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Sleep Deprivation

The Pros And Cons Of A Quick Nap

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to...

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

Sleep Is The New Sex, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Some people can get by little sleep, but Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman stressed that most people need 7-8 hours per night. Whe...

Study Reveals Why You Might Reach For That Krispy Kreme

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living

According to a new study, a major weapon in the battle against obesity might be as simple as getting a good night's sleep. A study by researchers ...

The Best Way To Wake A Sleeping Teenager

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

When I hear parents of young children talk about how their kids wake them at the crack of dawn, and how they'd give anything for an extra hour of sleep, I empathize. Then I tell them not to wish it away too fast, because snuggly toddlers in the wee hours beat teen vampires any day of the week.

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sleep Cave

Posted 08.02.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Making just a few changes to your space will practically guarantee you'll sleep better in it. Add Some Color To Your White Nois...

Researchers Present Striking New Hypothesis On Why We Sleep (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living

We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, yet the reasons why we need to are still poorly understood. What we do know is that the brain is highly...

The Real Reason You Can't Stop Arguing?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeplessness interferes with our ability to manage conflict in relationships and makes us more likely to fight with our partners, according to new research. Even just one night of poor sleep can make couples more prone to conflict.

The Surprising Barrier To Feeling Good About Your Fitness

Posted 07.26.2013 | Healthy Living

It may not be solid training or the perfect breakfast that makes you feel prepared for a big sporting event. It could be something as simple as how mu...

STUDY: Sleep Is More Important For Your Skin Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.25.2013 | Style

Holly Golightly isn't the only gal who needs her beauty rest -- a new study suggests that sleep is much more important to maintaining your glow than y...

Here's Yet Another Important Reason To Get Enough Shut-Eye

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty

For years, studies have showed that a lack of sleep impacts memory and cognitive performance. Now here's another good reason to get enough sleep: s...

I Just Wanted My Pillow Back

Jesse Lasky | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Jesse Lasky

Apparently I should have. Danielle's neck was completely out. She could barely move. Had to call in sick. And didn't understand why I couldn't have just woken her up to switch the pillows.

WATCH: How To Sleep Like A Baby This Summer

Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living

For many people, getting enough restorative sleep is much easier said than done, even though we know sleep deprivation can increase risk of stroke, ca...

Can't Sleep? Try Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Sleep is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system devoted to rest and digestion. Not surprisingly, sleep onset (the natural oncoming of sleep) and yoga are both associated with an increase in parasympathetic activity.

Are You Too Sleepy To Enjoy Life To The Fullest?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Simcha Whitehill for YouBeauty.com More than half of YouBeauty readers confessed to having trouble staying awake while driving, eating meals or ...

The Consequences Of Skimping On Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

A lack of adequate sleep has become an integral part of our modern world, but not without consequences. Sleep is the last thing we get to at the end of a busy day, and it is the first to be sacrificed when a lack of time demands it. What is the harm of not getting quite enough sleep?

Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse.

WATCH: Simple Bedroom Tricks For A Better Night's Sleep

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

It's easy to make a habit of skimping on sleep, but doing so comes with high stakes. Sleep deprivation can increase risk of stroke, cancer and even de...

This Is What My Generation Of Parents Looks Like

Andrew Cotto | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

Every parent I see is exhausted. In most cases, both parents have demanding, full-time jobs, while the one with the less demanding job often also gets the role of primary caregiver, though both parents are heavily involved. Some of us have help; most of us don't. Either way, we're worn out.

3 Ways to Excel at Work

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

So how do you excel at work? Most of us think we have to go the extra mile. Work harder. Take more on. Wrong.The real secret to excelling at work is learning to better fuel your body and soul. In this case, we're talking about learning how to thrive. Follow these three easy steps.

Sleep Less, Weigh More?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The challenge of maintaining a healthy weight is a daily endeavor, made up of many small choices that over time have a powerful cumulative effect. A routine of sufficient nightly sleep can aid in this, helping your body and mind work at their best every day for weight control and overall health.

Why Men Really Need To Get A Full Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

Tired men may be more likely to overestimate how interested a woman is in them sexually, says a new study. Researchers found that just one night of sl...

How To Nap Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're dragging this first day back to work after the holiday weekend, think again before heading for the coffee machine: Taking a short mid-day sn...

WATCH: Can You Catch Up On Lost Sleep On The Weekend?

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

After a long week, many of us are left feeling like it's time to "catch up" on sleep over the weekend. But does a so-called "sleep binge" actually do ...

5 Things You Should Know About Sleep Health In The Workplace

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

At last week's Corporate Sleep Health Summit, some of the country's top sleep researchers and corporate leaders came together to discuss the latest research on the damaging impacts of sleep deprivation on American workers and corporate bottom-line objectives.