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Sleep Aids

What A Sleep-Deprived Trump Probably Dreams About

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 06.09.2016 | Comedy

Thin-skinned narcissist Donald Trump said watching Hillary Clinton was like taking Sominex, a sleeping aid used to treat insomnia, during a speech in ...

Here's What The Healthiest Sleepers Never Do Before Bed

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

"You should get eight hours of sleep a night." It sounds so easy, doesn't it? Sure, that is until it's 3 a.m. and you've been tossing and turning for ...

This Device Doesn't Just Track Your Sleep, It Induces It

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty

Think of 2breathe Technologies as the adult version of Mom singing you a lullaby each night to get you to fall asleep. 2breathe is the patented techno...

5 Things You Should Know About Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Over-the-counter sleep aids promise a quick fix for restless sleepers. But for reasons consumers are often unaware of, they're not always the best opt...

8 Sleeping Devices For Anyone Flying Solo During Cuffing Season

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 11.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

Cuffing season is here and for those of you who aren't familiar with the term, listen up. During fall and winter, the temperature starts to drop and t...

Taking Sleep Aids Could Potentially Harm Your Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

In today's "always on," high-stress world, it has become commonplace to turn to over-the-counter sleep aids for a little help with drifting off into d...

What's In An Over-The-Counter Sleep Aid, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: How do over-the-counter sleep aids like ZzzQuil help me fall asleep? The Answer: These days there is a wide variety of OTC medication...

6 Food Swaps For Better Sleep

SELF | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
SELF

Some foods can sabotage your slumber, causing you to wake frequently throughout the night (or even making it difficult to fall asleep in the first place). However, other foods can actually increase the hormones in your brain that promote relaxation and high quality sleep. Read on for smart diet swaps -- and finally claim that full night of rest.

Melatonin Dreams

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I turned on my side and reassembled my limbs to a fetal posture. That would surely inspire more pleasing dreams. I practiced my deep breathing exercises. In, two, three, four. Out, two, three, four.

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.

Who Is Taking Sleeping Pills?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These last findings are particularly troubling, indicating that among the millions of people using sleep medications, there are many who are using multiple medications at once, putting them at greater risk for complications and adverse reactions.

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

5 Great Gift Ideas For The Sleep-Impaired

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2013 | Fifty

Sleep, elusive sleep. Indeed, all many boomers want for Christmas is a good night's sleep. “The older we get, the more likely we are to develop ...

Meet My Elusive Friend, Sleep

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky. For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter.

WATCH: You Don't Need A Pill To Fall Asleep

Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Nearly 9 million Americans turn to prescription sleeping pills to secure a good night's rest, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Contr...

CDC Report: 9 Million Using Prescription Sleep Aids

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Have you taken a sleeping pill in the past month? If so, you've got plenty of company. In the past 30 days, approximately nine million adults in the United States -- that's 4 percent of the population -- used prescription medication to help their troubled sleep.

Zolpidem-Related ER Visits Have Increased Sharply

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's more news about complications that can arise from prescription sleep medication: Side effects from a common prescription sleep aid are sending increasing numbers of people to emergency departments.

Got Insomnia?

Robin Palmer | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

Aromatherapy is one of the many enjoyable, safe and natural ways to relax your body for a good night's sleep. Rub a few drops of essential lavender oil on your feet before going to sleep.

What to Eat to Help You Sleep

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by David Grotto, RD, author of The Best Things You Can Eat The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now considers our lack of sleep a "p...

In Search Of The Caribbean Secret For Perfect Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Lay writings about soursop as a sleep aid are easy to find. In the West Indies, soursop leaves are commonly used as a sedative. In the Netherlands Antilles, the leaves are brewed to make a beverage that enhances sleep. The leaves can also be put into one's pillowcase to enhance sleep.

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.

The Questions That Keep Me Up at Night

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

A hot (no pun intended) topic among my midlife friends is insomnia, which seems to go hand-in-hand with hot flashes, headaches, irritability, weight gain... oh yeah, that's called perimenopause.

WATCH: Is Menopause Keeping You Up At Night?

Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty

Katie Couric, like many midlife women, recently revealed that she has trouble sleeping on her Yahoo show "Katie's Take." There are countless reason...

Serena Williams Tackles Personal Health Problem With Edible Solution

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Black Voices

Serena Williams has had her share of health issues. Last summer Williams returned to tennis after battling a year-long series of problems, including c...

I Wanna Be Sedated

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Hegland

Last Friday, five months after receiving approval from the FDA, pharmacists finally began doling out the newest sleep aid to the groggy hordes.