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I Got My 8 Hours in -- Did You?

Pat Wadors | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pat Wadors

What I found to be true for me is that without a good night's rest, I was more emotional, less resilient, less focused, had loss of memory and was more impatient. Just grumpy. That made my day super long and I was someone who wasn't as pleasant to be around. As a leader -- that's not a good thing.

5 Helpful and Unique Tips For People Who Want To Improve Their Sleep

Julian Hayes II | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

However, once you implement these five helpful and unique actions into your life on a consistent basis, your quality of sleep (and life) will immediately improve.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

My Q and A With Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Dr. Michael Breus is a clinical psychologist and author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep. In answer to my questions, he shared his thoughts on the major obstacles to getting a good night's sleep, the steps you can take to improve your sleep, and the future of sleep technology.

24 Ways To Have The Best 24 Hours Ever

Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

From Manic Monday to Twisted Tuesday to Wacky Wednesday, it seems like there’s no escaping the chaos of a whirlwind work week. By the time we finall...

7 Tips for Falling Asleep and Getting a Good Night's Rest

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pullman

Waking up and feeling refreshed is important. After all, you don't want to be crabby at work and feel exhausted when you're trying to take on professional, personal, and family challenges. Your sleep patterns are crucial. You spend roughly one third of your life sleeping, so make it count!

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 Sleep Paradox: We Need It, But Choose Not To Get It

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Adequate amounts of sleep are essential for optimal health. Sleep is inexpensive, does not require a visit to the doctor and has no side effects. If, as individuals and a society, we place more value on obtaining sufficient sleep, we will eventually be healthier, happier and more productive.

What Your Sleeping Position With a Partner Says About Your Relationship | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News

What happens when you throw different sleeping styles -- and personalities -- into one bed? Or really, any two individual personalities into one of the most intimate and venerable situations we humans experience? It's actually quite fascinating.

Watch 'Catapult' Bed Literally Launch Sleepers into the Day

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Furze, who's gained a huge following due to such insane, brilliant inventions as a bike that runs on ice and a jet-powered Go-Kart, has now made what might be his most ingenious (or terrifying) invention yet.

10 Superfoods That Can Help You Achieve More Restful Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Nutrition and sleep are both hot areas of research right now, and recent studies have found that what we eat affects how we sleep, and that in turn, how we sleep can affect what we eat.

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever dev...

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | 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.

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

The Sleep-Weight Loss Solution

Jackie Stroka | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Weight Loss Begins With a Couple of Eight-Hours Nights of Sleep When I hit the workout machines as part of my morning exercise routine, I was lifti...

Sleepless In The City

Wendy Troxel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

For many, sleeping in big cities is a nightmare. All those people living in close quarters and all those vehicles plying crowded streets make a lot of noise, which can make sleep elusive for even the most weary urbanite. The omnipresent streetlights and headlights don't make it any easier.

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the effects of sleep deprivation, the relationship between work and sleep, and the small steps anyone can take to improve their sleep immediately.

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.

6 Mouth Exercises To Help You Snore Less

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 08.01.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Bedmates of snorers, listen up: You may be able to retire those sleep-saving earplugs for good. A study released in M...

Sleeping On A Jet Plane

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

On one of those early morning flights, is it better not to sleep on the plane? Probably yes, and thinking about it may help to keep a person awake!

21 Great Quotes To Read Before Going To Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

On those nights that you struggle to turn off the day and quiet your thoughts, a little motivation and encouragement may be helpful for sleep.

A Post-Lunch Nap Can Help You Fight Heat Fatigue

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Sleeping only a few hours at night may increase the risk for physical and mental strain when wo...

10 Inspirational Ideas for a Peaceful Night's Sleep

Nesrin Everett | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nesrin Everett

Personally, I'm aware that if I don't get enough sleep, I don't function half as well as when I've slept properly, and that I tend to be moody and irritable. However, when my "sleep tank" is full, I'm happy, creative and a bundle of positive energy!

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night's Sleep

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Though the reasons for poor sleep vary, many parents worry that media and technology interfere with bedtime routines and sleep.

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science
Arianna Huffington

Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.