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Sleep Quality

8 Hours of Sleep: Sure, But How Good Is It?

Patrick Khoo | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Patrick Khoo

There has been a recent proliferation of phone-based apps and wearable devices that help us track our sleep, but these are almost invariably based on the amount of movement a person makes while asleep.

How Well Do You Really Sleep? Take This Quiz To Find Out.

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living

More than a third of Americans don't get enough sleep. Are you one of them? How well do you really sleep at night? It's not just about the number of ...

A Great Night's Sleep Starts When The Day Begins

Trish Kinney | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

But it takes more than a solid bedtime ritual to promote good sleep. The foundation of regenerative sleep, an absolute necessity for a healthy life, is built during the day.

Single Parents Are More Likely To Have This Huge Health Problem

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Most health studies about single-parent families focus on the well-being of children, but experts are increasingly turning their focus to how the adul...

The Reason You Can't Accurately Recall The Quality Of Your Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: Can you ever really know if you've slept well? The Answer: Let's face it: most days, it's nearly impossible to view our own sleep hab...

My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children's Sleep Medicine

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor of pediatrics at The University of Chicago's Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the link between breathing and sleep health, social factors that can affect children's sleep, and the importance of teaching your children healthy sleep habits.

My Q and A With Claire Sexton on How Sleep -- and Lack of Sleep -- Affects Our Brains

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

How does the brain change as we age, and what steps can we take to help our brains stay healthy as time goes by? In answer to my questions, Claire Sexton, a post-doctoral research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, elaborated on some of her latest scientific findings and offered some tips on how to improve the quality of our sleep.

Why More Sleep Doesn't Always Make You Feel Well-Rested

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: On several occasions, I've woken up from a "good" night's sleep and still felt surprisingly tired and lethargic. What gives? Why can't I...

Yagana Shah

Sleep Deprivation Is Literally Playing With Your Head | 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...

Women, Sleep Apnea and Heart Health: More Connections

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This study is the latest in a growing body of research that points to the sleep-related health risks that women may face. We've seen other evidence that suggests women are at higher risk than men for cardiovascular problems associated with poor sleep.

Catherine Pearson

Sleep May Improve With Age, Study Shows | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living

First it was sex, now it's sleep. It seems there's no end to the bedtime activities at which aging Americans excel, at least according to new research...

5 Everyday Things Keeping You From Good Sleep

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living

How did you feel when you woke up this morning? If your answer is anything other than "refreshed," maybe you should take a closer look at your slee...

What Does Your 'One Nightstand' Say About You?

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

If sleep is a nightly get-away, then the nightstand is the overnight bag we carry at our side. We can learn a lot about a person and their travels by examining their bags.

A Good Night's Sleep Can Prevent The Common Cold, Research Shows

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As flu season rears its ugly head once again, many people are stocking up their medicine cabinets and popping vitamin C with hopes of avoiding the com...

Holiday Stress and Your Skin

Dr. Anne Chapas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Anne Chapas

With all the food, socializing, and stress, the holidays can be hard on your skin. Recent studies on the pathogenesis of acne may offer an explanation for these seasonal break outs.