Overwork and little sleep can affect every aspect of our lives, from relationships, job performance and daily wellbeing to our fundamental health. A new study suggests that difficult and demanding work schedules also can contribute to obesity.
A hot (no pun intended) topic among my midlife friends is insomnia, which seems to go hand-in-hand with hot flashes, headaches, irritability, weight gain... oh yeah, that's called perimenopause.
The window in which to reach our kids on lessons about character and values can be shorter than we think.
I used to be such a good sleeper. I'd go to bed when I was tired and sleep straight through until morning. I woke up at the same time each day, looking like a fully formed member of the Homo Sapien species. No more.
Nobody wants to be set up for poor performance before the first bell even rings. However, poor sleep habits of elementary, middle and high school students may make them sluggish during the day, hinder their success at school and contribute to long-term health problems.
Sleep apnea is not just a male disorder. Women -- especially those with hypertension and/or obesity -- need to wake up to the dangers of OSA and seek treatment if diagnosed with it.
Information released from the recent meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies reported that black participants of a study had fewer hours of sleep, just 6.8 hours compared to 7.4 hours for whites and 6.9 hours for Asians. Additionally, blacks experienced more difficulty falling asleep
Summer is coming to an end, and with fall and winter come cold and flu season. Want to give your annual flu vaccination a powerful boost? Start sleeping more.
How many people can say they spent time at both the Republican and Democratic convention and came away feeling calm and recharged? Well, anyone who spent time at the Huffington Post Oasis, which was a world away from the crowds and chaos.
We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?
With fall currently here, and the temperatures going from hot to breezy, it's time -- once again -- to make additions to your current beauty routine. ...
Sleep experts believe that our 24/7 culture has created such pervasive sleep deprivation that abnormal sleepiness is the norm. Unfortunately, there is...
Throughout every day and night, an area of your brain known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) "listens in" on your body's chemical state and responds by actively tinkering with the sensitivity of other neural pathways. This overturns a long-held belief about the brain.
The power of the mother-daughter connection keeps catching me by surprise. I didn't know we would stare at each other for hours after she came out, I didn't know my boobs would squirt milk just thinking about her, and I certainly didn't anticipate this next round of attachment.
Here are some steps you can take when you are struggling to sleep that will minimize the anxiety driving your sleepless nights.
Sleep apnea has traditionally -- and erroneously -- been seen as a "men's disorder." The truth is, obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder among women. And a new study indicates that the frequency of sleep apnea among women may be higher than we previously believed.
Reestablishing sleep patterns without the use of pharmaceuticals is not only possible but also preferable when you think about the drawbacks of sustained sleeping pill use. It requires a delicate and highly personalized approach including nutrition, botanicals and lifestyle changes.
It's time to face something that might be keeping you fat, frustrated and fearful.
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is becoming more of a challenge in this day and age, especially since we have the capability to stay connected to our work duties and overflowing inboxes via smartphone and tablet.
Imagine you have trouble sleeping. Perhaps you can't fall asleep at night or you wake up in the middle of the night and you're unable to get back to sleep. Maybe this has been going on for a few months -- or maybe years.