Sleep & Your Lifestyle

Foods for a Good Night's Sleep

Preparing for a good night’s sleep starts at mealtime. Certain foods, such as the ones listed below, can have a calming effect on both the brain and body. And if you're not sure how to incorporate each food into a dish, take a look at these suggestions.

Lean Proteins

Tryptophan, an amino acid that increases serotonin levels to help you feel sleepy and relaxed, can be found in foods like turkey, chicken, fish, and low-fat cheese.

The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Quality Zzz's

It turns out that the link between exercise and sleep is more complex than you may realize.

Learn to Leave Stress Behind at Bedtime

Relieve stress before you climb under the covers and set yourself up for a good night’s sleep.

Food and Drink That Promote a Good Night's Sleep

Try these bedtime snacks for sounder sleep all night long.

The Best Exercises for Sleep

Grab your sneakers and get moving! These workouts have all been shown to improve shuteye.

Give Your Guests a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s not always easy to fall asleep when you're away from home, but small tweaks to the guestroom can help send your visitors to dreamland.

Holiday Shift Work: How to Get the Sleep That You Need

Solve your holiday shift work problems with these three smart sleep solutions.

How to Get Better Sleep After Military Service Ends

Returning home from service is exciting for soldiers—but it’s also a time when troubling sleep issues may continue or arise.

Do Soldiers Get Enough Sleep?

Experts recommended that we get seven to nine hours of sleep a night—but do the U.S. military troops hit that mark?

How Trauma Can Affect Your Dreams

Stressful experiences can turn into terrifying nightmares that force you to relive your darkest moments. But there are simple strategies that will help you cope.


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