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ICYMI: The Science Behind Why We Watch Cat Videos And An Argument For Sleeping Alone

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a close look at the inner workings of the brain. We validated our cat video...

Even Light Physical Activity Can Help You Sleep Better At Night

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

If you want to improve your sleep game, get moving. Exercise has long been associated with healthy sleep. But a new study finds that when it comes...

A Patient Walks Into a Sleep Clinic With Too Many Red Blood Cells...

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

So let's look at the possible ties between an elevated hematocrit (the measurement of red blood cell count relative to blood volume) and sleep disorders.

Let Teenagers Sleep In

Kelly Ruemmele | Posted 06.12.2016 | Impact
Kelly Ruemmele

Americans, wake up! Our teens need to sleep. The research is compelling enough. Invest in our kids. Do the right thing. Delay school start times.

Could Sleep Apnea Be Tanking Your Daytime Productivity?

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Sleep apnea is commonly thought of something that affects only older or overweight individuals, when in reality the face of the condition is much broader. It can affect the young or old, male or female, and out of shape to super fit, so awareness of the condition's signs and effects proves important for everyone.

Observing the Damaged Brain for Clues About Dreaming

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Even with pretty amazing technology at our disposal, dreams -- their function, their purpose -- remain relatively little understood. The study of dreams through brain accidents, abnormalities, and disease will likely continue to be a source of new details that enrich our knowledge of this most mysterious aspect of life.

The Secret of Life

Deborah King | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

As a spiritual teacher, I'm often asked for the "secret of life." The one asking the question is probably expecting some deep esoteric answer, coming ...

Sleeping Around: How to Sleep With the Same Woman for 20 Years

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Having trouble falling asleep is a real drag. Having no trouble sleeping, but being awakened with by a whispered, "Are you asleep? I'm not," is a reason for justifiable homicide in six states.

7 Fitness Experts On How To Balance Exercise And Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

We reached out to some of the top fitness experts and asked how they balance their exercise, health and sleep schedules both personally and for clients, and also asked them to clear up common misconceptions they see regarding rest in the fitness world. Read on to learn from some of the best in fitness.

Karlie Kloss Loves Catching Up On Sleep, But There's An Even Better Way To Do It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

When 22-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss isn't strutting her stuff on the runway, she can be found lounging the day away in one of her favorite spots ...

How Weather Influences Your Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.22.2016 | 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.

Looking For Sleep In All The Wrong Places

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Sleep will naturally and gradually begin to seep through when we let go of effort. Relinquishing sleep effort is about letting go of our waking self -- our sense of who we believe we are. It's about willingly losing the battle for control of sleep by realizing that falling asleep cannot be controlled. Sleep is, in essence, a free ride for all those who are simply willing to be passengers.

101 Stress-Busting Ways To Chill Out At Night -- And Get Better Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Turns out, plenty. Here are 101 surprising, electronics-free activities that will help you wind down at night rather than rev up, making it easier to fall asleep and get a good night's rest. Go ahead, give 'em a try. Your body will thank you.

The Hotel Collection: How to find the best sheets for the best nights sleep

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World LuxEcoLiving Hotel Le Meurice Paris the ...

When You Have Cancer And Can't Sleep

Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Anna Medaris Miller for U.S. News Traci Gordon never had a problem falling asleep or staying asleep. In fact, she has a sleep disorder that caus...

We Underestimate Just How Dangerous Insomnia Can Be

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death.

5 Creative Ways to Score Some Much Needed Sleep

Jill Ginsberg | Posted 05.08.2016 | Comedy
Jill Ginsberg

Sleep interruptions happen. Especially when you're a mom. That's why we need to find creative ways to score longer bursts of those coveted z's.

5 Tips For Sleeping Better

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

We can't force sleep on ourselves. But we can create the ideal conditions for a long, restful night's sleep, and a comfortable morning wake up.

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

Rosie Osmun | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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 06.25.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 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.

I Am Sleep Mom

Mama Bean | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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.