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Insomnia

3 Myths About Sleep, Busted

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.

Women: Time to Tell a New Story on Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Let's face it, women today are tired. Done. Cooked. Fried. I coach busy women, and this is what they tell me all the time: "I spent years getting e...

Are You Sleepy ALL the Time? Don't Panic!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

A good night's sleep is one of the most effective tools known to enhance mental and physical stamina. A chronic lack of sleep can be linked to certain symptoms, including poor concentration, dizziness, headaches, weight gain, depression and general fatigue throughout the day.

An Interview With Seth Berkowitz | How the Founder of Insomnia has Revolutionized The College Experience Armed Only With Cookies

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

In his book Zero To One, Peter Thiel says that you should never open a restaurant since you'll just be one fish in a large pond. And that makes sense. You're probably not going to really "change the world" with a restaurant.

Stealthy Insomnia Cause? Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Subtly Disturbs Breathing in Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Conventional sleep studies frequently miss the nuances of this disorder because patients with UARS do not always snore, do not have significant changes in their airflow during the night, and do not have significant drops in their oxygen saturation.

Why We Should All Stop Watching The Nightly News

Tammy Bleck | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Aside from the fact that the nightly news is freakishly depressing and leaves you feeling like a hopeless deer in the headlights, it could be killing your ability to cope. With everything.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Bedtime

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Between making a conscious effort to separate your work life from home, not working on your bed, and being mindful of your activities before bed, over time you'll train your body to be sleep ready.

Lindsay Holmes

What Really Works When You're Too Anxious To Fall Asleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Why is it that just when our heads hit the pillow our thoughts take off in a sprint? Our brains have this annoying tendency to ruminate on worst-ca...

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Gayle Greene | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science
Gayle Greene

Hypnagogic images, images that dance on the inside of your eyelids in the liminal stages between wakefulness and sleep, are strangely affectless; they float like bubbles on the mind's eye, no feeling attached to them -- unlike dreams, which are hooked into the deepest emotional centers of the brain.

The Existential Crisis of the Half-Awake State

Amanda Glassman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Science
Amanda Glassman

It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: Where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?

Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 01.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

The pride we have in all we accomplish, and all of which we are capable, is the usual reason we give for wanting to remain a Type A. The deeper truth is removing our Type A badge of honor is terrifying. Being Type A gives us purpose, gives our life meaning, keeps us, and those we love safe, and keeps the world spinning on its axis.

5 Things No One Tells You About Living With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Given how much we know about the importance of getting enough good-quality sleep, facing insomnia without worry and fear can be tough. Insomnia has...

Annoyed at the 'New Yorker' Online

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology
Trisha de Borchgrave

I know print publications are losing money. Maybe, like Hollywood actors who advertise cognac and watches in foreign, far away places, the New Yorker is reaping revenue in the wee hours of human sleep when no one is really looking. Except some of us are and it's really annoying.

Retirement Insomnia

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 03.01.2015 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I have been surprised to learn how common insomnia is among retirees. Forget all the advice suggesting that when you retire, you can sleep more (or longer.... or later). The practical reality is a large percentage of retirees experience insomnia or sleep difficulties.

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Dogs and humans have similar sleep cycles that include a mix of stage and REM sleep. Humans, however, normally experience four or five of these cycles consecutively through the night, while dogs can have 20 or more much shorter ones scattered throughout the night and day.

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new r...

How to Get to Sleep Without Trying or Putting in Effort

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

It's 5 a.m. and you've only now dropped off to sleep. You have spent the best part of the night tossing and turning in your bed. Why has it taken un...

Is Caffeine Keeping You Awake at Night?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

I can't remember exactly how long the headache lasted, but I think it was about two days. But the upshot of it all was that I got my sleep back on track. I was able to get into bed at night and when I fell asleep, I stayed asleep. I was like a new woman -- I felt great.

3 Tips For Finding The Elusive Good Night's Sleep

Amol Sarva | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Amol Sarva

The first thing you have to ask yourself is whether you have actually tried any of the tips that you have read, let alone performed them over a period of time where you could observe whether there was any effect or not.

10 Habits Of Good Sleepers

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

I've learned as much about healing sleep from superb sleepers as I have from those struggling with sleep. Improving our sleep health is not just about avoiding dysfunctional sleep patterns and habits; it's also about re-envisioning ourselves as superb sleepers.

The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.

Stressed About Your Sleep? This Perspective Could Help

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're like 48 percent of Americans, you're familiar with insomnia: the tossing and turning, the racing thoughts, the anxiety over how tired you'll...

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

The Surprisingly High Cost of Debt (Hint: It's Not All About the Money)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

Money worries cost us a lot more than just the cash, it turns out. To increase health and life satisfaction, we need to start looking at our cash flow from a different perspective. It pays to start thinking about the real costs of the choices we make, including the impact they have on our overall health and happiness. Because isn't that what we're really living for?

What Insomnia Really Feels Like

The Guardian | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep has never come easy to me. As a schoolgirl I'd be in tears almost every night, watching the clock strike off another hour as I tried desperately...