As viewers of the popular TV show Mad Men know, people in the 1960s dressed better, with guys in sharp slim suits and ladies in elegant pastel-colored dresses. But what viewers might not know is that people slept better back then, too. Thanks to modern-day working hours and late-night TV and computer habits, people now get about 1½ to 2 hours less sleep per night than their grandparents did. And doctors think this sleeplessness -- coupled with more stressful lifestyles -- takes a toll on heart health.
- Q Do power naps work?
- Q Can watching TV before bedtime help me wind down?
- Q How can cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) help me sleep better?
- Q How does the body regulate sleep?
- Q Which curves of my body should be maintained during sleep?
- Q What is a good sleeping environment?