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Sleep Loss

Why Terrible News Really Might Keep You Up At Night

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living

The United Kingdom’s vote last month to leave the European Union set wheels in motion across the globe. British Prime Minister David Cameron announc...

Why We're More Likely To Make False Confessions If We're Sleep-Deprived

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.11.2016 | Science

On Netflix's blockbuster show"Making A Murderer," shocked audiences watched a teenage boy sentenced to decades in prison for murder on the basis of a ...

7 Ways Sleep Loss Wrecks Your Face and Body

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Grandma was right, we really do need our beauty sleep. In addition to the myriad of behavioral, cognitive and health-related reasons for getting the r...

Sleep-Starved: The Obesity and Sleep Connection

Judith Anne Owens, M.D., MPH | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Anne Owens, M.D., MPH

We all know as adults what it takes to lose weight and as parents how to prevent our children from packing on unhealthy pounds in the first place: die...

Sleep Loss Makes It Harder To Remember What You Know

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.14.2015 | Science

Sleep is critical to a healthy brain. While we're at rest, the brain is performing such important tasks as consolidating memories and clearing toxins....

My Q and A With Sleep Expert Mathias Basner on the Science of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Mathias Basner is an assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, and the deputy editor of the journal SLEEP. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the effects of sleep deprivation, the relationship between work and sleep, and the small steps anyone can take to improve their sleep immediately.

How Sleep Loss Can Lead to Weight Gain

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

It’s pretty well known that exercise can help you drop a few pounds. But did you know that a good night’s sleep will prevent you from gaining weig...

Feeling Anxious Or Depressed? Sleep Deprivation May Be To Blame

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling emotionally overwhelmed during times of stress and can't figure out why? Your current sleeping habits might offer some helpful insight. Acc...

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 ...

Here's Why Everyone Should Embrace Workplace Napping Right Now

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Although it's certainly advised that you power down devices an hour before bed, escort them out of the bedroom and log a solid seven to eight hours ev...

Chronic Poor Sleep May Lead To Lasting Brain Damage

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The current research delivers sobering news but also opens some important pathways for future inquiry, ones that may lead to new and better treatments for sleep problems and perhaps for other neurodegenerative diseases.

Study Shows Lost Sleep May Add Weight in Kids

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What can 2.5 hours do? During the week the kids slept more they reported eating 134 fewer calories per day compared to their intake during the reduced sleep condition, and their measured weight was about half a pound less.

What You Should Know About Sleeping In On Weekends

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.16.2013 | Science

Ah, the weekend. Many of us who work long hours during the week may see the weekend as an opportunity to "catch up" on some rest by sleeping in. But i...

Why Getting A Good Night's Sleep Is More Important Than Ever

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The importance of a good night's sleep can never be overstated, with the regenerative body process linked to a number of chronic diseases, including o...

Is Too Little Sleep Hurting Blacks? | Posted 12.16.2011 | Black Voices

It's no secret that insomnia or lack of sleep can have serious consequences, including poor concentration and short-term memory loss. But studies show...

Sleep Deprivation: It's Not Just An American Thing

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

Turns out we're not the only ones saddled with sleeplessness and too much stress. And we're not the only ones living in a perilous job market and economy that takes its toll on our sleep habits.