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Insomnia Tips

Daily Napping Could Help Save Your Life

Damiana Corca | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Damiana Corca

A busy schedule may mean that you are highly successful -- conversely, a break in the day for a nap could be seen as weakness. But, I dare you to try napping regularly for 15-20 minutes at a time and notice the inspiration, productivity and alertness!

10 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Better Sleep

Damiana Corca | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Damiana Corca

Though we are all entirely unique individuals, there are a number of general best practices I like to share with my patients and anybody interested in getting high-quality sleep.

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Judy Frankel | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Judy Frankel

Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss.

Can't Sleep? Try Meditation

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Meditation, and mindfulness practices in general, are scientifically proven antidotes to anxiety and stress, as they are about focusing the mind on what is rather than allowing the anxiety or stress itself to take over, and lead the mind into labyrinths of self-judgment, comparison, regret and other rumination.

Is Clutter Keeping You Up?

Van Winkle's | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Van Winkle's

A new study from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, found that those at risk for hoarding are more likely to have serious complaints about sleep. The new findings were presented at Sleep 2015, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

15 Struggles Only People With Insomnia Will Understand

YourTango | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

Tossing and turning is good for a salad, but not so much for a human being at 4 a.m. I guess the silver lining is cost-free, drug-free hallucinations from time to time, but they're rarely the kind of delusion you want to partake in.

A Tale From a True Insomniac

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Melissa McCarty

When my alarm sounded at seven am I quickly turned it off before the second annoying beep because as usual I was already awake I had been all night. After getting my daily fix of coffee pumping through my veins to boost the low power in my brain to high I headed to the studio.

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

Insomniacs May Actually Be Sleeping, They Just Don't Know It

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

According to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Daniel J. Buysse, PET scans of insomniacs and "normal sleepers" reveal marked differences. The "default mode network" in the former's brains are more active during sleep.

Here's the Best Music to Lull You to Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

You don't need scientific research to tell you that listening to music can quiet your mind and help you relax. But here it is anyway.

What Are the Best Natural Remedies to Treat Insomnia?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Either you're afraid of side effects, or you just don't like that next-day foggy feeling that comes with some sleep aids. Here are eight alternative, natural remedies that might help.

When You Have Cancer And Can't Sleep

Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Anna Medaris Miller for U.S. News Traci Gordon never had a problem falling asleep or staying asleep. In fact, she has a sleep disorder that caus...

3 Myths About Sleep, Busted

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.

This Is What To Tell Yourself When You Can't Sleep At Night

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 12.13.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Anxiety is the big gun in regularly occurring insomnia. What do you think or say when you're jolted awake? Monitoring the messages we give ourselves may be the trick we need to get back into la-la land.

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A lack of sleep is a bigger problem of course than just being tired. People with insomnia are four times as likely to suffer from depression and are at greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It causes more time lost at work and lowers enjoyment overall.

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well

Sam Cross | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

Naturally, strong undercurrents of dedication, love or even just boredom may draw us into unhealthy patterns. The trick is that we not let the occasional late-night movie turn into a home theater in the bedroom. At end of the day, we do not need to just sleep -- we need to sleep well.

7 Reasons Why You Have Trouble Sleeping

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you’ve ever counted sheep, woken up multiple times during the night or experience daytime sleepiness, you are on...

How to Sleep in Heavenly Peace This Holiday Season

Wendy Troxel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

As a sleep researcher and clinician, I am keenly aware that the holiday season is a time when people try to do too much. So I've developed a few tricks to help manage the episodic bouts of insomnia that are common during the holidays. Following these rules can help you sleep better, brighten your holiday mood and maybe even keep your weight under control.

Why It's Time To Stop Saying 'I Can't Sleep'

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

With everything going on in the world, why would anyone waste their time championing such a trivial cause? The reason is that this small statement is the lie that insomnia patients everywhere are rehearsing in their minds every night before they "try" to sleep.

The Torture of Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Bradley Foster | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Sleeping eight hours doesn't guarantee you will awaken feeling refreshed. It's the quality of sleep that's important. Sleeping poorly leaves you feeling irritable, less able to deal with stress, and makes you more likely to make poor decisions.

What Cats Can Teach Us About Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Become a copycat. Experiment with carrying elements of sleep with you throughout the day. Not as sleepiness or fatigue, but in the form of a comfortable sense of serenity, poise and relaxation.

Could Camping Help Your Insomnia?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that sleeping in the wilderness for one week reset circadian clocks, bringing them more in line with the natural solar day and night.

5 Health Problems That Could Be Keeping You Up At Night

Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living

There are nights when you lie awake in bed cursing that afternoon cup of coffee or the neighbors' loud music. But some sources of sleep troubles are h...

Got Insomnia?

Robin Palmer | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

Aromatherapy is one of the many enjoyable, safe and natural ways to relax your body for a good night's sleep. Rub a few drops of essential lavender oil on your feet before going to sleep.

What Not To Do When You Can't Sleep

Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Acosta Scott It happens to everyone -- you've had a full day and feel tired, but when your head hits the pillow, sleep refuses to come....