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Christina Applegate Gets Real About Living With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Actress Christina Applegate recently revealed to People she has struggled with insomnia for about 20 years. “In my 20s and 30s, I used to never be a...

Insomnia Isn't Just a Nighttime Problem

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We should expect to see a lot more research investigating the neurological and other physiological characteristics of insomnia that exist during states of wakefulness.

Need a Good Night's Rest? Choose Therapy Over Pills, Doctors Group Says

STAT | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
STAT

According to new guidelines released Monday from the American College of Physicians, chronic insomnia should not be treated with drugs like Ambien or Lunesta, but instead with a specially designed form of psychotherapy known as CBT-I.

This Technique Should Be The Front Line Defense Against Insomnia

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - People with chronic insomnia should try cognitive behavioral therapy before medications, suggests a prominent group of U.S. doctors...

5 Easy Steps to Sleep Better Tonight

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Here are five simple and effective steps you can take to get better sleep tonight.

7 (Not So) Obvious Things to Avoid if You Have Trouble Sleeping

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Insomnia is one of the most common and frustrating complaints that my patients report. The underlying cause can be anything from stress and anxiety to depression, medical conditions, pain, medications or poor sleeping habits.

Why I Choose ASMR for Sleep

Cindy Moschetto | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Cindy Moschetto

My name is Cindy, and I am a chronic insomniac. Five years ago, I returned to college. A baby-boomer, sure... but I felt that my life experience wou...

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

Brain Study May Shed Light On How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science

When we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning, our brain switches between opposite modes of consciousness -- but scientists know surprisingl...

Insomniac? Your Brain Structure Might Be Different

Tara Pattilachan | Posted 04.18.2016 | Science
Tara Pattilachan

Everyone knows that lack of sleep can affect your brain in a negative way. A good night's sleep is essential to improving memory, learning, and mental health. However, recent studies have discovered that insomnia has been linked to white matter abnormalities.

Can't Sleep? Maybe It's Because Your Brain Isn't Wired For It

Live Science | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

To sleep, perchance to dream … and to keep your brain working: Scientists have long known about the importance of getting a good night's sleep to im...

It's 3AM and I'm Wide Awake

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 04.08.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

You're getting sleepy. Your eyes are getting heavy. NOT! Even as a teenager I wasn't a big sleeper. My friends would still be crashed at noon and I'd...

Exercise May Help Overweight Men With Insomnia Fall Asleep

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Overweight men with chronic insomnia fall asleep more easily and quickly after a six-month aerobic exercise program, according to...

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

How Your Food Can Help You Sleep

Christine Hansen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Hansen

The key to having your body in an optimal state for sleep is to eat the right kinds of food and work with your blood sugar levels throughout the day. It's not difficult to implement once you understand how this process works to favor sleep.

How Sleep Deficits are Messing Up Your Life and What to do About It

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When thinking about all the things you have on your to-do list and your bucket list, do you tell yourself "I'll get plenty of sleep when I'm dead"? If...

What You Can Learn From My Anxiety Attack

Terri Linton | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Linton

Do the work that needs to be done. Keep the commitments that must be kept. Give time to those you hold dear; for they are who matter most. But in the midst of it all, seek and find a thing called balance.

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 48: A Cure for the Common Cold

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

There comes a time in every parent's life when your child gets sick for the first time. One day, he's a shiny little angel, and the next minute, he's got snot running down his nose, and he starts to sound and look like Abe Vigoda.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Better Sleep

Damiana Corca | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Damiana Corca

Though we are all entirely unique individuals, there are a number of general best practices I like to share with my patients and anybody interested in getting high-quality sleep.

The Morning Routines of Crazy-Successful People

Thrillist | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Jessica Reidy Credit: Flickr/Angela Radulescu Great work requires just that: work. However, discipline looks different for everyone -- maybe yo...

Is It Normal to Wake Up at Night?

David Cunnington | Posted 03.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

It's common to wake up during sleep. In fact, most people wake two or three times during the night.

How to Beat Insomnia Without Any Drugs

Thrillist | Posted 03.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Monica Beyer Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist Pretty much everyone has suffered through a night of tossing and turning. But for some people, it'...

Growing Pains Created A Hypochondriac: Cure It With Laughter

Melissa McCarty | Posted 03.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

Being a successful career woman is about knowing when to react and when to control your reactions, because that is power. Whether it's biting your tongue, stroking an ego because your job depends on it (like mine did) or telling yourself to calm down and just be free of fear.

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

It is not now nor has it ever been these treatments -- no matter the nature or scope of the intervention -- it is the fact that we focus on symptoms without treating the cause. The cause, time and time again, is sleep apnea. We miss it, our most trusted doctors and researchers miss it, and we face interminable suffering and decline when we don't get it right.

Why I Stopped Taking Sleep Medication

Clementine Amidon | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Clementine Amidon

I never dreamed on my sleep medication, but my waking life turned into a nightmare. Off of the pills, I'm getting better at sleeping, and better at handling the day.