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Sleep Hygiene

7 Ways To Get To Bed Earlier Tonight

Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that there are many health benefits of getting enough shuteye, and that the negative impacts of sleep deprivation can be severe. When it comes...

Should You Sleep In Separate Beds?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's behind the drive to sleep separately? There are a number of reasons that couples find themselves considering separate bedrooms. Here are some of the most common.

The Bedtime Rituals Of The Best-Rested

Posted 04.27.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We went to the people who really need their rest -- a fitness guru, a yogi, a pro athlete--to learn their get-to-sleep secrets. ...

Trouble Sleeping? Ask Yourself Why

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Seven to eight hours of sleep each night means a happier, smarter, healthier and probably longer-living you. But mo...

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

The Benefits Of Sleeping Alone

Salon | Posted 08.14.2012 | Women

The British Science Festival is a pretty big deal in the world of European scientists. An event held annually since 1831, except during times of war, ...

Sleepless From the Stock Market

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Security and comfort are difficult to find these days, and the stock market often moves "contrary to fact."

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.

Surprising Sleep Stealers

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

We know the principles of good sleep hygiene, like not drinking too much caffeine during the day, not exercising late at night and not reading or watching TV in bed if you have trouble sleeping. But that alone may not solve your problem.

The Everyday Activity That's Robbing Children Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's some sobering, if unsurprising, news: A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby's sleep. Research...

Sleep More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

How Working The Night Shift Can Affect Your Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.

How To Become A Morning Person

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

You can train your body to snap to attention and be ready to rock-and-roll first thing in the morning. This objective is attainable for most everyone.

Is Technology Stealing Your Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

How often do you use a smartphone or computer right before bed or even in bed? Do you think it may be impacting your quality of sleep or your ability to fall asleep?

Get Out Of Bed For Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A new study suggests that being in the bed itself might be contributing to your sleeplessness. In fact, the researchers found that one of the best things an insomniac can do is get out of bed.

The Truth About Melatonin

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Melatonin is a sleep and body clock regulator, not a sleep initiator.

Get Fido His Own Bed

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Creating a comfortable and ideal sleep environment is important for anyone trying to get a good night's sleep. If you share your bed with your pet, however, you may want to reconsider.

Want To Look Better? Get Your Beauty Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Better quantity and quality sleep is an attractive feature, in everyone. A new study showed that when given a choice, people thought individuals with more sleep looked attractive!

Regular Daily Routines Enhance Sleep Experience

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know what it's like when our bodies fall out of synch with our normal routine. We can feel "off" and overly alert.

Feeling Fat? Forget Your Diet, Check This Out

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What if you could take control of your waistline just by logging a few more minutes (and for some, hours) of restful sleep a night? Something to think about.

The British Are Sleepless, Too

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Americans aren't the only ones complaining of poor sleep, no sleep, and abysmal bed partners. News just hit that the majority of British are losing ground on the war against insomnia, too.

Sleep Tips: CBT Good For Sleep and Pain

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A study indicates that CBT can help patients who already are taking medications for pain and might be reluctant or unable to take additional drugs to treat their sleep problems.

Forget The Sheep: Try This Instead

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I've never been a big advocate of the counting-sheep ploy. But I do know that guided imagery and mind games can be very effective

Sleep Hygiene 101: How To Ensure A Better Night's Rest

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep is actually a combination of 2 systems, your sleep drive (like hunger) and a biological clock that tells you when to sleep. When both are working well together, you sleep best.