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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   For occasional sleepless nights or short-term help with sleep struggles, some people turn to sleep aids. One of the most common options is melatonin, available both as a prescription medication and as an over-the-counter supplement. Melatonin has been shown to…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   How the ups and downs of Melatonin affect your snooze time A hormone that’s made by the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin helps control your daily sleep-wake cycles. Your body’s internal clock (also known as your circadian rhythm) influences…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   Just the right dose can help you sleep peacefully. For the millions of people who have trouble falling—and staying—asleep, melatonin can sometimes be the solution. The powerful hormone is naturally produced in your brain and sends the message to…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   La Paz, Bolivia. Lhasa, Tibet. Cusco, Peru. These cities are high on many travelers’ lists of dream destinations—and they’re also high in altitude. If you’re planning to journey to these spots or another high-elevation environment, be…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   For those on a quest to fall asleep—and stay asleep—at night, sometimes small adjustments to your daily routine can make a big difference. Consider these four environmental and lifestyle changes that can help set the mood for better sleep. Invest…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   Your odds of achieving a good night’s sleep were set long before your head ever hit the pillow. Stress and anxiety are the cause for many sleepless nights. Seven in ten adults experience daily tension, which is a source of…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   Sleep is critical for growing kids’ health and development. To get the most out of sleep, it’s important to follow a consistent bedtime schedule so that children can achieve the full number of hours needed for their
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   Did you know that light exposure plays a significant role in moderating your circadian rhythm, telling you when to feel sleepy and when to feel alert? For this reason, humans have evolved over tens of thousands of years to follow…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   Thanks to circadian rhythm, your body feels more awake or asleep at different points of the day. It’s a naturally occurring phenomenon, and not everyone’s rhythm is the same—some people are full of pep at 7:00 AM (those would…
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    This content was created by the National Sleep Foundation   Sometimes there’s just no avoiding an early morning flight, whether it’s because you have to be at your destination in time for a 9:00 AM meeting or because the ticket costs half the price of one for a flight leaving…