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This Is What Insomnia Feels Like

Sarah Malley | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Malley

Most nights I wake up some time between 2:00 and 4:00 and stay up for a few excruciating hours, the kind where you can feel every minute pass. It's been this way for almost two years.

The Paper Chase

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As an old newspaperman living in a digital age, I am often asked if print will survive. My answer is yes, and for a very important reason: You can't wrap fish in a website. Besides, what are you supposed to do, housebreak your dog on an iPad?

I Put A Sleep Tracker Under My Sheet And It Changed My Life | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

By Beth Lipton Sleep--we all know it restores energy, helps manage appetite, protects against illnesses, and is generally essential for all-aro...

Oh God, There Is Such a Thing As Fatal Insomnia

Science of Us | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

An unlucky few families throughout history have apparently been cursed with what's known as "familial fatal insomnia" -- that is, as science writer David Robson phrases it in a piece for the BBC this week, "a kind of waking coma.

Reimagining Your Bed

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

But for too many, the bed has become a battlefield. Many millions of us struggle nightly with insomnia, nightmares and other sleep challenges. People with long histories of sleeplessness tell their doctors they hate their beds and they often grow anxious as bedtime nears. They pray for a peaceful night while remaining on guard for yet another battle.

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

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.

Too Scared to Sleep? What Can You Do?

David Cunnington | Posted 01.10.2016 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Being scared or fearful activates our primitive fear response, increasing adrenaline levels and keeping us on high alert. For some it can cause trouble getting to sleep, whereas for others it can result in waking at night or sleep not being restorative.

Star Wars, Women and Sleep: The Common Thread

Karen Brody | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

When my kids were young I didn't sleep well for years. Sometimes I'd go a night or two without ever going into deep sleep. I used to joke with m...

Scientists Now Know How Your Brain Wakes You Up

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.06.2016 | Science

Recent research has made huge strides in demystifying sleep -- why we need it, how to get more of it, and what happens when we don't get enough of it...

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 ...

9 Weird Things Keeping You Up At Night

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Every once in a while you have a bad night's sleep and you know exactly why: You found yourself at the coffee maker at 4 p.m. or there were sirens bl...

Rocking Beds Are a Crazy and Crazy-Effective Solution to Sleep Problems

Inverse | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag On any given night, up to 70 million Americans struggle to get a good night's s...

Research Says: Can't Sleep? Try Yoga

Yoga Journal | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal If you're feeling too tired to practice, keep in mind that yoga may be the very thing to bring you sound slumber. According to a...

Why Pulling All-Nighters For The U.N. Climate Agreement Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2015 | Science

What are the U.N. Climate Chief's biggest concerns gearing up to the creation of the historic climate agreement on Friday? Aside from the challe...

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.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 33.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.07.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Since long before Lev arrived, one of my gravest concerns was the issue of sleep. I was worried that I would not be able to maintain the construct of my personality -- which let's be honest, is a fairly high-energy consumption device -- unless I were still able to sleep on the reg.

14 Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

What can you do about those lost Zs if you do need more sleep? Here are 14 solid, proven, healthy ways to get better sleep.

15 Struggles Only People With Insomnia Will Understand

YourTango | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living

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.

5 Strategies to Manage Holiday Stress

Johanna Bond | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

Some of us may face emotions other than joy at the holidays, and overwhelm ourselves with how we "should" be feeling. No matter the stressor, here are a few tips to make it through the next month of parties, red Starbucks cups, and long checkout lines.

Good Sleep. It's Not Just About The Night

David Cunnington | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

The key to sleeping well is not just about the night. In fact, many people with poor sleep are overly focused on their behaviors around sleep and over-analyze their sleep, which exacerbates the problem.

10 Strategies For Managing The Day After A Bad Night's Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

I've frequently been surprised by people reporting okay days after seriously sleepless nights. In large part, this is a testament to the human capacity for resilience. But it's also a direct result of using sensible strategies to manage the day after. Here are 10:

6 Surprising Foods That Are Messing With Your Sleep | Posted 11.26.2015 | 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 11.26.2015 | 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...