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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 04.01.2015 | 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.

Failed Insomnia Treatments: One Man's Journey

The New Yorker | Marc Philippe Eskenazi | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

For years, I have wrestled with insomnia, which doctors agree is the leading cause of my tossing and turning. In order to help my fellow-sufferers, I ...

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.27.2015 | Science
Arianna Huffington

Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.

Debi Mazar on Insomnia: 'Thank GOD for Makeup!'

Valerie Frankel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

Actor Debi Mazar spoke about sleeplessness this week at a press event for SILENOR, a new sleep drug. It's not that the star of Entourage, Younger ...

What's In An Over-The-Counter Sleep Aid, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: How do over-the-counter sleep aids like ZzzQuil help me fall asleep? The Answer: These days there is a wide variety of OTC medication...

How To Fall Asleep By Not Trying

Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Late at night, when you've been trying and failing for hours to fall asleep, perhaps the thing to do is to ...

7 Surprising Causes Of Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

We're all probably a little tired today, the first workday after springing the clocks forward for the start of Daylight Saving Time. But today is a...

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.

Women: Time to Tell a New Story on Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...

Are You Sleepy ALL the Time? Don't Panic!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

A good night's sleep is one of the most effective tools known to enhance mental and physical stamina. A chronic lack of sleep can be linked to certain symptoms, including poor concentration, dizziness, headaches, weight gain, depression and general fatigue throughout the day.

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

Stealthy Insomnia Cause? Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Subtly Disturbs Breathing in Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Conventional sleep studies frequently miss the nuances of this disorder because patients with UARS do not always snore, do not have significant changes in their airflow during the night, and do not have significant drops in their oxygen saturation.

Why We Should All Stop Watching The Nightly News

Tammy Bleck | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Aside from the fact that the nightly news is freakishly depressing and leaves you feeling like a hopeless deer in the headlights, it could be killing your ability to cope. With everything.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Bedtime

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Between making a conscious effort to separate your work life from home, not working on your bed, and being mindful of your activities before bed, over time you'll train your body to be sleep ready.

Lindsay Holmes

What Really Works When You're Too Anxious To Fall Asleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Why is it that just when our heads hit the pillow our thoughts take off in a sprint? Our brains have this annoying tendency to ruminate on worst-ca...

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Gayle Greene | Posted 03.30.2015 | Science
Gayle Greene

Hypnagogic images, images that dance on the inside of your eyelids in the liminal stages between wakefulness and sleep, are strangely affectless; they float like bubbles on the mind's eye, no feeling attached to them -- unlike dreams, which are hooked into the deepest emotional centers of the brain.

The Existential Crisis of the Half-Awake State

Amanda Glassman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Amanda Glassman

It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: Where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?

Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

The pride we have in all we accomplish, and all of which we are capable, is the usual reason we give for wanting to remain a Type A. The deeper truth is removing our Type A badge of honor is terrifying. Being Type A gives us purpose, gives our life meaning, keeps us, and those we love safe, and keeps the world spinning on its axis.

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...

Annoyed at the 'New Yorker' Online

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Trisha de Borchgrave

I know print publications are losing money. Maybe, like Hollywood actors who advertise cognac and watches in foreign, far away places, the New Yorker is reaping revenue in the wee hours of human sleep when no one is really looking. Except some of us are and it's really annoying.

Retirement Insomnia

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I have been surprised to learn how common insomnia is among retirees. Forget all the advice suggesting that when you retire, you can sleep more (or longer.... or later). The practical reality is a large percentage of retirees experience insomnia or sleep difficulties.

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Dogs and humans have similar sleep cycles that include a mix of stage and REM sleep. Humans, however, normally experience four or five of these cycles consecutively through the night, while dogs can have 20 or more much shorter ones scattered throughout the night and day.

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new r...