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The Dark Side of Melatonin

Van Winkle's | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Twenty-one years ago, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Richard Wurtman introduced melatonin as a new solution to sleep problems. His lab patented supplements in...

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.

Helping One Veteran at a Time to Sleep Better

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

For many years I helped patients improve their sleep using non-pharmacological treatments. In 2010, I was asked to join a team of eight sleep experts from around the nation to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) develop training to make insomnia treatment more accessible to Veterans. That experience changed everything for me.

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.

Talking To A Therapist Could Be The Secret To Sleeping Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science

Sleeping pills may not be the only option for the 50million to 70 million Americans suffering from chronic insomnia. A new review of research suggests...

Trouble Sleeping? Second Annual Insomnia Awareness Day Is March 9

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

By raising awareness about insomnia, and by letting people know they are not alone and treatment options are available, I hope that people who are suffering will seek help and improve their quality of life. You do not need to let insomnia prevent you from sleeping well.

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.

5 Things No One Tells You About Living With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Given how much we know about the importance of getting enough good-quality sleep, facing insomnia without worry and fear can be tough. Insomnia has...

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Insomnia And How To Treat It

Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn Waking up on the right side of the bed can be tough... if you only fell asleep 30 minutes ago. We all kno...

A Surprising Cure For Insomnia

Posted 03.18.2014 | OWN

One sleep-deprived woman discovered a free, uncannily effective cure for her insomnia. All she needed was YouTube --and an open mind. By Kate Sztab...

In Treating Insomnia, One Size Does Not Fit All

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO Every year, I see many patients who tell me that they get only a few hours of sleep each night. In fact, I have had several...

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....

The Staggering Cost Of Insomnia

Dr. Lee Ritterband | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lee Ritterband

Medical research is big business in this country. But historically very little of this money has gone to insomnia research. For decades, those with insomnia were regarded as "silent sufferers," often going undiagnosed, even when seeking help.

In Search Of The Caribbean Secret For Perfect Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Lay writings about soursop as a sleep aid are easy to find. In the West Indies, soursop leaves are commonly used as a sedative. In the Netherlands Antilles, the leaves are brewed to make a beverage that enhances sleep. The leaves can also be put into one's pillowcase to enhance sleep.

The Perfect Lullaby Playlist

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Sometimes your anxieties can gnaw at you like a pebble in your shoe. Then the next thing you know they are keeping you awake at night. One possible solution to insomnia is to put together a musical playlist that will work on your mind and body like your own personal lullaby.

Can't Sleep? Drug-Free Alternatives That Really Help

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These effective therapeutic practices are inexpensive, drug-free, easy to learn and integrate into a daily routine, and can be very effective in improving sleep.

How Do We Sleep After Sandy Hook?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

During this time following the Newtown tragedy, people may find that they have a hard time "shutting their brains off." The more they fight to quiet their minds, the more they struggle to sleep. The goal in this situation is to prevent the acute problem from developing into a chronic problem.

Could A Sleep Retreat Cure Insomnia?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Largely as a result of the untenable demands of modern lifestyle, far too many of us continue to struggle with insomnia. Let's face it, those bottomless to-do lists persistently trump our need for rest, recreation and, of course, sleep.

Treating Insomnia Without A Pill

Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sally Wadyka for YouBeauty.com Trouble sleeping through the night can sometimes drive you to the use of intense sleeping aids. Over-the-counter ...

Treat Insomnia, Naturally

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com In our overmedicated culture, popping a pill is often the first resort. Most people only know a...