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Bedtime and Weight Gains
By Craig Cox
A new study suggests staying up too late could lead to added pounds.
How-to-take-a-nap
By Experience Life Staff
A little preparation can help you reap the restorative benefits of a midday rest.
sleep
By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC 
Researchers found that subjects who went to sleep and got up earlier reported better moods.
Woman hitting snooze alarm
By Craig Cox
A new study shows cell damage and signs of accelerated aging after only one sleepless night.
Sleep Well Weekend Challenge
By the Experience Life Team
Jump-start a healthier bedtime routine with our Sleep Well Weekend Challenge!
Sleep-Deficit
By Kermit Pattison
Skimping on sleep can increase stress, undermine metabolism, suppress immunity, and set you up for a host of serious health problems.
An illustration of a sleeping person and a brain
By Experience Life Staff
University of Rochester Medical Center research reports that while we sleep, our brains flush out toxins that build up when we’re awake — allowing us to clear our heads.
Bed covers
By Experience Life Staff
Mattresses, pillows, and other bedding can contain chemicals that, while intended to make sleep safer, actually have the opposite effect.
Woman hitting snooze alarm
By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Staff writer and natural night owl Maggie Fazeli Fard shares her tips to become an early bird and considers why it's not always "better" to be a morning person.
Illustration
By Pamela Weintraub
New science shows that sleep is essential to our mental and physical health — and most of us aren’t getting enough.
Morning in the bedroom
By Frank Lipman, MD
Although we may not like to admit it, many of the sleep problems we experience are the result of bad habits and behaviors. Here are the common sleep "mistakes" I see in my practice and their solutions.
Get Your Groove Back
By Frank Lipman, MD
Dr. Frank Lipman on why finding your body’s natural sleep cycle and circadian rhythms is the key to strength, vitality and wellness.
glasses in book
By Experience Life Staff
How reading on your iPad before bed might prevent you from falling asleep.
persona sleeping at desk
By Experience Life Staff
How loneliness can affect long-term health.
man laying on desk
By Experience Life Staff
Discover and overcome obstacles to getting sufficient rest.
Woman hitting snooze alarm
By Kristin Ohlson
New research shows that sleep significantly influences metabolism, appetite, and weight management. Could getting more shuteye help you ward off excess pounds?
Light Rhythms
By Karen Olson
How and when we are exposed to light can affect our bodies in some surprising (and not always beneficial) ways. Here’s what you need to know about your body’s built-in responses to cycles of light and dark — and how you can make the most of them for better health.
Sleep Deficit
By Kermit Pattison
Next time you’re thinking of pulling an all-nighter to beat some looming deadline, consider this: Too little sleep can lead to increased stress levels, compromised metabolism, a suppressed immune system and a host of other health problems.
Sleep-soundly
By Sarah Moran
Getting enough sleep is essential to health, happiness and productivity. Here’s how to give your slumber the priority it deserves.
By Linda Formichelli
What you eat (and what you don't) can have a powerful influence on how well you sleep.
a man asleep in his bed
By Catherine Guthrie
It's the first thing to go when we're stressed. It's the last thing we get when we're busy. But not sleeping enough can lead our bodies into big trouble. Want to be fit and healthy? Find out why your shuteye should be a top priority.
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