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Healthy Sleep

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Are We Really That Careful?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition in children, affecting nearly 1 to 5 percent of all children. Similar to what has already been demonstrated in adults suffering from OSA, OSA in children is associated with significant morbidity during childhood, a period that is critical for both growth and development.

Thirsty For Sleep?

Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy H. Rothstein, MBA

When your body and brain send signals that you're thirsty, likely you respond by getting something to drink. It's not likely you find excuses that quenching your thirst can wait a few more hours. When your body and brain send signs that you're sleepy, what do you do?

Sleeping With Your Spouse, The Enemy

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Have you seen that hilarious episode of Friends where Chandler and Monica bicker about how they sleep together, and whether they spoon or not? Recentl...

While You Get Your Zs, Your Brain's Cleaning House

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Are you one of the legions of z-less fo...

The Everyday Behaviors That Impact Your Dreams

Rosie Osmun | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Dreams often seem out of our control, like a movie we watch at night rather than something we direct. However, newer research shows that some behaviors can actually affect your dreams in both good and bad ways.

Could Sleep Apnea Be Tanking Your Daytime Productivity?

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Sleep apnea is commonly thought of something that affects only older or overweight individuals, when in reality the face of the condition is much broader. It can affect the young or old, male or female, and out of shape to super fit, so awareness of the condition's signs and effects proves important for everyone.

Healthier Sleep: How to Make the Most of Bedtime Yoga

Rosie Osmun | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

The key to making bedtime yoga work for you is to use it consistently and to adopt it as part a healthy approach towards sleep. Try to incorporate yoga as a part of a regular bedtime routine. Practicing the same behaviors and winding down at the same time every night tells your body what to expect, and consistency helps train your internal clock.

This Is How The World Sleeps On Every Day Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Not all snoozes are created equal, at least when it comes to different days of the week. That's the takeaway from a recent survey by Sleep Cycle, a...

The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Lead To Weight Gain

Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn Can’t figure out why you’re gaining weight -- or why it’s so difficult to erase those extra pounds? You...

The Healthy Habit Change That Made A 'Huge Difference' For Sheryl Sandberg

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living

One key area of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's life that needed improvement when she first met Arianna Huffington was sleep. At the World Economic For...

7 Tips For A Cleaner And Healthier Bedroom

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Having a clean room can keep you healthier by ridding your space of dust, bacteria, and other stuff that can infiltrate your sleeping paradise. I've gathered seven tips that you can easily implement into your routine to make sure your bedroom is in tip top shape.

11 Secrets Of Better Sleep

Craig Cooper | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Craig Cooper

You work hard, play hard, and want to live life to the fullest. Yet you can't do that if you don't get the right amount of quality sleep. Don't let sleep deprivation keep you from performing at your peak!

The Most Powerful Weapon In The Fight Against Childhood Obesity?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all want our kids to learn healthy eating habits, to be active and to grow and live comfortably at a healthy weight. Yet for too many children, excess weight is a very real health concern. Too much junk food and too little physical activity are frequently-cited culprits in the problem. But what about sleep?

Can You Really Sleep Too Much?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Don't mistake sleeping more with sleeping better. For the best sleep for long-term health, aim for a not-too-little, not-too-much middle ground.

Another Big Reason Why Women Should Get More Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. A new study suggests that for women who already have heart disease, poor sleep may be particularly dangerous to their heart health.

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found obstructive sleep apnea associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death.

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

Beditation 101: Best Practices For A Perfect Slumber

Kripalu | Posted 05.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Though scientific studies are undecided on whether meditation actually improves sleep (some researchers say it does by easing depression, some say it makes you need less sleep, some reveal increased alertness), I find it the spiritual equivalent of counting sheep.

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Sleep?

Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Are you a savvy sleeper or a novice in the land of nod? Take this quiz to find out!...

Why Are We So Bad At Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.

The Reason Behind Your Case Of The Mondays

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

There may be actually be science behind that dreaded "case of the Mondays." What exactly is causing the start-of-the-week sluggishness? A phenomen...

Earth Night: How Green Is Your Sleep?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

This week, we celebrate the heightened awareness and many major environmental initiatives promoted by Earth Day. But, what about Earth Night?

Is 8 Hours Of Sleep Unnatural?

Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Conventional wisdom tells us that we should get at least eight hours of sleep a night, but a recent report by the BBC suggests that this might just be...

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Your Sleep Types Compatible?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Insomniacs, cover hogs and night owls, oh my! While most love stories end with the 'happily ever after' of blissful cohabitation, the reality is th...

The Great Wake Up Program: Building a Healthy Sleep Baseline

the LARK team | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
the LARK team

This week's discussion is not about how to avoid those momentous changes in our lives but rather how to learn from them, live through them and prepare for them, so that we can maintain healthy, quality rest.