Home > Medical > Sleep Disorders > Insomnia Insomnia All sections in Sleep » About Sleep » Health Tips » Insomnia » Research » Narcolepsy » Sleep News » Sleep and Diet » Sleep and Travel » Snoring Bed partner's advice may make insomnia worse Well-intentioned tips from the person you share your bed with to encourage better sleep often backfire instead of helping. Missing sleep can make you sick Your immune system becomes weaker when you are sleep-deprived, according to a new study on twins. Insomnia: therapy preferable to medication People with long-term sleep troubles should turn to cognitive behavioural therapy to reboot normal sleeping patterns before trying sleeping pills, the American College of Physicians recommends. Quiz Are you sleep-deprived? » Health Tip: Making the transition to sleep VIRAL: millions are watching this video to fall asleep! Sleepless nights may fuel daytime Facebook binges Researchers found that less sleep was linked to more distracted behaviour and computer browsing on websites like Facebook. How too little sleep and a bad diet can affect your health Sometimes your body is trying to tell you something - such as that it is suffering from a vitamin shortage, that it's not getting enough sleep, or that your diet is completely wrong. Check out these 13 things that your body might be trying to tell you. Insomnia can increase pain for osteoarthritis patients Disruptions in sleep are associated with changes in how the human body processes and feels pain, meaning that less sleep may increase pain for osteoarthritis sufferers. Behavioural therapy can improve insomnia without drugs If you suffer from chronic insomnia but don't like the idea of using sleep medication, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could be the treatment you're looking for. Light from smartphones and tablets affects melatonin levels Bright light from electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets can interfere with melatonin production which may result in sleep difficulties. Talking found to be therapeutic for insomniacs A new analysis has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia reduced insomnia symptoms and sleep disturbances. Children can suffer from insomnia too It is all too common for children to complain about not sleeping at night because they are too afraid of the 'bogeyman', but reality is that children can suffer from insomnia too. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000!