Welcome to SmarterSleeping.com

"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to
fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"

- Ernest Hemingway

Are you one of millions that suffers from insomnia, sleep apnea, or any other of the dozen sleep disorders? Do you lack energy during the day, yet toss and turn all night? Getting a good night sleep is crucial to how you feel and perform during the day, yet for many, sleep is a complete mystery. The aim of this site is to help educate you on the importance of sleep, common disorders that affect a persons sleep, ways to remedy poor sleeping habits and help recommend professionals and specialists for those with advanced sleep issues.

Sleep Information

This section covers the basics of sleep as well as the natural biology and chemistry involved.

What is Sleep?

Sleep is a naturally recurring state in a person's functional cycle that is marked by three distinctive traits. Read our overview on the basics of sleeping.

Stages of Sleep

Learn about the three stages of NREM and REM, the deepest and most quality type of sleep.

Sleep and Circadian Rhythm

The universal need for sleep during a specific cycle of time can be traced to a biological process known as circadian rhythm. This rhythm essentially represents the internal 'body clock' that is key to allow for proper timing in regards to the kinds of cellular and metabolic events that need to occur in order to keep a body in a proper level of homeostasis.

The Importance of Dreams

Ah Dreams - we all love the good ones, and fear the bad ones. Learn about the importance of dreaming and how to better take control of your own.

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

8 Hours? 6 Hours? How much sleep do you really need?

What is Sleep Debt?

Sleep debt, also known as sleep deficit, is essentially an aggregate condition brought about by not getting enough sleep. Learn if you have sleep debt and how to go about 'paying it off.'


One of the more pleasurable experiences associated with sleeping is the act of taking a nap. Read up on how they affect your performance - and your sleep at night.