iOS app Android app

Sleep Health

5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science

  Sleep loss can take a devastating toll on the mind and body at any stage of life, from early childhood to older adulthood. But for t...

A Shocking Number Of Us Are Sleep-Deprived. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

We're all tired, and we're ready to do something about it. Recently The Huffington Post teamed up with Parade magazine to find out how many Americans ...

Is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a Result of Stubbornness?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

The Back to Sleep initiative, now referred to as Safe to Sleep, has drastically reduced the number of crib deaths. The number of reported cases is three times lower than it was in the early 90s. But even one infant death is too many when it can be prevented by taking simple precautions.

Sleep the Single Most Important Determinant in Predicting Longevity

Jackie Stroka | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jackie Stroka

The most basic change we can make in redefining Third Metric success in our lives has to do with our relationship to sleep and the sleep environment...

Men And Women Sleep Very Differently

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

It's time for us to add sleep to the laundry list of things men and women do differently. The team behind sleep analyzing app Sleep Cycle recently...

7 Major Advances In The Science Of Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.25.2015 | Science

It's no secret that here at The Huffington Post, we love sleep -- and for good reason. Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, along w...

Sayonara, Snooze Button: 6 Hacks to Give You More Time in the Morning

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Implement these tips into your routine and you'll find yourself not only making it to your lecture on time, but having a few minutes to spare to sip that latte in peace and prepare yourself for the day ahead.

How To Stop Snoring, In One Simple Chart

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

You may not know if you snore at night, but your partner sure does. And while their complaints are rarely phrased kindly or well-received, they sh...

Sleep Is the New Wonder Drug

Lynne Dorner | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynne Dorner

It's considered a badge of honor to dedicate hours upon hours at work only to have no energy left to dedicate your time to what's really important. Thankfully, this is beginning to change.

My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children's Sleep Medicine

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor of pediatrics at The University of Chicago's Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the link between breathing and sleep health, social factors that can affect children's sleep, and the importance of teaching your children healthy sleep habits.

The Best Sleep Hacks, All In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

There's no question that we all value a solid night's sleep. But with the multitude of tips and tricks out there informing us how to log the best z's ...

Struggling With High Blood Pressure? Your Sleep May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Looking to lower your blood pressure? Fix your poor sleep habits first, suggests a new study. Mayo Clinic researchers recently set out to find how ...

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...

This Is What's Ruining The World's Sleep -- And It's Not Our Technology Addiction

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Between keeping our smartphones by our pillows and binge-watching Netflix before finally closing our eyes, you'd think our ever-growing connection to ...

5 Ways Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Diet

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Great power lies in a solid night's sleep. Logging those 7-9 hours of shut-eye daily helps us stay mentally sharp, repair damage done to our bodies du...

Improve Your Sleep To Improve Your Health

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Despite the important role sleep plays, a recent Gallup Poll reveals that 43 percent of Americans report their sleep needs are not being met. Fortunately, there are several ways to start sleeping more soundly.

Allow The Mice In This Science Experiment To Remind You Of Sleep's Importance

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Dr. David Gozal is considered a pioneer for his work researching and treating sleep disorders in children. But some of his most recent research hig...

How Naps Do Your Brain (And Body) Good

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.17.2015 | Science

Running seriously low on sleep? A nap can not only make you feel better, but can reverse the effects of poor sleep by restoring hormones and proteins ...

A Scientific Case For Starting The Workday At 10 A.M.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science

Sleep deprivation has become a bigger and bigger problem in the U.S., with 40 percent of adults getting less than the recommended seven to nine hours ...

What I Learned From Being Diagnosed With Narcolepsy

Julie Flygare | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flygare

About six months later, I woke up one morning in the law school parking lot unsure of how I'd got there. I remembered leaving home, but couldn't recall arriving at school. I'd gotten 10 hours of sleep the night before. For the first time, I thought: Maybe I have a sleep problem.

6 Ways Sleep Makes Your Life Better

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, PsyD, for YouBeauty.com Our society is constantly trying to find the magic pill, the easiest fix and the best way to ach...

WATCH: How Working The Overnight Shift Can Hurt Your Health

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Working the night shift doesn’t just affect your sleep cycle -- it can also take a significant toll on your overall health. Rashid Temuri, a Chic...

Scientists Reveal Secret To Boosting Your Metabolism During Sleep

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science

Scientists have long known that sleeping in a cool room can help you get a more peaceful snooze. But now new research suggests there's another big ben...

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...

Why We Need To Pay More Attention To Women's Sleep

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Several major gaps continue to exist in sleep research for women. This is in part due to the early work focused on sleep apnea, which primarily affects men. In addition, lack of awareness of sex differences in sleep research has contributed to this knowledge gap.