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Insomnia

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...

Hope For Children With Insomnia

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

For parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who can't fall asleep easily, there could be a new solution: melatonin.

How to Sleep Like a Teenager

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Sinclair

Over my decades of insomnia and particularly during my years as mother to teenagers, I have considered their talent for sleep as something that others should learn to master.

The Joy Of Sleep: Relax Your Way To A Good Night's Rest

Dr. Richard Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Shane

Letting your tongue relax, plus a few other simple body sensations you will learn in coming articles, will create a particular feeling of comfort and safety inside your body.

Forget The Sheep: Try This Instead

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

I've never been a big advocate of the counting-sheep ploy. But I do know that guided imagery and mind games can be very effective

Insomnia and Daytrading: Eight Tips

James Altucher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Altucher

Insomnia is no good for a day trader. You need to be focused and on your game.

Naps Clear The Mind, Help You Learn

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You might not need to feel so guilty about taking a mid-day snooze. A new study suggests that napping for an hour or so can refresh your brain, boosti...

One Minute To Better Sleep: 5 Ways To Unwind In Just 60 seconds

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60. Why this can help you sleep: Gazing upward stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lo...

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.

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.