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Sleep Studies

Tonight, Sleep Like a... Dragon?

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

There's a lot of information around about what happens when humans sleep, from rapid eye movements (REM) to dreaming. But the research involving the electrophysiological characteristics of sleep has mostly been limited to mammals and invertebrates.

Science Finds Yet Another Connection Between Sleep And Weight Loss

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Delving into the biology behind it all, to include brain perception as it relates to metabolic disorders -- as this study did -- further reinforces the importance of continually educating ourselves about this essential topic.

The Best Diet For Sleep (You Might Lose A Few Pounds Too!)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

If you want to sleep more soundly and possibly drop a few pounds, amp up your fiber intake and forgo the sweets and saturated fats. A new study publi...

Sorry, You Probably Can't Sleep Just 6 Hours A Night

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

A recent study published in Current Biology on the sleep habits of three "pre-industrial" societies has been making waves in science journalism circle...

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation.

Hoarders Can't Hoard Sleep, Study Shows

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science
Van Winkle's

All that stuff hoarders keep in their bedrooms may be keeping them from sleeping properly, aggravating the problems that fuel their hoarding in the fi...

The Dreams of Little Children: Hellishly Boring, or Scientifically Valuable?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2016 | Science
Van Winkle's

I don’t go out of my way to hear about other people’s dreams. I don’t find them particularly meaningful, nor meaningfully different than my own ...

Sleep Is the New Wonder Drug

Lynne Dorner | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynne Dorner

It's considered a badge of honor to dedicate hours upon hours at work only to have no energy left to dedicate your time to what's really important. Thankfully, this is beginning to change.

8 Science-Backed Reasons To Get More Sleep

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

You've likely heard some of these core benefits before, but more recent studies have further explored the value of rest, providing some interesting insights.

How Sleep Affects Morality

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

If we want people to make carefully-considered moral choices, and if we want them to spot unethical behavior in others, then sleep needs to be a priority.

These Cities Get The Most And Least Sleep

Wall Street Journal | Stuart A. Thompson | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

People in Melbourne sleep the most, people in Tokyo sleep the least, and Americans just need more sleep overall. Those are some of the findings fro...

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

Fast Company | Ainsley O'Connell | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

You've heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep. But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (o...

To Dream In Different Cultures

The New York Times | T.M. Luhrmann | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

WHEN Doug Hollan arrived on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi for his anthropology dissertation fieldwork in a rice farming village, his Toraja neighb...

Why Teens Need To Start School Later

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

What you may not realize is that your child is not lazy at all. In most cases your teen is just not getting enough sleep. Now, schools across America are recognizing this and starting to take action accordingly.

11 Things We've Learned About Sleep Over The Past Year

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Here at HuffPost Healthy Living, it's no secret that we're a little obsessed with sleep (we have an entire page dedicated to the latest sleep research...

Beloved Sleep: Are You Getting Enough?

Tevis Trower | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

How can you be sure to get enough beauty rest? As a self-confessed over-achiever ever in search of a better night's sleep, I've found the following to make a difference.

What to Expect At A Sleep Study

Sam Cross | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

A diagnostic sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram (PSG), is a technique used to identify the presence of sleep disorders. At its core, a PSG simply involves connecting a patient to monitoring equipment and recording his or her sleep for a night.

When Sleepwalking Turns Dangerous

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There is now good evidence that parts of the brain may be awake while other parts are asleep. Sleepwalking is a premiere example: The portion of the brain capable of generating complex behaviors is awake while those portions which normally monitor our activity and lay down memory of our behaviors are asleep.

What Untreated Sleep Apnea Means For Your Blood Pressure

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The more we learn about sleep and sleep disorders, the more we realize that the symptoms of fatigue and sleepiness experienced by those with chronic sleep disruption are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In fact, poor sleep can exert its effects on nearly all medical conditions.

Why Self-Control Requires A Good Night's Sleep

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

Sleep appears to be a master key for our ability to exert self-control. If you find yourself caving to temptation more often that you want, check your sleep habits and consider making sleep a higher priority.

Investigating A Curious Narcolepsy Case

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Although this was clearly more than just narcolepsy, it was possible that the constellation of symptoms was due to a small genetic alteration that included both a narcolepsy-causing gene and a mitochondrial gene located close by on the same chromosome.

Confessions Of A Hopeless Night Owl

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

As a self-confessed nocturnal who can blame it on genetics, I proudly declare my solace from the quiet of the night. I love hearing the whir of the refrigerator in the kitchen and the hoot of the barn owl in our fields.

Lack Of Sleep Disrupts Our Genes

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding more about how sleep affects genetic function holds great promise in illuminating these pathways and could open important new avenues for both treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

WATCH: HuffPost's Nap Rooms Featured On The Today Show

Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that if employees don't get enough sleep, they are less productive. NBC's 'The Today Show' tackled this issue Saturday morning, ...

It's National Sleep Day! 8 New Findings About Sleep And Your Health

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation can raise anxiety levels and other recent research.