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Sleep Deprivation

I Got My 8 Hours in -- Did You?

Pat Wadors | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pat Wadors

What I found to be true for me is that without a good night's rest, I was more emotional, less resilient, less focused, had loss of memory and was more impatient. Just grumpy. That made my day super long and I was someone who wasn't as pleasant to be around. As a leader -- that's not a good thing.

7 Simple Sleep Hacks To Make You Wake Up More Energized

Thrillist | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If the amount of caffeine you need to wake up in the morning is approximately "all of it," you're not getting the quality, restorative sleep that seems to belong exclusively to babies and dead people. Thankfully, as with so many other life problems, there's a hack for that.

4 Ways To Get Energized Without Caffeine

Life by DailyBurn | Posted 10.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by DailyBurn

Rather than give in to your cold brew cravings, try these easy mental tricks next time you're nodding off in front of an Excel spreadsheet.

The Importance Of Sleeping Your Way To The Top

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Sleep, and sleep some more. Give in to a bedroom that beckons. Peel back the layers of your bed, one luxurious sheet and comforter at a time, and sleep your overworked soul to the top.

5 Ways To Get Rid of Insomnia (Without Taking Drugs)

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Meagan Drillinger Credit: Shutterstock Listen, we can't lie to you. Sleep drugs are fantastic. Ambien, Lunesta... even regular old Advil PM. Th...

9 Signs You're Exhausted And Need More Sleep

Well+GOOD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

If you couldn't tell already...

Yes, Sometimes I Drive Around Town to Get My Kids to Sleep

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Jennie Sutherland

When my kids are scratch-out-their-eyes tired yet are running around wildly... I scoop them up and buckle them into their 5-point-harnessed car seats of tranquility. Then we drive around town until they fall faaaaast asleep.* AND. I. LOVE. IT.

5 Reasons You Keep Waking Up at Night

Prevention | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Bayless, (Photo by: Getty Images) It's 2 am and you're wide awake. Again. What's the deal? First of all, understand that wak...

This Is The Number One Health Problem Soldiers Face

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

What's the most wide-spread health issue plaguing members of the military? While post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and depress...

Sleep May Be One Of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 09.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

The evidence thus far seems to strongly suggest that inadequate sleep duration increases the likelihood of becoming ill following an infection and hinders our body's ability to fight infection. Conversely, getting enough sleep may be one of our most powerful antibiotics to keep us healthy.

Why I Quit A Madison Avenue Career And Never Looked Back

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Away from the incessant "all work and no play" mindset that often pervades the corporate world, I'm still able to pursue my passions, pay my bills, take vacations and explore the world around me -- without sacrificing my health. That's how it should be, no matter where you work.

These Are The Crucial Lessons We've Learned About Kids And Sleep In 2015

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents

How will the quality of your child's nighttime rest affect how she fares socially, emotionally and academically? Science says sleep plays a bigger role than we ever knew.

Why Two Kids Is More Than Twice As Hard As One

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 08.30.2015 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

No work experience -- not even a grueling medical internship -- prepares you for this. Hubris quickly becomes the enemy.

15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Can’t sleep? Join the club. Insomnia affects almost half of U.S. adults 60 and older, says theNational Institutes of Heal...

The Parenting Cliché I Cannot Stand

Rachel Farrell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Rachel Farrell

Yes, I know, and I agree: Motherhood is precious. Babies are miracles. Time goes too fast. The days are long, but the years are short. But here's what people don't get: I can enjoy my baby and still wish he would sleep.

Four Back-to-School Habits That Are Bad for Your Child's Body

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Going back to school should be a positive time for your child, not bad for his/her body. Keeping these four common problems in check is your family's best bet for a happy, healthy school year.

But Really, You Need At Least 7 Hours Of Sleep Each Night

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Diagnosing your sleep deprivation just got a whole lot easier. Recently the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society arrived...

How We Survived Survival Mode

Louise Storm | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Tomorrow afternoon someone is stopping by to purchase our cribs, and I have to admit I'm a little heartbroken to let them go. It might have been survival mode, but it was such a privilege and delight. Now back to check on my little sleepers in their big boy and big girl beds.

The 5 Stages Of Your Sleep Cycle

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Long

Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains and bodies while we are sleeping? Want to know how much sleep you really need in order to be productive and alert?

Here's What Sleep Does To Your Body

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Sleep is pretty darn important. From helping you deal with stress and maintain a healthy weight to solving your problems, getting enough sl...

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

Even Self-Proclaimed 'Safe' Teen Drivers Play With Their Phones Behind The Wheel

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.06.2015 | Technology

If you think a 9-to-5 schedule is tough, be glad you're not a high schooler. Their schedules are packed with activities -- sports, commu...

The Sleep Paradox: We Need It, But Choose Not To Get It

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Adequate amounts of sleep are essential for optimal health. Sleep is inexpensive, does not require a visit to the doctor and has no side effects. If, as individuals and a society, we place more value on obtaining sufficient sleep, we will eventually be healthier, happier and more productive.

7 Unfortunate Ways Kids Wake Up Parents

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I have three kids ages 8, 5, and 1. Each one of them has woken me up in a million different ways. But as I reflect on those many long, weary nights, and early, early, mornings, I've noticed a few trends. Here is a list.

6 Surprising Foods That Make You Tired | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.01.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We've all eaten a big meal and then felt exhausted afterwards, but what about the times that you thought you were eating somet...