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Sleep Deprivation

WATCH: What Do YOU Do When You're Sleeping?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy

More and more, unhealthy sleep habits are affecting our day-to-day life and productivity at alarming rates. And in the new short comedic film "Sleep S...

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.

The Everyday Activity That's Robbing Children Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

How Sleep Affects Weight Loss

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Why is sleep the missing link for weight loss? I've got one word for you: hormones.

4 Things Not To Do For A Good Night's Sleep (VIDEO)

Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

“You need to get a good night’s sleep,” is a mantra we’ve all heard countless times for years. Unfortunately though, it seems that as a collec...

Sleep-Deprived Women Cause Marital Strife?

Babble | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women

A small but provocative new study, presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies today, tells us that when women don’t sleep well, it tri...

Students With Later Classes Sleep More, But Also Get Drunk More And Get Worse Grades

Posted 08.15.2011 | College

Filling next year's schedule with classes that start at 2pm? According to a recent study, students who have later classes sleep longer than their c...

Why a Woman's Sleep Is Different From a Man's

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The issue of women and sleep has particular significance. Why? It's simple: women are the gatekeepers for all health information in their households. "Doctor Mom" is not just a cute term; it is a reality in most families.

Sleep More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

Could Sleep Deprivation Be Changing Your Child's Personality?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's becoming more widely known that sleep disordered breathing leads to poor behavior in children. Estimates show that as many of 25 percent of chil...

5 New Facts About Sleep

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

n light of my ongoing sleep-related issues, I'm always interested to read up on the latest research on sleep. Here are five new facts about sleep culled from studies over the past year.

How Working The Night Shift Can Affect Your Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.

How To Find Your Body's Best Bedtime

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Restricting the time that you have in bed can be causing you to suffer significant sleep deprivation. And we all know that sleep deprivation has some significant effects on weight loss.

Laura Stampler

Why Your Baby Is Losing Sleep Over Your Bad Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.23.2011 | Divorce

Babies may get a bad rap for keeping their parents up all night, but a new study suggests that parental behavior might wreak havoc on their kids' slee...

What Is Sleep?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Like our conception of health, which is generally understood as the absence of disease, we naively conceive of sleep as the absence of waking.

America's Not So Elite Sleepless

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Our puritanical culture celebrates surviving on the least sleep, sneers at those who appear to need more and sacrifices sleep -- a fundamental biological need -- in favor of all other activity.

Could a Simple Procedure Be the Key to Treating Snoring?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive, simple and safe treatment for snoring and mild to moderate snoring, including snoring caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in many patients.

Could You Be a Super Sleeper?

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

Those who claim they "get by" on very little sleep are likely fooling themselves, but their bodies won't fool them for too long. Eventually, that lack of sleep will show up somewhere in the way they look or feel (or both).

How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?

nytimes.com | MAGGIE JONES | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Maggie Jones For most of us, eight hours of sleep is excellent and six hours is no good, but what about if we split the difference? What is the ...

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

Disturbed Sleep? How To Avoid Health Consequences

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There are many reasons we don't get enough sleep -- or enough good sleep. Jet lag, long work commutes, infants, gastric reflux, barking dogs, snoring ...

How Lack Of Sleep Could Cost You Money

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

Researchers at Duke University studied healthy volunteers and found that the less the participants slept, the more likely they were to focus on potential gains and ignore potential risks.

Most People Who Think They Need Little Sleep Are Mistaken

wsj.com | By Melinda Beck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Melinda Beck Out of every 100 people who believe they only need five or six hours of sleep a night, only about five people really do....

The Lithium Chronicles

Christine Egan | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Egan

This is the story of how he ended up walking naked down a highway and making his slow journey back to a life without psychotropic medication.

Are You There, Sleep? It's Me, A Mom On The Edge

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I have decided to end my "year of napping" by taking a nap every day for the final 40 days until Mothers Day. I am inviting moms around the world to join me.