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Dreamwork As Part Of Our Spiritual Heritage

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We live in a culture that so easily distracts us, entraps us in unnecessary anxieties, draws us into addictions. Where are the signposts that can guide us on our real journey as human beings?

Sex For Sleep?

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

There are many ways using sex to help one sleep can be misused--so let me list some of these ways so I won't be quoted as "sex therapist says you should have sex to get to sleep."

A Sleep Challenged Soul, Incapable Of Ending A Sentence

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I'm breaking the rule on January fifth, 2010. It's 11:42 PM. I should already be asleep. I should have been quiet and reflecting at 10:30 so that by 11:00 my head was still and my body could repair itself.

5 Keys For Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Sleeplessness can be miserable and debilitating. This post is written from the heart, and through overcoming my own recent experiences with insomnia.

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Give The Gift Of Sleep, Part I

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

It's not easy finding the ideal gift for a person, especially if you're looking to watch your wallet. Luckily, in my world of sleep medicine, there's a lot to be said for giving the gift of a good night's sleep.

Sleeping in Seattle: Sweet Dreams for a Lifelong Insomniac

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Sinclair

I am sleeping like I haven't slept all my adult life. Why? I realize that what really happened was that I started spending time doing things I love and spending time with people I love.

Sleep May Enhance Memories

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For time-starved Americans, few ideas are more appealing than that of learning while sleeping. Why simply doze for eight hours when you can be learnin...

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Stephen Cowan, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Cowan, M.D.

An immune system that stands on high alert needs sleep to regenerate its protective powers. In Chinese medicine the nighttime corresponds to the winter phase of our 24-hour cycle.

Sleep Deprivation Affects Decision Making

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, University of Texas at Austin resear...

Sleep May Enhance Memory Of Motor Skills Learned Through Observation

Los Angeles Times | Jeannine Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep is essential for memory, including learning motor skills after practicing them. But sleep--and when that sleep takes place--may also enhance mem...

Is Sleep All It's Cracked To Be?

Caroline Myss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Myss

I have always had an odd relationship with sleep. So, I clenched my jaw and dove into the deep end of the water by examining my "issues" regarding why I avoid sleeping as much as possible.

Get in Goddam Bed!

Stephen Josephson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephen Josephson

Most of the people who "sleep well" are either depressed, on medication, not from New York or sleep apneic.

Sleep Hygiene 101: How To Ensure A Better Night's Rest

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

Sleep is actually a combination of 2 systems, your sleep drive (like hunger) and a biological clock that tells you when to sleep. When both are working well together, you sleep best.

5 Clear Flags of Hidden Intuition

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

Once I started listening, I found answers everywhere. Some were quiet, some were loud. Here are five flags I learned to trust.

Sleep Tip: Be Careful With Caffeine

William Sears, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Sears, M.D.

What you do with your body throughout the day influences how well you sleep at night. If you put a lot of junk into your body during the day, don't expect the resulting neurochemicals to become nicer at night.

Sleeping Earlier Guards Teens Against Depression, Study Says

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Of 15,500 12 to 18-year-olds studied, those who went to bed after midnight were 24 percent more likely to have depression than those who went before 2...

Daily Exercise Improves Sleep

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It has long been said that regular physical activity and better sleep go hand in hand. Burn more energy during the day, the thinking goes, and you wil...

Sleep Rituals: Training The Body And The Mind

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

These days, it's far too easy to push bedtime aside with countless distractions, including those from the television, computer, telephone, belated responses to email and text messages.

Cops May Have Poorer Health Due To Night Shifts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that their schedule may cause cops to develop such conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes....

Sleep Training: Does It Work?

divinecaroline.com | Annie Tucker Morgan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Most parents expect to live in a daze when their baby is a newborn. But if the tumultuous routine of waking up every few hours persists after the firs...

Transcending Diabetes And Insomnia

Zippora Karz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Zippora Karz

If you asked me what the hardest physical challenge has been in my life, my answer wouldn't be the challenges of living with type one insulin dependent diabetes. Instead it has been chronic insomnia.

When Power Snoring Exceeds A Power Saw

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

This month a British woman has been recorded as one of her country's loudest snorers. Her snore is so loud that from a decibel standpoint, it's louder than a jet plane!

How To Sleep Like A Baby And Wake Up Smiling

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

Surely, it's a good idea to avoid chugging espressos after dinner or choosing to sleep beside the tarmac of a busy airport. But what if you're lying awake, tossing and turning in the quiet of a clean, dark room?

Are You A Spiritual Snob?

Sadie Nardini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadie Nardini

Many people nowadays seem to have turned into unbelievable yoga snobs: they perceive any roll in the mud of our human nature as less than enlightened. And they get downright mean about it.

New Sleep Mantra: Eat, Sleep, Peaceful ...

Rachel Koenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Koenig

My Taoist master taught that sleep, along with appropriate nourishment and balance of stillness/movement--was among the three fundamental pillars of energy allowing the vital force to flourish.