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9 Science-Backed Reasons Why You Should Go to Bed Early

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

That most Americans are falling short on getting the recommended eight hours of sleep per night is nothing new. Clearly though, not everyone who fails to log enough shut eye actually has trouble sleeping. Plenty of us are just staying up too late or putting off bedtime in favor of other activities.

Sleep Paralysis: You're Awake, But You Can't Move

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The cause of sleep paralysis isn't known. But it appears likely that many instances of sleep paralysis occur because of difficulty transitioning between different sleep stages, particularly moving in and out of REM sleep.

My Conversation With Co-Sleeping Expert James McKenna

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep -- particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. In our conversations, he shared his insights on co-sleeping and bi-phasic sleep patterns and offered tips for new parents.

4 Ways Arianna Huffington Changed My Sleep Game

Lindsey Smith | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

So I dedicated a solid month to seeing and understanding how my body had changed and what sleep really does. Here are four things that I've learned...

31 Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're on your third cup of coffee today with no hope of shaking your sleepiness, this is for you. We often refer to getting little sleep as an ...

Sleep Is the New Wonder Drug

Lynne Dorner | Posted 04.19.2015 | 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.

I Am Sleep Mom

Mama Bean | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

There is comfort in solidarity. There is comfort in not being the only one. Sleep Mom offers a hand and a tired smile, because sisterhood is reassuring.

How To Make Sleep A Necessity

meQuilibrium | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we've made it our goal to strengthen your resilience ("do this") and hold the line against stress ("ditch that"). This week, we turn your attention to your sleep, a nonnegotiable for healthy stress management

7 Helpful Tips For People Who Are New To Fitness

Julian Hayes II | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Julian Hayes II

It's easy to find yourself traveling down a rabbit hole of endless information. Before you know it, your brain is fried and you haven't made it to the gym nor eaten your first healthy meal. But before you get sucked into the vortex of information overload, use these seven principles below to establish a rock solid fitness foundation.

The Best Sleep Hacks, All In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

There's no question that we all value a solid night's sleep. But with the multitude of tips and tricks out there informing us how to log the best z's ...

10 Ways to Help Your Kid Get a Good Night's Sleep

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Though the reasons for poor sleep vary, many parents worry that media and technology interfere with bedtime routines and sleep.

Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Excessive sitting time reduces physical activity, promoting cardiovascular disease, and excessive sitting also disturbs sleep, which itself promotes cardiovascular disease. Therefore the detrimental effects of inactivity are compounded.

9 Ways To Sleep Better During Allergy Season

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

When you throw sleep deprivation on top of some already unpleasant symptoms, you're practically guaranteed to feel less than optimal for the next few months. The good news is that with a little bit of effort, you can turn your bedroom into an allergen-free zone -- and get more of the symptom-free rest you crave. Here's how.

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.27.2015 | Science
Arianna Huffington

Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.

The Science Behind Daylight Saving Time and Why You Feel Sleep-Deprived

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Daylight Saving Time is the first sign that spring is finally on its way. And while most of us look forward to the days staying lighter for longer, th...

With Fewer Electronics, This Is How A City Sleeps

Pacific Standard | Gregory Ferenstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

Since the invention of the light bulb, humans have drifted further and further from their natural sleep patterns. Artificial light tricks the brain in...

Don't Snooze on Nutrition: See How Foods Affect Sleep

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Research has found that certain nutrients in food can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. See what you should munch on for better nights and what foods to skip.

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

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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.

8 Surprising Culprits That Keep You From Falling Asleep

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sheryl Kraft | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Fifty to seventy million U.S. adults have trouble sleeping. Avoid these culprits to get a better night's rest. ...

5 Important Sleep Factors Most People Don't Think About

Ben Greenfield | Posted 03.09.2015 | 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.

Kids, Sleep and Daylight Saving Time

Sarah Virginia White | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Sarah Virginia White

Those of us who savor our sleep will feel the loss of that single hour, but the early-to-bed, early-to-wake routine will be an especially hard sell to your kids.

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.

9 Simple Rules Good Sleepers Swear By

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living

We're really, really bad at sleeping. Seriously. Think about it: How many times have we been tired but pushed through just one more episode of "Hou...