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Melatonin – more than just a sleep remedy?

New evidence suggests that the hormone, known for its benefits in resetting the body clock and aiding sleep, may also have applications in diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Chamomile extract aids sleep quality

A small study has found that daily chamomile extract can significantly – and safely – improve sleep quality among elderly people.

Tart cherry juice could help you sleep longer

A couple of glasses of tart cherry juice a day could be a natural way to extend your sleep time by up to 84 minutes per night, with none adverse effects of conventional drugs.

Air pollution linked to poor sleep quality

New research shows that regular exposure to high levels of air pollution could keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.

Why a lack of sleep makes us depressed … and what we can do about it

Lying awake at a night could be playing havoc with your mind and emotions. Emerging data suggests treating the insomnia could help treat the depression.

Lack of sleep ups men’s cancer risk

New evidence shows that men who have worked night shifts for more than 20 years, or who work night shifts without daytime napping, may have an increased risk of cancer.

How a lack of sleep affects your brain – and personality

Feeling tired? Not quite yourself? Here’s what’s happening inside your head when you don’t get enough sleep.

Are we sleep-deprived or just darkness-deprived?

Is a world that is lit up 24/7 making sleep less effective? More evidence that spending time in the dark is the best way to ensure you wake up refreshed and restored.

If you want to stay healthy, make time for catch-up sleep

Scheduling time for regular catch-up sleep could help improve your risk of diabetes and other longer-term health prospects, say US researchers

A sleep solutions ‘cheat sheet’

If you are having occasional trouble sleeping here’s some of our best quick and natural solutions to help you unwind, rebalance and get the rest you need.

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