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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.

Nighttime Routine For Two-And-A-Half To Five-Year-Olds

Kim West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim West

For this age group, the bedtime routine is typically the most challenging part of the day. Now that your child is older, you may want to modify her routine a little but make sure it remains soothing and predictable.

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.

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.

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.

UPDATE: Who Should Win HuffPost Living's Complete Energy Makeover? VOTE!

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

UPDATE: Voting was closed as of Friday, January 22. At that time Marissa Campise was voted #1 by HuffPost readers and is the winner of our Energy Make...

Sleep Better Now: 3 Ways Your Heart Can Help

Doc Childre | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doc Childre

If you've tried dozens of sleep remedies and none seem right for you, new research is saying there is a place we can turn to for help that most of us wouldn't even consider. That place is our heart.

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 Challenge: Launch It With Your Team At Work, Including Your Boss

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

American women are sleep-deprived, and paying a heavy price for it. So, how about launching a sleep challenge to your team at work -- including your boss?

The Perfect Holiday Gift: Give The Gift Of Sleep, Part I

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

It's not easy finding the ideal gift for a person, especially if you're looking to watch your wallet. Luckily, in my world of sleep medicine, there's a lot to be said for giving the gift of a good night's sleep.

Sleep May Enhance Memories

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For time-starved Americans, few ideas are more appealing than that of learning while sleeping. Why simply doze for eight hours when you can be learnin...

Sleep Deprivation Affects Decision Making

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, University of Texas at Austin resear...

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.

Sleep: Theory About Biological Clocks Overturned, Study Says

Medical News Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

University of Michigan mathematicians say they have identified the signal the brain sends to the rest of the body to control biological rhythms, a fin...

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.

Sleep Tips: How To Sleep Better, Lose Weight, And Live Longer

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

Besides eating whole foods and moving your body, getting enough sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health. Sleep deprivation makes you fat and leads to depression, diabetes and pain.

How Sleep Improves Memory And Cultivates Genius

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

Do you want to do better in your classes and come up with clever solutions to common problems? After tinkering with our brains for millions of years, nature has developed just such a process: Sleep.

Daily Exercise Improves Sleep

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It has long been said that regular physical activity and better sleep go hand in hand. Burn more energy during the day, the thinking goes, and you wil...

Cops May Have Poorer Health Due To Night Shifts

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that their schedule may cause cops to develop such conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes....