Insufficient or inconsistent sleep can be a major problem for many people, with ramifications that stretch beyond simply waking up groggy in the morning. If you're not getting enough rest, you're likely to experience increased stress, decreased focus and a lack of energy throughout the day, among other things.

Did you ever wonder which cities around the world got the most sleep? How about the least sleep? Data from users of the fitness tracking, sleep monitoring device UP from Jawbone has recently been released, and the results will take you on a fascinating journey into the world's sleep habits.

 It's a sleeping disorder that reportedly affects 15 percent of Americans, or about one in seven. And yet, while you or someone you know has probably experienced it, up until recently sleep drunkenness has not gained much recognition in the medical world. New research is shedding light on this affliction.

 What we're going to do is go beyond the well-known ground covered by sleep and its benefits -- beyond feeling refreshed, energized, and happy. Beyond boosting cognition and reducing stress, depression, and the risk of heart disease. Deeper than all of this is how your cells -- fat cells to be exact -- are altered by sleep.

Continuing with the series on the incredible diversity of physiological benefits from eating whole plant foods, let’s take a look at a surprising fruit that helps improve sleep quality: Kiwi fruit!

There are plenty of benefits to drinking tea, and people make a steaming cup part of their routine for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is using tea as a sleep aid. There are plenty of varieties of tea that claim to help you sleep, and in the most general sense a warm, relaxing cup of tea will probably put you in the...

TED Talks have grown to extraordinary levels of popularity in recent years, with YouTube video views in the BILLIONS. Ranging in scope from technology, education, and design, TED events are a wonderful resource on innovations related to our daily lives. One particular talk focused on an activity that takes up a third of our lives:...

It's been revealed that there are about eight main sleeping positions that we human beings tend to find ourselves in on a given night. Perhaps you're someone who enjoys sleeping on your back, maybe face down -- you may even be the snuggling-a-pillow type. Though most people fall under these respective position categories, it's rare...

We return today with part two on the best tips and strategies on how to get much better sleep, every night. While part one was focused on getting better sleep through the activities you do during the daytime, today we're going to take a look at the aspects of sleep more closely related to what you do in the bedroom.

For centuries people have turned to Valerian Root as an herbal, natural, and safe way to help them fall asleep. Often people who struggle sleeping overlook the time-tested herbal remedies that could make their sleep more restful and their lives easier.

Pretending that the average human being on this planet were to actually get the recommended eight hours of sleep every night. Now add that up for a lifetime of, say, a 90 year old. That's roughly 30 years in a lifetime spent asleep. I'd say it's about time used the springboard of Wellki's Sleep Week to take this concept much more...

Many of us have a hard time falling asleep at night, but that's not where sleep-related lifestyle issues end. It can be equally (or more) difficult to get up and wake up going in the morning. For those who have important early-morning taks or need to be focused at work in the A.M. hours, this can be highly problematic.

It might be the most widely overlooked aspect of a healthy lifestyle: adequate rest. We get so caught up with the trendy diets and the 30-day workout regimes that we can forget the huge benefits provided by a good night's sleep. ...

Good sleep is essential for people of every age. Not getting a good nights rest is a common complaint. Learn about one of the key reasons why you may not be getting as restful of sleep as you deserve.

Crankiness, yawning, desperate need of coffee -- all very immediate and surface-level effects of missing a good night’s sleep. But what are the elements that make up that grumpy mood, and where does it extend to?

It's a common dilemma for the healthy eater: you're hungry before bed, but you know that eating right before hitting the hay can cause problems. Many types of food and drink make it more difficult to fall asleep when consumed late at night, and your body doesn't burn calories as efficiently while in sleep mode. Yet, it can also...

We all know that diet and exercise are the two most important factors in any wellness plan. But focusing solely on these two aspects is a mistake because there's another component that is critical to keeping you healthy and happy: a good night's sleep. Lack of sleep can have a number of negative behavioral effects, causing irritation...