3 ways to stop waking up frequently during the night and improve sleep
Frequent wakings can harm your health. Minimize bathroom breaks, get used to a CPAP machine if you have sleep apnea and relax hypervigilance to sleep better.By Lisa Strauss
Spending time in nature may protect against the risk of dementia
Older adults who lived in an area with more green space had a lower rate of hospitalization for some diseases and dementias, a large study showed.By Meeri Kim
Yale’s hugely popular happiness course is revamped for teens
The class focuses on things teens can do to feel happier — making social connections, maintaining a sense of free time and being more "other" oriented.By Lindsey Bever
Traumatized? Gaslit? How to know if you’re misusing therapy words.
These and other words are “fuzzy words” because their misuse gets in the way of clear communication and potential solutions.By Robin Stern and Marc Brackett
‘Bionic nose’ may help people experiencing smell loss, researchers say
Two scientists are working on a neuroprosthetic that may help millions with anosmia, such as those who lost their sense of smell because of covid.By Eileen Abbott
Mindfulness exercises can be as effective as anxiety drugs, study shows
Breathing and body exercises helped relieve anxiety as effectively as medications over an eight-week study of 208 people.By Amanda Morris
‘Be delusional,’ ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ is Gen Z’s answer to optimism
Influencers with "Lucky Girl Syndrome" are adopting the belief that everything works out for them. But experts say it won't solve life's problems.By Teddy Amenabar
Jacinda Ardern resignation spotlights burnout. Here’s how to cope.
Jacinda Ardern's resignation as New Zealand's prime minister shows that burnout is real. Here's what to know about burnout and how to cope with it.By Kelyn Soong
‘Drinking until I passed out’: Quit Lit targets women’s sobriety
Quit Lit, a new genre of storytelling, focuses on alcohol dependence and is helping some women curtail drinking or quit altogether.By Lesley Alderman
I have seasonal depression and a love-hate relationship with my light box
My light box allows me to start each day with a little more energy and a lighter mood, but it also blasts me light so bright that I find it quite aversive.By Richard Sima
How cutting back on alcohol can help depression and anxiety
People taking part in Dry January may notice they have an improved mood, clearer thinking and better sleep.By Richard A. Friedman MD
Seasonal affective disorder can last for months. Here are the signs.
Some people experience seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which may be triggered by lower levels of sunlight in the winter.By Lindsey Bever and Lauren Tierney
What causes your brain to procrastinate and how to face it
A study shows that two actions may help in tackling procrastination — setting reminders and envisioning your future self.By Richard Sima
Why do people like being tipsy? Here’s how alcohol affects the brain.
The buzz produced by alcohol comes from a cocktail of pharmacology and social ingredients, research shows.By Richard Sima
Mindfulness can build stronger marriages. Here’s how to practice it.
Mindfulness — being present and intentional — is vital to the appreciation, satisfaction and longevity of your relationship.By Tricia Wolanin
Some causes of anxiety are physical. Here’s how to recognize them.
The determinants of our mental well-being go beyond our genes and brain chemistry to include inflammation, gut health, sleep, hormones and other body issues.By Ellen Vora, MD
Suicidal thoughts are often hidden. Here’s how to talk about it.
Dancer and "Ellen" DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss’s death has opened more conversations about suicide.By Stacey Freedenthal