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Too Little Sleep Could Kill You?

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.

9 Tricks To Learn From Super Sleepers

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

The more sleep-deprived among us can take a cue from these super sleepers to get in on the vast benefits of sleeping well. Here's a peek at the smart, surprising habits of great sleepers, plus how the rest of us can copy their moves to a better night's rest.

10 Common Sleep Mistakes You Might Be Making

Benjamin Spall | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Spall

The difference between sleeping well and sleeping poorly can have a huge impact on our morning routine and the overall quality of our day, but for the most part we're unaware of how our pre-bedtime behavior can affect the quality of our nighttime slumber.

The Only Good Option When You Really Can't Sleep

OWN | Posted 02.17.2015 | OWN

You know those nights when you toss and turn, and it feels like you're stuck in a perpetual state of restlessness? When you can't seem to fall asleep,...

My New Year's Resolutions Are Already Old

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

We are only into the first days of January 2015, and I have blown all of my New Year's resolutions. Here is the list I vowed to finalize before the ...

Holiday Gifts for Girl Geeks

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Sherrie Nachman

While there may be a dearth of women in Silicon Valley's C-suite, there is no shortage of women who love high-tech gadgets. To keep those women filled with joy this holiday season, check out these innovative gift ideas for girl geeks. Of course, geeky guys may like them too.

The Night-Light Color That Can Actually Help Foster Sleep

OWN | Posted 11.12.2014 | OWN

Restless sleepers and sleep-deprived parents know better than anyone the precious commodity known as a good night's sleep. Unfortunately for many of u...

Awake at the Wheel: Healthy Sleep Project Launches Campaign to Decrease Avoidable Drowsy Driving-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Healthy sleep is essential to promote optimal alertness behind the wheel and prevent drowsy driving. Stay "Awake at the Wheel" to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers from avoidable, life-threatening accidents caused by drowsiness.

Dr. Oz Shares His Single Most Important Health Tip

OWN | Posted 11.07.2014 | OWN

In a perfect world, we'd all go to bed at a reasonable hour, wake up after a restorative 8 hours, and hit the gym for an early morning workout. But wh...

How To Finally Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Sleep has now become a risky business; anxiety and stress are not and have never been favorable conditions for a good night's sleep.

5 Things Life's High Performers Know and Master

Hari Kalymnios | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Hari Kalymnios

In today's hyper-paced society it can be challenging to keep up with the rate of change. Especially if you are someone who is constantly looking to achieve high performance in life. In our quest to always be one step ahead we often look for new and innovative ways to stay ahead.

5 Sleep Apnea Risk Factors To Discuss With Your Doctor

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Fortunately, many of the damaging effects of sleep apnea can be stopped, and even reversed, through diagnosis and treatment.

5 Steps To Set Yourself Up For Better Sleep

Linden Schaffer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

Sure, you know you should be sleeping more hours. That's an easy one. But have you ever stopped to consider that maybe the six hours of sleep you are getting aren't necessarily restful?

A Surprising Reason You Might Be Gaining Weight

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

There are more ways to gain weight than you can imagine. Eating too much and lack of exercise are the most well known, while lack of sleep is largely underrated.

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.

The Case For Napping On The Job

Liz Wilkes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Since "sleeping on the job" has long been associated with laziness, I was terrified of being discovered. But because my afternoon naps had such an obvious positive effect on my ability to function in the later hours of the day, I made every effort to sneak them in.

How Much Sleep Katie Couric, Kenneth Cole And 7 Other Leaders Get At Night

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker and Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a reason why study after study (after study) has shown that getting a good night's sleep is one of the absolute best things you can do for you...

3 Tips For Building A Solid Foundation For Sleep

Chris LuVogt | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Along with breathing and eating, sleep is one of the most important pillars of physical health. As adults, we learn to cover up and ignore the effects of sleep deprivation, much to our own detriment.

Another Problematic Side Effect Of Poor Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep and pain exist in a complicated relationship to one another. Pain can interfere with sleep, making it harder to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Poor quality and insufficient sleep contribute to pain in several ways, decreasing tolerance for pain, increasing its intensity and discomfort, and in some cases raising the risk for the development of chronic-pain conditions.

Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Bobbi DePorter

It's easy for teen's to forgo sleep because they have so many things competing for their time and attention, including homework, social functions and after-school activities. However, teens will ultimately function better in all of these areas when they make time for adequate rest.

Brain's 'Sleep Switch' Found

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Scientists have identified a protein molecule in the brains of fruit flies that they believe is the "switch" that controls the flies' internal drive to sleep -- and that a similar mechanism likely exists for human sleep as well.

Could Blue Light Pose Problems And Solutions For Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In our pursuit of energy efficiency, we're finding ourselves exposed to greater amounts of blue light than ever before. Blue light appears to be uniquely detrimental to our sleep. But can it also be singularly beneficial during to our waking lives?

Generation 'Y' Can't We Sleep?

Scott Fetters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Fetters

I'm obsessed with tracking. I have numerous tools for tracking metrics, hours, and even an activity tracker for my personal life. Oddly enough, I never tracked my daily work routine from waking up to dozing off -- until now. Suitably dubbed, The 6 a.m. Experiment.

How Sleeping Pills Affect Memory

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For most people, the best long-term strategy is to develop a strong, sustainable sleep routine that does not rely on prescription sleep medication. There's no question this takes work, but the rewards are worth it. Your sleep, your overall health -- and perhaps your memory -- will be better for it.

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?