Sleep is essential to good health. It's one of the body's basic needs. But, what do you do when you have troubles sleeping, or getting enough hours of sleep?

Hometown Health Blog

Melatonin use in children: Is a sleep aid supplement safe?

Getting children to fall asleep can seem like an elusive goal when they are young. Here's what you need to know about melatonin use in children and how to improve sleep hygiene without a sleep aid.

Sarah Scherger MD By Sarah Scherger March 21, 2024

Sleep your way to better athletic performance

Sleep plays a crucial role in athletic performance. It allows your body to recover and your mind to absorb new skills. Learn about more benefits and how to build sleep into your training routine.

Amy Rantala, M.D. By Amy Rantala December 18, 2023

Sleep issues? Care is as close as the Mobile Health Clinic

For many, getting a good night's sleep can be a nightmare. Learn how consultations and care for sleep issues conveniently roll into communities served by the Mobile Health Clinic.

David Dare MD By David Dare October 16, 2023

Treating sleep apnea made easier: Upper airway stimulation therapy

Millions of U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea. If you struggle with your CPAP setup, upper airway stimulation therapy may be a good option. Ditch the tubes, mask and loud machine for good.

Christopher Williams, M.D. By Christopher Williams June 7, 2023

Sleep: An essential element of success for children

The importance of sleep can be underestimated when juggling schedules filled with activities and tasks. Learn why prioritizing sleep is essential for children, and get tips for better sleep.

March 3, 2023

5 ways to get better sleep

Restless nights tossing and turning can leave you feeling tired. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, learn how to observe your sleep patterns and try five ways to improve your sleep.

Rachel Ziegler MD By Rachel Ziegler February 24, 2023

How to get the most out of napping

While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it’s important to consider the effects napping may bring. Here are tricks to get the most out of your naps.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper February 22, 2023

Mayo Clinic Store offers medical supplies, personalized care

Durable medical equipment helps people recover from injury or manage chronic conditions. Mayo Clinic Store offers personalized expertise that sets it apart from other vendors. Just ask Elna Johnson.

January 11, 2023

Test your CPAP IQ

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is a proven treatment for sleep apnea. Take a quiz to get answers to learn more about this therapy, including if it can improve golf scores.

Christopher Williams, M.D. By Christopher Williams July 21, 2022

Give your heart some love with sleep

Feeling tired during the day may seem like a minor annoyance. But not getting enough sleep is linked to poor health. New research from Mayo Clinic is a wake-up call on why a healthy sleep schedule matters.

Andrew Calvin, M.D. By Andrew Calvin July 14, 2022

8 common sleep study questions

Fifty million U.S. adults don't get enough sleep. Read 8 Q&A to discover how a sleep study can shed light onto what's happening during the dark of night.

Rachel Ziegler MD By Rachel Ziegler January 25, 2022

Upper airway stimulation therapy restores couple's restful nights

Jerry Wojtkiewicz woke up many mornings more tired than when he went to bed because of sleep apnea. Now, he's sleeping well and waking refreshed thanks to upper airway stimulation therapy.

October 11, 2021