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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.

Sleep, Motherhood And Postpartum Depression

Kim West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim West

I see postpartum depression (PPD) a lot in the families who come to me with sleep issues. Exhaustion is a risk factor for depression. And depression makes it harder to sleep coach successfully.

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?

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...

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.

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 Training: Does It Work?

divinecaroline.com | Annie Tucker Morgan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Most parents expect to live in a daze when their baby is a newborn. But if the tumultuous routine of waking up every few hours persists after the firs...

Dr. Oz's BIG Sleep Tips (VIDEO)

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Let me offer additional dramatic incentives for getting better rest: you'll live longer, you'll be thinner and you'll have better sex!

Sleep Tips: How To Make Going To Bed Fun

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

But even with such a perfect stage set for sleep can one shut down their brain after a day of anxiety, stress and troubles? It's not easy no matter how hard we try.

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.

Dreamwork As Part Of Our Spiritual Heritage

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We live in a culture that so easily distracts us, entraps us in unnecessary anxieties, draws us into addictions. Where are the signposts that can guide us on our real journey as human beings?

Sleeping Earlier Guards Teens Against Depression, Study Says

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Of 15,500 12 to 18-year-olds studied, those who went to bed after midnight were 24 percent more likely to have depression than those who went before 2...

Sleep Better: How To Beat Holiday Jet Lag

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The disruption to normal schedules caused by flying and especially jet lag can wreak havoc on sleep patterns....

Sleep Problems: Not Necessarily Connected To Age

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a slate of recommendations for the treatment of sleeping disorders in older patients,10 leading sleep experts acknowledge that aging does bring cha...

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. ...

Sleep Amnesia: Why Do We Forget Our Dreams?

divinecaroline.com | Vicki Santillano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Everyone experiences dreamless nights at least once in a while, so unless we're all terrible at remembering dreams, something else must be going on....