Sleep and Dreams

Fall asleep, stay asleep and find out why it's important to sleep. You can also learn why some people take walks or eat while they sleep.

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The Causes and Effects of Insomnia

Learn about the causes and effects of insomnia in this article.

Insomnia Remedy

Looking for a pill to cure your insomnia? Try this for a good night's sleep.

Let's Hear It For Sleep!

Sleep Dispatch 15: Writer Vince Rause talks about America's conflicted attitude toward sleep and the costs to society of sleep deprivation.

Lucid Dreaming

Until the 1970s, lucid dreaming was dismissed as a hallucination. Learn more about research into lucid dreaming in this article.

Making Your Dreams Come True

Sleep Dispatch 7: Writer Vince Rause explores the world of lucid dreaming as part of his month-long quest in search of a good night's sleep.

My Sleep Quest Begins in Earnest

Sleep Dispatch 2: Writer Vince Rause heads to the Stanford Sleep Clinic to unravel the mysteries of sleep and dreams.

Nightmares Aren't Kid-Stuff

Sleep Dispatch 13: Writer Vince Rause explores nightmare and night terrors with Dr. Antonio Zadra at Sacre Coeur Hospital's Dream and Nightmare Lab in Montreal.

Off to Dream School

Have you ever had a dream so powerful you thought it might be a lucid dream? Learn about lucid dreams in this article.

Pummeling Mattresses for Science

Learn more about what goes into a good mattress in this article.

Secrets of the Siesta and High-Tech Mattresses

Learn Secrets of the Siesta and High-Tech Mattresses in this article.

Sleep and Aging

Sleeping is often believed to become more difficult with age. Learn how your sleep patterns can change as you get older in this article in this article.

Sleep and Dreams: The Basics and Resources

Writer Vince Rause summarizes what he's learned during his month-long quest for a good night's sleep and offers a list of books on sleep and dreaming. Learn more about sleep and dreams in this article in this article.

Sleep and Exercise

A good workout might make your body look ripped, but could also ruin a good nights sleep. Get facts about exercise and tips for getting a good night's sleep.

Sleep and Smoking

Smoking a pack a day won't keep the doctor away or give you a good night's rest. Learn facts about smoking and how it can negatively affect your sleep.

Sleep Deprivation

You may not see the side effects of sleep deprivation immediately, but they'll creep up soon or later. Get examples of the effects of sleep deprivation, a common problem in our fast-paced society.

Sleep In the Modern World

Learn about Sleep In the Modern World in this article.

Sleep Like a Baby

Do you want to sleep like a baby? Babies may not sleep as deeply as we once thought. Learn what it really means to sleep like a baby.

Many of My Sleep Problems Are Due to Bad Habits

Not surprisingly, sleep problems often arise because of bad habits that we commit while we're conscious. Find out how sleep problems can be linked to our bad habits.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

For some people, snoring is more than just a nuisance. It can be the sign of a common but serious condition known as sleep apnea. Learn about diagnosing and treating serious snoring and sleep apnea problems.

Snoring Is Optional

Nearly one of every four men, and one of every seven women, is a frequent snorer, but there are ways to control snoring to help everyone in your household get a little more sleep.

Solving the Mystery of a Dream

Have you ever had a strange dream? Follow the journey of one dreamer as he and his dream interpretation class seek to find some meaning in an old recurring dream.

The Dreams of the Blind

Most of us dream in images, but have you ever wondered how blind people dream? In what ways can their dreams differ from others' dreams?

The Slumber Revolution Begins

Getting enough sleep each night makes us smarter, more efficient and aware workers during the day -- so why are so many Americans missing out on sleep? Join the crusade to save America through slumber.

Time For a New Mattress?

Every mattress wears out eventually. How do you know when it's time to ditch the old mattress and invest in something new? These warning signs may offer a clue.

Time to Reset Your Internal Clock

Are you a natural night owl who often wakes up after the rest of the world? It's not just laziness -- it could be due to the way your biological clock is set. How can you get back on schedule with the rest of the population?