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Importance of Sleep

Scientific American's October Issue Highlights Importance Of Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

There's been a major resurgence of interest lately in sleep -- a subject that has long proved elusive to scientists -- in both the medical world and ...

Teens Aren't Getting Enough Sleep And Schools Are Partly To Blame

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Most kids are severely sleep deprived, and early school starting times aren't helping. Across the country, only 17.7 percent of middle and high school...

4 Ways Arianna Huffington Changed My Sleep Game

Lindsey Smith | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

So I dedicated a solid month to seeing and understanding how my body had changed and what sleep really does. Here are four things that I've learned...

It's National Napping Day. Take A Cue From These Political Figures And Catch Some Zzz's When You Can.

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

Today is National Napping Day, and here at HuffPost, we know the importance of sleeping your way to the top. Clearly, some big names in the politic...

Jillian Berman

Here's Proof You Don't Have To Sacrifice Sleep To Succeed | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

More people are waking up to the importance of a good night's rest.

Stressed About Your Sleep? This Perspective Could Help

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're like 48 percent of Americans, you're familiar with insomnia: the tossing and turning, the racing thoughts, the anxiety over how tired you'll...

How A 17-Year-Old Gave Her School A Big Wake-Up Call

Posted 08.13.2014 | Teen

Jilly Dos Santos, 17, convinced her school to push its start time back so students could get more sleep -- and other schools are following her lea...

These Adorable Kids Describing Their Dreams Will Make You Want To Get More Sleep

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Dreaming is one of the great mysteries of sleep, but a few 7 and 8 year olds sound like they have it figured out. As part of its ongoing Sleep Proj...

Sleep Gives You Something Else to Worry About

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Who would have thought that sleep would become the next crisis in our lives?

The One Thing That Helps This Hollywood Actress Tackle Her Busy Schedule

Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living

With premieres, press interviews, a music career, filming and making time to see her friends and family, it's a wonder how actress Emmy Rossum gets it...

No One Admires Your 60 Hour Work Week

Molly Borchers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Molly Borchers

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I only work about 40-45 hours a week.

Should We Blame the Engineer for Falling Asleep at the Train Controls?

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

When employees fall asleep on the job, this should be an indicator that perhaps the work system is scheduled in a manner that is incompatible with circadian processes and sleep needs of employees.

Why Too Little Sleep Makes You Crave This

JJ Virgin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You might be familiar with the unfortunate aftermath of a crappy night's sleep as you sheepishly order a red-velvet doughnut with your morning java. Let's look at seven fat-regulating hormones that become imbalanced with too little sleep and set the stage for fat gain, obesity and disease.

Bret Michaels: The Worst Thing For A Singing Voice Is...

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Singer and songwriter Bret Michaels knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a rockstar -- and he has some surprising advice for hopeful musicia...

Dog And Cat Keeping You Awake At Night? How To Catch Those Elusive Zzz's

Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Marty Becker for Vetstreet Many people can't seem to get a good night's sleep, and they already have stress, caffeine or snoring spouses to ...

Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?

Don't Skip Sleep to Score High on Finals

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 07.08.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Oexman

I am concerned that we have placed so little value on sleep that students ignore its benefits. It is impossible for humans or any species to go without sleep.

Taking Rest Is Wisdom For The Ages

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many of us are so busy doing whatever it takes to keep all the balls bouncing that we fail to even notice how depleted we are becoming until the wheels begin to fall off our wagon and something forces us to stop.

The Great Wake-Up Program: It's Time To Close Our Eyes

the LARK team | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
the LARK team

What we hope you have learned this last month, however, is that getting better rest will help make all the other aspects of your life easier and more pleasurable.

Underground And Out Of Sight: How Does A Lack Of Light Affect Your Sleep Cycle?

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

From a sleep perspective, I wondered what it would be like to live in an environment with no natural light for 69 days.

Sleep Loss in America: The Decade That Didn't Sleep and Why It's Complicated

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

We have been on a roller coaster when it comes to how we now sleep and what a ride we have been on.

Keeping Our Wits About Us Into the Golden Years

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

Being mentally sharp means that not only can you remember where your car keys are but you can also keep some diseases at bay including Alzheimer's.

Memo To Obama's Economic Team: Get Some Sleep!

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

***Scroll down for slideshow*** In a fawning new profile of White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers in The New Republic, we disc...

Preventing Colds May Be As Easy As Vitamin ZZZ

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Fluff up the pillows and pull up the covers. Preventing the common cold may be as easy as getting more sleep. Researchers paid healthy...

7 Ways To Learn More With Less Studying

US News | Nancy Shute | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The abundance of new research on how teenage brains work, aside from being cool for its own sake--teen brains are developing madly, pruning synapses ...