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Exercise and Sleep

Why Sleep Is Crucial For Surviving The Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.

Exercise Improves Sleep, But It Takes Time To Reap The Benefits

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This research sheds some light on the complexity of the relationship between sleep and exercise. In particular, the study suggests that exercise may not have an immediate impact on sleep, but in fact may take several weeks or months to significantly change sleep.

The Surprising Relationship Between Exercise And A Better Night's Sleep

Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Emily Faherty Believe it or not, tossing and turning in the middle of the night is not a suitable form of exercise. But studies suggest making...

4 Ways Exercise Affects Your Sleep

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Earlier this month, researchers at the annual SLEEP 2013 meeting presented a study showing that having a more physically demanding job can affect how ...

7 Ways To Get To Bed Earlier Tonight

Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that there are many health benefits of getting enough shuteye, and that the negative impacts of sleep deprivation can be severe. When it comes...

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

Dara Torres: 'When I Exercise I Have A Much Easier Time Falling Asleep'

Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living

What could possibly be stressful about competing as an Olympic athlete, delivering motivational speeches around the country, acting as a skincare spok...

Sarah Klein

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Tired. Beat. Worn out. A tough workout can, without a doubt, leave you ready to hit the hay. But according to a new poll, that workout doesn't just ma...

The Sleep-Weight Connection: Gender Matters

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Keeping your weight healthy and your sleep habits strong often isn't about a handful of big decisions, but rather a whole series of small ones, made day after day. Why not start today?

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.

Sleep More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

Get Out Of Bed For Better Sleep?

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

A new study suggests that being in the bed itself might be contributing to your sleeplessness. In fact, the researchers found that one of the best things an insomniac can do is get out of bed.

Exercise: The Key To Better Sleep

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

Aerobic exercise has shown to aid in sleep primarily by doing two things: 1) helping you fall asleep quicker; and 2) plunging you into deep (or delta) sleep for a longer period of time.

The Gift of Sleep, Part II: Give Yourself a Good Night's Rest

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

Not surprisingly, a recent survey from SleepBetter.org found that many of us do not sleep particularly well during the holiday season. There many expected and a few unexpected reasons for our lack of rest...