How to Sleep Better Tonight


Foods to Help You Sleep

These four nutrients can help you get your rest tonight.   View slideshow


Best and Worst Foods for Sleep

What to eat before bed
Here’s a list of potential good guys and bad guys when it comes to getting some shut-eye.   View slideshow


What to Do If You Can't Fall Asleep

How to neutralize blinking gadgets, page-turners, and other things that interfere with your rest.   View slideshow


12 Surprising Sources of Caffeine

It’s often hard to tell whether a product contains caffeine. These 12 sources of caffeine—some hidden, some just plain weird—could be giving you the jitters.   View slideshow


5 Ways to Unwind in 60 Seconds

Need to get some rest, now? Whether you're at work or at home, these five easy tips can get you feeling relaxed and peaceful in a minute or less.   View slideshow


The Simple Secret to Great Sleep

Conquer fatigue now with these sneaky snooze busters for every age. Here's how to deal with these stealth sleep stealers, decade by decade.   View slideshow


Which Sleep Style Is Healthiest?

Your preferred p.m. pose could be giving you back and neck pain, tummy troubles, even premature wrinkles. Discover the best positions for your body—plus the one you may want to avoid.   View slideshow


7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever

You’ve done all the obvious stuff—cut out late-night caffeine, made sure your bedroom is dark and cozy, avoided scary movies or struggling with your to-do list right before bed. So why are you still tossing and turning?   View slideshow


31 Days to a Better Night’s Sleep

Nighttime sleep problems quickly become daytime problems if you’re nodding off mid-meeting, or just generally performing on autopilot. The good news is you don’t have to rely on prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids to get some shut-eye.   View calendar


Expert Lawrence Epstein, MD, Gives Advice on Light at Night, Mattress Care, and More Sleep Tips

Dr. Lawrence Epstein
Dr. Lawrence Epstein
Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Q: My wife wants to put a nightlight in our room, but I think that even a tiny bit of light keeps me awake sometimes. Is it my imagination?

A: No, it may not be your imagination. Light is a stimulant that can keep some people from falling asleep. The optimal bedroom is dark, quiet, and comfortable. Ideally, you'll get rid of all light sources in your room. Digital clocks and other electronics have LED displays that commonly light up people's bedrooms, so get rid of them or turn clocks to the wall when you sleep. You want to create an environment that's most conducive to sleep, and for you, that may mean complete darkness. Read More

Bedtime Behaviors That Work: 7 Habits That Will Prepare Your Body for Sleep

7 expert-recommended habits to try tonight
A consistent wind-down routine every day can help you fall asleep more quickly and reliably. Try any or all of the following relaxing behaviors for a restful night.  Read More


Turn Your Bedroom Into a Sleep Haven

It's the cardinal rule of sleep hygiene: Your bedroom should be a calming, comfortable haven—designated for sleep and sex only. The more clutter and distractions you're up against at night, the harder it will be to transition into sleep.   View slideshow

A Pain Patient's Bedroom Makeover, From Place of Suffering to Sleep Haven

When anxiety took over her bedroom, Pat created a peaceful retreat
One of the main rules of sleep hygiene is to make your bedroom a place for sleep and sex only. But for all the things you're supposed to get rid of—the TV, computer, even your books—there are so many more you can bring in to make it a space you'd look forward to sleeping in...  Read More


5 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

Poor sleep is nothing to yawn at—it takes a toll on everything from your job performance and sex life to overall health. Here, real ways to get the zzz’s you need.   View slideshow


Buy a Better Mattress With These 6 Smart Shopping Tips

You spend one-third of your life in bed, so it's important to choose your mattress wisely. Having a comfortable place to rest your head can help you look forward to your time in bed, instead of worrying about how long you're asleep.   View slideshow

Video: Perspectives on Sleeping Better