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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.

Do Dreams Teach Us About Ourselves?

Psychology Today | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This is for the dream researchers and so-called psychotherapists who are telling us that there is no psychological meaning to dreams, and that psychod...

Sleep: Most Adults Get Insufficient Rest

reuters.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly 70 percent of adults in the U.S. report having at least one day of insufficient rest or sleep per month, suggests a new survey conducted by the...

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.

Is Sleep All It's Cracked To Be?

Caroline Myss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Myss

I have always had an odd relationship with sleep. So, I clenched my jaw and dove into the deep end of the water by examining my "issues" regarding why I avoid sleeping as much as possible.

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....

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.

Balanced Life -- Eight Tips for Boosting Your Energy Level.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Feeling energetic is a key to feeling happy. When my energy feels at a low ebb, I try one of these techniques.

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?

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?