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How To Become A Morning Person: 8 Smart Tricks That Work

Shawn Clark | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Shawn Clark

If you are not a morning person, but you’re thinking about changing that part of yourself that can’t stand the thought of waking up at 6 a.m., the...

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Benjamin Hardy | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Hardy

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward? If...

So THIS Is How You Know If You're Getting Enough Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living

A good night’s sleep is about way more than just clocking seven to nine hours in bed each night. And now, experts in sleep medicine and other health...

Do We Sleep Better On The Solstice?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living

There’s a long night coming, literally — the winter solstice comes on Wednesday (Dec. 21), making it the shortest day and longest night of the yea...

Bedtime Rituals: Training for Sleep

Brook Packard | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Brook Packard

And the culture of convenience has made sleep a little bit more elusive. Sleep isn't a switch-on, switch off, kind of device. It has to be planned for. Some say, even courted. That's why I created the Bedtime Blueprint which puts all the information you need to know about planning your days for sleep in one place.

Managing Bedtime Curtain Calls

Brook Packard | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

There's nothing charming about bedtime curtain calls. Not for parents. Not for caregivers. When bedtime curtain calls begin, they're not an oppo...

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

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 03.06.2017 | 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...

Five Things About Teen Sleep You May Not Know

Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD

That's why in honor of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Awareness Week (March 6-13), the Start School Later team has rounded up some often overlooked facts about teen sleep, including some shareable messages:

Nightmares and Night Terrors: The Difference and How Parents Can Help Kids Get Through the Night

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

As parents, we are faced with many challenges when it comes to our children, and few are as confusing or distressing as when your child experiences a terrifying nightmare or, worse yet, a night terror.

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Can Lead To Weight Gain And Disease

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

The right amount of quality sleep is critical to your health. Establish good sleeping habits and not only will you have more energy, be more alert and more productive, you will be healthier and may even shed a few unwanted pounds.

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

Rosie Osmun | Posted 06.27.2016 | 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 01.10.2016 | 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.