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Relief for Cancer Patients With Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I see many patients who've gone through cancer treatment only to be left with chronic insomnia.

Lawrence Epstein's Advice On Treating Insomnia And Staying Asleep

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Lawrence Epstein, MD, is the regional medical director for the Harvard-affiliated Sleep HealthCenters, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and ...

Regular Daily Routines Enhance Sleep Experience

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know what it's like when our bodies fall out of synch with our normal routine. We can feel "off" and overly alert.

Link Between Sleep Apnea and Eye Disorders

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Like severe back pain or stomach flu, your world can stop dead in its tracks when you've got an distressing eye disorder. What if the problem in your eyes were associated with your sleep habits?

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

A Good Night's Sleep for Good Sex

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss put a serious ding into a sex life. No surprise there. The effects of sleep deprivation -- low energy, fatigue, and sleepiness -- won't inspire sex.

iPad Can Cause Insomnia, Kindle Helps You Sleep, Say Sleep Experts

Los Angeles Times | Mark Milian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple's iPad can do movies, music, e-mail, apps and rich Web browsing. And of course, e-books. Should Amazon just put its comparably basic e-reader, t...

Lack of Sleep Linked to Premature Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

British researchers just released a new study confirming what has long been thought to be true: sleeping less or more than six to eight hours is associated with premature death.

Sleep Tips: Artificial Light At Night Disrupts Cell Division, Research Shows

sciencedaily.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Just one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the Univer...

Getting Rest Even When We Can't Sleep

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

My worst nights of insomnia come after days where I don't feel I was productive enough. If I didn't get enough work done, or if the bills outnumbered ...

Sleep: Good for the Brain and the Belly

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

While it is widely known that adequate sleep is necessary for optimal mental performance, most do not know that adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain.

Sleep Tips: The Link Between Insomnia and Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you watched the National Geographic Channel last month, you might have caught sight of a special on Fatal Familiar Insomnia--a deadly form of insomnia that runs in some families.

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Depression In Teens

cnn.com | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be ...

How to Define Your Daytime Symptoms: Using the Words "Sleepy" and "Tired"

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It may not seem this way on the surface, but to a sleep doctor there's a big difference between someone feeling "tired" and someone feeling "sleepy."...

The British Are Sleepless, Too

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Americans aren't the only ones complaining of poor sleep, no sleep, and abysmal bed partners. News just hit that the majority of British are losing ground on the war against insomnia, too.

Sleep Tips: The Ultimate Body Battery Recharge

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Getting the right amount of all of the sleep stages is critical to overall health, wellness and feeling energized the next day.

'Active Sleep' Is Not an Oxymoron

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I still get amused by people who think sleep is a state of nothingness. Sleep is a break from busy wakefulness for the body's, but there's a lot going on in the brain making sleep far from a state of inactivity.

'Wide Awake' In Vegas

Patricia Morrisroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Morrisroe

Nobody sleeps in Las Vegas. I know that's a gross generalization, but having spent nearly a week there for my new book, I came away with the distinct impression that Vegas, at least sleep-wise, was the Village of the Damned.

Sleep Tips: Power Down for Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We know that sleep is not simply an on/off switch--but if you set the stage you could make it much easier, by creating a process for your mind and body to "power down."

Dying for a Good Night's Sleep

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

Lost melatonin is just the tip of the iceberg for the sleep deprived. It is all the other hormonal shifts resting on the melatonin "timer" that change appetite, fertility, and mental and cardiac health that will kill you.

Study Finds Americans Not Getting Enough Sleep

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a quarter of adults were getting six hours or less of sleep a night, ...

Sleep Tips: Why We Can't Sleep

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a quest to understand her own insomnia, journalist Patricia Morrisroe traveled from Las Vegas to north of the Arctic Circle, and chronicles what s...

In Praise of Sleeplessness

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Way back when, night was dead calm if you wanted it that way. No emails, no phones; time to hug your pillow for an hour or two before work.

Sleep Tips: CBT Good For Sleep and Pain

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A study indicates that CBT can help patients who already are taking medications for pain and might be reluctant or unable to take additional drugs to treat their sleep problems.

How To Have A Better Sleep (VIDEO)

ICYOU | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Millions of Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. To get a more restful night of sleep, try these tips from the National Sleep Foundatio...