How to Improve Your Sleep

Expert tips to help you join the ranks of the well-rested.

The Science of Sleep   |   A Better Rest  

The Science of Sleep

Why Do We Need to Sleep?
At a shiny new lab in Japan, an international team of scientists is trying to figure out what puts us under.
Veronique Greenwood | The Atlantic

What Happens to Your Body on No Sleep
In short, nothing good—and just one bad night can trigger a cascade of scary side effects.
Wes Judd | Outside

While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey
Our floodlit society has made sleep deprivation a lifestyle. But we know more than ever about how we rest—and how it keeps us healthy.
Michael Finkel | National Geographic

Why You Should Fix Your Inconsistent Sleep Schedule
Our own bodies’ clocks are far better for telling us when to wake up.
Lekha Bandopadhyay | Nautilus

A Better Rest

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
A science journalist spent months researching sleep. Here’s what he found.
Sean Illing | Vox

Exactly How to Set Up Your Bedroom for a Great Night’s Sleep
The ideal sleep environment takes four of your five senses into account.
Michael Breus | Fast Company

A Physician’s Guide to Sleep in a Stressful Age
Should you drink more coffee? Should you take melatonin? Can you train yourself to need less sleep?
James Hamblin | The Atlantic

Up All Night
The science of sleeplessness.
Elizabeth Kolbert | The New Yorker

How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Actually Need?
It depends on how well you want your brain to work.
Claire Maldarelli | Popular Science

Finally, a Cure for Insomnia?
We are living through an epidemic of sleeplessness, but the medical establishment has largely ignored the problem. Can a radical new therapy help you get some sleep?
Simon Parkin | The Guardian

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