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Using Melatonin to Help Children Fall Asleep

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

However inconvenient, I think sleep hygiene (routine bed time, no screens before bed, bed used only for sleeping) and consistency with what we do as parents may be the only magic wand to wave for sleep throughout childhood.

What If Night Owls Are Just People Who Drink Coffee At Night? | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 09/17/2015 10:58 AM EDT on LiveScience Drinking a cup of coffee at night may mess up your sleep in more ways than one:...

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

The Harm That Light Can Do To Your Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's time to start thinking about light as a powerful medicine -- capable of providing tremendous benefit when used correctly, but requiring care and education in that use. Like a potent drug, it's absolutely necessary that we stay educated and aware of all of light's possible effects on our brains and our bodies.

How to Avoid Jet Lag: Lifestyle Tricks That Work

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Nauseated, exhausted, disoriented, confused: Not the vibe of a glamorous jet-setter. Jet lag can be a serious downer in the first few days of your big international trip. Solution: Try these diet and exercise tips to reduce the severity and duration of your symptoms.

5 Tips For Sleeping Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

We can't force sleep on ourselves. But we can create the ideal conditions for a long, restful night's sleep, and a comfortable morning wake up.

7 Tips For Getting More And Better Sleep

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Are you thinking of staying up for an extra half-hour tonight so you can watch a sitcom or finish that scary vampire novel? The latest research may make you change your mind.

The Darkness Diet: Melatonin Magic and Nature's Weight Control Program

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Here are three ways you might jumpstart weight loss while working on your food choices and activity level.

What Is Melatonin And Should You Really Take It For Sleep?

Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn When it comes to living healthy, you know getting enough sleep matters. You can't kill it at work and at the ...

Melatonin Dreams

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I turned on my side and reassembled my limbs to a fetal posture. That would surely inspire more pleasing dreams. I practiced my deep breathing exercises. In, two, three, four. Out, two, three, four.

It's Time To Kick Your Phone Out Of The Bedroom

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

When you turn off your devices early in the evening, and exile them from your bedroom at night, you'll sleep better. Better yet, you could stay thinner and healthier. And don't worry: They'll still love you in the morning.

What Whets Your Late Night App-etite

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

This is not another article about what to eat and what not to eat at bedtime. It is, however, about what you consume. You and your brain, that is.

This Trippy Video Shows Exactly What It Feels Like To Rely On Sleeping Pills

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts

More Americans have trouble sleeping every year. For visual artist Emanuele Kabu, a string of sleepless nights led him to pop a strong brand of melato...

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

Amanda L. Chan

Higher Melatonin Levels Associated With Lower Prostate Cancer Risk | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Having higher levels of the hormone melatonin is associated with a lower risk of advanced prostate cancer, according to a new study. Melatonin is k...

Why Sleep Is Crucial For Surviving The Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.

5 Great Gift Ideas For The Sleep-Impaired

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2013 | Fifty

Sleep, elusive sleep. Indeed, all many boomers want for Christmas is a good night's sleep. “The older we get, the more likely we are to develop ...

Third Eye Blind? A Guided Meditation

Lilly Barels | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

Welcome to your third eye. Whether it helps you access your inner psychic, takes you to a secret world, or connects you to a great consciousness, enjoy the calm, appreciate the quiet, and visit it whenever you need a break from the hoopla.

Meet My Elusive Friend, Sleep

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky. For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter.

Shift Work and High PSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship of circadian dysfunction to cancer risk is a critically important area of research. With millions of Americans working shifts -- and a wider array of jobs requiring non-traditional schedules -- this is an issue that needs rigorous study and attention.

The Torture of Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Bradley Foster | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Sleeping eight hours doesn't guarantee you will awaken feeling refreshed. It's the quality of sleep that's important. Sleeping poorly leaves you feeling irritable, less able to deal with stress, and makes you more likely to make poor decisions.

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.

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.

7 Ways To Get To Bed Earlier Tonight

Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that there are many health benefits of getting enough shuteye, and that the negative impacts of sleep deprivation can be severe. When it comes...

Low Melatonin Level Means High Risk For Diabetes?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This is the latest in a series of research breakthroughs that suggest melatonin plays an important role in metabolic functions and risk of diabetes.