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Benefits of Sleep

The One Habit That Can Make You Richer, Thinner, Smarter And Happier

Alex Goldstein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Goldstein

The one habit that can greatly impact all these areas of your life is sleep. Deep, restful sleep can spur fast improvements, and poor quality sleep can cause damage quickly. It's important to understand the effects of sleep, and what we can do to improve it.

8 Great Reasons To Get More Sleep -- Starting Tonight

Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO Too many of us fight sleep, not wanting to miss anything. Unfortunately, as with most things in life, there are consequen...

6 Ways Sleep Makes Your Life Better

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, PsyD, for YouBeauty.com Our society is constantly trying to find the magic pill, the easiest fix and the best way to ach...

These Adorable Kids Describing Their Dreams Will Make You Want To Get More Sleep

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Dreaming is one of the great mysteries of sleep, but a few 7 and 8 year olds sound like they have it figured out. As part of its ongoing Sleep Proj...

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Be Proud Of Being Sleep-Deprived

Posted 12.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The train derailment that killed four passengers in New York on Dec. 1 has put a spotlight on sleep after investigators announced the train's engineer...

TaKeysha Cheney: An Entrepreneur's Quest for More Sleep

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
TaKeysha Cheney

By sleeping more, I suddenly have more energy to exercise, which in turn is giving me more time to think and problem solve, which is helping me expand on new ideas and solutions for my company.

The Pros And Cons Of A Quick Nap

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to...

STUDY: Sleep Is More Important For Your Skin Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.25.2013 | Style

Holly Golightly isn't the only gal who needs her beauty rest -- a new study suggests that sleep is much more important to maintaining your glow than y...

The Consequences Of Skimping On Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

A lack of adequate sleep has become an integral part of our modern world, but not without consequences. Sleep is the last thing we get to at the end of a busy day, and it is the first to be sacrificed when a lack of time demands it. What is the harm of not getting quite enough sleep?

What We Can Learn From Professional Athletes About Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It won't surprise me to see more sports teams adopting a sleep-better-to-perform better strategy similar to the one the Jets have put into play this season. But using sleep to improve performance isn't just the purview of athletes.

How Sleeping Saved My Brain

Geil Browning, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Geil Browning, Ph.D.

When I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor suggested that I take a nap every afternoon. I didn't think too much about this, but in hindsight I realize that this was not just a friendly suggestion. Sleeping -- and naps in particular -- were critical to my recovery.

WATCH: Need a Fearlessness Boost? Get More Sleep!

Terri Cole | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

This week, I want to explore how sleep and fear are related. Their connection is direct and undeniable, as lack of the prior leads to an increase in the latter.

Is This The Key To Solving The Obesity Epidemic?

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

The fight against obesity will be difficult to win unless all obstacles are addressed. A golden opportunity may be lost unless America recognizes that more sleep equals less weight.

The Moment I Knew I Needed More Sleep

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The moment I knew I needed more sleep was four years ago, when I learned the value of sleep -- the hard way. What was the moment you knew you needed to get more sleep? I want to hear your story.

Taking Rest Is Wisdom For The Ages

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many of us are so busy doing whatever it takes to keep all the balls bouncing that we fail to even notice how depleted we are becoming until the wheels begin to fall off our wagon and something forces us to stop.

The Art Of Sleeping

Tory Burch | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Tory Burch

Dr. Samantha Boardman, a clinical instructor in psychiatry and public health and an assistant attending psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote a column for "The Tory Blog" on why sleep is so important and how to get more of it.

Sleepy On The Job? Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There's no denying that sleep deprivation, and the health issues that result, are becoming more prevalent in our go-go, techno society. But a by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) grabbed my attention as particular cause for concern.

If Your Spouse Snores, Will You Gain Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Although snoring spouses have not made it onto the list of common causes of weight gain, sleeplessness, whether caused by a noisy bed partner, 3 a.m. anxiety, jet lag or shift work, may have a disastrous effect on eating.

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.

7 Tips For Getting To Bed On Time

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've become more and more convinced that sleep is vital to happiness and energy. If you want to get more sleep, but have a hard time getting yourself to turn out the light, try these strategies.

11 Surprising Health Benefits Of Sleep

Health.com | Alyssa Sparacino | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep is a key pa...

Meditation for Sleep: Paradoxes and Promises

Willoughby Britton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willoughby Britton, Ph.D.

Like most research, these findings provoke many more questions than they answer, but it's important not to speculate and to stick to the original question: Does meditation improve sleep?

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Depression In Teens

cnn.com | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be ...

The Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We've known for years now that sleep and weight maintenance go hand in hand. If you don't get your Zs, you won't see your efforts to lose weight work to your advantage.