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Sleep Deprivation

11 Things That Happen If You Don't Get Enough Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

We don't have to tell you that you're likely to feel pretty grumpy after a night of too little sleep. But there are a handful of very real physical...

From Hypnos to the Heavenly Bed: A Brief History of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Though the need for sleep has been a constant throughout human history, how we feel about it has gone through dramatic changes over the years. We're now in the process of renewing our estranged relationship, especially as science, in the last two decades or so, has validated much of the ancient wisdom about the importance of sleep. Now that we have the means to get, relative to most of human history, the most unprecedentedly blissful sleep ever, we should allow ourselves to enjoy it. We live in a time in which we're plugged in and hyperconnected, often from the moment we wake up until the instant we drift off. Let's savor and safeguard sleep, not just for its performance benefits but for the special way it allows us to connect with ourselves. During the daytime technology allows us to travel across distance and space, but during the nighttime our dreams allow us to travel across time, spanning and connecting different parts of ourselves, allowing our senses of intuition and wisdom to flourish.

Is Being A Night Owl Ruining Your Health?

KnowMore TV | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

To find the few studies that say people who burn the midnight oil and snooze until noon are smarter and perform better on cognitive tasks taken later in the day than early birds, you may have to pull an all-nighter.

Awake at the Wheel: Healthy Sleep Project Launches Campaign to Decrease Avoidable Drowsy Driving-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Healthy sleep is essential to promote optimal alertness behind the wheel and prevent drowsy driving. Stay "Awake at the Wheel" to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers from avoidable, life-threatening accidents caused by drowsiness.

How This CEO Functions on Less Than Six Hours of Sleep and Still Runs a Successful Business

Quora | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Quora

I don't have a multi-million dollar company (yet), but I'm one of those CEOs who function on 3-5 hours of sleep. No, there aren't any drugs involved, nor is there poor management (as far as I know). It's a variety of things.

Waking Up to Our Teenage Sleep Problem

Tom Allon | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Tom Allon

There are some problems in society that are irrefutable and also relatively easy to fix. We sometimes fool ourselves by saying that these issues are p...

Chuck Self-Care: What Women Really Need Is Cave Time

Karen Brody | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Karen Brody

Ever notice how the moment you say, "Everything's great!" This seems to trigger a green light for the "Life Is About to Get Really Bad" sign goes up on your door?

What Really Happens If You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Yahoo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living

You toss, you turn. You wake up in the middle of the night. You've tried going to bed early. You've tried staying up late hoping you'll eventually cra...

Why the F**k Can't I Go to Sleep?: Pregnancy and Postpartum Sleep Issues

MotherWoman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Mara Acel-Green, LICSW Go the F**k to Sleep, a book written in 2011 by Adam Mansbach, was an instant hit among parents, as was the recent blog pos...

Love in the Middle of the Night

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

Laying here tonight I wonder why motherhood no longer seems to have the same luster it did when I first gave birth, why I feel like a shadow tending to someone else's footsteps. Where did the allure go? I think it's must be with all of the socks that have gone missing in the dryer.

The Well-Rested Woman: 7 Field Notes for Inner Peace

Karen Brody | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Karen Brody

Most women today are deeply, profoundly exhausted. They don't feel they have permission to rest and just be. I've been taking field notes for years on the art of the well-rested woman. Here are my notes.

15 Reasons the Pacifier Fairy Won't Be Visiting My Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Many parents debate when the pacifier love affair should end. My husband and I have taken a joint position on this one

5 Reasons She Might Not Want More Kids

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

I cannot speak from a man's perspective, but I can absolutely appreciate why a woman is reluctant to journey down the pregnancy path while holding a toddler on her hip.

Is Your Child a Mouth-Breather? There's New Help at the Dentist

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

If your child is a mouth-breather, take her to the allergist and pediatric ENT, yes. But don't stop there. Find a dentist or other airway expert who can join in treatment of the whole picture for the whole child. You'll sleep better for it.

How Your Brain Actually Makes Decisions While You Sleep

The Washington Post | Thomas Andrillon & Sid Kouider | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today, des...

On Motherhood and Sleepless Nights

Janice Windt | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

The experience of sleep deprivation can overwhelm you like a tidal wave. It's like nothing else matters. Nothing else exists. You can hardly breathe, let alone have a reasonable conversation with another human being.

When A Nap Could Save Your Life

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

I opened the windows to let some fresh air in, but when the tiredness didn't lift, I decided I'd better pull over and take a break. I came off the motorway and found a place where I could close my eyes and take a nap.

How To Finally Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Sleep has now become a risky business; anxiety and stress are not and have never been favorable conditions for a good night's sleep.

Anna Almendrala

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affec...

My Complicated Relationship With Breastfeeding

Emily Hatch | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

What a wild ride breastfeeding has been. I've never been so determined to do anything, or so ill prepared.

Sleepy College Students Are Worried About Their Stress Levels

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2014 | College

College students often are not getting enough sleep and they blame it on stress from their side jobs and a lack of time, new research concludes. D...

Rebecca Klein

Pediatricians Officially Want High Schools To Start Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Studies have shown that it helps, top education officials have recommended it, and now doctors are officially saying the same. On Monday, the Amer...

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

Teens Who Skimp On Sleep May Face Later Obesity Risk

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Teens who skimp on sleep could be setting themselves up for obesity just a few years later, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia Univers...

Why Do We Sleep?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science
Quora

A number of proposals and perspectives have emerged that, taken together, paint a compelling and converging picture of why sleep evolved and why it is now needed.