Books Helene A., M.D. Emsellem Books by Helene A., M.D. Emsellem Helene A., M.D. Emsellem has written books about: Parenting & Families Nonfiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Helene A., M.D. Emsellem Your Health Can't Sleep? Neither Can 60 Million Other Americans May 20, 2008 Scientists know relatively little about how chronic sleeplessness works or why it disproportionately affects women and people over 65. Gayle Greene, author of Insomniac, explains how sleepless nights can have a devastating effect on daily routines. Can't Sleep? Neither Can 60 Million Other Americans Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90638364/90638374" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Your Health How to Get a Good Night's Sleep January 25, 2007 Believe it or not, some of us need to be taught how to sleep. To live up to our true sleep potential — and all the health benefits that come from a good night's rest — the sleep-troubled need to change their nighttime habits. Sleep expert Dr. Helene Emsellem answers your questions about getting a better night's rest.