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Sleep Deprivation

15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | 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

Grandparents.com | 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...

Watch 'Catapult' Bed Literally Launch Sleepers into the Day

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Technology
Van Winkle's

Furze, who's gained a huge following due to such insane, brilliant inventions as a bike that runs on ice and a jet-powered Go-Kart, has now made what might be his most ingenious (or terrifying) invention yet.

How Sleep Affects Your Willpower

Eric Fluckey | Posted 07.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Fluckey

If you find yourself wanting to make healthy changes, better decisions or more self-control, quality sleep should be one of your biggest priorities. Not only can it boost your willpower, but it can help you make those changes stick.

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever dev...

5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science

  Sleep loss can take a devastating toll on the mind and body at any stage of life, from early childhood to older adulthood. But for t...

10 Reasons You Don't Actually Need a Good Night's Sleep

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Emily Hatch

You know what I love about sleep? Nothing, really, because I can't remember what it feels like. I haven't had a solid night's sleep since my son was born. Well, actually, since I was eight months pregnant and the constant interruptions from my bladder were like a cruel foreshadowing of what was to come.

The Unexpected Reason Caitlyn Jenner Is Suffering From Insomnia

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Caitlyn Jenner's public transition has been one of 2015's cultural highlights, and we're excited to more fully explore her story in the new documentar...

All The Ways Sleep Affects Your Happiness, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

If this doesn't convince you to prioritize your pillow, we don't know what will. Getting a good night's rest is no joke. Research suggests how much we...

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

Just One Night Of Bad Sleep Can Alter Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.01.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that skimping on sleep can screw with our health and biological clock, which helps our bodies adapt to the daily cycle of d...

Poor Sleep May Put You At Greater Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's

Associated Press | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.01.2015 | Fifty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease,...

How To Get By At Work On No Sleep, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.21.2015 | Science

Up all night and still need to power through a workday? No judgments. A new video is here to help. New York Magazine's "How To Recover From ...

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

Is "Sleep Swimming" Endangering the Lives of Whales?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Van Winkle's

Is the way whales "sleep" putting their lives at risk? It's possible, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently, there's a growing trend of tired whale...