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How to Define Your Daytime Symptoms: Using the Words "Sleepy" and "Tired"

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It may not seem this way on the surface, but to a sleep doctor there's a big difference between someone feeling "tired" and someone feeling "sleepy."...

HuffPost 'Total Energy Makeover' Update: Going Dairy Free

Marissa Campise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marissa Campise

Overall, the differences I notice since dropping the dairy are somewhat subtle, but definitely positive. I am confident that collectively these small changes are leading me towards a greater, more whole person.

'Active Sleep' Is Not an Oxymoron

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

I still get amused by people who think sleep is a state of nothingness. Sleep is a break from busy wakefulness for the body's, but there's a lot going on in the brain making sleep far from a state of inactivity.

Sleep Tips: Power Down for Sleep

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

We know that sleep is not simply an on/off switch--but if you set the stage you could make it much easier, by creating a process for your mind and body to "power down."

Study Finds Americans Not Getting Enough Sleep

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a quarter of adults were getting six hours or less of sleep a night, ...

Sleep Tips: Why We Can't Sleep

TIME | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a quest to understand her own insomnia, journalist Patricia Morrisroe traveled from Las Vegas to north of the Arctic Circle, and chronicles what s...

5 Tips For Avoiding Daylight Savings Time Energy Lag

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

While many love the idea of having more daylight for evening activities, a recent national survey found that many women complain that their energy levels "fall back" at this time of year.

Hope For Children With Insomnia

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

For parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who can't fall asleep easily, there could be a new solution: melatonin.

The Joy Of Sleep: Relax Your Way To A Good Night's Rest

Dr. Richard Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Shane

Letting your tongue relax, plus a few other simple body sensations you will learn in coming articles, will create a particular feeling of comfort and safety inside your body.

Why Sleep Is The New Sex

Times Online | Ruby Warrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep, or rather, lack of it, is such a hot topic that Arianna Huffington is calling it the next feminist issue. "It's time to sleep our way to the to...

Naps Clear The Mind, Help You Learn

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You might not need to feel so guilty about taking a mid-day snooze. A new study suggests that napping for an hour or so can refresh your brain, boosti...

One Minute To Better Sleep: 5 Ways To Unwind In Just 60 seconds

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60. Why this can help you sleep: Gazing upward stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lo...

Sleep Challenge 2010: Lessons Learned

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

When Cindi and Arianna accurately defined sleep as an empowerment issue for women, I recognized that empowerment is exactly what sleep can do for everyone.

Are Sleeping Pills Good For You?

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

Recently developed sleeping pills are being promoted as effective for long term use. They produce on a 10-30 minute increase sleep in total daily sleep time, not a very large effect. But are they good for you?

HuffPost Energy Makeover: Lifestyle Details, Old And New

Marissa Campise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marissa Campise

Certain fears always arise when I explore lifestyle changes: will this compromise my ambitions? Will I become less competitive without that extra jolt of energy I currently get from synthetic sources?

Sleep Challenge 2010: The 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Sleep

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

This is it, the last post of Sleep Challenge 2010, my joint project with comrade-in-PJs Arianna Huffington to urge American women to stop walking around sleep-deprived and be good to themselves for once. So, what have I learned, other than that the world won't fall apart if I don't watch Letterman?

My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.

A Jungian Analysis Of Dreams

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Our frustrations about dreams arise out of a combination of romanticism and 21st century urgency, a mindset that leads not only to sleep deprivation but also to soul deprivation.

Mastering The Mystery Of Sleep

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Sleep is one of the great mysteries of life. Like gravity or the quantum field, sleep is so fundamental that scientists still don't know exactly what it is.

Why Sleeping Separately Is Good For Some Relationships

Sophie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

If there is any form of incompatibility -- they snore, hog the sheets or keep you up in any other way -- and you've tried everything to remedy the situation, then you might want to think of sleeping in separate rooms.

Girlfriends' Guide To Sleeping: 'Don't Tell Me About Your Dreams Unless They Are Sexy'

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Sex dreams are my kind of dream -- no meandering narrative, just the undeniable physical proof of the dream's meaning even after awakening. I wonder if Dr. Freud ever heard about that.

My Sleep Apnea Journey

John Selby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Selby

But hold on -- is this a realistic assessment of the sleep apnea condition, or is some writer over-blowing the situation in order to push business to the national Sleep Center sponsoring the brochure?

Beauty Sleep: A Dream Come True!

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

I am a firm believer in the proverbial good night's sleep because as a dermatologist, I know that sleep deprivation has very definite physical, mental and emotional consequences -- and they are not pretty.

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.