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How An Extra Hour Of Sleep Stacks Up Against Your Fitness Regime, Diet, And Even Your Love Life

Posted 11.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Are you tired right now? For 80 percent of Americans, the answer would be a loud, resounding “yes.” (Or, more accurately, a deflated sigh of ag...

Sleeping Giants

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

In 2005, the U.S. Olympic Committee, in consultation with sleep expert Mark Rosekind, upgraded the rooms at its Colorado Springs training center. ...

Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Family's Sleep, No Prescription Required

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

The good news is that many of these are factors that you can change at home, without medicines or drastic measures. Here are few totally natural ways you can improve sleep for both yourself and your family.

Should You Be Worried if You Sleepwalk or Sleep Talk?

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

I was a sleepwalker as a child. When I was 8 or 9 years old, my parents would tell me stories of the funny and bizarre things I did -- and I had n...

5 Lifestyle Tweaks For A More Productive Life

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Burgess

Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are not as hard as you think. Thankfully, it is in little changes that we have the ability to see dramatic gains. The following are five ways to dramatically increase your productivity.

Short Naps Help Us Course Correct

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

But what do we do if, despite our best intentions, we're not getting the seven or eight hours a night of sleep we need? Researchers have found tha...

What To Do If You Suffer From Middle-Of-The-Night Insomnia

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

Occasional trouble staying asleep is quite normal and not necessarily a cause for concern. Sleep professionals like to use the "rule of threes" to figure out whether you should seek help. Consult with your doctor if the problem happens at least three times a week, with at least 30 minutes awake at night, and continues for at least 30 days.

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

We've put together nine of the best ways you can enhance your space for sleep according to leading sleep hygiene experts and recent studies. Read on to learn what environmental changes can have the biggest impact on rest.

Insomnia and the Performance of U.S. Workers

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

A 2011 Harvard Medical School study found that insomnia was significantly associated with lost work performance, and when projected onto the entir...

Sleep and Breast Cancer Health

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

For those dealing with breast cancer, it is apparent that so much of our recovery and perhaps even our long-term outcomes depend on what is happening in the bedroom at night.

Has Your Family Suffered From the Bed-Rotation Syndrome?

Paola Espinel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Paola Espinel

Well, there is a high chance that if you have little kids at home your family has experienced this at some point of your life as a parent. When children are young most parents suffer sleep deprivation to some degree.

How Sound Impacts Your Sleep Cycle

Rosie Osmun | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Sound appears to have both positive and negative influences, depending on types, noise level, personal preference and other factors. Read on to see how sound influences sleep in both the short-term and long-term, and how to optimize your environment for better nights.

Details From The New Frontier Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We talk a lot about the threats that technology poses to healthy sleep. But technology also has the capacity to change sleep for the better. New sleep technologies have flooded the marketplace in recent years. How are they working?

The Great British Sleep Survey

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

As the Great British Sleep Survey found, poor sleepers are seven times more likely to feel helpless and five times more likely to feel alone. Thes...

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep

Jackie Stroka | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

A 2013 study on mice showed that during sleep the brain clears out harmful waste proteins that build up between its cells -- a process that may re...

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Marina Komarovsky Credit: Shuttershock When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes t...

What Are Your Sleep Rules?

David Cunnington | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Flynt via Bigstockphoto Do you have a very careful pre-sleep routine? One of the first things people do when they're not sleeping well is to ...

Here's When Daylight Saving Time Ends (You're Welcome)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Daylight saving time, the practice that throws our sleep schedules all out of whack, ends Sunday, November 1 at 2 a.m. The clocks will "fall back" one...

10 Sleep Technologies: How Much Snore for the Dollar?

Michael Larson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Larson

The heroes of modern culture, the geeks (thus labeled because I count myself in that number), have come to the rescue with a host of new sleep technologies intended to shield us from the host of physical and mental ailments associated with poor rest.

Regular Sleep Helps Us Exercise Better

Jackie Stroka | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Many of us know that regular exercise helps us sleep better, but what I discovered is that it's a two-way street. Regular sleep also helps us exerci...

Your Health Counts on Counting Sheep

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Unfortunately, just as we learn more about sleep's role in our health, we are also learning that we're not getting enough. More than one-third of adults report daytime sleepiness for 15 days or more each month that gets in the way of work, driving and spending time with friends or family.

Are We Sleep-Deprived or Just Darkness-Deprived?

The Conversation US | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

A crucial aspect of the findings of the new study has not been discussed in either the news stories or the paper itself: People in preindustrial societies spend much more time in darkness than people living in the industrialized world.

To Sleep, Perchance to Feel Rested

Tom Allon | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Allon

Sleep, which occupies more than one-third of our lives, has been relegated to a quiet corner of mystery, like a far-off celestial planet that shines bright but appears too far off to really ponder or try to fully understand.

Effective Strategies for You and Your Kids to Get the Sleep You Need Now!

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 10.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Prueher

Once you have established a sleep schedule, stick with it -- even on the weekends. You'll have the most restorative sleep when sleep is predictable. Getting enough quality sleep is critical to your health. Establish good sleeping habits for your entire family with these strategies, and you'll have more energy, be more alert and productive, and lead healthier and happier lives.

Can't Get Your Kids to Go to Sleep? Try These 7 Steps!

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Tammy Gold

So often, parents stay until their child falls asleep - I suggest an alternate route. I call this "exiting ritual." Many of my clients have found this to be an easy fix and I hope you do too...and don't forget to let me know what you think!