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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.

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 05.09.2015 | 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 05.09.2015 | 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...

My Q and A With Firas Kittaneh, Who Has Glimpsed the Future of Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Firas Kittaneh wants to disrupt the mattress industry. And the success of his online mattress company Amerisleep is about more than people's increased willingness to buy a mattress online without every trying it out in a showroom. It's about something much bigger: our changing attitude toward sleep.

My Q and A With W. Chris Winter, Sleep Whisperer to Some of the World's Top Athletes

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Perhaps more than any other group, athletes have fully embraced sleep as a performance enhancement tool. Top athletes are, of course, all about results. So there's no better place than the world of sports to see the tangible effects of sleep (including pre-game naps) on performance.

These Are The Sleeping Patterns Of The World's Most Successful People

Business Insider | Joshua Barrie | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

Sleep is a subject of perpetual fascination. Especially when it comes to the sleeping habits of highly successful people. Madetomeasureblinds-uk.co...

9 Tricks To Learn From Super Sleepers

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

The more sleep-deprived among us can take a cue from these super sleepers to get in on the vast benefits of sleeping well. Here's a peek at the smart, surprising habits of great sleepers, plus how the rest of us can copy their moves to a better night's rest.

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Amer...

4 Ways Embracing an Ayurvedic Sleep Pattern Improves Your Life

Carla Poertner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

Let me stand on my break-of-dawn soap box and proclaim the benefits in following an early-to-bed, early-to-rise, Ayurvedic sleep pattern.

10 Common Sleep Mistakes You Might Be Making

Benjamin Spall | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Spall

The difference between sleeping well and sleeping poorly can have a huge impact on our morning routine and the overall quality of our day, but for the most part we're unaware of how our pre-bedtime behavior can affect the quality of our nighttime slumber.

12 Daily Habits For Better Rest

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've ever wanted to be that person -- the one with seemingly limitless amounts of energy throughout the day, the one who's never been accused of ...

10 Ways To Sleep Yourself Slim

Dr. Doni Wilson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Doni Wilson

Research shows that when sleep is disrupted, cortisol levels are shifted away from optimal, perpetuating sleep issues by throwing off hormone levels and increasing inflammation. Therefore getting good sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Why Baby Sleep Books Can Suck It

Brandy Ferner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Brandy Ferner

This is going to be a train wreck because I haven't slept in months. So my mind is about as sharp as a Boppy pillow and organizing a cohesive thought is not my strong suit these days. But I need to speak from these depths of exhaustion and bleariness, to give a voice to my fellow sleepless parents and to warn them of the trap that is the baby sleep book.

The Only Good Option When You Really Can't Sleep

OWN | Posted 04.27.2015 | OWN

You know those nights when you toss and turn, and it feels like you're stuck in a perpetual state of restlessness? When you can't seem to fall asleep,...

6 Breathing Tricks To Help You Fall Asleep Faster Tonight

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

There's no question that many of us would like to improve the quality of our sleep each night. Tossing, turning, waking up frequently, struggling to f...

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Bedtime

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Between making a conscious effort to separate your work life from home, not working on your bed, and being mindful of your activities before bed, over time you'll train your body to be sleep ready.

How To Fall Asleep Like Jeff Bridges

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Take it from The Dude himself: "You gotta sleep, man." That was Jeff Bridges' advice to HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri on Monday about the necessi...

Yagana Shah

Nearly 200 Studies Point To The Same Conclusion About Skimping On Sleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.23.2015 | Fifty

Younger people may pride themselves in their ability to stay up all night and still function the next day, but a new study suggests they rethink their...

The Only Things You Should Be Doing In Your Bedroom

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Many turn to reading as a way of helping them fall asleep, but in a conversation with HuffPost Live on Thursday, Deepak Chopra outlined the only two t...

How To Keep Sleepless Nights From Ruining Your Day

AARP Life Reimagined | Sarah Mahoney | Posted 01.15.2015 | Fifty

I’m tired. And I’m in good company: By many estimates, up to 70 percent of the U.S. population is at least a little sleep deprived. And while only...