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Sleep Disorders

I've Struggled With Insomnia My Entire Life

Bustle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

I feared sleep and its absence equally. Away from home, I suffered from terrible nightmares, dreams of a woman with long fingernails and a black, forked tongue sitting at the edge of my bed, of witches who emerged in the moonlight.

Driver Of Train In Deadly Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorder: NTSB

Reuters | Jonathan Allen | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an u...

You CAN Get A Perfect Night's Sleep

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Cleaning up your living room is not as important as cleaning up your brain, and sleeping helps you do it.

How to Fire Up: Get Uncomfortable and Go to Sleep

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Sturrock

Since reporting on something often prompts introspection, I wondered: What was my excuse for not sleeping? I'm not a shift worker, just part of a culture that lacks an off button.

6 Habits That Ruin A Good Night's Sleep

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you equate getting older with needing—or getting—less sleep, here’s a wake-up call: It's not true! “The ma...

The Rest They Need: The Role of the Parent in Pediatric Sleep

Sam Cross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

One of the first challenges for a physician faced with a pediatric sleep problem is to identify who actually has the problem: the parent, the patient, or another family member. As most of us are aware, one person's sleep problem can produce symptoms for the whole house.

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

People with fibromyalgia syndrome suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if their condition is real. They are labeled as annoying and needy. In the literal sense, insult is added to injury.

Believe This and Live Forever

Mark Morford | Posted 02.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Morford

Every day, the battle! Every day, the forces align and the crusade begins all over again. And for what? For your attention, of course. Your loyalty. Y...

Power Off to Plug Into Sleep

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Let's think about other mindful activities that are relaxing to our minds, without using an electronic device. Try one of these mindful activities to connect you to a state of peace before you sleep.

British Medical Journal Claims Restless Leg Syndrome Is a 'Made-Up' Disorder

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

This story illustrates a growing tendency for some journals to use lay opinions to stir controversy in hopes of increasing visibility and impact.

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well

Sam Cross | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

Naturally, strong undercurrents of dedication, love or even just boredom may draw us into unhealthy patterns. The trick is that we not let the occasional late-night movie turn into a home theater in the bedroom. At end of the day, we do not need to just sleep -- we need to sleep well.

The Year I Finally Realized I'm Not Alone

Courtney Alison | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Courtney Alison

The Internet can be a funny place. People can be ruthless behind an anonymous screen. They can also be incredibly generous and kind.

A Warm Bed on a Cold Morning: When Waking Up Is Hard to Do

Wendy Troxel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

But as seductive as a warm bed may be on a cold morning, staying in bed too long can lead to disrupted sleep and a sleep-sapping case of the winter blues.

7 Reasons Why You Have Trouble Sleeping

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you’ve ever counted sheep, woken up multiple times during the night or experience daytime sleepiness, you are on...

Stanford's Historic Role in Sleep Advances With Study of Children

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Decades ago the synergy of neuroscience and psychiatry was essential in establishing this new field. The study of normal sleep and sleep disorders in children is an especially integral part of the development of the future of modern sleep medicine.

Looking For Answers: Sleep Problems In The Transportation Industry

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The news that sleep may have played a role in New York's Metro-North train derailment is a terrible reminder that sleep isn't just a personal health issue -- it is also a matter of public safety, when it comes to the rest of people who we entrust with others' lives.

Sleeping With Darth Vader

Sam Cross | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

If your CPAP has left you feeling a little "Vader-ish" around bedtime, I encourage you to look at the big picture. Don't allow the momentary itch of vanity to inspire a rash of unhealthy choices.

News Flash: Our Bodies Are Part of Nature!

Linda Buzzell | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

We tried shifting our wake-sleep cycles so they were more in sync with the rest of nature. We slowly switched most evenings to quiet reading, meditating or relaxing before sleep rather than seeking out the stimulation of computers, hyperkinetic TV and films or other media before bed.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society we've come to vehement consensus that drunk driving is unacceptable behavior. Yet we continue to tolerate sleepy driving. Many people who wouldn't dream of driving after one drink too many may very well get behind the wheel when feeling drowsy.

This Sleep Condition Sounds Too Crazy To Be True

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Many of those afflicted with sleep paralysis report the perceived presence of a human figure at the bedside, often described as dark, like a ghost or a shadow. Understandably, this experience in the middle of the night, as you come out of sleep, can be downright terrifying.

How to Sleep in Heavenly Peace This Holiday Season

Wendy Troxel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

As a sleep researcher and clinician, I am keenly aware that the holiday season is a time when people try to do too much. So I've developed a few tricks to help manage the episodic bouts of insomnia that are common during the holidays. Following these rules can help you sleep better, brighten your holiday mood and maybe even keep your weight under control.

Company Files Cannabinoid-based Patent Application With Hopes of Treating Neurobehavioral Disorders

The 420 Times | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

A company that specializes in marijuana formulation-based drug development, Cannabis Science Inc., has announced the submission of a patent application in Europe entitled 'Composition for the Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders.'

10 Things You Should Know About Narcolepsy

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO In this day and age, there is no reason for people to go undiagnosed and untreated for narcolepsy. We need to increase not ...

Drivers Beware: Sleep Aids Can Be Hazardous to Your Law-Abiding Life

Saul Segan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

This stress-immersed world is contributing to sleepless nights for many Americans. The desperation for a good night's sleep leads many to seek the ai...

Sleep Problems for Soldiers and Vets

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The frequency of sleep problems including insomnia and other forms of disordered sleep among military personnel is alarming and strongly suggests the need for more attention directed at treatment and prevention.