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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

Health.com | 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 pa...

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 th...

Unraveling the Mystery of Why We Sleep

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

We know that sleep has restorative effects on our bodies down to the cellular level, but how it all works from a biological perspective has been somewhat of a mystery.

Better Sleep: Another Reward for Living Longer

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

Better sleep may actually be one of the secret benefits of living longer and living healthier. A new study uncovers the details.

Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

This whole "human sub-machine" is an integrated part of the larger machine of the environment. Every living thing is an interactive bio-computer programmed for adaptive intelligence.

Reboot Your Brain and Get Smarter With a Midday Nap

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

Napping is an ideal way to keep your brain sharp, be prepared to learn new things and feel refreshed. No wonder some of our most historic brains are noted fans of napping.

Lack of Sleep Linked to Premature Death

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

British researchers just released a new study confirming what has long been thought to be true: sleeping less or more than six to eight hours is associated with premature death.

Meditation for Sleep: Paradoxes and Promises

Willoughby Britton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willoughby Britton, Ph.D.

Like most research, these findings provoke many more questions than they answer, but it's important not to speculate and to stick to the original question: Does meditation improve sleep?

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Depression In Teens

cnn.com | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be ...

Sleep Tips: Power Down for Sleep

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

We know that sleep is not simply an on/off switch--but if you set the stage you could make it much easier, by creating a process for your mind and body to "power down."

Sleep Tips: Why We Can't Sleep

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a quest to understand her own insomnia, journalist Patricia Morrisroe traveled from Las Vegas to north of the Arctic Circle, and chronicles what s...

How To Have A Better Sleep (VIDEO)

ICYOU | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Millions of Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. To get a more restful night of sleep, try these tips from the National Sleep Foundatio...