Many people complain their sleep is neither restful nor restorative, no matter how many hours of sleep they get.

How did you sleep last night? Chronic insomnia, which affects 5 per cent to 10 per cent of older adults, is more than just exhausting. It’s also link(...)

'We do have a spare room so practically it’s possible, but I am worried about what this means for our relationship, and our sex life.' Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’ve been with my partner for six years, and we’ve lived together for over a year. We’re incredibly happy, I love him to pieces – but we ha(...)

Winding down an hour before bed, sleeping in a cool bedroom and keeping a routine could help you get a good night's sleep

Evenings are something of a rush for Megan Hobbs. The 29-year-old solicitor doesn’t finish work until 6.30pm and it takes her 45 minutes to travel hom(...)

Prescription: a bit of a sleep in, a morning walk, and a short nap in the late afternoon if you need it.

Children, students and lots of lucky grown-ups tend have a decent block of time off this week. After the big day is done, during that limbo before the(...)

Matteo Franceschetti, co-founder of Eight, named after the optimal hours of sleep. The firm’s system tracks times awake, breathing rate and number of tosses and turns. Photograph: Guerin Blask/The New York Times

Technology designed to improve sleep will be one of the biggest trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), say organisers. The annual L(...)

Sort out the sleep ‘hygiene’
  • Health
  • September 3, 2014, 00:00

We all know that a balanced diet and plenty of regular physical activity are cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle. But what about sleep? Evidence is mo(...)

Skip the nightcap. Alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, but you may waken up more often and experience less restful sleep. Photograph: Getty Images

Recent studies show that the less you sleep, the more likely you are to be overweight. This link is seen in even young children. Staying up to the wee(...)