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Sleep Challenge 2010: What Did You Wear To Bed Last Night?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

I know for a fact that everything in life is more interesting when you dress for it. So I've stopped collapsing in bed wearing my old Doors T-shirt, and actually started thinking of bedtime as a fashion occasion.

Recurring Dreams And Their Meanings

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

The dream represents a question or message (often related to a limitation, fear or doubt) to the dreamer. It will reach a conclusion once the dreamer understands the message and resolves to make a change.

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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 Tip: Be Careful With Caffeine

William Sears, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Sears, M.D.

What you do with your body throughout the day influences how well you sleep at night. If you put a lot of junk into your body during the day, don't expect the resulting neurochemicals to become nicer at night.

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Stephen Cowan, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Cowan, M.D.

An immune system that stands on high alert needs sleep to regenerate its protective powers. In Chinese medicine the nighttime corresponds to the winter phase of our 24-hour cycle.

The Young and the Sleepless

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jasmeet Sidhu

College-aged women are so sleepless that by the time we pick up our diplomas on graduation day, we're well primed to join the ranks of the nation's tired working women.

Sleep Tips: Bedtime Yoga (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

When it comes to living your best life, achieving all your goals, feeling and looking great, sleep is something not to be missed. Here's a yoga routine you can do in your bed to wind down before sleep.

Magnesium: The Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you are twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.

Feng Shui: Turn Your Bedroom Into A Retreat

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your home's furnishings and layout can greatly affect your sleep and energy, says Jayme Barrett, author of Feng Shui Your Life. ...

The Secret To Getting Your Baby To Sleep

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

What if there was a simple way to quickly boost any baby's sleep? And, what if the same method could soothe most fussing ... even colic?