Sleep

The idea that food can affect sleep has deep roots. And with the stresses and uncertainty of the last 18 months, getting a good night's sleep may be difficult

By Ask the Doctors • August 2, 2021

Sweating is a cooling mechanisms that helps to maintain the narrow temperature range the body’s physical and chemical processes require for optimal function

By Ask the Doctors • May 19, 2021

Reclaiming a good night’s sleep is a process, it takes consistency and discipline

By Ask the Doctors • May 17, 2021

Should you position your baby back on their backs if they roll over?

By Ask the Doctors • April 16, 2021

Learn more about the benefits of napping

By Ask the Doctors • December 23, 2020

Sleep is essential to a healthy and high-quality life. It can help you achieve mental clarity, fight off illness and maintain a healthy weight. Unfortunately, 20 to 30 percent of people sleep poorly. Even worse, 10 percent of people have chronic insomnia — difficulty falling or staying asleep.

Good sleep [...]
By uclahealth • August 11, 2019

If you’re one of the 90 percent of people in the United States who use an electronic device before bedtime, you might not be getting the quality sleep you need. Many people think scrolling through their social media feed is relaxing. In reality, it makes it harder to fall asleep.

Electronics and sleep: They [...]
By uclahealth • July 11, 2019
Dear Doctors: My husband thinks that sleeping for more than five hours a night is a waste of time. But I just read that not getting enough sleep can predispose to illness. Is this correct? I would love to be able to persuade him that sleep is actually good for [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 17, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’m leery of sleep drugs, so I’ve been taking the allergy drug diphenhydramine HCL to help me sleep. Now I read that it should be taken only for a limited time. What’s the story on this drug? Diphenhydramine HCL [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 9, 2018
Dear Readers: When we first began writing this column, we wondered how we would know if it was reaching anyone. The answer came almost immediately, via your letters, all of which are read. It has been heartwarming [...]
By Ask the Doctors • July 23, 2018