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Circadian Timing Could Give West Coast NFL Teams the Edge

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Whether you're a fierce competitor in your fantasy football league or you'd just like to be on the winning end of the couch come game day, here's a tip that could help you pick your team: When making your prediction, consider circadian timing.

REVEALED: Why Late Nights Really Are Bad for You

| Elizabeth Norton | Posted 11.08.2013 | Science

Jet lag, shift work, and even late nights staring at your tablet or smartphone may be making you sick. That's because the body's internal clock is s...

'Social Jetlag' Contributing To Global Weight Gain

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

In our modern society of too-late work hours and too much time in front of computer screens, we are listening to our social clocks more than our physiological clocks, causing a greater sleep gap, known as social jetlag.

Will My Sons EVER Move Out?

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I love all four of my sons dearly! I just can't quite figure out if I am happy they haven't left home.

Catherine Pearson

An All-Natural Immune Booster?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living

It's common knowledge that too little sleep can increase our odds of getting sick, but a new study sheds light on just how direct the connection is. R...

Scientists Identify Ancient Body Clock That Keeps All Life On Time

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scientists have identified the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life -- a finding they say should shed light on ...

No Time For Downtime? Getting Your Brain To Work Better

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Don't believe Woody Allen when he says the brain is his "second most favorite organ." Make it your favorite organ. Treat your brain as the creative, renewing center of your mind.

Time Travel 101: Managing Jet Lag Across Time Zones

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As you start crossing time zones, that headachy, sleep-deprived feeling doesn't have to ruin your vacation or business trip.

Are You A Lark or an Owl?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

If you want sanity in your life, know who you are as a sleeper - a lark or an owl - and simply accept your nocturnal biology - leave the moral-indulgency clause alone.

Attention Parents: Sleep Problems May Trigger Manic Depression in Kids

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

If you're a parent, don't panic - now is the time to instill good sleep habits in your family. A healthy sleep life makes for a healthy life in general, regardless of the risk for any single illness or condition.

The Lark Vs. The Owl: Ingrained Sleep Patterns

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

Owls tend to envy larks, though, especially when they hear about their counterparts who can rise before the sun and get half a day's work done before much of the world eats breakfast.

Melatonin: Miracle or Mistake?

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

Melatonin is a hormone your body produces to help it regulate your sleep-wake cycles, but taking additional melatonin in the form of a supplement isn't as good an idea as you might think.