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Fatigue

Late to Bed, Early to Rise? Think Again!

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

If you're among the millions who get up before dawn or worse, then chances are you don't get to bed early enough to make up the difference in sleep time.

Mouse Virus Link To Chronic Fatigue Looked At

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government study has uncovered a family of mouse viruses in some people with chronic fatigue syndrome, raising still more qu...

Sleep And Rhythm: How To Live In Accordance With Your Natural Cycles

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

We evolved according to the natural rhythms of darkness and light; our bodily functions reflect this and undergo similar fluctuations. They perform best when we live in accordance, as much as possible, with these cycles.

Sleep Tips: Top 10 Sleep Mistakes And Their Solutions

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

With insomnia as with any chronic problem, one must look for the underlying imbalances and root causes and address them. Here are the common sleep "mistakes" I see in my practice and their solutions.

How to Be Determined and Not Exhausted

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

On it's own, determination can be exhausting, especially when obstacles are hitting you in the face. What are the different types of determination and how can you convert easily from one to the other?

Sleep Tips: Artificial Light At Night Disrupts Cell Division, Research Shows

sciencedaily.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Just one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the Univer...

Do Men Really Have Shorter Attention Spans?

Real Simple | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

He doesn't have a shorter attention span; women are just biologically wired to pay attention to different things than men are, says Kathleen Nadeau, P...

Sleep: Good for the Brain and the Belly

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

While it is widely known that adequate sleep is necessary for optimal mental performance, most do not know that adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain.

HuffPost 'Total Energy Makeover' Update: Going Dairy Free

Marissa Campise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marissa Campise

Overall, the differences I notice since dropping the dairy are somewhat subtle, but definitely positive. I am confident that collectively these small changes are leading me towards a greater, more whole person.

Sleep Tips: The Ultimate Body Battery Recharge

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

Getting the right amount of all of the sleep stages is critical to overall health, wellness and feeling energized the next day.

'Active Sleep' Is Not an Oxymoron

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

I still get amused by people who think sleep is a state of nothingness. Sleep is a break from busy wakefulness for the body's, but there's a lot going on in the brain making sleep far from a state of inactivity.

How to Give Yourself a Metabolic Tune-Up

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

How could they eat high amounts of bad food and not exercise, yet still become fitter AND live 30 percent longer than the average rat? One word: MITOCHONDRIA -- the source of your energy.

Dying for a Good Night's Sleep

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

Lost melatonin is just the tip of the iceberg for the sleep deprived. It is all the other hormonal shifts resting on the melatonin "timer" that change appetite, fertility, and mental and cardiac health that will kill you.

Study Finds Americans Not Getting Enough Sleep

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a quarter of adults were getting six hours or less of sleep a night, ...

5 Tips For Avoiding Daylight Savings Time Energy Lag

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

While many love the idea of having more daylight for evening activities, a recent national survey found that many women complain that their energy levels "fall back" at this time of year.

Hope For Children With Insomnia

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

For parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who can't fall asleep easily, there could be a new solution: melatonin.

The Joy Of Sleep: Relax Your Way To A Good Night's Rest

Dr. Richard Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Shane

Letting your tongue relax, plus a few other simple body sensations you will learn in coming articles, will create a particular feeling of comfort and safety inside your body.

Why Sleep Is The New Sex

Times Online | Ruby Warrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep, or rather, lack of it, is such a hot topic that Arianna Huffington is calling it the next feminist issue. "It's time to sleep our way to the to...

Naps Clear The Mind, Help You Learn

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You might not need to feel so guilty about taking a mid-day snooze. A new study suggests that napping for an hour or so can refresh your brain, boosti...

One Minute To Better Sleep: 5 Ways To Unwind In Just 60 seconds

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60. Why this can help you sleep: Gazing upward stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lo...

Sleep Challenge 2010: Lessons Learned

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

When Cindi and Arianna accurately defined sleep as an empowerment issue for women, I recognized that empowerment is exactly what sleep can do for everyone.

Sleep Challenge 2010: The 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Sleep

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

This is it, the last post of Sleep Challenge 2010, my joint project with comrade-in-PJs Arianna Huffington to urge American women to stop walking around sleep-deprived and be good to themselves for once. So, what have I learned, other than that the world won't fall apart if I don't watch Letterman?

My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.

A Jungian Analysis Of Dreams

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Our frustrations about dreams arise out of a combination of romanticism and 21st century urgency, a mindset that leads not only to sleep deprivation but also to soul deprivation.

Are Sleeping Pills Good For You?

Jerry Siegel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Siegel, Ph.D.

Recently developed sleeping pills are being promoted as effective for long term use. They produce on a 10-30 minute increase sleep in total daily sleep time, not a very large effect. But are they good for you?