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Sleep Health Effects

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.

Another Big Health Reason To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, in addition to diet and exercise, and recent research is shedding light on just how important slee...

Why Is The NBA Treating Sleep Like A Performance-Enhancing Substance?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

In a world where winning is everything and coaches get fired for not delivering trophies, I could not agree more with San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich's move. As someone who studies the effects of sleep on athletes, I'm shocked that more teams do not strategically rest their key players.

This Is Your Immune System On Sleep Deprivation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You've probably heard about how significant a role stress is believed to play in the development of illness and disease. Here's some sobering and important news: New research indicates that lack of sleep can be as damaging to the immune system as stress.

Pro Athletes: Sleep Helps Them Stay in the Game

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Protecting and encouraging sleep among pro athletes may be one way to enhance and even prolong players' career-long levels of performance.

What Happens When Pilots Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Ever-changing shift schedules, long hours, and short rest periods put pilots and other airline professionals at high risk for sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, and the health risks associated with chronic sleep problems, including mental health issues like depression and anxiety.