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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 08/2012

Are You a Sleepwalker? Know Your Risk

| Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living

When you think of sleepwalking, what comes to mind? Sleepwalking is a very real sleep disorder that affects adults as well as children, with consequences that can range from the embarrassing to the downright dangerous.

More Evidence That Sleep Enhances Memory and Learning

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you ever feel forgetful and a little sluggish of mind? Do you wish you could pick up new skills more quickly and easily? Here's a tip: You can boost your learning power by beefing up your sleep routine.

Sleep as Dangerous as Stress on Healthy Immune Function

| Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living

You've probably heard about how significant a role stress is believed to play in the development of illness and disease. Here's some sobering and important news: New research indicates that lack of sleep can be as damaging to the immune system as stress.

Cooking Up A Sleep-Friendly Diet

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

We know that sleep has a great effect on how we eat. But does how we eat -- or more precisely, what we eat -- have an effect on our sleep? One thing we might not be talking about enough is how choosing the right foods can help strengthen sleep.

Sleep Problems May Contribute to Cognitive Decline

| Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living

A group of studies, all conducted independently, have reached a similar sobering conclusion: Sleep problems -- including several common sleep difficulties faced by millions of people on a regular basis -- may, over time, lead to cognitive impairment and even dementia.

Are Sleep Problems the Next Global Health Crisis?

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living

The truth is, we don't know very much about sleep problems on a global level, particularly in developing nations. A new study addressed this gap in research and returned some striking results, estimating that as many as 150 million people worldwide suffer from sleep problems.