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Artist's Surreal Photo Series Captures Her Struggle With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Photographer Jenna Martin has had a lifelong battle with sleep. The result? A series of stunning, surreal photographs that document how she sees the w...

The 15 Painful Stages Of A Tooth's Arrival In Our Home

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

Why must they feel such pain while other kids sprint through teething? Feel sad they feel pain. Feel grateful to have kids to begin with. Feel guilt for feeling any of these feelings. Post something on Facebook about loving motherhood and its many gifts.

Stressed About Your Sleep? This Perspective Could Help

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're like 48 percent of Americans, you're familiar with insomnia: the tossing and turning, the racing thoughts, the anxiety over how tired you'll...

When Sleep Is Spiritual

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Beyond all the scientific complexities associated with it, falling asleep can be understood as an act of faith. The submission to sleep requires extending trust to something greater than ourselves. Sheep, of course, sleep best in the company of the flock and shepherd.

The Misery Epidemic: Why Women Are Suffering in Silence

Michelle Bersell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Michelle Bersell

You may not like hearing this, but to put an end to our misery, it isn't about getting more massages, taking more walks or drawing yourself nightly hot baths. The truly nurturing action to take is to listen to yourself. What do you want? What do you need? What do you desire?

7 Ways Our Week-Old Baby Needs To Clean Up Her Act

Clint Edwards | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

Aspen: I know that you are new to this family. You've only been with us one week. But frankly, there are a few things that need to change if you are going to keep living here.

Ann Brenoff

The Best Remedies For Your Sleepless Nights | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

A few of us on the Huff/Post 50 staff are having a hard time sleeping as of late. We toss and turn all night. We asked our Facebook friends for help a...

Study Reveals Scary Side Effect Of Sleep Deprivation On Brain

Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty

Forget the myth that you need less sleep as you get older. In fact, sleep may be even more important later in life than previously believed, according...

7 Reasons Why You Have Trouble Sleeping

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM If you’ve ever counted sheep, woken up multiple times during the night or experience daytime sleepiness, you are on...

Many With Dementia Face Sleeplessness: How to Handle This Behavioral Change

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on helping those with dementia overcome their sleeplessness. While a full night of rest is important for any person in order to stay healthy, focused and energized, it is even more crucial that those with dementia are getting a full night of sleep.

Why We Need To Shift Our Perspective On Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

More often than not, sleep tips oversimplify, overgeneralize and perhaps most importantly, overlook the deeper truths about sleep. As the term "tip" implies, sleep tips do not address the roots of our sleep concerns.

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.

The Day My Throat Begin To Tighten

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

'How are you handling all your stress?' a friend who's also a life coach asked me recently. 'I'm really interested to know.' I loaded scrambled eggs onto a piece of rye toast and took a gluttonous bite.

Could A Sleep Retreat Cure Insomnia?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Largely as a result of the untenable demands of modern lifestyle, far too many of us continue to struggle with insomnia. Let's face it, those bottomless to-do lists persistently trump our need for rest, recreation and, of course, sleep.

Go to Sleep!

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Learning to wind down at the end of a day without a laptop, cellphone or tablet assaulting our retinas is a modern-day challenge. But give it a try. If you can unplug your electronics at least an hour before bed, you might get a night of good sleep.

I Hate My Bed -- Why Can't I Quit Her

Emma Brodie | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
Emma Brodie

I have a complicated relationship with my bed. I hate it, but I can't stop sleeping with it. I've heard other women compare their beds to clouds or refer to them fondly as their "nests." My bed is like the mighty Sarlacc, George Lucas' mind-creature that sucks in its victims then digests them over the course of 1,000 years.

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.

Not Sleeping Beauty: Dealing with Insomnia in Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When I was young, I used to envy princesses like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty for their charm and singing voices. When I entered perimenopause, I started to envy them for a different reason.

What Happens In Your Brain When You Don't Sleep

Forbes | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

We intuitively know that sleep is important, and a great deal of research on the health effects of sleeplessness backs up this belief. But what exact...

What An All-Nighter Actually Does To Your Body

| Kelsey Mulvey | Posted 04.02.2012 | College

With all of the homework, extracurriculars, and social obligations we have in college, it's no surprise that many of us collegiettes™ pull all-night...

10 Ways We Manage Sleeplessness That Actually Make It Worse

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Given the acute distress often associated with sleeplessness, it's not surprising that so many of us respond to it with limited stop-gap, band-aid type solutions. In my practice I've found that so much of what we do to manage sleeplessness simply makes it worse.

The Wee Small Hours

Irene Tanner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Maybe sleeplessness is part of a master plan -- a state that alerts the conscious mind to something significant going on.

13 Signs You're Too Busy

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
M. Lin

Here are 13 signs that you might need a time overhaul in your life -- and easy tips on how to get started, today.

Can't Fall Asleep? Here Are Some Ideas For Catching Some Zzzz's

Mother Nature Network | Judd Handler | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

Did you toss and turn in bed last night, robbed of a rejuvenating deep sleep? Counting sheep didn’t help? Here are some natural home remedies for in...

Are Women Worse At Sleeping?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Ever feel like you're more of a morning person than the men in your life? There may be a biological explanation.