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September 27, 2018

Does your heartburn keep you up at night? A wedge pillow might be just what you need, according to a sleep expert.

Some 15 million Americans deal with heartburn every day–and the uncomfortable, burning sensation doesn't just go away when it's time to go to bed. Accordin...

February 6, 2018

MAKE A HOTEL FEEL LIKE HOME

Call it the “first night effect.” “In a new environment (like a hotel room halfway across the world), we have a hard time falling asleep,” says Raj Dasgupta, M.D., an assistant professor at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Souther...

January 11, 2018

Q. Does magnesium help you sleep?

A. Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium, an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in a wide range of bodily processes, and sleep disorders. But if you are concerned you aren’t getting enough magnesium, changin...

October 17, 2017


Are you kept awake by night-owl neighbors, or other creaky, screechy noises that go more than just bump in the night? You may want to consider white noise machines and their dependable, sound-drowning capabilities. First, you’ll want to understand what noise is before...

October 9, 2017


Insomnia can do worse than just tire you out the next day. If you're suffering from chronic lack of sleep, it can take a toll on your overall health.

Ongoing sleep deficiency can lower your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight infections. It can trigg...

September 13, 2017

Booking a first-class seat that doubles as a bed might be the best bet for sleeping on a plane, but what's a girl to do when her bank account calls for coach? Well, no matter *where* your seat is, you're still going to want to focus on getting some quality rest to set...

September 5, 2017

If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Nearly half of Americans say a lack of sleep affects their daily lives, as per the National Sleep Foundation.

“For something that sounds so easy, sleep is quite difficult,” says American Academy of Sleep Medicine spok...

August 23, 2017

Cleveland Clinic researchers previously tested the Medcline in patients with gastroesophygeal reflux disease (GERD), although that data has not been published. While GERD tends to present as classic heartburn symptoms, LPR can be more subtle and harder to diagnose, say...

May 3, 2017

If you can’t doze off within 15 or 20 minutes and you’re feeling frustrated, there’s no sense in just lying there. The best thing to do is to get out of bed and do something relaxing like read (a book, not a device), do breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxatio...

April 18, 2017

Of course, refraining from watching Netflix before bed is easier said than done. Binge-watchers can take certain steps to make sure that their viewing habits don’t cut into their sleep. Maintaining good sleep hygiene — meaning reserving the bed only for sleeping — is o...

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