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Sleeping Well

Here's the Best Music to Lull You to Sleep

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

You don't need scientific research to tell you that listening to music can quiet your mind and help you relax. But here it is anyway.

Let Teenagers Sleep In

Kelly Ruemmele | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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.

Why I Like To Sleep Alone, Even After Sex

Erica Jagger | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

By the end of my marriage, I dreaded getting into bed with my husband and our twin companions: Despair and Revulsion. I didn't realize just how oppressive bedtime had become until my first night settling into my sheets alone in my new apartment. I suddenly felt decades younger, ecstatically light and free.

The Night-Light Color That Can Actually Help Foster Sleep

OWN | Posted 11.12.2014 | OWN

Restless sleepers and sleep-deprived parents know better than anyone the precious commodity known as a good night's sleep. Unfortunately for many of u...

The 3 Things You Should Be Thinking About Before Bed (And 3 You Need To Forget)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Let's face it: Nothing feels more recharging than a good night's sleep. In a culture of incessant text messages and even more incessant thoughts, it's...

Poor Sleep In Pregnancy Can Lead To Complications At Birth

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeping well during pregnancy is a challenge -- but it doesn't have to be impossible. For many women, it may mean taking some extra time and paying extra attention in order to protect both quantity and quality of sleep as a pregnancy progresses.

The BIG Benefits Of Later High School Start Times

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents

Quinn Cooney of Mill Creek, Wash., is excited about starting high school in September, but she's not looking forward to waking up at 5:30 a.m. to arri...

WATCH: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

If you find yourself stressing about getting eight glorious hours of sleep -- and then finding yourself unable to sleep, well, because you should be s...

How To Perk Up After A Sleepless Night

Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Acosta Scott In a perfect world, every adult would get somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep a night -- the amount that exp...

10 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?

Falling Awake

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

For most of my 20s and 30s, if I couldn't sleep, I could usually point to some anxiety as the cause -- a stimulating writing project, an important exam, a conflict with someone I loved. It's only now, in my early 40s, that I frequently experience sleeplessness for no apparent or obvious reason.

Trouble Sleeping? Ask Yourself Why

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Seven to eight hours of sleep each night means a happier, smarter, healthier and probably longer-living you. But mo...

Katherine Bindley

Are People Really Texting In Their Sleep?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.14.2013 | Technology

Teens are known for being dependent on their cell phones -- exchanging as many as 60 text messages a day -- but are they so attached to their devices ...

Take Control Of Your Sleep

Jamie Galloway | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.

Dog And Cat Keeping You Awake At Night? How To Catch Those Elusive Zzz's

Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Marty Becker for Vetstreet Many people can't seem to get a good night's sleep, and they already have stress, caffeine or snoring spouses to ...

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2012: Part II

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we close in on a new year, we're taking a look back at some of the most interesting, thought-provoking sleep stories of the year just ending. Here are my picks for the second half of 2012.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2012: Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2012 was bursting with great sleep stories that revealed the power of sleep to enhance our health and well-being. Here are my picks for the sleep stories of 2012 -- along with suggestions for ways you can bring the benefits of the latest in sleep science to your everyday life.

How Do We Sleep After Sandy Hook?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

During this time following the Newtown tragedy, people may find that they have a hard time "shutting their brains off." The more they fight to quiet their minds, the more they struggle to sleep. The goal in this situation is to prevent the acute problem from developing into a chronic problem.

Don't Dread Holiday Travel: Give Yourself The Gift Of Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Instead of seven swans a-swimming or eight maids a-milking, wouldn't you just be happy to have seven to eight hours of sleep a night while visiting family or friends this holiday season?

Sweet (Potato) Dreams: Tips For Sleeping Better This Thanksgiving

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Traveling great distances and staying with friends and relatives often creates sleeping situations only slightly better than those on the Mayflower. Fear not -- here are some sleeping tips that are more effective than grabbing onto the wishbone and hoping for the best.

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

Katherine Bindley

Does The Way You Sleep Say Something About Your Personality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Side. Stomach. Back. Fetal: Most people have a preferred sleeping position. But can the way you get shut-eye say something about your personality? ...

Is Sleep The New Gatorade?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

I think the sleep revolution is one major endorsement away from exploding into popular culture. The foundation is in place. We just need one athlete to speak out about how he or she considers sleep to be a cornerstone for success.

How To Sleep Well When Traveling

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Sleeping in the best of circumstances can be difficult for many people, and the vast majority of us will struggle with sleeplessness at some point or other.

How To Recover From The Summer Sleep Schedule

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Suppose after several days you're still having trouble settling down to sleep at the earlier time and you're dragging yourself slowly throughout the day. Here are a couple of suggestions to advance your sleep clock.