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A Midsummer Night's Dream: 5 Tips for Better Summer Sleep

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Maria Luci, editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale's Are you sure/That we are awake? It seems to me/That yet we sleep, we dream... -...

Could This Be The Secret To Better Sleep

Katie Fox | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Katie Fox

We're all familiar with the feeling of early morning dread that results from a night of tossing and turning, meticulously counting the hours of rest t...

Learn How To Sleep Like A Baby

Sue Peters | Posted 06.22.2016 | Science
Sue Peters

Newborns sleep about 16 hours a day, but as they age they develop a homeostatic mechanism that balances their increasing ability to stay awake and their ongoing need for sleep. The circadian rhythm of sunlight and darkness helps to drive one part of this mechanism.

Popular Sleeping Myths You Should Never Believe

The Active Times | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Adequate and consistent amount of sleep can help lower the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, depression and obesity. Click Here to see the Co...

10 Things to Try Tonight

Dana Obleman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Dana Obleman

Start dimming the lights before bed. Our internal clocks rely heavily on light to determine when it's time to get ready to sleep. Start dimming or turning off lights gradually about an hour before bedtime, or slightly before you start baby's bedtime routine.

Back to the Future of Wellness

Magatte Wade | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Magatte Wade

I spent many years of my life very socially active in the evenings even while I was busy building my companies by day. It was a mark of pride that we ...

4 Ways Your Teeth Can Affect Your Sleep

Mark Burhenne | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Burhenne

The next time you're brushing your teeth, take a look in the mirror for these 4 clues that teeth give about the quality of your sleep breathing:

How the Right Bedroom Setup Can Help You Sleep Better

Alexandra Zatarain | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Zatarain

We've been able to make differences in our home that have allowed us to finally sleep through the night and optimize our bedroom, and here's the seven steps to achieve the same in your own home.

Why My Baby Monitor Is Keeping Me From Sleep

Shea Curry | Posted 05.19.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

Let's face it, our parents didn't have baby monitors. They assumed we were ok if they didn't hear us screaming. But for our generation of baby monitors and spy cameras for nannies, we couldn't imagine not being able to see our precious ones every second of their existence. It's kind of crazy actually.

How to Use Technology to Help You Sleep!

Rhianna Wallace | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhianna Wallace

Remember it is important to set up a sleep environment as a good sleep environment promotes good sleep quality. Sleep is a key to living healthy and functioning daily. Try out one of these products and see if it helps you achieve your optimum sleep potential!

Is Better Sleep Really The Answer?

Jairek Robbins | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jairek Robbins

I had a great interview with Shawn Stevenson about his new book "Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success." As a peak performance coach, I understand the importance of sleep, yet the science and research he shares in his book blew me away.

The Best Ways To Catch Up On Sleep

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Want to catch up on lost Zs this weekend? While it's important to always try to keep a regular sleep rhythm, there are ways to make up for the hours y...

3 Rules for the Perfect Nap

Els van der Helm | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Els van der Helm

If you're one of the lucky ones working at one of these front-running sleep friendly companies: What's the best way to make the most out of your nap? And what if you're not so lucky and need to squeeze your nap into your weekend? Here I outline three rules for the perfect nap.

8 Foods for Better Sleep

Well+GOOD | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Not sure what to stock up on to maximize the quality of your time under the covers? Wrobel picks his favorite sleep-enhancing foods based on key nutrients, like calcium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and tryptophan--which all play key roles in serious shut-eye. In an age of overachieving, it's about time we all aim to be successful snoozers, too.

A New Prescription for Sleepless Americans: Take Advice Not a Pill

Wendy Troxel | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

The ACP's recently published guidelines recommend doctors put aside their prescription pads in favor of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as the most effective and safest treatment.

Sleep Tips From A Police Psychologist

UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative

A great deal of people suffer from sleep deprivation, either self-induced or organically. There are a few simple things that we can do to improve our ability to achieve a better night's sleep.

What the How-To Blog Posts Don't Tell You About Sleep

Christine Hansen | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Hansen

My point is that if you are serious about changing your sleep, there is most definitely an answer. But you have to make a commitment though to be willing to find the root of your challenges and to face them and work with them.

Watch HuffPost Employees Get Schooled On Their Own Sleep Habits

The Huffington Post | Brittany Nims | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that we at HuffPost take our sleep very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we couldn't resist putting our own (sometimes good, some...

What's the Ideal Sleeping Room Temperature?

Paul F.P. Pogue | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul F.P. Pogue

(Photo by Elizabeth Giorgi) Ensure a restful sleep by setting the ideal bedroom temperature with these HVAC tips. An ideal sleeping room temperature...

8 Reasons Your Pillow Sucks (Literally)

Kalle Simpson | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Kalle Simpson

The vast majority of pillows are comprised of potentially harmful materials, which include cotton, down, feather, polyester and other synthetic fibers. These extra absorbent materials wreak havoc on your beauty and sleep game. Here's how:

Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Children: Easy Ways to Help Reset Their Clocks

American Sleep Association | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
American Sleep Association

Huffington Post is proud to partner with the American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. Traveling with kids can be tiring for the w...

9 Hacks To Get Your Best Sleep This Allergy Season

Pete Bils, Sleep Geek Pete | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Pete Bils, Sleep Geek Pete

Seasonal allergies or asthma affect more than 60 million Americans, according to estimates, and more than 75 percent of those people report their allergies cause them to lose sleep, resulting in drowsy days.

To Sleep Train Or Not To Sleep Train, That is the (Ongoing) Question

Whitney Roban | Posted 04.29.2016 | Parents
Whitney Roban

As a Pediatric Sleep Specialist, I am often confronted by parents with the question of whether they should sleep train their children. These parents ...

How To Find The Perfect Mattress

Staci Giordullo | Posted 04.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Staci Giordullo

(Photo by Dave Massey) Sleeping well is an important part of your overall health. A new mattress could be the key. Getting a good night's sleep ...

Using White Noise for Sleep

Brent Glasgow | Posted 04.29.2016 | Technology
Brent Glasgow

(Photo courtesy of HoMedics) Do you prefer quiet to sleep, or do you require a little white noise to reach that restful state of slumber? If you...