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Sleep Deprivation

WATCH: Harvard Professor Explains Link Between Lack Of Sleep And Doctors' Mistakes

Posted 03.08.2012 | Healthy Living

As part of National Sleep Awareness Week, the National Sleep Foundation's annual campaign to remind people about the importance and value of sleep, Th...

13 Reasons Not To Skimp On Sleep

Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Baldauf and Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health It's National Sleep Awareness Week. Before hitting snooze on this news, consider that schedu...

5 Reasons Why Men Need Beauty Sleep, Too

Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices

The battle of the sexes has made its way into the bedroom in recent years, prompting even Arianna Huffington to weigh in on the debate over who needs ...

Is 8 Hours Of Sleep Unnatural?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Conventional wisdom tells us that we should get at least eight hours of sleep a night, but a recent report by the BBC suggests that this might just be...

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.

Catherine Pearson

Sleepy Train Operators, Truckers Report Shocking Number of 'Near Miss' Crackups | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living

It wasn't easy for Mike Rogers to cope with his schedule as a long-haul truck driver. Rogers, 28, said he was always tired from work shifts that b...

Can't Sleep? 7 Steps to the Land of Nod

Deborah King | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Here are seven steps to help you get a good night's sleep, every night, without drugs.

What Really Happens When You Sleep?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Dreaming, snoring, tossing and turning -- there are lots of things we do while we're sleeping, but what's actually going on while you're in the land o...

America's Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs (Plus The 10 Most Well-Rested)

Posted 02.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Maybe, if you're lucky, you have a job that allows you to work flexible hours or even from home, and you can sleep late when you're feeling tired. Or ...

Cara Santa Maria

TALK NERDY TO ME: How Long Can You Go Without Sleep? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

2012-02-21-Screenshot20120221at8.37.03AM.jpgIt turns out that weird stuff starts to happen to the body and the mind when we don't sleep.

What Lack Of Sleep Does To Your Spirit

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Depriving someone of sleep is used as a torture tactic. How strangely sadistic that we inflict this violence on our own bodies by denying ourselves sufficient sleep.

Your Brain On Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don't yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important.

Life & Happiness: 3 Secrets To A Good Night's Sleep (WATCH)

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

As people age, it gets tougher to get a good night's sleep, for a variety of reasons. Chronic sleep deprivation can be hazardous to your health. In th...

Expert Tips For Battling Sleep Deprivation

Seed | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation is a common sleep disorder that usually affects adults. We spoke to Steven Y. Park, M.D., board-certified otolaryngology surgeon and...

How Sleep Can Protect Your Brain

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

I love the way I feel after a good night's sleep. My body is rested; my mind feels clear and alert; and I am happy to just linger in bed and relax.

Is Your School Bus Driver a Risk to Your Children?

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Sleepiness can impair drivers by causing slower reaction times, vision impairment, lapses in judgment and delays in processing information.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Surprise, surprise: My Ne...

The Biggest Sleep Stories of 2011: Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The year that just ended was a big one for sleep, with lots of important, news-making stories related to sleep and sleep disorders. Here are my picks for the biggest sleep stories of 2011, and the most important sleep advice to come from this year's most compelling research into sleep.

Couldn't Wake Up This Morning? How To Get Your Sleep On Track After The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Have trouble waking up this morning? You're not alone. The holidays are officially over -- and for many of us, it's back to work today. "I think i...

The Link Between Sleeplessness And This Common Condition

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's some important news for millions of people -- most of them women -- who suffer from the syndrome fibromyalgia: A new study suggests that sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia.

Is Too Little Sleep Hurting Blacks? | Posted 12.16.2011 | Black Voices

It's no secret that insomnia or lack of sleep can have serious consequences, including poor concentration and short-term memory loss. But studies show...

Night And Weekend Workers Have Greater Feelings Of Social Isolation: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

When workers pull evening and weekend shifts, it can be great for a company's bottom line. But it's often not so good for the workers themselves. E...

Fighting Family Jet Lag Through the Holidays

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Let's face it, as adults we don't always weather these changes particularly well, so it's no surprise that our kids don't handle jet lag with ease and good humor. The good news is there are a number of things you can do to prepare them.

5 Ways To Sleep Better | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

If you ever spend a night tossing and turning, it may not surprise you that two out of three women have trouble sleeping. And even though studies have...

Sleep Late, Gain Weight? How Bedtime Affects BMI

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A message to night owls: There's news that your bedtime -- and those late-night snacks -- may be preventing you from dropping those stubborn extra pounds.