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A Painful Problem: The Importance of Mitigating Pain and Stress for Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

What this year's Sleep in America poll and other research shows us is that the relationship between pain, health and sleep appears to be quite significant. The results highlight the need for greater understanding of the complexities of pain, sleep and even attitudes going forward.

7 Sneaky Reasons Springtime Makes Us Feel So Sleepy

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

It's safe to say that spring has finally sprung! The days are lighter, the breeze is warmer and we feel sleepier than ever. What gives? We anticipa...

1 In 5 Accidents Are Caused By Drowsy Driving. This Group Intends To Get That Number To Zero.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Most of us know by now that drowsy driving proves just as dangerous as drunk driving. However, it may come as a surprise that it's not truck drivers w...

Why You Should Prioritize Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living

People who make sleep a priority get more of it, according to a new survey from the National Sleep Foundation. Of the 1,029 U.S. adults ages 18 and...

How Much Sleep You Really Need -- According To Science

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Some of us feel well-rested after a solid eight hours of sleep. For others, closer to nine feels best. For others still, a little less will do. How mu...

Sleep: The Biggest Loser at CES 2015

Robin Raskin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Measuring sleep is a bit ephemeral. There are two certainties. First is that you can get widely differing analysis of your sleep from different devices. And second, while they're getting better at measuring your sleep, they're pretty clueless about prescribing a remedy for the sleepless.

The Truth About How Much -- And How Well -- Americans Are Actually Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

We all know by now that to procure the coveted seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night, we need to lower the thermostat, banish screens from the be...

How Your Period Affects Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women

As if cramps, headaches and bloating aren't enough, many women also have to slog through sleep problems in the days leading up to and during their per...

4 Food Mistakes Ruining Your Good Night's Sleep

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

If you're feeling more tired than usual these days, you can blame the sun. Long summer days can interfere with sleep patterns because our natural circadian rhythms tell us to rise with the sun and rest in the evening.

The Modern American Family: How Well Are They Sleeping?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The National Sleep Foundation has released its annual Sleep in America Poll. This year, the poll examines sleep in the modern American family. What are the challenges facing families in their pursuit of high-quality, plentiful sleep? What are the strategies that parents are using to help their children sleep, and how well are those strategies working?

Is This What's Wrecking Kids' Sleep?

Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Many American children aren't getting the sleep they need -- and most of them are sleeping with electronic devices, according to a new survey from the...

Your Dirty Laundry Could Be Keeping You Awake

Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Moving beyond stinky garbage and funky carpet, Febreze is taking things to the bedroom. The recently-released Sleep Serenity line of soothing scents a...

Sleep Habits Around The World

Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Every country has its own traditions, holidays, languages, nutritious breakfasts and, it turns out, sleep habits. In the "first international public o...

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.

I'm Not Fat, I'm Sleep-Deprived!

Jade Walker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jade Walker

At the moment, I am in debt. Sleep debt. And I am not alone.

Sarah Klein

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Tired. Beat. Worn out. A tough workout can, without a doubt, leave you ready to hit the hay. But according to a new poll, that workout doesn't just ma...

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

How To Use All 5 Senses To Get Better Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living

You've heard it before: If you really want to sleep better, your bedroom needs to function as your sanctuary, a retreat from the stresses and pressure...

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 Things That Keep You Up At Night

Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Good news: More than three quarters of people report getting a good night's sleep at least a few times each week, according to a recent survey. While ...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Often Do You Buy New Bedding?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

While we continue to learn more and more about the troublesome consequences of not getting enough sleep, when it comes to shuteye, it isn't all bad ne...

Asleep at the Wheel

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Just as the country gears up for a summer trip, the National Sleep Foundation released the 2012 Sleep in America poll, its first survey of transportation professionals sleep habits and work performance. The results are not reassuring.

Is Daytime Sleepiness The Root Of Learning And Behavior Problems In Children?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

A recent study suggests that many cases of ADHD in children may have been misdiagnosed, and that behavior such as moodiness and hyperactivity might in fact be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder.

New Study: Health Effects of Sleep Apnea Evident After One Month

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders are prevalent in our society, and people need to wake up to the symptoms and risks associated with them.

Sleepy On The Job? Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There's no denying that sleep deprivation, and the health issues that result, are becoming more prevalent in our go-go, techno society. But a by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) grabbed my attention as particular cause for concern.

5 Reasons Why Men Need Beauty Sleep, Too

Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices

The battle of the sexes has made its way into the bedroom in recent years, prompting even Arianna Huffington to weigh in on the debate over who needs ...