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Natural Solutions To Sleep Deprivation

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Rather than introducing foreign chemicals that can cause a host of their own problems, my preference is always to go for the natural products that work with the body's own chemistry.

Nighttime Routine For Two-And-A-Half To Five-Year-Olds

Kim West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim West

For this age group, the bedtime routine is typically the most challenging part of the day. Now that your child is older, you may want to modify her routine a little but make sure it remains soothing and predictable.

Girlfriend's Guide: The REAL Secret To Staying Married: Separate Rooms

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

I was so surprised to learn that many long-married couples don't share a bed, that I've been working on some theories why it is so much more common than I'd ever known.

The Rejuvenating Power Of Rest

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

So why does rest get so little respect? Why do people resist getting enough sleep? Is it because a Calvinist culture thinks rest is laziness? Or is it that we don't really know what rest does?

Postpartum Depression: How Sleep Can Help

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

It's probably no surprise to frayed and exhausted new moms that repeated waking from deep sleep and hours of the taped yelps of crying babies are used to train Navy Seals to endure torture.

How Come I Feel More Tired When I Sleep Longer?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Your sleep-wake cycle follows a regular pattern (circadian rhythm) and when you sleep "too much" that pattern shifts.

UPDATE: Who Should Win HuffPost Living's Complete Energy Makeover? VOTE!

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: Voting was closed as of Friday, January 22. At that time Marissa Campise was voted #1 by HuffPost readers and is the winner of our Energy Make...

Sleep Better Now: 3 Ways Your Heart Can Help

Doc Childre | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doc Childre

If you've tried dozens of sleep remedies and none seem right for you, new research is saying there is a place we can turn to for help that most of us wouldn't even consider. That place is our heart.

The Science Of Sleep: 5 Tech Tools To Track And Improve Your Sleep

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

In the past year or so, a handful of new devices have come on the market that promise to help you measure your sleep quality. This is the result of two trends: sleep research and better tools.

How Dreams Guide Our Lives

Bernie Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

I believe what sees when we have a near death experience and leave our bodies is the same force which creates our dreams.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Stephen Cowan, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Cowan, M.D.

An immune system that stands on high alert needs sleep to regenerate its protective powers. In Chinese medicine the nighttime corresponds to the winter phase of our 24-hour cycle.

Sleep: Theory About Biological Clocks Overturned, Study Says

Medical News Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

University of Michigan mathematicians say they have identified the signal the brain sends to the rest of the body to control biological rhythms, a fin...

Sleep Tips: How To Sleep Better, Lose Weight, And Live Longer

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Besides eating whole foods and moving your body, getting enough sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health. Sleep deprivation makes you fat and leads to depression, diabetes and pain.

How Sleep Improves Memory And Cultivates Genius

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

Do you want to do better in your classes and come up with clever solutions to common problems? After tinkering with our brains for millions of years, nature has developed just such a process: Sleep.

Daily Exercise Improves Sleep | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It has long been said that regular physical activity and better sleep go hand in hand. Burn more energy during the day, the thinking goes, and you wil...

Cops May Have Poorer Health Due To Night Shifts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that their schedule may cause cops to develop such conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes....

New Sleep Mantra: Eat, Sleep, Peaceful ...

Rachel Koenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Koenig

My Taoist master taught that sleep, along with appropriate nourishment and balance of stillness/movement--was among the three fundamental pillars of energy allowing the vital force to flourish.

The Secret To Getting Your Baby To Sleep

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

What if there was a simple way to quickly boost any baby's sleep? And, what if the same method could soothe most fussing ... even colic?

Balanced Life -- Eight Tips for Boosting Your Energy Level.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Feeling energetic is a key to feeling happy. When my energy feels at a low ebb, I try one of these techniques.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Three Tiny Things About Sleep I Wish I Had Known Years Ago

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

It's four days into Sleep Challenge 2010 -- the experiment Arianna Huffington and I kicked off to try to encourage American women to get more rest. So how's this American woman doing?

Sleep Tips: Feng Shui, A Solution For A Good Night's Sleep

Candace Vorhaus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Candace Vorhaus

We have a greater chance to achieve our highest potential -- including getting a fantastic night's sleep -- when our "chi," or human life force energy, is in balance and harmony with the energies of the earth.

Sleep: Restful Insomnia

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sondra Kornblatt

The Restful Insomnia program helps you deeply rest, let go of the demanding mind, and even mimic the benefits of sleep. Here are five steps from the program that can lead to a better night sleep.

Jung's Journal Provides Insight In To Dreams

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Jung describes visions and voyages into the desert, dreams and his frustration at an inability to interpret them....

Magnesium: The Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you are twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

Sleep Training: Does It Work? | Annie Tucker Morgan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Most parents expect to live in a daze when their baby is a newborn. But if the tumultuous routine of waking up every few hours persists after the firs...