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Could Camping Help Your Insomnia?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that sleeping in the wilderness for one week reset circadian clocks, bringing them more in line with the natural solar day and night.

CDC Report: 9 Million Using Prescription Sleep Aids

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Have you taken a sleeping pill in the past month? If so, you've got plenty of company. In the past 30 days, approximately nine million adults in the United States -- that's 4 percent of the population -- used prescription medication to help their troubled sleep.

Is Your Job Hurting Your Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Given the scope of the role that work plays in our lives, we don't pay nearly enough attention to the impact of our jobs on our health -- and in particular, our sleep.

How Technology Can Boost Your Energy and Productivity

Laurie Erdman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Laurie Erdman

Technology gets a bad rap. It gets blamed for burnout, disconnectedness and the fall of work-life balance.

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

5 Health Problems That Could Be Keeping You Up At Night

Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living

There are nights when you lie awake in bed cursing that afternoon cup of coffee or the neighbors' loud music. But some sources of sleep troubles are h...

Major Insomnia Myth Debunked

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty

Insomniacs are commonly told to get more exercise. But spending 45 minutes on the treadmill one day won’t actually help you sleep better that night,...

Choosing The Best Temperature For Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Since I began working with athletes in 2005, temperature is a topic that comes up frequently in our discussions about sleep. And I have never encountered a professional baseball, football, basketball or hockey player who prefers a warmer sleeping environment to a colder one. Not one.

The Real Reason You Can't Stop Arguing?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeplessness interferes with our ability to manage conflict in relationships and makes us more likely to fight with our partners, according to new research. Even just one night of poor sleep can make couples more prone to conflict.

"Sleeping My Way to the Top"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a dedicated employee who has often been accused of sleeping on the job (I seldom hear the accusations because I am, of course, a...

Why We Need To Shift Our Perspective On Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

More often than not, sleep tips oversimplify, overgeneralize and perhaps most importantly, overlook the deeper truths about sleep. As the term "tip" implies, sleep tips do not address the roots of our sleep concerns.

Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse.

Sleep During Divorce in 3 Peaceful Steps

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 08.27.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

Sleep is one of our most precious resources, yet a good night's sleep can be hard to come by during divorce.

A Breakthrough In Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For a condition that has often confounded experts, and caused such discomfort, disruption, and sleeplessness to so many patients, this study brings both welcome and encouraging news.

The Hardest Night To Fall Asleep Is...

Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

When Monday morning rolls around are you ready to hit the ground running or would you rather turn over in bed and fall back asleep? Yep, we thought...

How to Eat (VIDEO)

Lillian Medville | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lillian Medville

I cannot tell you (or anyone) how to eat, outside from suggesting the basics: that whole, nutrient rich real foods are best, chose organic if you can afford it (Not a lot of people can. Which is a huge problem in and of itself), fake foods aren't food, and therefore should not be eaten.

Tired But Can't Fall Asleep? Good Sleep Hygiene Helps

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

By following these five steps, you can improve your sleep hygiene. This will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep, cutting down the number of hours you lay in bed frustrated about sleep difficulties.

You're More Likely To Suffer From Insomnia If...

Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce

It's well known that divorce can affect both your mental and physical health. But did you know that it can affect your sleep too? According to Dr. ...

3 Insomnia Symptoms That Could Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health.

How To Keep Stress From Sabotaging You

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

When you're experiencing stress, your impulse might be to power through, freak out, or stick your head in the sand. Bad habits such as overworking, smoking, or overeating can perpetuate the stress reaction. Here are some healthy tips on how to manage your stress before it manages you.

What Your Children Can Teach You About Sleep This Mother's Day

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Bear in mind that during pregnancy you are actually sleeping for two. Whenever possible, sleep when your infant sleeps. Many women look at their baby's sleep time as an opportunity to catch up on their list of essential chores, tasks, and activities. Keep sleep at the top of this list.

Why You Should Talk To Your Doctor About Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) is a very effective non-pharmocological treatment for insomnia. Using CBTI, we worked with John to help decrease the sleep anxiety that had developed over the past few months.

Sleeping With The Band: Fitz And The Tantrums

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

With touring comes lots of time on the road, with band and crew members trying to get some rest in between commitments. Anywhere from eight to 10 band and crew members sleep on the bus.

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

Got Insomnia?

Robin Palmer | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

Aromatherapy is one of the many enjoyable, safe and natural ways to relax your body for a good night's sleep. Rub a few drops of essential lavender oil on your feet before going to sleep.