A bedtime to-do list could help you sleep better

For better shut-eye, don’t count blessings or sheep at bedtime; take stock instead. A small but intriguing study found that writing a to-do list before turning in helps people get to sleep faster. The reason? The mental housekeeping “offloaded” worry about what’s upcoming, according to research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. The study, led by … Read more

Eating fish may help you sleep better

Forget warm milk. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania says that fish may be the key to a good night’s sleep. The paper, published Thursday in Scientific Reports, found an association between regular fish consumption and high sleep quality among Chinese schoolchildren, likely thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. Largely as a result … Read more

Better sleep linked with higher omega-3 levels in new study

Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly derived from fish oils, including tuna and salmon, and they have been linked to numerous health benefits. But now, a new study suggests that having higher levels of omega-3 DHA is associated with better sleep. The researchers, from the University of Oxford in the UK, have published results of … Read more

Interrupted sleep worse than not getting enough sleep

Being interrupted during sleep is likely to affect your mood more than not getting enough sleep, a study suggests. Researchers at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA studied 62 men and women and split them into three experimental conditions. One group were subject to “forced awakenings” during sleep, others went … Read more