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Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

This Little Stick Tells You If Your Drink Was Drugged

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.24.2014 | Technology

Plenty of women can relate to the fear that comes along with putting a drink down at a crowded party or bar: Did someone spike this cocktail? Was I ju...

Middle-Aged Haiku

Stacey Graham | Posted 07.20.2014 | Comedy
Stacey Graham

There's only so much Febreeze a parent can go through before the fumes start to attack the nervous system. Instead of fighting the frustration of no longer being able to see my feet over my boobs, I'm channeling it into wine-tinged poetry.

Is the FDA Sleeping on the Job When It Comes to Sleeping Pills?

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

A few days ago, the FDA cut the recommended dosage for one of the most popular sleeping pills in half. This brings up some questions -- to put it politely.

Why I've Never Truly Let Love in Before

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written i...

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

The Disturbing Side Effect Of The No. 1 Prescription Sleep Aid

Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Allison McCabe On March 29, 2009, Robert Stewart, 45, stormed into the Pinelake Health and Rehab nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina an...

Drivers Beware: Sleep Aids Can Be Hazardous to Your Law-Abiding Life

Saul Segan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

This stress-immersed world is contributing to sleepless nights for many Americans. The desperation for a good night's sleep leads many to seek the ai...

Meet My Elusive Friend, Sleep

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky. For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter.

The Breakup Email Template

Vana Dabney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Vana Dabney

"We actually broke up." This is the inevitable response you will have to give for weeks, months, possibly even years after you and your significant other part ways.

How I Caught Alcoholism

Anna David | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

I announced that I finally understood what everyone had been saying about how alcohol was a clear gateway to drugs, a fact I'd never known before because I'd always done drugs all the time -- without ever needing alcohol to ease the transition or give me the idea.

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

Raw Bacon, Buttered Cigarettes, Salt Sandwiches?!

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Sleep-related eating disorders may involve the consumption of peculiar food and inedible or toxic substances. Reports include consuming a variety of items, nearly anything imaginable, including: frozen pizzas, raw bacon, buttered cigarettes and cleaning solutions.

Ambien, People Who Say Stupid Things, and My New Travel Hero

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

After placing my carry on bag in the overhead compartment I sank into the luxurious econ chair and clicked my seatbelt into place. My fellow traveler, Ambien, was jumping up and down in my purse beckoning me with promises of slumber and sweet dreams.

Zolpidem-Related ER Visits Have Increased Sharply

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's more news about complications that can arise from prescription sleep medication: Side effects from a common prescription sleep aid are sending increasing numbers of people to emergency departments.

The Rise of Ambien: Why More Americans Are Taking the Sleeping Pill and Why the Numbers Matter

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

Last week, a study was released with some staggering news about the potential growth of a danger associated with prescription sleeping pills -- Ambien, in particular.

Sharp Increase In Ambien-Related ER Visits

Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Visits to the emergency department linked with the sleeping pill zolpidem, commonly known by the brand name Ambien, have increased by nearly 220 perce...

Ambien User Writes Amazing Notes While Asleep

Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy

It's no secret that you can do some very unexpected things while taking Ambien, but this series of handwritten notes left by Redditor PoodleWorkout wh...

NHL Wakes Up To Sleep Problems

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The professional sports world appears to be continuing to turn more of its attention to what has been a much-overlooked issue: sleep. This time, it's the National Hockey League that is addressing sleep problems on several fronts.

Can Midlifers Ever Get A Good Night's Sleep?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The joy of a good night's sleep just can't be overstated. Somewhere around my 50th birthday, I lost the ability to get one. I went from being someone who could shut her eyes and not open them for eight hours to a person who now does a victory lap around the bed if I manage four hours in a single stretch.

FDA Recommends Lower Doses Of Popular Sleep Medications

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration issued an announcement that could affect millions of Americans who take some of the most common medications for sleep.

I Took Ambien And Don't Remember What Happened Next

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Teran Hagerich came on HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss with host Abby Huntsman some of the times she took the sleeping drug, Ambien. Hagerich re...

Cara Santa Maria

Why Do People Still Take This?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

Hi everyone. Cara Santa Maria here. You've heard the stories, right? Someone takes Ambien so they can sleep, and next thing they know, they're waking ...

'My Mind Seems to Wake Up When It Is Time to Sleep!'

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

People with delayed sleep phase feel sleepy much later in the night and need to sleep in to get sufficient sleep. As a result, they often suffer the effects of chronic lack of sleep, since most people have commitmernts to fulfill -- such as being in school or at work -- in the morning.

I'm Supposed To Do What Instead Of Sleep?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I used to be such a good sleeper. I'd go to bed when I was tired and sleep straight through until morning. I woke up at the same time each day, looking like a fully formed member of the Homo Sapien species. No more.