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Americans and Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down to Text

Linda Kaplan Thaler | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Kaplan Thaler

As one of the many millions of over-programmed and under-slept women in America, it is often difficult, not to mention tiring, to translate our endless exhaustion into any coherent meaningful prose.

How America's Sleep Deficit Is Damaging Long-term Health

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

There is substantial evidence that sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk for diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses. Considering that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., we should stop treating sleep as a sacrificial luxury and instead insist on it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

Long Workweeks Keeping Americans Up Late

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Hey you! Dozing at your desk! Wake up, go home and get more sleep! That could be the message from a survey released Monday by the Nat...