7 Bedtime Behaviors That Will Help You Sleep

Hectic schedules have you running around until bedtime, but these busy routines can be hazardous to your sleep. A consistent wind-down plan every day can help you fall asleep more quickly and reliably. Try these relaxing tips for a restful night.   View slideshow


The 11 Kinds of Insomnia

Can't sleep? Here are 11 types of insomnia developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.   View slideshow


Expert Lawrence Epstein's Advice on Treating Insomnia and Staying Asleep

Dr. Lawrence Epstein
Dr. Lawrence Epstein
Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Q: When I have trouble sleeping, I depend on coffee to get through my morning. Will that make it harder to fall asleep the next night, too?

A: Coffee can make insomnia worse. You've got to remember that the effect of caffeine can be long-lasting. The half-life of caffeine is four to seven hours, so it will be in your system for longer than you think, affecting your behavior, your alertness, and your ability to fall asleep. Some people drink caffeine in the afternoon when they feel tired, but it becomes hard to fall asleep at night, which perpetuates the problem. I recommend avoiding all caffeine after noon. Read More


Yoga Moves to Beat Insomnia, Ease Stress, and Relieve Pain

The next time you find yourself lying awake at night, grab your yoga mat: Research suggests this ancient form of exercise can help combat insomnia, relieve stress, and ward off aches and pains that can keep you tossing and turning. Here are some of master yoga instructor Sara Ivanhoe's favorite calming and comforting moves.  View Slideshow

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