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Sleep Habits

What's In A Dream?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.

The Healthy Habit Change That Made A 'Huge Difference' For Sheryl Sandberg

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

One key area of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's life that needed improvement when she first met Arianna Huffington was sleep. At the World Economic For...

Change Your Habits to Change Your Weight

Toffler Niemuth | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Toffler Niemuth

There is no better time to start than today. Start one positive practice today and repeat it daily to begin creating the habit that leads to successful, sustainable weight loss.

Is Your Bedtime Routine a Nightmare?

Christine Marion-Jolicoeur | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Christine Marion-Jolicoeur

Bedtime can be one of the most difficult parts of a parent's day. At the end of most days, everyone in the family is feeling tired, depleted and out of patience, which makes getting the kids to bed without a fight extra tricky and extra important. Keep reading for some easy, effective ideas you can start using with your kids tonight!

How To Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.

The Truth About How Much -- And How Well -- Americans Are Actually Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

We all know by now that to procure the coveted seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night, we need to lower the thermostat, banish screens from the be...

How The World Slept In 2014

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living

As our priorities shift to reflect the importance of sleep, more and more state-of-the-art wearable devices have been adding features to help us measu...

The Future Of Snoring

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a robust body of scientific research demonstrating that EPAP is an effective method for treating sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

How Your Sleep Changes With The Moon

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

So, there's no scientific consensus about how the phases of the moon might affect our sleeping lives. One thing is more certain: the influences of the moon on our sleeping and waking lives will continue to fascinate scientists -- and the rest of us -- as it has for so long.

Is 7 Hours Of Sleep Better Than 8?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Give yourself ample time for sleep, and create a sleep-friendly environment and routine, and your body can tell you a great deal about how much sleep you need.

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...

This Scary Sleep Disorder Sounds Like It's Out Of A Science Fiction Movie

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This sleep disorder has received scant attention from the scientific community, but it's not a new phenomenon. Mention in scientific literature of the distinctive symptoms of what's now known as exploding head syndrome date back roughly 150 years.

What We Can Learn From The Worst Sleepers In NYC

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A Fast Company infographic is illuminating just how late into the night New Yorkers are staying up. While that's not the healthiest habit, another jou...

To Dream In Different Cultures

The New York Times | T.M. Luhrmann | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

WHEN Doug Hollan arrived on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi for his anthropology dissertation fieldwork in a rice farming village, his Toraja neighb...

9 Things You Should Know About Americans' Sleep Habits

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that here at the Huffington Post, we're obsessed with sleep. HuffPost president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington has called herse...

The Energy Secret These 15 Successful People Swear By

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Comedian Carrie Snow once said, "No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap." She may be onto something. While we all know that we should be log...

How Much Sleep Katie Couric, Kenneth Cole And 7 Other Leaders Get At Night

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker and Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a reason why study after study (after study) has shown that getting a good night's sleep is one of the absolute best things you can do for you...

14 Highly Successful People Who Prioritize A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.” American transcendentalist thinker Ralph Wal...

3 Ways To Build A Better Bedtime Routine

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Sleep is proven to be a magic elixir that can prevent all manner of physical, mental, and emotional maladies -- and even arm you with more momentum and mental acuity during your waking hours. So what really happens when you don't get to bed?

This Sleep Condition Is Less Rare Than You'd Think

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Both of these studies offer compelling new information about the root causes and mechanisms of this very serious disorder. They also offer the promise of swifter and more accurate diagnoses, and of improvements to treatment.

Sleep Deprivation Raises Diabetes Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We have a great deal of evidence that establishes this connection between sleep and diabetes. But we don't yet understand well the mechanics behind this connection.

Circadian Timing Could Give West Coast NFL Teams the Edge

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Whether you're a fierce competitor in your fantasy football league or you'd just like to be on the winning end of the couch come game day, here's a tip that could help you pick your team: When making your prediction, consider circadian timing.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 1

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2013 brought scientific breakthroughs that deepened our understanding of the very nature of sleep, as well as important new information about Americans' sleep habits and the tools they use to help them sleep better.