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Sleep Habits

We Underestimate Just How Dangerous Insomnia Can Be

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death.

This Is How The World Sleeps On Every Day Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Not all snoozes are created equal, at least when it comes to different days of the week. That's the takeaway from a recent survey by Sleep Cycle, a...

Why More Sleep Doesn't Always Make You Feel Well-Rested

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: On several occasions, I've woken up from a "good" night's sleep and still felt surprisingly tired and lethargic. What gives? Why can't I...

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

9 Simple Rules Good Sleepers Swear By

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living

We're really, really bad at sleeping. Seriously. Think about it: How many times have we been tired but pushed through just one more episode of "Hou...

The Role Dreams Play In Our Daily Lives

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Like sleep, dreams are vulnerable to disruption from problems with mental and physical health. There are a number of conditions (as well as medications) that may affect dreams, and that can make dreams more difficult and disturbing.

3 Lifehacks for the Motivationally Challenged

Kathleen Smith | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Smith

New Year's resolutions are beginning to wane, and you're probably sick being told to eat your vegetables and dust off the yoga mat. If change were as ...

What's In A Dream?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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 01.28.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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...