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How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

Jerry Siegel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Siegel, Ph.D.

Several studies have reported the same results, that both long and short sleep durations are correlated with poor health and shortened lifespan, with most reporting a greater risk associated with long sleep.

Sleep And High Performance: What Olympic Athletes Know About Sleep.

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

If quality sleep is considered "fundamental" to high performance - how are you doing in this department? After all, all of us are performing in some aspect of our lives.

Revolutionizing Sleep Science

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Heimpel

As he sits in his CA office of his startup NeuroVigil, Low holds his miniature iBrain device. The size of two pennies, the miniature iBrain marks what scientists see as a revolution in the study of sleep

Sleep Advice: 5 Foods To Help You Snooze

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Can't sleep? Maybe it's something you ate--or didn't. The foods we eat can dramatically affect how much, and how well, we sleep.

Natural Solutions To Sleep Deprivation

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Rather than introducing foreign chemicals that can cause a host of their own problems, my preference is always to go for the natural products that work with the body's own chemistry.

How To Decorate A Bedroom (PHOTOS)

Kathryn M. Ireland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn M. Ireland

My own bedroom is where I escape to feel safe, where I relax, and where I do my best work. It's where I retreat for solitary contemplation -- where I try to leave the rest of my life behind.

Girlfriend's Guide: The REAL Secret To Staying Married: Separate Rooms

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

I was so surprised to learn that many long-married couples don't share a bed, that I've been working on some theories why it is so much more common than I'd ever known.

What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

According to veteran sleep researcher Dr. Samuel Dunkell, the position you choose in bed each night echoes the way you deal with your daytime waking hours.

The Rejuvenating Power Of Rest

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

So why does rest get so little respect? Why do people resist getting enough sleep? Is it because a Calvinist culture thinks rest is laziness? Or is it that we don't really know what rest does?

Postpartum Depression: How Sleep Can Help

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

It's probably no surprise to frayed and exhausted new moms that repeated waking from deep sleep and hours of the taped yelps of crying babies are used to train Navy Seals to endure torture.

Elephant Stampede, Bamboo Stick, Sleep And Meditation!

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

While leading a meditation class, we'll see people nodding off to sleep. Which is one of the reasons why Zen teachers whack their students with a thin bamboo stick -- it doesn't hurt but it certainly wakes them up!

Dreams: Reconnecting Us To The Sacred

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Our Western rational culture dismissed the world of symbols as superstition, though recently as we hunger for meaning in our surface lives we have begun to revalue these archetypal images.

How Come I Feel More Tired When I Sleep Longer?

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

Your sleep-wake cycle follows a regular pattern (circadian rhythm) and when you sleep "too much" that pattern shifts.

The Science Of Sleep: 5 Tech Tools To Track And Improve Your Sleep

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

In the past year or so, a handful of new devices have come on the market that promise to help you measure your sleep quality. This is the result of two trends: sleep research and better tools.

Sleep Deprivation: The Comedy

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

When I am exhausted, I can't remember where I parked my car after a five minute run into the store, but the second my husband looks at me cross-eyed, I am a ball of fury and sobs.

How Dreams Guide Our Lives

Bernie Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

I believe what sees when we have a near death experience and leave our bodies is the same force which creates our dreams.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Three Tiny Things About Sleep I Wish I Had Known Years Ago

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

It's four days into Sleep Challenge 2010 -- the experiment Arianna Huffington and I kicked off to try to encourage American women to get more rest. So how's this American woman doing?

Sleep Apnea: Is Your Snoring Problem Benign Or Deadly?

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Although people do not commonly talk about snoring or sleep apnea, it is so common today that it exists in epidemic proportions. Approximately 20 million Americans suffer from it.

Sleep Tips For A Younger, More Vibrant You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

I firmly believe that one of the major reasons I'm thriving in my late 60s is that I am adamant about getting sufficient sleep.

5 tips for a better more beautiful you.

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

A woman who self-sacrifices for her children who can do for themselves hurts her body and sets a poor example for her daughters and sons on how a woman needs to care for herself.

Transcending Diabetes And Insomnia

Zippora Karz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Zippora Karz

If you asked me what the hardest physical challenge has been in my life, my answer wouldn't be the challenges of living with type one insulin dependent diabetes. Instead it has been chronic insomnia.

Ashley Olsen, Isaac Mizrahi, Robin Givhan Discuss The Future of Women's Fashion

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Why do people love to hate fashion? There was a lot of finger pointing in an attempt to answer the age-old question at the 92nd Street Y on Wednesday ...

New Sleep Mantra: Eat, Sleep, Peaceful ...

Rachel Koenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Koenig

My Taoist master taught that sleep, along with appropriate nourishment and balance of stillness/movement--was among the three fundamental pillars of energy allowing the vital force to flourish.

14 Tips For Getting More Sleep -- And Why It Matters

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I proposed "Get more sleep" as the very first resolution of the 2010 Happiness Challenge. Researchers argue that lack of sleep has broad health consequences, but it also interferes with happiness.

Sleep: Mother Nature's Weight Loss / Health Gain Drug

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

If weight loss and health gain top your list this decade, I've got one piece of advice that's sure to melt pounds and boost energy, for a net health gain.