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How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

Accupuncture And Accupressure: Can They Help You Get A Good Night's Sleep?

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

While drugs do have their place in treating some sleep disorders, there's something to be said for the array of alternative methods that don't entail pharmaceuticals but do, in fact, support restful sleep.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Lessons Learned

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

When Cindi and Arianna accurately defined sleep as an empowerment issue for women, I recognized that empowerment is exactly what sleep can do for everyone.

Sleep Challenge 2010: The 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Sleep

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

This is it, the last post of Sleep Challenge 2010, my joint project with comrade-in-PJs Arianna Huffington to urge American women to stop walking around sleep-deprived and be good to themselves for once. So, what have I learned, other than that the world won't fall apart if I don't watch Letterman?

My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.

Are Sleeping Pills Good For You?

Jerry Siegel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Siegel, Ph.D.

Recently developed sleeping pills are being promoted as effective for long term use. They produce on a 10-30 minute increase sleep in total daily sleep time, not a very large effect. But are they good for you?

Sleepless In Seattle? The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Only in the movies would you end up with Meg Ryan if you truly are Sleepless in Seattle. Never mind that you are Tom Hanks. In real life, Tom never gets to make out with Meg because he is sleep deprived.

Feng Shui Yourself To Sleep

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

Feng Shui is a complex, 3,000-year-old Chinese philosophy based on the art of placement, harmony, balance and the fundamental principle that cosmic energy (chi) unites all universal matter.

Menopause Is the Ultimate Sleep Challenge

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Chronic insomnia in menopause is a huge challenge. On every day that I have seen patients, more than one has described the loss of sleep as the worst part of "the change" for them.

Be Your Own Sleep Specialist: Sleep Medicine And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Sleep Machismo is bringing this country to its knees in terms of performance deficits at work and fueling the fire under the obesity pandemic we are now witnessing. We must all become sleep specialists.

How To Surrender To Sleep

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

We have become so accustomed to planning, worrying, organizing, controlling that we have forgotten how to step back and exist in the moment.

Diary Of An Insomniac: How I Survived The Wee Hours

Amy Hertz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Hertz

I started to think about all the other insomniacs like me who were sitting up feeling lonely, depressed, stressed out and wondering how they would function the next day.

Girlfriends' Guide To Sleeping: 'Don't Tell Me About Your Dreams Unless They Are Sexy'

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Sex dreams are my kind of dream -- no meandering narrative, just the undeniable physical proof of the dream's meaning even after awakening. I wonder if Dr. Freud ever heard about that.

This Is Your Brain on Drugs: The Effect of Sleeping Pills

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

I am constantly inundated with requests for medications to "sleep better". Yes, these medications will help you get to sleep. But sleep better? No way!

Sleep Challenge 2010: What Did You Wear To Bed Last Night?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

I know for a fact that everything in life is more interesting when you dress for it. So I've stopped collapsing in bed wearing my old Doors T-shirt, and actually started thinking of bedtime as a fashion occasion.

Beauty Sleep: A Dream Come True!

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

I am a firm believer in the proverbial good night's sleep because as a dermatologist, I know that sleep deprivation has very definite physical, mental and emotional consequences -- and they are not pretty.

My Sleep Apnea Journey

John Selby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Selby

But hold on -- is this a realistic assessment of the sleep apnea condition, or is some writer over-blowing the situation in order to push business to the national Sleep Center sponsoring the brochure?

Recurring Dreams And Their Meanings

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

The dream represents a question or message (often related to a limitation, fear or doubt) to the dreamer. It will reach a conclusion once the dreamer understands the message and resolves to make a change.

Sleep, Motherhood And Postpartum Depression

Kim West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim West

I see postpartum depression (PPD) a lot in the families who come to me with sleep issues. Exhaustion is a risk factor for depression. And depression makes it harder to sleep coach successfully.

How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

Jerry Siegel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Siegel, Ph.D.

Several studies have reported the same results, that both long and short sleep durations are correlated with poor health and shortened lifespan, with most reporting a greater risk associated with long sleep.

Sleep And High Performance: What Olympic Athletes Know About Sleep.

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

If quality sleep is considered "fundamental" to high performance - how are you doing in this department? After all, all of us are performing in some aspect of our lives.

Sleep Tip: Let Go Of Fear

Mastin Kipp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

I used to have to take two Ambien to go to bed, plus Xanax for my anxiety all day long. Worry was my middle name. Everything was non-stop all day long.

Achieving Natural Sleep

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Besides the obvious reasons for someone coming to a beautiful paradise like Hawaii one of the reasons I come is because of sleep. Good, deep, restful sleep. Natural sleep.

Sleep Advice: 5 Foods To Help You Snooze

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Can't sleep? Maybe it's something you ate--or didn't. The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much, and how well, we sleep.

Funniest Sleep Deprivation Stories From HuffPost Readers

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I am amazed at the sheer volume of funny stories I received this week reflecting the idiotic things we do when sleep deprived. Here are some of the "best of the best" from a variety of good sports.