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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?

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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.

Brittany Lamack CNP By Brittany Lamack 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

Is your child getting enough sleep?

Summertime can significantly change children's sleep habits. As your family prepares for a new school year, consider sleep routines and if your children are getting enough sleep.

Karley Mecko, D.O. By Karley Mecko August 2, 2021
Deirdre Paulson, Ph.D. By Deirdre Paulson August 2, 2021

How to manage daylight saving time

It’s time to spring forward as daylight saving time begins this weekend. Here are a few tips for managing the transition so you aren’t so groggy. The best part is an afternoon nap is on the list!

Rachel Ziegler MD By Rachel Ziegler March 5, 2021

Do I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which you repeatedly stop breathing or have shallow breaths while you sleep. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe.

April 25, 2017

Sleep is the foundation for healthy habits

Sleep provides the foundation for all our daily habits and decisions. A lack of quality sleep can negatively impact our mood as well as our ability to focus on daily tasks. To maximize your sleep health, here are some tips you can follow.

April 5, 2017