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Sleep Disorders

11 True-Life Stories That Explain What It's Really Like To Sleepwalk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bourassa | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Some sleepwalkers wake up in a different room than where they fell asleep. Others find themselves eating from the refrigerator. While still others eve...

Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Excessive sitting time reduces physical activity, promoting cardiovascular disease, and excessive sitting also disturbs sleep, which itself promotes cardiovascular disease. Therefore the detrimental effects of inactivity are compounded.

6 Things No One Tells You About Sleepwalking

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bourassa | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

I woke up in the middle of the night one night last year, and my boyfriend was missing from his side of the bed. I fell back asleep, assuming he was j...

5 Important Sleep Factors Most People Don't Think About

Ben Greenfield | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Whether you're concerned about that one hour of sleep you lose when the clock springs forward, or whether you simply want to enhance your sleep, fall asleep faster, or improve your physical and mental performance by sleeping better or longer, you're about to discover five important sleep factors most people don't think about, but probably should.

Trouble Sleeping? Second Annual Insomnia Awareness Day Is March 9

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

By raising awareness about insomnia, and by letting people know they are not alone and treatment options are available, I hope that people who are suffering will seek help and improve their quality of life. You do not need to let insomnia prevent you from sleeping well.

Too Little Sleep Could Kill You?

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.

3 Myths About Sleep, Busted

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

At night, you can't sleep. In the morning, you can't wake up. Sound familiar? Get back on track with these three myths and facts about sleep.

In Sickness and In Sleep: Married to a Chronic Sleep Walker

Courtney Perry | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Courtney Perry

My sleep stories have definitely been a source of comedy in our relationship, but we recently wondered if there may actually be something wrong with me, and my brain. While Isaac would argue that yes, there is definitely something wrong with me (sleep disorder or not), a visit to a neurologist and a gold star on my sleep study proved otherwise.

Yagana Shah

Study Finds Disturbing Link Between Sleep Problems And Dementia

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty

It's bad enough being one of the millions of people suffering from sleep-disturbing conditions like emphysema and sleep apnea, waking up tired or havi...

What Does It Mean To Be A Board-Certified Sleep Specialist?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In the realm of sleep, it can be helpful to explore the meaning of some commonly used descriptors and how they have changed over the years to ensure that you get the care that you need.

Why People With Type 2 Diabetes Should See A Sleep Specialist

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

A common misconception is that sleep apnea, a condition characterized by complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep, only affects older, overweight men. This widely-held assumption is wrong.

Awake at the Wheel: Healthy Sleep Project Launches Campaign to Decrease Avoidable Drowsy Driving-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Healthy sleep is essential to promote optimal alertness behind the wheel and prevent drowsy driving. Stay "Awake at the Wheel" to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers from avoidable, life-threatening accidents caused by drowsiness.

5 Sleep Apnea Risk Factors To Discuss With Your Doctor

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Fortunately, many of the damaging effects of sleep apnea can be stopped, and even reversed, through diagnosis and treatment.

You May Suffer From This Little-Known Sleep Disorder

Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Your alarm goes off on your phone, and instead of turning it off or hitting snooze, you pick it up and stup...

'I'm Not Looking To Be Saved From Narcolepsy'

Julie Flygare | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flygare

I'm not Wonder Woman, far from it. Narcolepsy challenges me daily. I take medication twice a day and twice a night, both of which cause unpleasant side-effects. And I still have sleep attacks and cataplexy every day.

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

Fast Company | Ainsley O'Connell | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

You've heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep. But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (o...

Yagana Shah

Sleep THIS Long To Keep Your Brain From Aging Faster

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty

Sure, we've heard that sleeping with your makeup on or sleeping with your face smushed into your pillow can cause you to age. But a new study says, it...

Yagana Shah

Sleep Deprivation Is Literally Playing With Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty

We all know that fuzzy feeling you get when you have a sleepless night -- where it's harder to concentrate, get through your day, and keep your eyes o...

Soccer Fan Dies After Staying Up 48 Hours To Watch The World Cup

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

How dangerous are the effects of sleep deprivation? In some cases, it might be deadly. One Chinese soccer fan died from a stroke after watching Wo...

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.

Is the FDA Sleeping on the Job When It Comes to Sleeping Pills?

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

A few days ago, the FDA cut the recommended dosage for one of the most popular sleeping pills in half. This brings up some questions -- to put it politely.

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.

This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Very little is known about one of the more troublingly named sleep disorders: exploding head syndrome. Despite the name, this phenomenon is usually...

The Worst Sleep Disorder of Them All

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

Researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of people with clinical sleep issues remain undiagnosed, and so it seems that awareness around sleep disorders could use a little boost. With that intention, let's see if we can shed some light on a few things.

7 Drug-Free Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Dalla-Camina

From all of my research through wellness studies, performance management, and experience myself and with my coaching clients, here are some strategies that I recommend.