Sleep Basics

The Sleep Basics Channel explores the reasons we sleep and what happens when we don't. Learn about sleep basics to demystify this strange behavioral state.


Go ahead. Take that power nap. Sleep in on Saturday. Snooze through the "Late Show with David Letterman" for a full eight hours of Zs. It's good for your heart.

Let's say the sandman forgets to come by and sprinkle you with some of his slumber dust. How much do you really need that repose?

How to fall asleep is a complex question that can affect every part of your daily routine. Learn how to hit the sweet spot in your sleep-wake cycle.

Learn about new drugs that can help fight fatigue. Will they really keep you alert and awake? Learn more sleep in this article.

Why do we sleep? What happens when we sleep? Learn more about sleep in this article.

Hygiene is a key element in overall health and should be practiced in all areas of life. Learn more about hygiene and how it can be used for sleep.

How well do you know polycystic ovarian syndrome? Test your knowledge about polycystic ovarian syndrome with this quiz.

Sleeping for many people is not an easy task. If you suffer from not being able to get to sleep quickly, then take a look at these steps that could possibly get you a good night's rest.

Snoring is not only frustrating for others trying to sleep, but it can also signal heath problems or sleep apnea.