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Effects Of Screen Time On Adult Sleep

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Screen time at night keeps adults from falling asleep and sleeping well due to cognitive stimulation and sleep deprivation. Your brain's electrical activity increases, neurons race and divert you from calming down into a peaceful state of mind for sleep.

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Rosen

Sadly, most children, teens and adults are not getting close to the recommended night's sleep and you can see this clearly in futile attempts to sleep in on the weekends to pay off our mounting "sleep debt."

What The NHL, Prince and Dinosaurs Can Teach Us About Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Here's a riddle: What do hockey, an iconic singer and some reptiles have in common? They can teach us a lot about the value of Zs. In case you were sl...

Is There Really A Connection Between Melatonin And Crazy Dreams?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

The question: Do melatonin supplements cause people to have more or weirder dreams than usual? Sarah Hagi, a 24-year-old Canadian writer, has always ...

Read This If You Take Melatonin To Sleep At Night

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Melatonin is a very popular sleep aid. It's naturally produced in your body. You don't need a prescription for it and can buy it in gummy form or in a...

Establish a Sleep Routine for Your Kids and Yourself -- Get the Rest You Need (Part 3 in a 3-part series)

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 03.07.2016 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

This is the final installment in this 3-part series on what keeps a child up at night and how parents can help children feel calm and secure, and slee...

Some Types Of Light Can Seriously Mess With Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

It's not a myth: The light that emanates from your smartphone screen really does mess with your sleep. The culprit? Blue light. Blue light is emitted...

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

The Dark Side of Melatonin

Van Winkle's | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Twenty-one years ago, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Richard Wurtman introduced melatonin as a new solution to sleep problems. His lab patented supplements in...

What We Know (And Don't Know) About Melatonin's Effects On Kids

Judith Anne Owens, M.D., MPH | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Anne Owens, M.D., MPH

In increasing numbers, parents around the country are turning to over-the-counter melatonin in hopes that the drug will help their kids sleep better. ...

14 Ways To Improve Your Sleep

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

What can you do about those lost Zs if you do need more sleep? Here are 14 solid, proven, healthy ways to get better sleep.

New Details About How Melatonin Triggers Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These findings also suggest that melatonin may be a bridge between the two powerful systems that govern sleep: the circadian system and the homeostatic sleep system. We know these two systems both exert influence over sleep, and together create our basic 24-hour cycle of a long, consolidated period of sleep followed by an extended period of wakefulness.

Using Melatonin to Help Children Fall Asleep

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 09.25.2016 | 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?

LiveScience.com | 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 07.29.2016 | 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 07.07.2016 | 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 06.30.2016 | 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 05.06.2016 | 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...