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Insomnia

6 Mistakes That Can Keep You Up At Night

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

Instead of spending countless hours lying in bed counting sheep at night, take control of your sleep by learning about the common mistakes people make.

4AM Finds

Stacey Bendet | Posted 06.04.2011 | Style
Stacey Bendet

My favorite finds, fabulousness, fashion, obsessions, random things that inspire ideas... sometimes practical, sometimes cute, always good for a sleepless smile!

The One-Moment Insomnia Cure

Martin Boroson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Boroson

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of Americans report having sleep problems every night or almost every night. Meditation, of course, can help, but not as you might imagine.

The Dangers of Snoring

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Our spouses and children recognize the symptoms, even when they don't know the cause. They all agree: We need a good night's sleep!

Get Out Of Bed For Better Sleep?

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

A new study suggests that being in the bed itself might be contributing to your sleeplessness. In fact, the researchers found that one of the best things an insomniac can do is get out of bed.

The Truth About Melatonin

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

Melatonin is a sleep and body clock regulator, not a sleep initiator.

Foods That Help You Sleep

webmd.boots.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you could pick the right foods to help you get the best sleep possible, you would, wouldn't you? If you knew which foods would hinder your restful ...

Does Sleep Deprivation Pose A Cancer Risk?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A study published by the journal Cancer in October, reflects the first time anyone has ever found a link between sleep duration and risk of polyps, which are tied directly with the risk for colon cancer.

How to Sleep Through Menopause

Staness Jonekos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Staness Jonekos

Being a busy woman, daily exhaustion is normal. Throw in menopausal aging and it was no surprise that I was staring at the ceiling nightly trying to fall and stay asleep.

Do Genes Determine Your Sleep Quality?

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

I predict that we'll find future associations between genes and sleep disorders, which can help us understand why someone can get away with just four hours a night while others require nine hours.

What Would You Call It?

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katrina Alcorn

I don't know when I decided to call it a nervous breakdown. Some can't even have this conversation because it would mean looking at things they're trying not to see. I know how they feel because two years ago, I was one of them.

Acupressure Can Improve Insomnia

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

The "Shimien" is famous for its relationship with relieving insomnia (some may call it the "insomnia" point). This acupressure point is located on the bottom of your foot.

An Open Letter To My Twin Bed

Saba Hamedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Saba Hamedy

I think I feel worse when I sleep five hours because it's not long enough to make you feel rested and it's not short enough to be a nap. Then again, maybe that's my twisted logic.

Can Cherries Relieve Insomnia?

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

So what's the magic in cherry juice? Cherries contain melatonin, a natural antioxidant with a well-documented history of helping to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Sleep And Rhythm: How To Live In Accordance With Your Natural Cycles

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

We evolved according to the natural rhythms of darkness and light; our bodily functions reflect this and undergo similar fluctuations. They perform best when we live in accordance, as much as possible, with these cycles.

Sleep Tips: Top 10 Sleep Mistakes And Their Solutions

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

With insomnia as with any chronic problem, one must look for the underlying imbalances and root causes and address them. Here are the common sleep "mistakes" I see in my practice and their solutions.

Insomniacs: Rock Yourself to Sleep

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

There's something magical about the rocking motion that puts a baby to sleep. So why couldn't the same or a similar technique help an adult insomniac?

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 pa...

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.