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insomnia

Got insomnia? Watch your heart health

A lack of sleep is associated with higher risk of heart disease—but the link might have more to do with genetics.

The incredible power of Zzzs

A full night's sleep could lead to improved mood and better brain function, boosting creativity, accuracy and memory.

Daytime fatigue? A nap could help

An afternoon rest has its distinct advantages—but watch out for the downsides.

Night owl? Check the family tree

Researchers identify dozens of new gene regions linked to insomnia, paving the way for possible therapeutic targets.

Here’s something to sleep on

The optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night.

For a healthier heart, aim for 6 to 8 hours of sleep

Prolonged nightly sleep deprivation or excessive sleeping should be avoided to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The bad news: Sleepless nights haunt 1 in 4 Americans

The good news: Most who suffer a bout of acute, new-onset insomnia will recover and go on to gain restful slumber.

When moms don’t sleep well, neither do their kids

Bad snoozing habits could take a toll on child development.

Spend more time outdoors for better Zzz’s

Camping and exposure to natural light helps prime your body for an earlier bedtime.

The psychology of sleep

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help patients shed the bad habits and anxious thoughts that make for sleepless nights.

Drink up for better sleep

You'll get better ZZZs if you consume the right things—and avoid the wrong ones—before bedtime.

Having trouble sleeping?

If your restless nights are leading to long and dreary days, it's long past time to change your routine.

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