Research shows nearly 1 in 5 school-age children are using melatonin to help them sleep. But these supplements are unregulated and pediatricians worry about their safety and the dose.
Reasearch shows teens don't get sleepy until 10:45 or 11 p.m. But high school classes in Nashville still start at 7:05 a.m. "It's not a badge of honor," says the mayor.
Wondering how to prepare for sleep disruption? Should you take melatonin or other sleep aids? Here's answers from researchers and seasoned travelers — including NPR's international correspondents.
Scientists have learned that northern elephant seals — massive creatures found along the Pacific Coast of North America — cobble together a couple hours of sleep using underwater power naps.
A bipartisan group of senators wants to make daylight saving time permanent. But sleep experts say standard time is better, because it saves morning light and is more in sync with our natural rhythms.
This week’s Medical Minute discusses “Tryptophan”, the amino acid that contributes to our feeling sleepy after the big Thanksgiving meal, but is also key to many other body functions.
Scientists analyzed the correlation between sleep activity and hot nighttime temperatures. A lack of sleep is a risk factor for physical and mental health problems.
Just a night or two of exposure to faint light is enough to raise your pulse and increase insulin resistance — factors that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, researchers find.
The Sleeping Bus Tour is a 5-hour, 47-mile ride to nowhere on a double-decker bus. It's designed for people who are easily put to sleep on moving vehicles. Passengers can bring pillows and blankets.
More than one in three people sleep less than seven hours a night. That's the minimum that's recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. But Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry, says rest isn't just necessary: It can be revolutionary.
People who get more deep sleep appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's. That may be because this phase of sleep allows the brain to clear out waste products.
Your Fourth of July plans may include parades, pool parties, cookouts or the Peachtree Road Race. Tricia Hersey plans to celebrate with a nice, long nap...
The Breakroom returns to discuss the upcoming implosion of the Georgia Dome and the indictment of Paul Manafort. We also talk about one school’s Civil...
On Tuesday, the former head of Atlanta-based Equifax apologized many times during a hearing before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee about the...
This week a group of scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discoveries related to our circadian rhythms. Emory University...