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How Can I Get My Daughter to Sleep in Her Bed Instead of Mine?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.

What Sleep Taught Me About Parenting

Sarah Chang | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Sarah Chang

Four years later, I've adjusted to resting in short increments. I've also realized that parenting doesn't follow a formula, nor do my children. I've learned this from my little, and, more surprisingly, big one.

6 Things You Can Do Today To Sleep Better, Deeper And Longer Tonight

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Emma Haak The key to a good night's rest is in the choices you make all day long. Add these six moves to your daily routine today, and you'l...

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.

7 Beauty Treatments For Bedtime To Ease Into A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.04.2013 | Style

...and wake up feeling and looking beautiful.

WATCH: 5 Ways To Stop Snoring

Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Since sleep is of the utmost importance to maintain health and even aid weight loss, it's crucial to ensure you snag those Zzzs. Snoring can be fru...

10 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?

Falling Awake

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

For most of my 20s and 30s, if I couldn't sleep, I could usually point to some anxiety as the cause -- a stimulating writing project, an important exam, a conflict with someone I loved. It's only now, in my early 40s, that I frequently experience sleeplessness for no apparent or obvious reason.

5 Steps To A New Bedtime Routine

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.

Your Best Secrets For A Good Night's Sleep

Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living

We asked readers to share their best tips for getting some rest after a stressful day.

Got Sleep?

Jessica Yang | Posted 04.18.2013 | Teen
Jessica Yang

It is a truth universally acknowledged that high school students do not get enough sleep. (Sorry for butchering the famous Pride and Prejudice line, Jane Austen-ites.)

Trouble Sleeping? Ask Yourself Why

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Seven to eight hours of sleep each night means a happier, smarter, healthier and probably longer-living you. But mo...

The Risks of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Does your child snore? Does he breathe through his mouth when he sleeps? Do you ever notice pauses in your child's breathing while she's asleep? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, your child may be suffering from sleep-disordered breathing.

Can Midlifers Ever Get A Good Night's Sleep?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The joy of a good night's sleep just can't be overstated. Somewhere around my 50th birthday, I lost the ability to get one. I went from being someone who could shut her eyes and not open them for eight hours to a person who now does a victory lap around the bed if I manage four hours in a single stretch.

What's Worse For Your Health?

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul There are times when the healthiest answer is just not an option. We ask the experts to help us pick the lesser of two evils. ...

Take Control Of Your Sleep

Jamie Galloway | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.

11 Tricks for Perfect Sleep

Tim Ferriss | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Tim Ferriss

Is good sleep a simple matter of length, the longer the better? If you've ever needed a nap after sleeping too much, you know it isn't that simple. Let's examine the problem through an easier question to answer: what is bad sleep?

7 Proven Ways to Prepare Your Younger Child for Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Dennis Rosen M.D.

Getting a younger child to settle down in the evening, go to bed, (stay there!) and then actually fall asleep is a big challenge for many parents, and one they struggle with nightly.

How Do We Sleep After Sandy Hook?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

During this time following the Newtown tragedy, people may find that they have a hard time "shutting their brains off." The more they fight to quiet their minds, the more they struggle to sleep. The goal in this situation is to prevent the acute problem from developing into a chronic problem.

Sweet (Potato) Dreams: Tips For Sleeping Better This Thanksgiving

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Traveling great distances and staying with friends and relatives often creates sleeping situations only slightly better than those on the Mayflower. Fear not -- here are some sleeping tips that are more effective than grabbing onto the wishbone and hoping for the best.

How Many Hours Of Sleep Do You Really Need?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Eight hours. This number is spoken like gospel in this country when it comes to sleep. "How much sleep do I need?" Eight hours. "How can I feel like the people in Old Navy ads?" Get eight hours. "Why did that Spanish nun ruin that fresco?" She wasn't sleeping eight hours.

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.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

10 Tips to Sleep Better While Traveling

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

3. Caffeine can be your next best friend while traveling across time zones. Utilize your friendship judiciously.

The Urbanite's Guide To Beating Insomnia

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Reestablishing sleep patterns without the use of pharmaceuticals is not only possible but also preferable when you think about the drawbacks of sustained sleeping pill use. It requires a delicate and highly personalized approach including nutrition, botanicals and lifestyle changes.