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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?

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...

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.

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.

Sleeping Earlier Guards Teens Against Depression, Study Says

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Of 15,500 12 to 18-year-olds studied, those who went to bed after midnight were 24 percent more likely to have depression than those who went before 2...

Sleep Better: How To Beat Holiday Jet Lag | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The disruption to normal schedules caused by flying and especially jet lag can wreak havoc on sleep patterns....

Feng Shui: Turn Your Bedroom Into A Retreat | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your home's furnishings and layout can greatly affect your sleep and energy, says Jayme Barrett, author of Feng Shui Your Life. ...

Sleep Problems: Not Necessarily Connected To Age

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a slate of recommendations for the treatment of sleeping disorders in older patients,10 leading sleep experts acknowledge that aging does bring cha...

Sleep Tips For A Younger, More Vibrant You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

I firmly believe that one of the major reasons I'm thriving in my late 60s is that I am adamant about getting sufficient sleep.

Sleep Amnesia: Why Do We Forget Our Dreams? | Vicki Santillano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Everyone experiences dreamless nights at least once in a while, so unless we're all terrible at remembering dreams, something else must be going on....

Dear Arianna, Sleep Challenge 2010 Is Hard!

Nia Vardalos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nia Vardalos

Dear Arianna: Reading your Sleep Challenge blog has inspired me. I decided to try it along with you and Cindi. I've always wanted to sleep with you both and figured this is my chance.

5 Ways To Stay On Top Of Your To Do List

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

As I learned two weeks ago while taking a self-imposed vacation, you never completely eradicate your to-do list. But here are some tips to help reduce your "laundry."

Do Dreams Teach Us About Ourselves?

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This is for the dream researchers and so-called psychotherapists who are telling us that there is no psychological meaning to dreams, and that psychod...

14 Tips For Getting More Sleep -- And Why It Matters

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I proposed "Get more sleep" as the very first resolution of the 2010 Happiness Challenge. Researchers argue that lack of sleep has broad health consequences, but it also interferes with happiness.

Sleep: Most Adults Get Insufficient Rest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly 70 percent of adults in the U.S. report having at least one day of insufficient rest or sleep per month, suggests a new survey conducted by the...

Sleep: Mother Nature's Weight Loss / Health Gain Drug

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

If weight loss and health gain top your list this decade, I've got one piece of advice that's sure to melt pounds and boost energy, for a net health gain.

Is Sleep All It's Cracked To Be?

Caroline Myss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Myss

I have always had an odd relationship with sleep. So, I clenched my jaw and dove into the deep end of the water by examining my "issues" regarding why I avoid sleeping as much as possible.

Sleep Challenge: Launch It With Your Team At Work, Including Your Boss

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

American women are sleep-deprived, and paying a heavy price for it. So, how about launching a sleep challenge to your team at work -- including your boss?

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Give The Gift Of Sleep, Part I

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

It's not easy finding the ideal gift for a person, especially if you're looking to watch your wallet. Luckily, in my world of sleep medicine, there's a lot to be said for giving the gift of a good night's sleep.

Sleep May Enhance Memories

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For time-starved Americans, few ideas are more appealing than that of learning while sleeping. Why simply doze for eight hours when you can be learnin...