1. Health

Using Light to Treat Sleep Disorders

Light box therapy can treat circadian rhythm disorders and winter depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Learn about the most effective phototherapy options.

Light Box Therapy Options
Sleep Spotlight10

30 Days to Better Sleep: Address Underlying Mood Disorders

What is the relationship between mood disorders like anxiety and depression and sleep? Learn about the interplay between psychiatric conditions and sleep.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Restrict Your Time in Bed, Consolidate Sleep

Learn how spending less time in bed with a treatment called sleep restriction might consolidate and improve sleep quality in insomnia.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Don't Take Naps

Discover why you may need to avoid taking naps in order to sleep better at night, especially if you suffer from insomnia.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Don't Try to Sleep, Change the Focus to Rest

Learn how changing the focus from sleep to rest can remove unhelpful anxiety and effort and ease difficulty falling asleep that occurs with insomnia.

30 Days to Better Sleep: For a Racing Mind, Make a List

Learn how writing out a list of your stresses with a plan can reduce a racing mind at night and improve insomnia. Discover how to let your stress go.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Manage Your Stress with Relaxing Activities

Learn simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety with relaxing activities before bedtime that can improve sleep and reduce insomnia.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Avoid Heartburn at Night

Discover simple ways to avoid heartburn at night and the roles of spicy foods, late meals, and - surprisingly - even sleep apnea.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Get Exercise at the Right Time

How might a late exercise workout contribute to insomnia? Learn how the timing of exercise may affect sleep and whether it should be kept to mornings.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Create a Relaxing Buffer Zone with Sleep Rituals

Learn how observing a buffer zone and unwinding before bedtime with relaxing sleep rituals like reading, music, or stretching may improve insomnia.

30 Days to Better Sleep: Sleep at the Right Time for You

When is the right time to sleep? Learn how your circadian rhythm may cause insomnia or further affect your ability to sleep well.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.