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To Be A Leader, First You Have To Sleep Like One. Here's How

Shelly Ibach | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelly Ibach

Today we are encouraged to live every part of our waking lives to the fullest and get by with as little time as possible devoted to sleep. People who claim to need only a few hours of sleep each night are envied, even admired. Sleep is often treated as wasted time, and those who get a full night of Zs are considered old-fashioned, or even lazy.

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 ...

The Real Reason Why You Wake With A Jolt When You Nod Off

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science

Ever awaken with a start just as you're drifting off to sleep? Studies suggest that 60 percent to 70 percent of us experience these "hypnagogic jerks"...

These 5 Illustrated Gifs Capture The Reality Of Sleep Struggles

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Sleep disorders are common, but they can also be incredibly different and difficult to describe. Enter artist Petra Švajger and illustrator Maja Polj...

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.18.2016 | Science

The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sle...

The Crazy Way Hitting Snooze Influences Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

If you're a snooze button addict, that's something to work on. The habit can make you feel foggy and unproductive. One silver lining? You may be prone...

What Do Your Dreams Say About Your Sleep Quality?

Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

A good night’s sleep is far more nuanced than simply putting in your seven to nine hours and calling it a day. Good, healthy sleep means feeling res...

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Marina Komarovsky Credit: Shuttershock When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes t...

So That's Why Our Eyes Dart Around As We Sleep

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.13.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that when we enter the phase of sleep in which dreams occur, our eyes dart about rapidly. But what exactly are eyes doing w...

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

Here's What Happens To Your Body Over 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Your body goes through a lot during the 24 hours of a day, according to a new AsapScience video. From one sunrise to the next, here is what's happenin...

Young Minds Need REM Sleep to Form Memories, Experiences

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Van Winkle's

We all know that young minds are impressionable. But apparently impressions only stick after some deep REM sleep. New evidence suggests that the largely unknown, reparative stage is critical for brain development, as that's when a child's experiences are transformed into memories and abilities.

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation.

Fall Back Shouldn't Mean Fall Apart: How to Cope With Your Child's Sleep Routine During the Time Change

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Daylight savings time (DST) should not mean a complete shift in your child's sleep routine. Nor does it mean that suddenly your child will become a terrible sleeper.

The Four Stages Of A Good Night's Sleep

Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Next time someone wishes you sweet dreams, try to internalize it. Sleep expert and author Kelly Sullivan Walden explained to HuffPost Live's Caitly...

Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren't Awake

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep is anything but a waste of time. While many people think of catching Zzs as the body "shutting off" until morning, nodding off actually activate...

How To Kick Your Snooze Button Habit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

We'd be lying if we said it wasn't tempting to hit snooze. Considering around 35 percent of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night, who wouldn...

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Despite five decades of modern neuroscience, we have only a very limited knowledge of the role of sleep and barely know anything about the role of dreams. Common experience tells us to agree with Shakespeare's simple conclusion that sleep "knits up the raveled sleeve of care."

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Even as sleep becomes more critical for all manner of bodily functions, this only highlights the mystery that is sleep. Sleep is certainly a physiological necessity, but neuroscience can hardly improve on Shakespeare's observation after the guilty Macbeth cannot fall asleep.

Why Do We Dream?

DreamsCloud | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

There is not one answer. But everyone does it. It's as natural as breathing, and just as much of an involuntary activity -- even people who don't remember dreaming actually do, for at least one to two hours every night.

This Sleep Condition Sounds Too Crazy To Be True

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Many of those afflicted with sleep paralysis report the perceived presence of a human figure at the bedside, often described as dark, like a ghost or a shadow. Understandably, this experience in the middle of the night, as you come out of sleep, can be downright terrifying.

When Dreams Turn Violent

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is a fascinating experiment in nature. Individuals can act out their dreams -- occasionally with potentially violent or injurious consequences. Many patients adopt self-protective measures such as tethering themselves to the bed, using sleeping bags or pillow barricades or sleeping on a mattress in an empty room.

The Science of Sex, Mysticism, and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

William J. Broad wrote an article in the Review section of this Sunday's Times, about scientific studies of "spontaneous orgasm," the phenomenon of reaching sexual climax purely by means of internal imagination and fantasy.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: How To Make Sense Of Dreaming

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science

Dreaming is part of every good night's sleep -- but why do we dream? And how do we dream? Recent research reveals that our dreams are our mind at work...

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.