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Sleep Deprivation

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...

Insomniacs May Actually Be Sleeping, They Just Don't Know It

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

According to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Daniel J. Buysse, PET scans of insomniacs and "normal sleepers" reveal marked differences. The "default mode network" in the former's brains are more active during sleep.

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?