Beware of Blue Light Before Sleep
The use of light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime can negatively impact health, alertness and the circadian clock, which synchronizes the daily rhythm of sleep to external environmental cues.
Is the Night Shift Bad for Your Health?
You’ve often been told about the importance of getting enough sleep. But how often have you been told about the importance of when to sleep?
Sleep and Aging: Why Can't We Stay Asleep As We Get Older?
In a National Sleep Foundation survey of adults aged 55 and older, one-third of people aged 55-64 and one quarter of people aged 65-84 reported that their sleep quality had worsened over time.
A Link Between Insomnia and Depression?
People with insomnia are twice as likely to develop depression compared to those without insomnia.
Circadian Rhythms: How Irregular Sleep Patterns Impact Your Health
Researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Medical Chronobiology Program study how the circadian system impacts our health.
8 Tips to Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed
Sleep tips from Stuart Quan, MD, clinical director of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Making Sleep a Priority
Sleep deprivation can lead to cognitive impairments and the feeling of excessive sleepiness. Two of the most common reasons for insufficient sleep duration are sleep apnea and sleep deprivation.