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Insomnia can cause problems during the day, such as excessive sleepiness, fatigue, trouble thinking clearly or staying focused, or feeling depressed or irritable. It is not defined by the number of hours you sleep every night. Although the amount of sleep a person needs varies, most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night.
Poor sleep may make it harder to regulate negative emotions in people with anxiety or depression

Poor sleep may make it harder to regulate negative emotions in people with anxiety or depression

New study evaluates benefits, design and functionality of popular phone-based sleep apps

New study evaluates benefits, design and functionality of popular phone-based sleep apps

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Are we sleeping less than we used to?

Are we sleeping less than we used to?

Pharmaceuticalization of today’s sleep

Pharmaceuticalization of today’s sleep

Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke

Research finds link between insomnia and increased risk of heart attack, stroke

Researchers identify active component of Indian herb that induces sleep

Researchers identify active component of Indian herb that induces sleep

FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers

FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers

FDA approves drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patients

FDA approves drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patients

New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases

New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression

AASM’s new guideline provides recommendations for diagnosis of sleep apnea in adults

AASM’s new guideline provides recommendations for diagnosis of sleep apnea in adults

Study sheds new light on poor sleep conditions during Antarctic summer

Study sheds new light on poor sleep conditions during Antarctic summer

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

BIDMC review focuses on neural circuitry of wakefulness and sleep

Successful insomnia treatment may not require complicated neurofeedback, study shows

Successful insomnia treatment may not require complicated neurofeedback, study shows

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows

Physician's choice of insomnia medication may be based on habit, new research shows

Melatonin content of dietary supplements shows wide variability, study finds

Melatonin content of dietary supplements shows wide variability, study finds

New clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based analyses of specific insomnia drugs

New clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based analyses of specific insomnia drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Is today’s society really sleep deprived?

Is today’s society really sleep deprived?