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Sleep Deprivation

#TeamNoSleep: When I Finally Stopped Thinking Not Sleeping Was Cool

Polly Irungu | Posted 01.12.2016 | College
Polly Irungu

Once I changed my sleeping pattern, I was able to be more productive throughout the day. I have never felt better; physically and mentally.

Napping: The Underestimated Health Tip

Polly Irungu | Posted 01.25.2016 | College
Polly Irungu

To promote healthy living, several places on campus have been designated for naps. The Nap Map lists places on campus that students can use for power nap. All suggestions are from current students at the University of Oregon - main campus in Eugene. Click on a nap spot to learn more.

Why the Obsession With Getting By on Less Sleep Needs to End

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

What's it going to take for society to stop viewing sleep as an afterthought? It's not something to be done after all is said and done, but rather an essential component of thriving personally and professionally.

The College Sleep Stigma

Riley Griffin | Posted 01.12.2016 | College
Riley Griffin

At 6am, I reached a breaking point. My eyes were bloodshot and my hair was in knots. For 14 hours, I occupied my station in the library like a soldier...

The Dark Side of Melatonin

Van Winkle's | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Twenty-one years ago, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Richard Wurtman introduced melatonin as a new solution to sleep problems. His lab patented supplements ...

One Terrible Habit That Jack Dorsey And Steve Jobs Have In Common

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business

On a busy day, Jack Dorsey has about 360 minutes to himself. That's just six hours to unwind or -- you know, sleep -- before the next day starts. The...

7 Ways Sleep Loss Wrecks Your Face and Body

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Grandma was right, we really do need our beauty sleep. In addition to the myriad of behavioral, cognitive and health-related reasons for getting the r...

The Body-Wrecking Effects Of Too Little Sleep

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

A sleep revolution could help us solve the planet's biggest problems. And it could also do a whole bunch for your personal health. Forty percent ...

A Sleep Revolution Will Allow Us to Better Solve the World's Problems

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

So here's the big idea I think will shape 2016: sleep. That's right, sleep! How much and how well we sleep in the coming year -- and the years to follow -- will determine, in no small measure, our ability to address and solve the problems we're facing as individuals and as a society.

6 Ways You Didn't Know Sleep Loss Hinders Your Health

Pete Bils, Sleep Geek Pete | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Pete Bils, Sleep Geek Pete

When we reevaluate our health and wellness, we usually focus on diet and exercise. When we try to accommodate our busy schedules and over connected li...

There's No Right Way To Pull An All-Nighter

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.14.2015 | College

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One Company's Mission To Fix Our Sleep Deprivation Crisis

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

A whopping 40 percent of Americans are getting less than their recommended nightly sleep -- an issue the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention d...

Why Pulling All-Nighters For The U.N. Climate Agreement Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2015 | Science

What are the U.N. Climate Chief's biggest concerns gearing up to the creation of the historic climate agreement on Friday? Aside from the challe...

Expectant Mothers Don't Need Parking Spots

Amber Trimble | Posted 12.11.2015 | Parents
Amber Trimble

When I'm looking for a place to park at Whole Foods, I typically see two empty parking spots right by the entrance. The signs over the spaces reads, "...

Thirsty For Sleep?

Nancy H. Rothstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy H. Rothstein

When your body and brain send signals that you're thirsty, likely you respond by getting something to drink. It's not likely you find excuses that quenching your thirst can wait a few more hours. When your body and brain send signs that you're sleepy, what do you do?

The ROI of a Good Night's Sleep

Nancy H. Rothstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Nancy H. Rothstein

Research confirms that employee sleep is a critical asset that impacts employee productivity, performance, health, safety and the bottom line of your company. Far from being a time waster, sleep makes everyone more productive, healthier and safer.

Sleeping With Your Spouse, The Enemy

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Have you seen that hilarious episode of Friends where Chandler and Monica bicker about how they sleep together, and whether they spoon or not? Recentl...

Try This One Thing Before Assuming You Have A Sleep Disorder

Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D.

You might say that this advice is not exactly rocket science, but, given the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation, it might at least be brain science.

Can You Really Catch Up On Sleep?

U.S.News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s America’s favorite weekend activity: catching up on sleep. But when you sleep in, are you really making up for lost sleep? &ldq...

How An Extra Hour Of Sleep Stacks Up Against Your Fitness Regime, Diet, And Even Your Love Life

Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Are you tired right now? For 80 percent of Americans, the answer would be a loud, resounding “yes.” (Or, more accurately, a deflated sigh of ag...

Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

The good news is that many of these are factors that you can change at home, without medicines or drastic measures. Here are few totally natural ways you can improve sleep for both yourself and your family.

Should You Be Worried if You Sleepwalk or Sleep Talk?

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

I was a sleepwalker as a child. When I was 8 or 9 years old, my parents would tell me stories of the funny and bizarre things I did -- and I had n...

'Historic' Seattle Schools Vote Aims To Make Students Happier, Healthier

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

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A Tale From a True Insomniac

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Melissa McCarty

When my alarm sounded at seven am I quickly turned it off before the second annoying beep because as usual I was already awake I had been all night. After getting my daily fix of coffee pumping through my veins to boost the low power in my brain to high I headed to the studio.

What To Do If You Suffer From Middle-Of-The-Night Insomnia

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

Occasional trouble staying asleep is quite normal and not necessarily a cause for concern. Sleep professionals like to use the "rule of threes" to figure out whether you should seek help. Consult with your doctor if the problem happens at least three times a week, with at least 30 minutes awake at night, and continues for at least 30 days.