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6 Surprising Foods That Are Messing With Your Sleep | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

You know that having a double-shot latte after 4 p.m. or plowing through too much sugary dessert will keep you from snagging a solid 8 hours of z's. What you probably don't realize is that there are a number of nutritious food that could be to blame if you're tossing and turning at night.

Sleeping Around: How To Sleep On The Side Of A Mountain

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

As I look around the valley that night as midnight approaches, the idea of missing out on a few hours of sleep seems very insignificant. Feeling a little more tired than usual tomorrow does not seem important. Hopefully tonight it doesn't seem important to you either.

Are Our Plates Too Full? A Nation Confronts Addiction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yesterday evening, thanks largely to the influence and convening power of Mehmet Oz, the nation was invited to talk about addiction. Among those weigh...

Can't Sleep? Yoga Breathing Is Your Secret Weapon

Ed Harrold | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed Harrold

Guess what is the no. 1 symptom of stress my clients are complaining about? Maybe the title of the article gave you a hint but yes, it's lack of sleep. Falling right on the heels of this is a lack of energy and fatigue. Well, if you can't sleep, these would certainly be a consequence.

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

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 To Do If You Suffer From Middle-Of-The-Night Insomnia

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

Occasional trouble staying asleep is quite normal and not necessarily a cause for concern. Sleep professionals like to use the "rule of threes" to figure out whether you should seek help. Consult with your doctor if the problem happens at least three times a week, with at least 30 minutes awake at night, and continues for at least 30 days.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Health

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

Here are some of the ways daily mindfulness will assist you in the awareness of living a better, more fulfilling and healthier life. You may have heard this before, so now I ask you to try to adopt it into your day so that you can implement it into your lifestyle for positive results.

When Sleep Comes

Becky Millard | Posted 11.10.2015 | Fifty
Becky Millard

It feels so good to lie down and let the flannel wash over me like an evening tide, over my tired legs. I wondered how long it had been since they weren't tired. The pillow, tucked under my neck was dressed in flannel too.

Can't Sleep? This Practice Can Help

Diana Lang | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

Most of what keeps us awake is stress. And meditation can be just the thing to relax your mind to let yourself deeply rest and sleep.

What Are Your Sleep Rules?

David Cunnington | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Flynt via Bigstockphoto Do you have a very careful pre-sleep routine? One of the first things people do when they're not sleeping well is to ...

Sorry, You Probably Can't Sleep Just 6 Hours A Night

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

A recent study published in Current Biology on the sleep habits of three "pre-industrial" societies has been making waves in science journalism circl...

Effective Strategies for You and Your Kids to Get the Sleep You Need Now!

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 10.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

Once you have established a sleep schedule, stick with it -- even on the weekends. You'll have the most restorative sleep when sleep is predictable. Getting enough quality sleep is critical to your health. Establish good sleeping habits for your entire family with these strategies, and you'll have more energy, be more alert and productive, and lead healthier and happier lives.

5 Ways To Get Rid of Insomnia (Without Taking Drugs)

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Meagan Drillinger Credit: Shutterstock Listen, we can't lie to you. Sleep drugs are fantastic. Ambien, Lunesta... even regular old Advil PM. Th...

This Sleeping Pill Commercial Is Absolutely Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.17.2015 | Science

The advertising masterminds behind a commercial for the new sleeping pill Belsomra have put their heads together to sell you on the life-cha...

What You Should Know Before Trying New Sleeping Pill Belsomra

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

Since the early 1990s, the most commonly prescribed sleeping pills have followed a formula that works by increasing levels of GABA, a neurotransmitte...

Willing the Pills to Work at Night: A Mother's Anxiety Fountain (Poem)

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

You can't get rid of numbers looping like cursive on paper...

15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.16.2015 | 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)

Quiet Revolution | Lisa Congdon | Posted 09.29.2015 | 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.