Featured Articles : Sleep

About 1 in 3 adults in the United States say they don’t get enough sleep.
January 02, 2024

‘Why can’t I sleep?!’

A good night’s rest does more than energize you—sleep can affect your mood, keep your heart healthy, and help you...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Health Disparities
Dr. Marishka K. Brown is the Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
December 19, 2023

Ask an Expert: Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Sleep is second nature. But for biomedical research, sleep is a relatively new field of study. Marishka K. Brown, Ph...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep

For older adults, irregular sleep could lead to health problems like heart disease.
September 10, 2020

Bad sleep patterns could up the risk of heart disease in older adults

Getting different amounts of sleep each night or sleeping during the day instead of at night is called irregular sleep or...

November 01, 2019

How much sleep do you need?

Eight hours of sleep a day keeps the doctor away, right? Not exactly. How much sleep you need is specific...


Michael Twery, Ph.D., and his team at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute help support sleep disorder research.
October 31, 2019

Wake-up call: How sleep impacts our minds and bodies

For more than 25 years, scientists at NIH have studied human sleep habits. They've researched everything from how sleep affects...

August 20, 2019

Irregular sleep schedules can lead to bigger health issues

There's bad news for those of us who have inconsistent sleep schedules, such as sleeping too little during the...


September 14, 2018

Bad sleeping patterns early in life may be linked to future health problems

Could adolescents who don’t get enough sleep be setting the stage for heart-related health risks later in life? That’s one...

July 10, 2018

Are you getting enough sleep?

Just one more minute. Sleep is something that's vital to keep our bodies working properly. Getting enough sleep at...