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O Sleep, O Gentle Sleep, Natures Soft Nurse, How Have I Frightend Thee, That Thou No More Wilt Weigh my Eye-Lids Down And Steep My Senses In Forgetfulness? - William Shakespeare

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Waking Up to the Need for (Enough) Sleep

Your heavy-drinking partier friends have uttered a variation on the theme many, many times: There'll be plenty of time to sleep when I'm dead.  But while that's all well and good if you don't care about how long or well you'll live, to anyone who really wants to make the most of her time on Earth, when it comes to waking life, more is not better.

As Harvard Medical School's Division of Sleep Medicine outlines, in the short term, not getting enough sleep hurts judgment, diminishes the ability to learn and retain information, and may…

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 Waking Up to the Need for (Enough) Sleep

Many resign themselves to not getting enough sleep, while many others don't realize how much they need or what insufficient sleep does to the body and brain. Educating society about these facts is key to making changes that can result in a more rested—and therefore healthier and more productive—populace.

The Better Sleep Council

Ready to learn more about getting a good night’s sleep? The Better Sleep Council’s mission revolves around helping people understand how a quality mattress aids in sleeping more soundly – from choosing the right mattress to tips on sleep.


Sleep is a vital element of life, just like eating and breathing. Sleep allows your body to rest. During sleep, many necessary actions take place in your body. For example, your muscles and tissues grow and repair. Your brain is busy regulating hormones and storing memories. A lack of quality sleep interferes with the body’s natural functions and can even contribute to disease. A good night’s sleep is necessary for your body to recharge and revitalize so you can feel alert and productive the next day. n2Sleep invites you to learn more about sleep by exploring our helpful resources.

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), located within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established in 1993 to combat a serious public health concern.

National Sleep Foundation

Alerting the public, healthcare providers and policymakers to the life-and-death importance of adequate sleep is central to the mission of NSF. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders.

Phantom Sleep Resources

Phantom Sleep Resources to help people with sleep problems understand, identify, and overcome sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep disorders.

Project Sleep

Believing in the value of sleep, Project Sleep aims to improve public health by educating individuals about the importance of sleep health and sleep disorders. Project Sleep will educate and empower individuals using events, campaigns and programs to bring people together and talk about sleep as a pillar of health.

Sleep Disorders Guide

Learn more about sleep disorders including sleep apnea.

Sleep Education

The Sleep Education Blog is a one-of-a-kind resource for individuals with sleep disorders or their families and friends. This site boasts a wide variety of sleep resources, covering the sleep topics that matter most. The Sleep Education Blog delivers its news straight from the digital mouth of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for the benefit of readers (and sleepers) everywhere. Stop by to learn about recent sleep disorder studies, advocacy and awareness events, and the impact sleep disorders can have on everything from body weight to cognitive abilities. - Healthline

Sleep for Science

The E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory, directed by Mary A. Carskadon, Ph.D., is an internationally-recognized center for research on sleep and development...Make yourself at home and learn how to get involved as a research participant or a member of our team. Our alums have a special home here.

Sleep Health Foundation

The Sleep Health Foundation aims to raise public awareness of sleep health issues and to improve public health and safety. This includes highlighting the consequences of sleeping difficulties and the ways that these may be resolved.

Sleep Junkies provides news, views, and a fascinating insight into sleep in the 21st century.

Sleep Scholar

Aimed at sleep disorder professionals and curious patients alike, Sleep Scholar offers high-quality blog posts on medical controversies, recent research, and sleep-related news. Designed and directed by a large board of medical and sleep professionals, this expert blog offers a wealth of information and insight to its audience. Learn about sleep medicine straight from the professionals behind the science, and take advantage of this educational resource to help you – or your patients – achieve a better night’s sleep. - Healthline

Sleep Sisters

We are here to help. We are the Sleep Sisters, Dr. Debbie Freidman Sasson and Melissa Freidman Zdrodowski. We provide supportive consulting services to help you and your kids get back to sleep. As working moms with young kids, we have both struggled through sleep training, teething, vacations, illnesses, potty training, and more. We know how tough it can be to parent to your children, manage your family and household, and succeed at your job when you aren’t getting enough sleep. Let our family help yours get the sleep your need.

Sleep Studio

Sleep Studio emphasizes the importance of dreams and the sleep cycle as an integral part of every day. The brand understands that sleep and dreaming are fundamental, intimate and personal.


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SleepMultiMedia is a comprehensive computerized textbook of sleep medicine with text, sound, graphics, animation and video.

Talk About Sleep

A world leader in the sleep field by providing quality information, support and resources to sleep disorder patients, their family, friends and healthcare professionals.

The Sleep Judge

Here at you’ll find reviews that are more experiential than praiseworthy. We provide honest reviews that not only spotlight the good features, but also point out the short-comings, because let’s be honest, no matter how much you love that mattress or sleep machine, you can always find something about it that needs modification.

The Sleep Lady

There is a gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child…

The Sleep Revolution

In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives – and even our sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.

Wake Up to Sleep

Wake Up to Sleep, ResMed’s comprehensive patient support community, was inspired by patients to help others better understand sleep apnea and embrace sleep therapy as a way to improve their health and quality of life. Accompanying patients throughout their journey from awareness through successful treatment, the community enables patients to return to a happy, healthy and energy-filled life.

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.

Center For Sleep Research

A major focus of the laboratory is on narcolepsy, its anatomy, pathophysiology and treatment. The laboratory is the site of one of three national centers for the study of sleep apnea. Our goal is to analyze the mechanism(s) responsible for the loss of muscle tone in the upper airway that underlies the neurological component of sleep apnea.


CIRCADIAN is the leading international research and consulting firm that assists shiftwork and extended hour operations optimize the productivity and safety of their 24/7 workforce.

Dream Journal

Dream Journal is a free service that allows you to create and customize your very own online dream journal


Dreamviews is a web-based resource for all information related to sleep, dreams and lucid dreaming. We host a variety of tutorials, videos, articles, and classes, as well as the largest and most active community of dreamers on the web.

Healthcare Industry Today

The world's leading source for Healthcare Industry News...Constantly updated news and information about Sleep Disorders.

Hypersomnolence Australia

Our primary purpose is to support the medical community work towards better treatment options and ultimately a cure for the neurological disease “Idiopathic Hypersomnolence” - IH (also referred to as Idiopathic Hypersomnia). We also aim to support all people with IH and to people with *Narcolepsy by being a strong advocacy, raising awareness & educating others.


Tips, tricks and how-tos for everything you need to know about sleep and rest.

Medical News Today

The latest Sleep News & Sleep Disorders News & Insomnia News articles published daily.


Medindia provides you with the latest news and research breakthroughs on Sleep

Night Terrors Resource Center

The purpose of this site is to help people understand that there are medical solutions and reasons for Night Terrors.

RT SleepWorld

RTSleepWorld is a dynamic, comprehensive web portal that delivers the latest information to Respiratory Care, Sleep Medicine and EEG Professionals. Our content is hand picked and updated on a daily basis. We search the world for the latest and most relevant articles and bring them together in one place.


ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to the latest research for sleep issues.


There are few things in life better than drifting off to sleep. After a long day of toil and tribulation, retreating to the comfort of bed, and then to the sweet release of unconsciousness—perchance to dream?—is a blessing, one of the most natural joys human beings can experience. And yet, despite its apparent simplicity, sleep has become incredibly complicated.

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