean with a Shake Weight). Protein shakes, bars, and gels are marketed to be essential for an effective workout. But are these packaged and powdered foods really necessary for recovery, or do the whole-foods alternatives have them…read more

Why You Talk in Your Sleep

Watch the latest video at Sleep talking can be embarrassing and even disrupt other sleepers, but most people don’t even realize they’re doing it. We got this email from a viewer: Dear Dr. Manny, My roommate tells me that I talk a lot in my sleep, but I don’t know why. What does it…read more

17 Foods That Can Help You Live Longer

The world’s oldest person, 116-year old Susannah Mushatt Jones, enjoys a hearty meal of bacon, eggs and grits most mornings. The breakfast sounds delicious, but unless Jones has upended decades of nutritional science, it is unlikely the secret to her long and healthy life. Eggs and grits aside, there are foods that, if eaten routinely enough,…read more

9 Tips to Get Kids on a Sleep Schedule

One of the most important plans you can make for your kids as they head back to school is to get them on a sound sleep schedule. After all, better grades may depend on better sleep. As your children head back to school, you may face a dilemma when it comes to kids and sleep….read more

10 Ways to Fall Asleep on a Plane

Planning your final trip of the summer? Don’t miss out on your sleep! Check out these 10 hints to help you fall asleep on a plane from Work The World. This infographic was originally published by Work The World. See the original article here.

A Diet for Better Sleep

Want to clock more ZZZ’s? Change up your plate. Certain nutrients in your diet—like vitamin C, lycopene, and selenium—are associated with healthier sleep patterns, according to a new study on 4,500 people published in Appetite. Researchers crunched sleep and nutrition data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). They broke people up into four…read more

Why Do We Sleep?

Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why do humans need so much sleep? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to scientists on the cutting edge of sleep research and asks if there’s any way humans might evolve into getting by…read more