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15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Can’t sleep? Join the club. Insomnia affects almost half of U.S. adults 60 and older, says theNational Institutes of Heal...

How To Conquer Insomnia (Even If You Don't Get Any Sleep)

The Quiet Revolution | Lisa Congdon | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

  But [Pooh] couldn't sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn't. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to s...

Helping One Veteran at a Time to Sleep Better

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.19.2015 | 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.

5 Strategies To Help You Sleep Your Way To Success

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

If you're one of the millions of people who have a difficult time either falling asleep or staying asleep, try one of these strategies:

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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 07.16.2015 | 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.

Greece Is in a Literal State of Unrest, and the Future Looks Bleak

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Van Winkle's

When an economy tanks, the public panics about general instability and possible layoffs. People who report feeling insecure about their job prospects, research has shown, also report worse psychological well-being.

Don't Eat Pizza Before Bed, and Other Advice for Acid-Free Slumber

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

It actually takes the stomach three to four hours to empty out. When you lie down immediately after a big meal, not only is your stomach still churning out hydrochloric acid, an entire acidic food mixture is just sitting there.

Menopause Infographic - Insomnia

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you Sleepless in Seattle? Does Disney's Sleeping Beauty make you hostile? Does the sight of a blissfully snoozing infant make you weep? Do memories of teenage sleepathons that last 12 hours make you misty with nostalgia? Take heart, you've got a lot of company.

Here's the Best Music to Lull You to Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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.

26 Struggles Of Exhausted Insomniacs

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Insomnia affects 48 percent of Americans occasionally and 22 percent of Americans every or almost every night, according to the National Sleep Founda...

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...

Artist's Surreal Photo Series Captures Her Struggle With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Photographer Jenna Martin has had a lifelong battle with sleep. The result? A series of stunning, surreal photographs that document how she sees the w...

3 Metrics You Need to Know for Optimal Sleep

Sina Nader | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

It can seem like a lot of things to consider -- this is a third of your life we're talking about, after all! And if you want to optimize your daytime experience, optimizing your sleep is a non-negotiable part of that.

35 Irrational Thoughts That Keep Midlifers Awake At Night

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty

Most people hit the sleep wall -- when they can fall asleep but can't stay asleep -- at some point in middle age. So, what's keeping midlifers awake? ...

The Link Between Traffic Noise And Weight Gain

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Got a noisy bedroom? You might be at a greater risk for weight gain, according to a new study conducted at the Swedish medical university Karolinska I...

Looking For Sleep In All The Wrong Places

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Sleep will naturally and gradually begin to seep through when we let go of effort. Relinquishing sleep effort is about letting go of our waking self -- our sense of who we believe we are. It's about willingly losing the battle for control of sleep by realizing that falling asleep cannot be controlled. Sleep is, in essence, a free ride for all those who are simply willing to be passengers.

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...

You May Be Getting Up To Go To The Bathroom At Night Because Of Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Just like clockwork, it's time to get up and pee again. If it seems like the bane of getting a continuous night of sleep in middle age and beyond, it may not have to be. Learn a surprising reason why you may have to wake to urinate at night and how improvement can occur without seeing a urologist, but a sleep specialist instead.

We Underestimate Just How Dangerous Insomnia Can Be

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death.

Your Sleeping Troubles Might Be Causing You Physical Pain

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Cold showers are rarely fun. But if you suffer from insomnia, they can be downright painful. A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Hea...

14 Reasons You Still Can't Sleep

Posted 04.06.2015 | OWN

You follow all the sleep rules to the letter, but you're still not getting the rest you need. Here's why you're so tired. By Corrie Pikul 1....

My Q and A With Insomnia Expert Gregg Jacobs

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Gregg Jacobs is an insomnia specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the UMass Memorial Medical Center and the author of Say Good Night to Insomnia. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on how human sleep patterns have changed over time, healthier and more effective alternatives to sleeping pills, and how to reverse our worst sleep habits and behaviors.