How Does Anyone Get Any Sleep Around Here? (Seriously, Tell Us)

Ever since I was a teeny-tiny kid, falling asleep has been a problem for me. Back then, I'd lie awake for hours, panicking as I watched the sun creep up, and now, decades later, it's a similar story. I still can't manage to catch a damn wink and neither can anyone else I know. It begs the question — are any of us » 4/26/13 5:30pm 4/26/13 5:30pm

Researchers Discover that Insomniac Birds Are the Sexiest Birds

Sleep, in case you don't get a lot of it and instead rely on the sadist you innocently call "caffeine," is really important and losing only a few hours of it each night can adversely affect most animals' ability to perform waking functions, like remembering to refill a subway card before swiping it so you don't hold… » 8/09/12 11:55pm 8/09/12 11:55pm

Have Insomnia? You Might Just Be Afraid of the Dark.

If you're having trouble sleeping, you might not have some complex mental problem; you might just have a good old-fashioned fear of things that go bump in the night. At least that's what a new study has found. Researchers studied a group of college in Toronto and found that almost half of them who said they slept… » 6/11/12 11:55pm 6/11/12 11:55pm

Caffeine Keeps Morning People Up All Night, Leaves Night Owls…

Anyone who's ever had trouble sleeping has developed elaborate theories on how and why caffeine affects them. It's usually something along the lines of, "If I drink a cup of coffee after 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, I'll be up all night." But some new research is showing that the power caffeine holds… » 3/01/12 11:55pm 3/01/12 11:55pm

Drinking Turns Women Into Sad Insomniacs

We've long known that alcohol kills brain cells and that long term alcohol abuse can interfere with mental health. Now, new research has found that while heavy drinking affects both men and women's ability to produce an important mood-controlling neurotransmitter, it affects ladybrains three times faster than it… » 11/09/11 6:40pm 11/09/11 6:40pm

Stressed Out Moms Are Hitting The Ambien Bottle Hard

Sometimes it seems like moms cannot catch a break. They're already on duty 24 hours a day, but now it turns out that even when everyone else in the house is fast asleep, they're not getting much rest. Insomnia, the New York times reports, is causing women across the country, but especially moms, to turn to sleeping… » 11/06/11 2:05pm 11/06/11 2:05pm