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Sleep Disorders

The Chicken Came First! Time to Retire the Phrase

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

British scientists announced last month that they'd solved the puzzle that had stumped us for so long: The chicken, they assure us, came before the eg...

Insomnia's Emotional Toll: A Young Mom's Struggle With Sleep And Stress

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For a person with chronic insomnia, the only thing worse than tossing and turning all night might be struggling through the day. A consistent lack o...

Regular Daily Routines Enhance Sleep Experience

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know what it's like when our bodies fall out of synch with our normal routine. We can feel "off" and overly alert.

Narcolepsy: An Autoimmune Disorder?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Although this has never been definitively proven, we now have more evidence showing that narcolepsy indeed may be blamed on a misfiring immune system.

Time Travel 101: Managing Jet Lag Across Time Zones

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As you start crossing time zones, that headachy, sleep-deprived feeling doesn't have to ruin your vacation or business trip.

Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

This whole "human sub-machine" is an integrated part of the larger machine of the environment. Every living thing is an interactive bio-computer programmed for adaptive intelligence.

Reboot Your Brain and Get Smarter With a Midday Nap

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Napping is an ideal way to keep your brain sharp, be prepared to learn new things and feel refreshed. No wonder some of our most historic brains are noted fans of napping.

Lack of Sleep Linked to Premature Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

British researchers just released a new study confirming what has long been thought to be true: sleeping less or more than six to eight hours is associated with premature death.

Sleep Tips: Is Sexsomnia Real?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

"Sexsomnia" sounds like a made-up, weird word, but this appears to be a sleep disorder. While doing research for a recent TV appearance , I investigated what looked like a new and intriguing parasomnia.

Sleep Violence. Rare, But Real

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In an editorial about sleep violence, a man chronicles what it's like to commit violent acts in his sleep (granted, his didn't go much further than punching the headboard or acting like a defensive lineman).

Sleep: Your Dedicated Health Care Partner

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can become a health issue. In fact, sleep can do so many good things, think of it as your health care partner.

Meditation for Sleep: Paradoxes and Promises

Willoughby Britton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willoughby Britton, Ph.D.

Like most research, these findings provoke many more questions than they answer, but it's important not to speculate and to stick to the original question: Does meditation improve sleep?

Sleep Tips: The Link Between Insomnia and Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you watched the National Geographic Channel last month, you might have caught sight of a special on Fatal Familiar Insomnia--a deadly form of insomnia that runs in some families.

Advice for the Sleep Deprived

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

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Sleep Tips: The Ultimate Body Battery Recharge

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Getting the right amount of all of the sleep stages is critical to overall health, wellness and feeling energized the next day.

Sleep Tips: Power Down for Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We know that sleep is not simply an on/off switch--but if you set the stage you could make it much easier, by creating a process for your mind and body to "power down."

Dying for a Good Night's Sleep

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

Lost melatonin is just the tip of the iceberg for the sleep deprived. It is all the other hormonal shifts resting on the melatonin "timer" that change appetite, fertility, and mental and cardiac health that will kill you.

How To Have A Better Sleep (VIDEO)

ICYOU | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Millions of Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. To get a more restful night of sleep, try these tips from the National Sleep Foundatio...

The Joy Of Sleep: Relax Your Way To A Good Night's Rest

Dr. Richard Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Shane

Letting your tongue relax, plus a few other simple body sensations you will learn in coming articles, will create a particular feeling of comfort and safety inside your body.

On The Timing & Duration Of Sleep

nytimes.com | Ben Schott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Below are the percentages of American adults who reported insufficient rest or sleep during the preceding 30 days, according to 2008 data from the Cen...

Insomnia and Daytrading: Eight Tips

James Altucher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James Altucher

Insomnia is no good for a day trader. You need to be focused and on your game.

Naps Clear The Mind, Help You Learn

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You might not need to feel so guilty about taking a mid-day snooze. A new study suggests that napping for an hour or so can refresh your brain, boosti...

One Minute To Better Sleep: 5 Ways To Unwind In Just 60 seconds

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60. Why this can help you sleep: Gazing upward stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lo...

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Lessons Learned

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

When Cindi and Arianna accurately defined sleep as an empowerment issue for women, I recognized that empowerment is exactly what sleep can do for everyone.