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Yagana Shah

These Common Drugs May Increase Risk For Alzheimer's

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty

Users of sleep and anxiety drugs may unknowingly be increasing their risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. A study published in the British Med...

6 Things You Didn't Know About Insomnia And How To Treat It

Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn Waking up on the right side of the bed can be tough... if you only fell asleep 30 minutes ago. We all kno...

How To Finally Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Sleep has now become a risky business; anxiety and stress are not and have never been favorable conditions for a good night's sleep.

This Is How Sleep (Or, Lack Of It) Really Affects Your Looks

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

We've all seen the headlines about how not sleeping enough harms your looks. But while it's one thing to vaguely know the truth, it's another entir...

How To Help Your Teen Sleep As School Begins

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

School starts for John in a few weeks. He is now in a position to excel. It is my heartfelt hope that all children and teens will get the attention and support they need to sleep better and be at their best.

10 Reasons Why I Love Menopause

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

Menopause is a fact of life, and how you handle it is all in the attitude. It's known as "the change of life," not the END of life, which means that i...

4 Food Mistakes Ruining Your Good Night's Sleep

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

If you're feeling more tired than usual these days, you can blame the sun. Long summer days can interfere with sleep patterns because our natural circadian rhythms tell us to rise with the sun and rest in the evening.

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

Soccer Fan Dies After Staying Up 48 Hours To Watch The World Cup

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

How dangerous are the effects of sleep deprivation? In some cases, it might be deadly. One Chinese soccer fan died from a stroke after watching Wo...

When Depressed, Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Risa Sugarman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

My psychiatrist has told me I am a "person of integrity," and I am finally beginning to believe her. I can only conquer this race by continuing to take my meds and actively doing the hard work in therapy. The ups and downs will continue, and I have to simply roll with it.

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.

Ann Brenoff

The Best Remedies For Your Sleepless Nights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

A few of us on the Huff/Post 50 staff are having a hard time sleeping as of late. We toss and turn all night. We asked our Facebook friends for help a...

Is the FDA Sleeping on the Job When It Comes to Sleeping Pills?

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

A few days ago, the FDA cut the recommended dosage for one of the most popular sleeping pills in half. This brings up some questions -- to put it politely.

10 Crazy Things Said When Up Late With Kids

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

I don't know where Bun-Bun is and I don't care. Go to sleep. I've been up for over an hour with you. If you don't go to sleep, I'm going to find Bun-Bun and light him on fire.

What Happens When Nightmares And Insomnia Mix

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Nightmares also can have an impact on our moods the next morning, bringing anxiety and difficult emotions into the waking day. New research suggests that nightmares also have an aggravating effect on symptoms of depression, and in combination with insomnia may significantly exacerbate the severity of the mood disorder.

The Worst Sleep Disorder of Them All

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

Researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of people with clinical sleep issues remain undiagnosed, and so it seems that awareness around sleep disorders could use a little boost. With that intention, let's see if we can shed some light on a few things.

Forgiveness, Loving and Responsibility

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sondra Kornblatt

Forgiveness, you think, might be a good idea. But you may not know how to get there from here.

Are You T'wired?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Because so many of us struggle nightly with inadequate sleep and dreams, we become chronically tired. At the same time, the excessive stimulation and hyperbole emblematic of modern life drives us to feel persistently wired.

Does Counting Sheep Really Help You Fall Asleep?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

How Candy Crush Has Changed My Life

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

A friend asked me the other day what I was reading, and I gave her a blank look. 'Uh, I don't know.' 'What? You can't remember?' 'Right. Give me a second.' And it was then I realized that I hadn't been reading at all lately. I looked at my shoes and suddenly remembered I had somewhere to be.

I've Struggled With Insomnia My Entire Life

Bustle | Posted 06.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

I feared sleep and its absence equally. Away from home, I suffered from terrible nightmares, dreams of a woman with long fingernails and a black, forked tongue sitting at the edge of my bed, of witches who emerged in the moonlight.

You CAN Get A Perfect Night's Sleep

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Cleaning up your living room is not as important as cleaning up your brain, and sleeping helps you do it.

Sleep

Richard Abrons | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Thought I wouldn't get around to that, did you? Did you really think I would ignore a third of our time? Perhaps you thought I would have nothing to contribute. Wrong. Eighty-seven years, hundreds of conversations, a thousand articles.

Study Reveals Scary Side Effect Of Sleep Deprivation On Brain

Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty

Forget the myth that you need less sleep as you get older. In fact, sleep may be even more important later in life than previously believed, according...