Sleep FAQs

Good sleep is essential for your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get the 7 to 9 hours of nightly sleep recommended by most sleep experts. Understanding why we need sleep and how to sleep better can help you get the rest you need.

Below, you’ll find our answers to some of the most common questions we receive about sleep. Our sleep recommendations are based on the latest scientific research and guidelines. If you have a question about sleep and don’t see it answered on this page, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll reply as quickly as possible.

Ask the Sleep Doctor

Have questions about sleep? Submit them here! We use your questions to help us decide topics for articles, videos, and newsletters. We try to answer as many questions as possible. You can also send us an emailPlease note, we cannot provide specific medical advice, and always recommend you contact your doctor for any medical matters.