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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 11.13.2015 | 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...

This Is The Number One Health Problem Soldiers Face

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

What's the most wide-spread health issue plaguing members of the military? While post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and depress...

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living

A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture. "Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kel...

A Peek Into The Sleep Habits Of Teenagers Around The World

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

New data released by Sleep Cycle, an alarm clock that tracks sleep patterns, show that teenagers in Europe have the best sleep quality -- and te...

Text Alert: The Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.

ICYMI: Gender Bias, Sleep Justice And Iceland's Genetic Experiment

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this last week in March, we were captivated by the story of Iceland's cache of genetic ...

Cultivating Mindfulness To Help Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Mindfulness has also been shown effective in helping to improve sleep, including reducing symptoms of insomnia and other sleep disturbances, as well as reducing daytime tiredness and fatigue. Mindfulness, according to research, also can help alleviate one of the prime obstacles to sleep: worry.

9 Things We Learned About Sleep This Year

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 12.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite the fact that sleep is essential to our survival, researchers know surprisingly little for sure about our shut-eye. Questions about why we sle...

Should We Blame the Engineer for Falling Asleep at the Train Controls?

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

When employees fall asleep on the job, this should be an indicator that perhaps the work system is scheduled in a manner that is incompatible with circadian processes and sleep needs of employees.

Treat Your Sleep Apnea and Look Younger

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Poor sleep, and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, diminish both sleep quantity and sleep quality, and can interfere with the body's ability to rejuvenate cells and bolster immune function. This can result in a less attractive, less youthful appearance.