As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.
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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.
When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.
I see postpartum depression (PPD) a lot in the families who come to me with sleep issues. Exhaustion is a risk factor for depression. And depression makes it harder to sleep coach successfully.
If quality sleep is considered "fundamental" to high performance - how are you doing in this department? After all, all of us are performing in some aspect of our lives.
Can't sleep? Maybe it's something you ate--or didn't. The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much, and how well, we sleep.
Rather than introducing foreign chemicals that can cause a host of their own problems, my preference is always to go for the natural products that work with the body's own chemistry.
I was so surprised to learn that many long-married couples don't share a bed, that I've been working on some theories why it is so much more common than I'd ever known.
Your sleep-wake cycle follows a regular pattern (circadian rhythm) and when you sleep "too much" that pattern shifts.
In the past year or so, a handful of new devices have come on the market that promise to help you measure your sleep quality. This is the result of two trends: sleep research and better tools.
We live in a culture that so easily distracts us, entraps us in unnecessary anxieties, draws us into addictions. Where are the signposts that can guide us on our real journey as human beings?
We have a greater chance to achieve our highest potential -- including getting a fantastic night's sleep -- when our "chi," or human life force energy, is in balance and harmony with the energies of the earth.
A deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you are twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
A simple urine test could be developed to detect whether a child has obstructive sleep apnea, U.S. researchers say....
Upon closer examination of my sleep passport, much to my surprise and chagrin, I see that I've become a permanent resident of that much aligned, war-torn nation known as "Insomnia".
Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, University of Texas at Austin resear...
In this first monthly segment, we look at the increasing body of research into the effects of yoga in a variety of conditions such as cancer, asthma, ...
But even with such a perfect stage set for sleep can one shut down their brain after a day of anxiety, stress and troubles? It's not easy no matter how hard we try.
Each and every night we close our eyes and drift off into a state of mild unconsciousness. It is a process so common that it consumes nearly one-thir...
If you asked me what the hardest physical challenge has been in my life, my answer wouldn't be the challenges of living with type one insulin dependent diabetes. Instead it has been chronic insomnia.
Sleep is actually a combination of 2 systems, your sleep drive (like hunger) and a biological clock that tells you when to sleep. When both are working well together, you sleep best.
I used to think that sleeping was a necessary evil. There was so much that I wanted to do when I was young that I tried everything to train myself to need as little sleep as possible.
Although people do not commonly talk about snoring or sleep apnea, it is so common today that it exists in epidemic proportions. Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from it.
Brian Thomas, who pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, was accused of killing his wife of nearly 40 years. He'd strangled her during a nightmare about fighting off an intruder.
Chronic sleep deprivation is a given for most Americans. But paying off a sleep debt is not as simple as sleeping late on a Saturday....
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