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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? | 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.

Tom Brokaw's Lightheadedness From Mistakenly Taking Ambien: What Are The Effects Of The Sleeping Pill?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Tom Brokaw has been released from a North Carolina hospital after being admitted Thursday morning for lightheadedness, according to news reports. ...

Why Do So Many Americans Rely On Sleeping Pills? Arianna And Experts Weigh In (WATCH)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Why do so many Americans need pills to do the most natural thing in the world? Arianna and HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with Drs. Russel...

I Wanna Be Sedated

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Hegland

Last Friday, five months after receiving approval from the FDA, pharmacists finally began doling out the newest sleep aid to the groggy hordes.

Benzos and Other Sleep Medications: Deadly and Unnecessary

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

In my experience as a psychiatrist, nearly everything we call a psychiatric symptom or problem, including insomnia, is in reality a signal that we have to face a new challenge in life.

Can't Sleep? 7 Steps to the Land of Nod

Deborah King | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Here are seven steps to help you get a good night's sleep, every night, without drugs.

Don't Sleep and Drive: How to Avoid Complex Sleep Behaviors

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Sleeping pills are generally safe, especially when used short-term. Complex sleep behaviors such as sleep eating, sleep driving and sleep violence are uncommon side effects. But there are known factors that increase the risk of this happening to you.

Woman Dies After Sleepwalking Into Lake

Jocelyn Richard | Posted 12.23.2011 | Weird News

A 55-year-old New Jersey woman with a history of sleepwalking has drown after unconsciously walking across a train trestle near her apartment and fall...

New Mother's Little Helpers? The Pills Moms Are Hooked On Today | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents

The indiscriminate worries and ruminations that churn through the mind of Cheryl Downs McCoy are matters most working mothers have rifled through at s...

The Galliano Conundrum

Abe Gurko | Posted 08.23.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

When the Galliano Debacle first happened, I was quick NOT to judge the man while he was drowning in his addictions and subsequent sorrows. After all, ...

So Long, Joe...

Michael Perman | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Michael Perman

There is a path to quitting caffeine and the road ahead is a two-lane country road, deftly carved into mountains and alongside sparkling beaches, which certainly trumps the cement superhighway on which I was perpetually racing.

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

Ken Culler, Army Veteran, Drove 100 Miles Through Dangerous Mountain Passes In A Snow Storm

KDVR | Heidi Hemmat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Million of people suffer from sleep disorders and turn to prescription drugs for help. But more and more people using the sleep aid "Ambie...

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Learn the Ancient Secret to Kicking the Candy Habit

Dana Kennedy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Kennedy

The Ancient Secret to Kicking the Candy Habit - or Da Candy Code for short - reveals the most powerful law in the universe.

Eric Massa: Esquire Interview Details Drunken, Ambien-Induced Wandering, Suicide Attempts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just when the spotlight seemed to have faded from disgraced former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y), the congressman who resigned after a wave of sexual harass...

Sleeping Outside of Seattle: Road Sleep

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Sinclair

For an insomniac, sleeping at home is hard to come by, but sleeping when you are traveling is almost impossible.

This Is Your Brain on Drugs: The Effect of Sleeping Pills

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

I am constantly inundated with requests for medications to "sleep better". Yes, these medications will help you get to sleep. But sleep better? No way!

Stop Yawning and Start Building Trains and Other Infrastructure

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Epstein

If we want to join the Chinese and other innovators in finding solutions to our clean energy and infrastructure challenges we need to wake up before we sleep through the Green Revolution