The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.
― W.C. Fields

Humor aside, what is the best cure for insomnia? Many people reach for medications, but do the benefits outweigh the harms? And what about alternatives?

Sleeping Medications

What Science Says About Using Sleep Medications

What Science Says About Using Sleep MedicationsAn analysis of 13 studies on medications to help you sleep found something that might keep you up.

 

 

Petition to FDA to Restrict Use of Most Commonly Prescribed Sleeping Pills.

A psychiatrist presents a detailed analysis of the limitations of sleeping medications.

How to Cure One Kind of Insomnia Without Drugs

Do you usually fall asleep around 3 a.m. or later? Find out what you can do to maintain a more normal sleep schedule.

Losing Sleep

Sleep and Time Around the World and In Our Own Backyards

What would happen if you never went to sleep? This creepy documentary might have you going to bed on time for the rest of your life. Then enjoy to a video on Daylight Saving Time on the same page with comedian John Oliver.

Sleep Across the Lifespan

Five Tips to Give Your Baby the Best Sleep in the World

Why might you consider nursing your baby for the first three months? What would be the best time to do so? The science of circadian rhythms may reinforce what you suspect, but also include a surprise or two.

Why Seniors Have Sleep Problems and How To Fix Them

With age, two changes occur in our bodies which make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. What are they, and what can you do to fix them?

Light and Sleep Across the Lifespan: A Collection of Articles

What are the unintended consequences for children, teens, and adults of light 24/7, and how do they differ by age?