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Sleep Benefits

STUDY: Sleep Is More Important For Your Skin Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.25.2013 | Style

Holly Golightly isn't the only gal who needs her beauty rest -- a new study suggests that sleep is much more important to maintaining your glow than y...

The Consequences Of Skimping On Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

A lack of adequate sleep has become an integral part of our modern world, but not without consequences. Sleep is the last thing we get to at the end of a busy day, and it is the first to be sacrificed when a lack of time demands it. What is the harm of not getting quite enough sleep?

Getting Enough Sleep Is Smart, Not Selfish

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Far too often, we see sleep as an enemy, robbing us of time that could be spent getting things done. Truth is, getting a decent night's sleep not only makes you more productive -- for women, it can be a step toward a longer, healthier life.

'Sleeping On It' Works For Difficult Problems

Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Some adages about sleep and your emotional health -- think "don't go to bed angry" -- don't necessarily ring true, experts say. ...

How Sleeping Saved My Brain

Geil Browning, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Geil Browning, Ph.D.

When I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor suggested that I take a nap every afternoon. I didn't think too much about this, but in hindsight I realize that this was not just a friendly suggestion. Sleeping -- and naps in particular -- were critical to my recovery.

Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?

More Sleep Leads To More Productivity (VIDEO)

Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Hard workers tend to deprive themselves of sleep in order to get more done, but sleep deprivation won't just leave you tired. It can lead to diabetes,...

The Mysterious Science Of Sleep

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

While our understanding of sleep science continues to grow, there continues to be a strong consensus on the need for a good night's rest.

Yet Another Health Risk Of Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These two studies are the first to establish a link between OSA and cancer in humans. Previous studies have shown evidence of a relationship between cancer and sleep apnea in mice.

Is This The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

The fight against obesity will be difficult to win unless all obstacles are addressed. A golden opportunity may be lost unless America recognizes that more sleep equals less weight.

The Moment I Knew I Needed More Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The moment I knew I needed more sleep was four years ago, when I learned the value of sleep -- the hard way. What was the moment you knew you needed to get more sleep? I want to hear your story.

How Sleep-Friendly Is Your Bedroom?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As much as we may appreciate our bedrooms as a retreat and a haven, the poll shows we're still not actually getting enough sleep there.

The Art Of Sleeping

Tory Burch | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Tory Burch

Dr. Samantha Boardman, a clinical instructor in psychiatry and public health and an assistant attending psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote a column for "The Tory Blog" on why sleep is so important and how to get more of it.

Sleepy On The Job? Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There's no denying that sleep deprivation, and the health issues that result, are becoming more prevalent in our go-go, techno society. But a by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) grabbed my attention as particular cause for concern.

Now I Lay Me Down to Text

Linda Kaplan Thaler | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Kaplan Thaler

As one of the many millions of over-programmed and under-slept women in America, it is often difficult, not to mention tiring, to translate our endless exhaustion into any coherent meaningful prose.

How America's Sleep Deficit Is Damaging Long-term Health

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

There is substantial evidence that sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk for diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses. Considering that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., we should stop treating sleep as a sacrificial luxury and instead insist on it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

What’s Your Motivation For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living

By now, most of us know the laundry list of health advantages that come from a solid eight hours of shuteye -- regular, good-quality sleep can improve...

Work Better, Play Harder

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In a new Stanford University study, athlete subjects improved their performance, and their overall sense of physical and mental well-being, when they eliminated sleep deficiencies from their routine.

Sleep Your Way To A Better Memory

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A new study suggests that during sleep our brains actually choose to focus memory building on information it thinks will be important in the future.

Memo To Moms: It's Eat, Pray, Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

There is no formula for happiness, but what 43 years on this planet has taught me is that life is a circle. Good can turn to bad, and bad back to good -- sometimes instantaneously.

11 Surprising Health Benefits Of Sleep | Alyssa Sparacino | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key part o...

Want To Remember That New Fact? Take A Quick Nap

AFP via Google News | Marlowe Hood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The best way to not forget a newly learned poem, card trick or algebra equation may be to take a quick nap, scientists surprised by their own findings...

Could Santa's Lack Of Sleep On Christmas Eve Harm His Health?

Yahoo! News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The lack of sleep experienced by Santa, his elves and reindeer around Christmas may put their health at risk, British sleep experts suggest....

No Time For Downtime? 8 Tips For Improving Cognitive Function (PHOTOS)

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

To get your brain to work better, here's rule number one: rest for success. Here are eight other ways to get your brain in full working order.

6 Signs You Need More Sleep

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need a reason to hit the snooze button a few more times? Sleep is as vital for survival as food, according to Dr. Mary Susan Esther, president of the ...