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How Weather Influences Your Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Though many aspects of achieving good sleep are under our control, one often-overlooked factor is the outside environment. Changes to temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity and precipitation influence us in many ways, both positive and negative.

Your Sleeping Troubles Might Be Causing You Physical Pain

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Cold showers are rarely fun. But if you suffer from insomnia, they can be downright painful. A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Hea...

10 Inspirational Ideas for a Peaceful Night's Sleep

Nesrin Everett | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nesrin Everett

Personally, I'm aware that if I don't get enough sleep, I don't function half as well as when I've slept properly, and that I tend to be moody and irritable. However, when my "sleep tank" is full, I'm happy, creative and a bundle of positive energy!

5 Important Sleep Factors Most People Don't Think About

Ben Greenfield | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Whether you're concerned about that one hour of sleep you lose when the clock springs forward, or whether you simply want to enhance your sleep, fall asleep faster, or improve your physical and mental performance by sleeping better or longer, you're about to discover five important sleep factors most people don't think about, but probably should.

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Trouble Sleeping? Second Annual Insomnia Awareness Day Is March 9

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

By raising awareness about insomnia, and by letting people know they are not alone and treatment options are available, I hope that people who are suffering will seek help and improve their quality of life. You do not need to let insomnia prevent you from sleeping well.

Too Little Sleep Could Kill You?

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.

Going To Bed Late Can Increase Negative Thinking And Worry

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science

Skimping on sleep and staying up late could indicate you're headed for a negative spiral of persistent worry and negative thinking, according to new r...

How to Get to Sleep Without Trying or Putting in Effort

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

It's 5 a.m. and you've only now dropped off to sleep. You have spent the best part of the night tossing and turning in your bed. Why has it taken un...

Why People With Type 2 Diabetes Should See A Sleep Specialist

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

A common misconception is that sleep apnea, a condition characterized by complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep, only affects older, overweight men. This widely-held assumption is wrong.

Is Caffeine Keeping You Awake at Night?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

I can't remember exactly how long the headache lasted, but I think it was about two days. But the upshot of it all was that I got my sleep back on track. I was able to get into bed at night and when I fell asleep, I stayed asleep. I was like a new woman -- I felt great.

The Best Anti-Aging Treatment in the World

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

It's been shown that getting a good night's sleep doesn't just make you feel good on the inside, it also makes you look good on the outside.

Awake at the Wheel: Healthy Sleep Project Launches Campaign to Decrease Avoidable Drowsy Driving-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Healthy sleep is essential to promote optimal alertness behind the wheel and prevent drowsy driving. Stay "Awake at the Wheel" to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers from avoidable, life-threatening accidents caused by drowsiness.

The 5 Most Common Sleep Issues (And How To Find Relief)

Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kamal Patel for Life by DailyBurn If good sleep could be encapsulated in a pill, it would be the strongest medication ever produced. Numerous st...

Sound Sleep Advice For Back-To-School Season And Beyond

Laura Jana | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Jana

Treat sleep as a learned experience. As much as we'd like to think of sleep as natural, and the ability to do it well as an inborn skill, the fact of the matter is that many healthy sleep habits are learned. Which means that they often need to be encouraged, taught, and reinforced -- often on an ongoing basis.

9 Ways Sharing Your Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep (And How To Fix It)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Couples who don't get enough sleep are more likely to fight -- but what if the reason you can't catch enough Zz's is because of your "better" half's h...

How To Finally Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Sleep has now become a risky business; anxiety and stress are not and have never been favorable conditions for a good night's sleep.

Anna Almendrala

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affec...

5 Sleep Apnea Risk Factors To Discuss With Your Doctor

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Fortunately, many of the damaging effects of sleep apnea can be stopped, and even reversed, through diagnosis and treatment.

Yagana Shah

Sleep Deprivation Is Literally Playing With Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty

We all know that fuzzy feeling you get when you have a sleepless night -- where it's harder to concentrate, get through your day, and keep your eyes o...

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.

Why We Can't Sleep And What It's Doing To Our Work

Fast Company | Lydia Dishman | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

Admit it. You’ve had days at work where it takes a Herculean effort to stay awake and concentrate. A new study by the Virgin Pulse Institute foun...

Are You T'wired?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Because so many of us struggle nightly with inadequate sleep and dreams, we become chronically tired. At the same time, the excessive stimulation and hyperbole emblematic of modern life drives us to feel persistently wired.

The Difference Between Bad Dreams And Nightmares

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Bad dreams and nightmares are among the most startling and emotionally potent of remembered dreams. Even a partially remembered disturbing dream can linger in our waking minds. But what do we know about this phenomenon of disturbed dreaming? And what's the difference between a bad dream and a nightmare?

The Rest They Need: The Role of the Parent in Pediatric Sleep

Sam Cross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

One of the first challenges for a physician faced with a pediatric sleep problem is to identify who actually has the problem: the parent, the patient, or another family member. As most of us are aware, one person's sleep problem can produce symptoms for the whole house.