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Sleep Deprivation

5 Tips For Sleeping Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

We can't force sleep on ourselves. But we can create the ideal conditions for a long, restful night's sleep, and a comfortable morning wake up.

Stop Telling Students They're Messed Up and Start Doing Something About It

Ross Szabo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

From age 5, students learn about what they should eat, how much they should exercise, the kinds of diseases/problems that can occur and how they can become stronger. We can easily do the same with mental health.

25 Signs You're A Sleep-Deprived Parent

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Whenever people ask what you want for Christmas/your birthday/your anniversary/Monday, your first response is "sleep." When that earns you a laugh, you begrudgingly accept gift cards for coffee.

Stand Up for Sleep-Deprived Students

Vicki Abeles | Posted 06.26.2015 | Education
Vicki Abeles

For growing teens, this daily trudge is more than a minor annoyance. Countless studies and medical experts are sounding the alarm (no pun intended): Insufficient sleep is endangering our students' health and learning.

Of Course I'm Stressed, I'm In College

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 06.21.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

When my eye started twitching fairly consistently for about week, I was annoyed. I can't be talking to customers or writing an essay if my eye won't stop twitching. The doctor's orders were to "Get more sleep, drink less caffeine, and alleviate stress."

4 Ways Arianna Huffington Changed My Sleep Game

Lindsey Smith | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

So I dedicated a solid month to seeing and understanding how my body had changed and what sleep really does. Here are four things that I've learned...

I Am Sleep Mom

Mama Bean | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There is comfort in solidarity. There is comfort in not being the only one. Sleep Mom offers a hand and a tired smile, because sisterhood is reassuring.

The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Lead To Weight Gain

Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn Can’t figure out why you’re gaining weight -- or why it’s so difficult to erase those extra pounds? You...

Why I'm Not Letting My Baby Cry It Out

Clint Edwards | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I'm not saying that parents who let their children cry in the night are doing anything wrong. But what I am saying is that when I hear other parents say, "Your baby would sleep through the night if you let her cry it out," I think to myself, "You may be right, but the thing is, I just can't."

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

10 Inspirational Ideas for a Peaceful Night's Sleep

Nesrin Everett | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nesrin Everett

Personally, I'm aware that if I don't get enough sleep, I don't function half as well as when I've slept properly, and that I tend to be moody and irritable. However, when my "sleep tank" is full, I'm happy, creative and a bundle of positive energy!

The 5 Stages of Being Woken Up Too Early By Your Kids

Bethany Neumeyer | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Bethany Neumeyer

This isn't happening. This IS. NOT. HAPPENING. This is just a horrible dream. It is way too early for them to be awake.

Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Excessive sitting time reduces physical activity, promoting cardiovascular disease, and excessive sitting also disturbs sleep, which itself promotes cardiovascular disease. Therefore the detrimental effects of inactivity are compounded.

Feeling Anxious Or Depressed? Sleep Deprivation May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling emotionally overwhelmed during times of stress and can't figure out why? Your current sleeping habits might offer some helpful insight. Acc...

The Best Argument Yet For Flexibility At Work: It Leads To More Sleep

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business

When you have more control over when and where you work, you get more sleep.

With Fewer Electronics, This Is How A City Sleeps

Pacific Standard | Gregory Ferenstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

Since the invention of the light bulb, humans have drifted further and further from their natural sleep patterns. Artificial light tricks the brain in...

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

Anne Ricci | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.

Struggling With High Blood Pressure? Your Sleep May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lower your blood pressure? Fix your poor sleep habits first, suggests a new study. Mayo Clinic researchers recently set out to find how ...

The Day That Changed My Perspective on Entrepreneurial Success

Tamara Holder | Posted 05.17.2015 | Small Business
Tamara Holder

A short time after I had sat at my desk, I heard a familiar sound, signaling that I had received a new message. It was from my supervisor. We needed to have an impromptu meeting. Assuming it would be nothing but a quick pop in, I immediately headed to that familiar office, took a seat and we got right to it. Thirty minutes later, I was in tears.

7 Tips For Getting More And Better Sleep

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Are you thinking of staying up for an extra half-hour tonight so you can watch a sitcom or finish that scary vampire novel? The latest research may make you change your mind.

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Helene Emsellem, on the Sleep-Focus Connection

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Helene Emsellem is one of our leading experts on how to understand and treat sleep disorders, especially in adolescents. In answer to my questions, she shared her insights on how sleep deprivation affects young people's health, what she's learned in decades of clinical experience, and how sleep is related to diagnoses of ADD and ADHD.

8 Surprising Culprits That Keep You From Falling Asleep

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Fifty to seventy million U.S. adults have trouble sleeping. Avoid these culprits to get a better night's rest. ...

5 Important Sleep Factors Most People Don't Think About

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Whether you're concerned about that one hour of sleep you lose when the clock springs forward, or whether you simply want to enhance your sleep, fall asleep faster, or improve your physical and mental performance by sleeping better or longer, you're about to discover five important sleep factors most people don't think about, but probably should.

Trouble Sleeping? Second Annual Insomnia Awareness Day Is March 9

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

By raising awareness about insomnia, and by letting people know they are not alone and treatment options are available, I hope that people who are suffering will seek help and improve their quality of life. You do not need to let insomnia prevent you from sleeping well.

Too Little Sleep Could Kill You?

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.