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Cairo to Fort Hood: Broader Engagement at Home and Abroad

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Mass murders have become a depressingly familiar punctuation in the rhythm of modern day American despair.

Dear Arianna, Sleep Challenge 2010 Is Hard!

Nia Vardalos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nia Vardalos

Dear Arianna: Reading your Sleep Challenge blog has inspired me. I decided to try it along with you and Cindi. I've always wanted to sleep with you both and figured this is my chance.

The Claim: A Person Can Pay Off A Sleep Debt By Sleeping Late On Weekends

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O’CONNOR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Chronic sleep deprivation is a given for most Americans. But paying off a sleep debt is not as simple as sleeping late on a Saturday....

Sleep Challenge 2010: Three Tiny Things About Sleep I Wish I Had Known Years Ago

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

It's four days into Sleep Challenge 2010 -- the experiment Arianna Huffington and I kicked off to try to encourage American women to get more rest. So how's this American woman doing?

Parenting 50/50: The Shared Responsibility Of Getting Your Kid To Bed

Sharon Meers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Meers

With little kids, so many small things seem like life-and-death decisions. And thanks to sleep deprivation, your fight-and-flight brain sometimes seems to be all that's operating.

Can A Night Owl Become A Morning Person?

slate.com | Deepa Ranganathan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I'd always been a night owl, but for years I'd longed to defect to the other side. Over the years I'd tried all the usual tactics -- multiple alarms, ...

Sleep Challenge: Launch It With Your Team At Work, Including Your Boss

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

American women are sleep-deprived, and paying a heavy price for it. So, how about launching a sleep challenge to your team at work -- including your boss?

Sleep Amnesia: Why Do We Forget Our Dreams?

divinecaroline.com | Vicki Santillano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Everyone experiences dreamless nights at least once in a while, so unless we're all terrible at remembering dreams, something else must be going on....

Sleep Loss in America: The Decade That Didn't Sleep and Why It's Complicated

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

We have been on a roller coaster when it comes to how we now sleep and what a ride we have been on.

Dr. Oz's BIG Sleep Tips (VIDEO)

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Let me offer additional dramatic incentives for getting better rest: you'll live longer, you'll be thinner and you'll have better sex!

Sleep Better: How To Beat Holiday Jet Lag

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The disruption to normal schedules caused by flying and especially jet lag can wreak havoc on sleep patterns....

Sleep Tips For A Younger, More Vibrant You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

I firmly believe that one of the major reasons I'm thriving in my late 60s is that I am adamant about getting sufficient sleep.

Sleep Problems: Not Necessarily Connected To Age

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a slate of recommendations for the treatment of sleeping disorders in older patients,10 leading sleep experts acknowledge that aging does bring cha...

Sleepless Supernova: Propofol Lullabies In Neverland

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

That an anesthesiologist could be on tour with Michael administering propofol is both baffling and repugnant. The King of Pop was effectively anaesthetized every night, while our profession was asleep at the wheel.

Sleep: 9 Problems And Solutions

cnn.com | Sally Wadyka | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Most of us have experienced those maddening midnight moments when, no matter how tired we are, we either can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep or our s...

How To Live On $0 A Day: This Could Be the Best Health Care Reform Plan You're Gonna Get

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Sex is also a good, inexpensive form of exercise that doesn't require getting out of bed (although it may compel you to leave the fetal position). This will require a partner since batteries are costly.

Sleep: Lack Of Rest Raises Infection Risk

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

As cold season approaches, many Americans stock up on their vitamin C and echinacea. But heeding the age-old advice about catching up on sleep might b...

Insomnia Cookies: 25 Tips to Better Sleep

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

5. Stop eating all together at least 3 hours before sleep. This will prevent heartburn, indigestion and energy boosts from the food. A good weight loss rule anyway. You've got to stop at some point.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage (and Healthy Self): Separate Beds? I Doubt it!

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

I have saved more marriages as a sleep specialist than I probably would have as a marital therapist, just by getting people back in bed, sleeping together!

Beware of Late-Night Eating

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

I've always said that getting good sleep is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to lose weight. Now there's one more reason hit the hay on a empty stomach.

Sleep: How To Keep Your Child In Bed At Night

realsimple.com | Teri Cettina | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your child can't sleep? Put bedtime bugaboos--and your kids--to rest with these expert solutions....

'Long Sleepers' Show Higher Demential Risk

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Spanish researchers found that among nearly 3,300 older adults they followed for three years, those who slept nine or more hours per day, daytime naps...

Rest Easy: Tips For Getting A Good Night's Sleep

divinecaroline.com | Vicki Santillano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Work, stress, and an active social life can wreak havoc on our sleep cycles. Here's how to achieve the best kind of sleep in a night....

Enforcing Bedtimes Improves Kids' Health

cnn.com | Madison Park CNN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Setting bedtimes can improve sleep quality and quantity for infants and toddlers, according to a growing body of research. Not getting enough sleep af...

Is Your Sleep Deprivation Leading You to Diabetes?

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

Two fascinating studies that just came out prove a link between sleep deprivation and diabetes.