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Sleep Disorders

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....

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.

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.

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...

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?

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.

Women 'Underestimate Their Sleep'

BBC NEWS | BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A team found older women consistently estimate their sleep to be of shorter and poorer quality than their male peers - but in fact they sleep better....

Sleep: 9 Problems And Solutions

cnn.com | Sally Wadyka | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Most of us have experienced those maddening midnight moments when, no matter how tired we are, we either can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep or our s...

Sleep: Lack Of Rest Raises Infection Risk

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As cold season approaches, many Americans stock up on their vitamin C and echinacea. But heeding the age-old advice about catching up on sleep might b...

Sleep: How To Keep Your Child In Bed At Night

realsimple.com | Teri Cettina | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your child can't sleep? Put bedtime bugaboos--and your kids--to rest with these expert solutions....

'Long Sleepers' Show Higher Demential Risk

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Spanish researchers found that among nearly 3,300 older adults they followed for three years, those who slept nine or more hours per day, daytime naps...

Rest Easy: Tips For Getting A Good Night's Sleep

divinecaroline.com | Vicki Santillano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Work, stress, and an active social life can wreak havoc on our sleep cycles. Here's how to achieve the best kind of sleep in a night....

Enforcing Bedtimes Improves Kids' Health

cnn.com | Madison Park CNN | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Setting bedtimes can improve sleep quality and quantity for infants and toddlers, according to a growing body of research. Not getting enough sleep af...

Is Your Sleep Deprivation Leading You to Diabetes?

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

Two fascinating studies that just came out prove a link between sleep deprivation and diabetes.

Bed Sharing 'Bad For Your Health'

BBC NEWS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Couples should consider sleeping apart for the good of their health and relationship, say experts. Sleep specialist Dr Neil Stanley told the British ...

Sleep-Deprived Docs Told To Drink 6 Cups Coffee

msn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Exhausted Australian doctors have been told to drink up to six cups of coffee a day to stay awake during extended shifts, building pressure on Prime M...

To Med or Not to Med

Gayle Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayle Greene

I'd advise turning to sleep medications as a last resort, after you're tried everything else, a final line of action rather than a first. They're not demon drugs, but neither are they harmless.

Work Bullying Linked With Poor Sleep

NYTimes.com | Tara Parker-Pope | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New research shows that victims of work bullying often have sleep problems once they get home. The trauma of bullying in the workplace is so great tha...

10 Natural Sleep Tips

Christine Fee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Fee

We all want it. We all need it. But sleep can be hard to get--especially these days when high stress runs amok and there are more To Dos at the end of...

Listen: The Pain Of Living With Narcolepsy

nytimes.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

About 50,000 people have been diagnosed with narcolepsy in the U.S, but there may be as many as 2.4 million people unknowingly living with it. Narcole...

Something New in Melatonin?

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

Many claim that melatonin is a natural sleeping aid or nightcap because it "naturally" helps regulate sleep-wake cycles. Given its wide spread availability today, you'd presume it's safe. Is it?