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Sleep Deprivation

Sleepless In The City

Wendy Troxel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

For many, sleeping in big cities is a nightmare. All those people living in close quarters and all those vehicles plying crowded streets make a lot of noise, which can make sleep elusive for even the most weary urbanite. The omnipresent streetlights and headlights don't make it any easier.

The Dangers of Co-Sleeping With an Older Child and 6 Strategies to Stop It

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

Many exhausted parents tell me that although co-sleeping may have seemed like a good idea at one point, they recognize once entrenched in the never ending pattern that the opposite of a restful night sleep occurs and in fact, co-sleeping creates additional stress for the entire family.

Sleep Loss Makes It Harder To Remember What You Know

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.14.2015 | Science

Sleep is critical to a healthy brain. While we're at rest, the brain is performing such important tasks as consolidating memories and clearing toxins....

75 Percent Of Workers Feel Tired 'Most Days'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Your lack of shut-eye doesn't just zap your energy -- it affects your productivity at the office, too.  In their latest report, "Asleep on ...

When Tired Politicians Are Called On To Make Important Decisions

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Nanopoulou | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living

On June 26, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker declared that he was exhausted. “I don’t like this way of working, which leaves...

Balance Is Bunk: Realistic Work/Life Integration Strategies

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You can't have it all -- at least not all at the same time, and certainly not by doing it all yourself. Life is a rollercoaster of zany and less zany but the ride can be fabulous if you adopt a hybrid philosophy of purposeful behavior and the opposite when sometimes you just need to let it go.

Sleep More, Work Happier?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Swedish psychologists, Psychological Science reported, found a link between sleeping poorly and feeling stressed at work. Researchers published their findings in the journal Sleep.

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the effects of sleep deprivation, the relationship between work and sleep, and the small steps anyone can take to improve their sleep immediately.

Body Talks About Lack of Sleep

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

For me, falling asleep is no problem, but I've been exploring ways to stay asleep. Our medical doctors will gladly fill our requests for prescriptions. We can go to our health food stores and buy magnesium supplements.

Drowsy Nurse Drops Newborn Baby In Pennsylvania

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

One of the greatest risks affecting medical professionals is sleep deprivation. Take, for instance, a nurse whose drowsiness may have been the cause of a newborn baby being dropped on his head at a Pennsylvania hospital last week.

The Surprising Thing That Could Be Making You Fat And Sick

Posted 08.01.2015 | Dr. Phil

It’s the public health crisis that rivals obesity and smoking, affecting more than 25 percent of the U.S. population, and killing thousands in the b...

The Torture of Our Tired Times and What to Do About Our Sleep Deprived Situation

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kay Tacke Morse

Being sleepy stinks. Being exhausted feel like our nails are clinging near off the edge of sanity. Being zombie assed catatonic tired can ruin us. Why are we all so sleepy? And what the hell do we do about it?

Maybe This Is How It Begins

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

She grabbed my hand and squeezed it hard enough to stop the blood from flowing to my fingertip, and it must have caused an unnatural backflow of blood surging towards my chest, because even when I wanted to be mad at her for not letting me rest, somehow she managed to lift me up out of my horrific mood.

This Is Your Body On Sleep Deprivation

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Missing out on sleep won't just leave you groggy the next day. Over time, sleep deprivation can start to mess with nearly every system in your body, which can put your health and well-being at risk.

The Worst Things You Can Do For Your Sleep

Posted 07.01.2015 | OWN

Skip a few no-nos that may be sabotaging your sleep for deeper, more refreshing slumber, starting tonight. By Christie Aschwanden @m...

How Sleep Loss Can Lead to Weight Gain

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

It’s pretty well known that exercise can help you drop a few pounds. But did you know that a good night’s sleep will prevent you from gai...

Tips for Parents: Getting Kids to Sleep

Sarah Kupferschmidt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Kupferschmidt

According to sleep experts a 7-12 year old should be getting approximately 10-11 hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately there are many children, and even more children with autism, that are simply not getting anywhere near enough sleep.

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

Anne Ricci | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level.

Vacations: More Than Meets the Eye

Susie Wolbe | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Vacations have been proven to alleviate perceived job stress and burnout. However, not all vacations are equal; how vacations are structured significantly impact health-related outcomes. Before taking that next vacation, it might be a good idea to focus on these specific areas:

Poor Sleep Can Harm Your Heart Health, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Bad news for those who don't catch enough Z's on a nightly basis: Poor sleep increases the likelihood that you'll suffer a heart attack or stroke. ...

Are You Sleep Deprived? We Want To Know Why

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Do you feel like this little guy during every work meeting, no matter the time of day? Are you constantly wishing it was nap time, no matter ho...

Artist's Surreal Photo Series Captures Her Struggle With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Photographer Jenna Martin has had a lifelong battle with sleep. The result? A series of stunning, surreal photographs that document how she sees the w...

Here's What Just One Bad Night's Sleep Can Do To You

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty

For years, studies have linked lack of sleep with poorer cognitive performance. Now there's another good reason to get enough shut-eye: Just one bad ...

4 Signs You're Secretly Exhausted

Posted 06.04.2015 | OWN

You may not be nodding off in the middle of the afternoon, but these less-obvious signs could mean that your mind and body are secretly exhausted. ...

Sleep Could Help Stave Off Alzheimer's, According To New Study

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living

We've long known that people with Alzheimer's disease often experience problems with their sleep. But according to a new study from the University of ...