If you're among the groggy and grumpy when the alarm goes off each morning, take a look at this list on how to get better sleep...

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CHICAGO (AP) — Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published Monday isn’t proof, but it bolsters evidence suggesting that too much exposure to light at […]


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for county jail inmates in one San Francisco Bay Area county after a group of inmates sued, saying lack of sleep amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Alameda County jails will no longer be allowed to make 2:30 a.m. announcements […]

Lack of sleep for even one night can change your DNA and cause you to gain weight. Lack of sleep can also make it harder for your body to handle sugar and cause diabetes. When you don’t sleep your muscles get smaller and your body stores more fat. The simple way to avoid these issues […]

3/19/18- Guy’s been lying to himself his whole life about sleep. He used to think it was overrated and a waste of time. But that all changed when he got 8 hours of sleep over the weekend. Now he’s mad he didn’t know how good it was sooner! READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM: GET THE […]

Boston University’s Black Women’s Health Study received a three-year $2.2 million grant to study insomnia in Black women, according to a statement from the university. “The SHUTi-BW (Sleep Healthy Using the Internet) program, if successful, could improve insomnia symptoms among many Black women across the country, which in turn could lower their risk of the […]

Boston University’s Black Women’s Health Study received a three-year $2.2 million grant to study insomnia in Black women.

Girls need it. Boys need it. Whites, Blacks and Mexicans need it. Even thugs and Republicans need it. No matter who you are, we all need a good night’s sleep. But most of us don’t get it. Whether its hard to go to sleep, or you wake up a million times, or you get up […]

Dr. Jen is board-certified family physician and Assistant Professor at Rowan University. She frequently appears as a health expert on The Dr. Oz Show, CBS 3 Philadelphia News, Fox News, CNN and others. How to Get the Best Sleep Ever Skip the alcohol! Yes, alcohol might make you feel sleepy and drowsy, but it actually […]

We know you’re busy, but sleep is so important! Next time you think about going without sleep for too many nights in a row, remember that less than 6 hours a night might be a detriment to you in at least 5 different ways. Click on the audio player to hear them in this edition of The […]

Hey, let me let you in on a little secret: Sleep is actually just as important as eating, drinking water and breathing. Without sleep you…