Sleep Problems

Insomnia (also called insomnia disorder) is a common sleep problem that can affect your quality of life. People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. They may wake up during the night or wake up too early the next morning.

Sleep, Rest, and Breastfeeding

Rest and sleep are important to breastfeeding women for keeping up their energy and their milk production. Help yourself sleep well Avoid or limit caffeine, especially in the hours before bedtime. Caffeine can keep you awake. Use the evening hours for settling down. Avoid watching TV and using the computer or phone if…

Sleep: Helping Your Children—and Yourself—Sleep Well

Children of all ages need plenty of sleep to grow and develop. School-age children may have trouble learning and developing socially if they don’t get enough sleep. Children’s sleep problems can cause stress for parents, who may worry about their children. Parents also may be awake much of the night trying to get a…

Sleeping Better

Discusses how you can get better sleep. Covers reasons for sleep problems, such as stress, depression, or insomnia. Offers sleep tips such as avoid caffeine and don’t exercise in late afternoon. Does not cover sleep apnea or sleep disorders.

Snoring

Contains information on snoring. Does not cover sleep apnea or sleep disorders. Includes info on what causes snoring. Discusses things you can do to stop snoring. Covers snoring treatments such as medicines, oral breathing devices, or surgery.

Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a major symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But even though most people who have sleep apnea snore, not all people who snore have sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the flow of air from the mouth or nose to the lungs is disturbed during sleep, usually by a blockage or narrowing in the nose, mouth, or…