Sleep, Explained

If you have difficulty falling or staying asleep, it can affect all aspects of daily life. Here's what everyone looking for some quality shuteye needs to know.

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11 Surprising Health Benefits of Sleep

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.
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8 Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep

Before you rush to the drugstore to buy an over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medication, try one of the following natural sleep remedies. Many of these can not only help you fall asleep and stay asleep, but they may also promote muscle relaxation.
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The 11 Kinds of Insomnia

Can't sleep? Here are 11 types of insomnia developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
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5 Signs You May Have Restless Legs Syndrome

Could you have restless legs syndrome? RLS can be tricky to diagnose, largely because symptoms tend to be worse at night and less obvious in the doctor's office. Click to see the signs and symptoms that are used to diagnose the condition.
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15 Alarm Clocks for Heavy Sleepers

No one loves an alarm clock. But if you've missed more than a few morning meetings, you may be ready for one you love to hate.
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Science Says Bathing Before Bed Could Be the Key to Great Sleep—As Long as You Time It Right

Can’t sleep? Science says a well-timed bath or shower could be just what you need for a deep, restful snooze.