Lack of sleep disrupts our genes

Insufficient sleep is related to a range of health problems, from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to depression, poor immune function, and cognitive decline, particularly in later years. For all that we know about the health risks associated with lack of sleep, we...

Using sleep to improve your game

It was great to see this news of the New York Jets’ recent decision to make sleep specialists part of their in-season training program. According to the news reports, sleep experts have worked directly with players, teaching them strategies for getting more and...

Sleep affects the power of vaccines

Summer is coming to an end, and with fall and winter come cold and flu season. Want to give your annual flu vaccination a powerful boost? Start sleeping more. A new study suggests that a lack of sleep may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines in the body. This is the...