Sleep is essential for health and well-being. But millions of people don’t get enough, resulting in such problems as daytime sleepiness, poor decision-making, interference with learning and accidents. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, which helps people identify and change their thoughts and behaviors, can help. In fact, according to one study, cognitive-behavioral therapy does a better job of reducing insomnia than sleeping pills.
What You Can Do
Why sleep is important and what happens when you don't get enough
Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep.
- Tips for sleep success
Couples on different sleep schedules can expect conflict—and adapt
September 9, 2014, The Wall Street Journal
Lack of sleep may shrink your brain
September 4, 2014, CNN
The problem with getting too much light at night
August 31, 2014, Huffington Post
Teens who skimp on sleep may face later obesity risk
August 21, 2014, Huffington Post
The benefits of lucid dreaming
August 12, 2014, The Wall Street Journal