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Study Finds That if You Spend More Than an Hour a Day on Social Media, You're Probably Not Sleeping Well

Allure | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living

I don't even need to ask if you fall asleep every night checking Instagram, because I know you do. And while you may consider the glare of your iPhone screen a virtual lullaby, it's not exactly putting you into REM.

Never Feel Bad About Sleeping In On The Weekend Ever Again

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help imp...

The Alarm Clock Of The Future Will Wake You Up With A Scent

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

LAS VEGAS — You might not think that your sense of smell could have anything to do with how much sleep you get, but several new devices aim to ...

Try These Tricks For Better Sleep Tonight

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Dark, quiet, cool but not cold, not too humid or dry, calm and uncluttered – that's the perfect setup for sleeping. So find a noise-free room, ...

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there...

8 Surprising Ways Too Much Sleep Is Hurting Your Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living

It's a little hard to believe there's such a thing as sleeping too much, since so many of us feel like it's a struggle to even get barely enough. But...

6 Things You Probably Don't Know About Yawning

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.19.2015 | Healthy Living

We all do it, and we all know it has at least something to do with how tired we feel. But unlike sleep apnea or laptops in the bedroom, yawning is an ...

High Schools Finally Realize Teens Need To Sleep More

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE (AP) -- More school districts around the U.S. are heeding the advice of scientists who have long said that expecting teens to show up to clas...

Too Little Movement? Too Much Inactivity?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living

The actress Mae West once said, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful!" Unfortunately, in reality, most of the decadent indulgences we pursue &mdash...

Can You Really Catch Up On Sleep?

U.S.News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s America’s favorite weekend activity: catching up on sleep. But when you sleep in, are you really making up for lost sleep? &ldq...

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a ...

Your Fluffy Bed Companion Is Probably Sabotaging Your Sleep

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - There are many potential health benefits to pet ownership, but a good night’s sleep may not necessarily be one of them, a sm...

There's A Surprising Link Between Pain And Sleepwalking

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living

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The Color Of Your Skin Could Influence How Much Sleep You Get

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Black Americans fare worse than white Americans on nearly every metric of health, and dishearteningly, we have another disparity to add to the list: ...

How Your Bedtime Affects Your BMI

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Too little sleep and too-late bedtimes – at any age – may result in heavier bodies and wider waistlines, new research finds. Bo...

Sleep Apnea Tied To Gout Risk And Flare-Ups

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout and experiencing flare-ups, according to a new study. The intense pain and sw...

5 Nightmarish Side Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

It's no surprise that a night without enough Zzzs can lead to a groggy morning.  But bleary eyes and gaping yawns aren't the only things that ca...

One Surprising Thing That Can Make You A Better Runner

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

It's marathon season. As an endurance runner myself, I often feel there are not enough hours to get in my training amidst a world of family, work and...

The Scary Truth About Getting Fewer Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Each Night

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, ...

Where You Live May Determine How Well You Sleep

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

We know Americans aren't getting the requisite 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night that the National Sleep Foundation recommends. But some areas of the c...

Kids Who Have Electronic Devices In Their Rooms Get Less Sleep

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Erica Harris is no stranger to dealing with sleep problems in kids. Her children, Greyson, 5, and Reagan, 3, both had surgery last year for sleep apn...

NBA Finals MVP Attributes Recent Strong Play To Better Sleep Cycles

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports

When the Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala lifted up the NBA Finals MVP trophy last June, it was the culmination of countless reps in the w...

Why Back-To-School Is A Critical Time For Children's Sleep Habits

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

If your child wakes up before the alarm clock (even if you'd prefer they didn't), it's a good sign he or she is getting adequate sleep. But if you se...

Is A Vitamin Or Mineral Deficiency Making You Tired?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

You already know a lack of iron can drag you down. But experts say numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies can contribute to fatigue. If left ...

6 Things People With Sleep Apnea Wish You Knew

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Misinformation persists about obstructive sleep apnea — when you stop breathing briefly and repeatedly during sleep — even though about 1...