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  1. Interrupted Sleep

    When thinking about sleep and health, it’s common to focus on the issue of sleep quantity and whether we’re getting the recommended number of hours of sleep. While total sleep time is undoubtedly important, sleep continuity, or the ability to avoid interrupted sleep, is also critical. Most people know that sleeping in stops and starts […]

  2. Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

    People commonly shift and move around after getting into bed. For most of us, this movement slows once we find a comfortable position and fall asleep. But for millions of people diagnosed with a sleep-related movement disorder, nighttime movements increase before or during sleep. Abnormal movements can make it difficult to get sufficient, quality rest. […]

  3. How to Fix Your Sleep Schedule

    For their mental and physical health, adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep, and it’s important that they get this sleep night after night. One of the best ways to promote consistent sleep is having a healthy sleep routine. By following a standard schedule and healthy sleep habits, the mind and body become […]

  4. How Is Sleep Different For Men and Women?

    Research has conclusively demonstrated that sleep is essential for human health. It allows the brain and body to rest and recover, enabling better physical, mental, and emotional well-being. While sleep is necessary for everyone, there are important differences in sleep for men and women. Historically, sleep research has focused disproportionately on males, leaving gaps in […]

  5. How Sleep Affects Immunity

    Over the past few decades, sleep science has developed immensely, revealing the far-reaching importance of sleep for virtually every system of the body. As research has delved further into the links between sleep and physical health, it has become increasingly clear that sleep and the immune system are closely connected. The immune system is critical […]

  6. Narcolepsy

    Sleep aids are often used for insomnia and sleep problems. Learn about the types of sleep medications, their benefits and downsides, and how to use them safely.

  7. Sleep News

    Sleep plays a major role in all of our bodily functions, and there are more studies, products, and literature around sleep science than ever before. As our avid readers know, Sleep Foundation is dedicated to providing easily digestible information on all things sleep—from sleep hygiene best practices to medical sleep concerns, such as obstructive sleep apnea and chronic insomnia.

  8. How to Stay Awake

    Are you struggling to stay awake after a restless night? Find tips to help you stay awake when you are tired in class, at work, or while driving.

  9. Best Sleep Apps

    Sleep apps can help you relax and wind down before bed. This guide includes our picks for the best sleep apps and tips for finding the right app for you.

  10. In the News

    Press and media about, the leading online source for evidence-based, medically reviewed sleep health information and in-depth product testing.

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