Sleep Science

A white chemical outline of Hydroxyzine, or Vistaril, on a pink background.

Vistaril (Hydroxyzine) for Sleep: Dosage & Side Effects

If you struggle to sleep at night, there’s a good chance you may have a sleep disorder or a major health problem, like anxiety. Depending on what your health professional concludes, you may need to take medication in order to meet your nightly sleep requirements. There are all types of medications out there, but not

Have no time for sleep. People with coffee, pillows and clock try to wake up while hurrying up. Always late. Headache and overslept. Business, working, hurry up, deadlines. Creative collage.

Sleep Statistics: All the Basics

We’re sleep statisticians here at Sleep Authorities. If you’ve ever wanted to see sleep broken down into numbers, you’ve come to the right place. How Much Sleep Does the U.S. Get?​ Let’s start with the basics. How much sleep should you aim for each night? While sleep needs vary by age and other factors, adults

Portrait tired crew of office workers sit at table, fall asleep after working long hours on preparing startup project, feel tiredness, isolated over pink background. People and narcolepsy concept

Narcolepsy: Symptoms, Causes & Solutions

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by extreme daytime tiredness. It results in sleep episodes, where the affected person automatically falls asleep. A narcoleptic will usually reach REM sleep much quicker than a person without the condition. This is partly why they often fall asleep in spurts throughout the day. In some cases, narcoleptics can

The word "melatonin" spelled with pills against a light blue background.

Melatonin’s Role in Your Sleep Cycle

If you’ve ever struggled to sleep (which, who hasn’t?), you’ll likely agree that you’d do anything to get a better night’s rest the next night. And that might mean taking a sleeping pill. Among all of the sleep aids on the market, melatonin is one of the most common options. Most people have heard of

A man with a sleep disorder laying in a bed staring at an alarm clock.

Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

Ever wonder if your troubled sleep could be a sleep disorder? There are many signs your sleep problems should be addressed with a doctor.

Young Girl Being Woken by Mother

Breaking Down Sleeping Needs by Age

Ever wondered how much sleep you need in order to feel good the next morning? Age has a lot to do with your recommended nightly sleep needs.

Cute teen girl in pajama and sleep mask smiling and browsing smartphone before going to bed against pink background.

Sleep Apps: Useful Tools or Useless Gimmicks?

You’re browsing the app store. You come across something that claims to track your sleeping habits. Based on the data it records, this app can give you personalized reports on your sleep quality. It can not only tell you how long you slept, but also how long you spent at each stage in the sleep

A white chemical outline of Hydroxyzine, or Vistaril, on a pink background.
Julia Quade

Vistaril (Hydroxyzine) for Sleep: Dosage & Side Effects

If you struggle to sleep at night, there’s a good chance you may have a sleep disorder or a major health problem, like anxiety. Depending on what your health professional concludes, you may need to take medication in order to meet your nightly sleep requirements. There are all types of medications out there, but not

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Have no time for sleep. People with coffee, pillows and clock try to wake up while hurrying up. Always late. Headache and overslept. Business, working, hurry up, deadlines. Creative collage.
Kristen Greif

Sleep Statistics: All the Basics

We’re sleep statisticians here at Sleep Authorities. If you’ve ever wanted to see sleep broken down into numbers, you’ve come to the right place. How Much Sleep Does the U.S. Get?​ Let’s start with the basics. How much sleep should you aim for each night? While sleep needs vary by age and other factors, adults

READ MORE
Portrait tired crew of office workers sit at table, fall asleep after working long hours on preparing startup project, feel tiredness, isolated over pink background. People and narcolepsy concept
Julia Quade

Narcolepsy: Symptoms, Causes & Solutions

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by extreme daytime tiredness. It results in sleep episodes, where the affected person automatically falls asleep. A narcoleptic will usually reach REM sleep much quicker than a person without the condition. This is partly why they often fall asleep in spurts throughout the day. In some cases, narcoleptics can

READ MORE
The word "melatonin" spelled with pills against a light blue background.
Julia Quade

Melatonin’s Role in Your Sleep Cycle

If you’ve ever struggled to sleep (which, who hasn’t?), you’ll likely agree that you’d do anything to get a better night’s rest the next night. And that might mean taking a sleeping pill. Among all of the sleep aids on the market, melatonin is one of the most common options. Most people have heard of

READ MORE
A man with a sleep disorder laying in a bed staring at an alarm clock.
Julia Quade

Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?

Ever wonder if your troubled sleep could be a sleep disorder? There are many signs your sleep problems should be addressed with a doctor.

READ MORE
Cute teen girl in pajama and sleep mask smiling and browsing smartphone before going to bed against pink background.
Kristen Greif

Sleep Apps: Useful Tools or Useless Gimmicks?

You’re browsing the app store. You come across something that claims to track your sleeping habits. Based on the data it records, this app can give you personalized reports on your sleep quality. It can not only tell you how long you slept, but also how long you spent at each stage in the sleep

READ MORE