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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Deprivation Affects Decision Making

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, University of Texas at Austin resear...

Sleep Tips: How To Make Going To Bed Fun

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

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.

Patients Coping With Cancer And ADHD Turn To Yoga

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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, ...

Transcending Diabetes And Insomnia

Zippora Karz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Zippora Karz

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.

Inside The Mind Of An Insomniac

Lauren Joffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You toss. You turn. You drink warm milk. Yet, it's 3 a.m. and you're way too acquainted with the cracks in your ceiling. If you can't seem to snag som...

Sleep Hygiene 101: How To Ensure A Better Night's Rest

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

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.

How To Get A Great Night's Sleep... Every Night

The Baietto Brothers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The Baietto Brothers

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.

Sleep Apnea: Is Your Snoring Problem Benign Or Deadly?

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

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.

Not Guilty By Reason Of Sleep

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

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.

Sleep Tips For A Younger, More Vibrant You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

I firmly believe that one of the major reasons I'm thriving in my late 60s is that I am adamant about getting sufficient sleep.

The Claim: A Person Can Pay Off A Sleep Debt By Sleeping Late On Weekends

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O’CONNOR | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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....

Dear Arianna, Sleep Challenge 2010 Is Hard!

Nia Vardalos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nia Vardalos

Dear Arianna: Reading your Sleep Challenge blog has inspired me. I decided to try it along with you and Cindi. I've always wanted to sleep with you both and figured this is my chance.

How to Get the Sleep you Need: An Argument with the Experts

Gayle Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayle Greene

You and you alone can be the judge of how much sleep you need. You and you alone can figure out the ways to get that sleep. Listen to your body, become a careful observer of your sleep learn how your sleep reacts.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Three Tiny Things About Sleep I Wish I Had Known Years Ago

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

It's four days into Sleep Challenge 2010 -- the experiment Arianna Huffington and I kicked off to try to encourage American women to get more rest. So how's this American woman doing?

Sleepiness From Sleep Apnea Linked To Diabetes

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Daytime sleepiness caused by the nighttime breathing disorder sleep apnea is nothing to yawn at. A new study from Canada hints that the risk of diabet...

How To Sleep Like A Baby And Wake Up Smiling

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Surely, it's a good idea to avoid chugging espressos after dinner or choosing to sleep beside the tarmac of a busy airport. But what if you're lying awake, tossing and turning in the quiet of a clean, dark room?

How Sleep Improves Memory And Cultivates Genius

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Do you want to do better in your classes and come up with clever solutions to common problems? After tinkering with our brains for millions of years, nature has developed just such a process: Sleep.

How Smells Affect Our Dreams

divinecaroline.com | : Allison Ford (View Profile) | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists have known for a long time that there's some kind of relationship between our dreams and the sounds and sensations happening around us and ...

14 Tips For Getting More Sleep -- And Why It Matters

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I proposed "Get more sleep" as the very first resolution of the 2010 Happiness Challenge. Researchers argue that lack of sleep has broad health consequences, but it also interferes with happiness.

Sleep: Most Adults Get Insufficient Rest

reuters.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly 70 percent of adults in the U.S. report having at least one day of insufficient rest or sleep per month, suggests a new survey conducted by the...

Sleep: Mother Nature's Weight Loss / Health Gain Drug

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

If weight loss and health gain top your list this decade, I've got one piece of advice that's sure to melt pounds and boost energy, for a net health gain.

TEDMED 2009: Using Sleep As A Gateway Into The Brain

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

Low explained that it was hard for him to believe that sleep was just a rest state because when you look at the brain, it appears that it goes through fundamental changes during sleep, more than just upkeep.

Sleep Tips: Bedtime Yoga (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

When it comes to living your best life, achieving all your goals, feeling and looking great, sleep is something not to be missed. Here's a yoga routine you can do in your bed to wind down before sleep.

Why Some Sleep Better Than Others

forbes.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's becoming increasingly clear that the answer to improving sleep lies in identifying the vulnerabilities of our genetic makeup and understanding ho...

Parenting 50/50: The Shared Responsibility Of Getting Your Kid To Bed

Sharon Meers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Meers

With little kids, so many small things seem like life-and-death decisions. And thanks to sleep deprivation, your fight-and-flight brain sometimes seems to be all that's operating.