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How Candy Crush Has Changed My Life

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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 04.13.2014 | 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 03.31.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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...

A Surprising Cure For Insomnia

Posted 03.18.2014 | OWN

One sleep-deprived woman discovered a free, uncannily effective cure for her insomnia. All she needed was YouTube --and an open mind. By Kate S...

Generation 'Y' Can't We Sleep?

Scott Fetters | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Fetters

I'm obsessed with tracking. I have numerous tools for tracking metrics, hours, and even an activity tracker for my personal life. Oddly enough, I never tracked my daily work routine from waking up to dozing off -- until now. Suitably dubbed, The 6 a.m. Experiment.

8 Things Not To Say To Someone With Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

How did you sleep last night? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has declared Monday, March 10, 2014, the first weekday morning after we...

How Sleeping Pills Affect Memory

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For most people, the best long-term strategy is to develop a strong, sustainable sleep routine that does not rely on prescription sleep medication. There's no question this takes work, but the rewards are worth it. Your sleep, your overall health -- and perhaps your memory -- will be better for it.

How Yoga Helped Me Confront Insomnia

Sarah Fader | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

In 2011, after being hospitalized for a major staph infection, I went through a period where I had severe insomnia. Two weeks passed and I slept only ...

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream? Not So for Creatives Who Suffer From Insomnia

Aly Walansky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

The relationship between sleeping and creativity is one has always been of great personal interest. When we have great big issues on our minds, we're told to "sleep on it" -- that seems to be the best problem-solving advice when dealing with a tough decision. Really?

Using Exercise as Medicine in Traditional Health Care Settings

Brad Stulberg | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

If exercise as medicine is to overcome cultural challenges and prosper, a large emphasis must also be placed on the process of behavior change. This requires health care systems to go far beyond just telling patients to exercise.

The Differences Between The Brains Of Insomniacs And Good Sleepers

Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living

A small new study sheds some light on how the brains of people with insomnia and good sleepers differ. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Universi...

6 Habits That Ruin A Good Night's Sleep

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you equate getting older with needing—or getting—less sleep, here’s a wake-up call: It's not true! “The ma...

In Treating Insomnia, One Size Does Not Fit All

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO Every year, I see many patients who tell me that they get only a few hours of sleep each night. In fact, I have had sever...

This Trippy Video Shows Exactly What It Feels Like To Rely On Sleeping Pills

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts

More Americans have trouble sleeping every year. For visual artist Emanuele Kabu, a string of sleepless nights led him to pop a strong brand of melato...

Who Is Taking Sleeping Pills?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These last findings are particularly troubling, indicating that among the millions of people using sleep medications, there are many who are using multiple medications at once, putting them at greater risk for complications and adverse reactions.

Power Off to Plug Into Sleep

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Let's think about other mindful activities that are relaxing to our minds, without using an electronic device. Try one of these mindful activities to connect you to a state of peace before you sleep.

Insomnia: Doing It All Night Long

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane, like others in her post-menopausal peer group, has added countless hours to her day, all of them in the middle of the night.

Resolution Resilience: Stay on Track and Super Charge Your Life in 2014

Paul McKenna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul McKenna

New Year's resolutions are easy to make -- and even easier to break. Year after year, as Jan. 1 hits, millions of Americans vow to lose weight, but a ...

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A lack of sleep is a bigger problem of course than just being tired. People with insomnia are four times as likely to suffer from depression and are at greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It causes more time lost at work and lowers enjoyment overall.

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well

Sam Cross | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

Naturally, strong undercurrents of dedication, love or even just boredom may draw us into unhealthy patterns. The trick is that we not let the occasional late-night movie turn into a home theater in the bedroom. At end of the day, we do not need to just sleep -- we need to sleep well.

7 Reasons Why You Have Trouble Sleeping

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you’ve ever counted sheep, woken up multiple times during the night or experience daytime sleepiness, you are on...

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 1

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2013 brought scientific breakthroughs that deepened our understanding of the very nature of sleep, as well as important new information about Americans' sleep habits and the tools they use to help them sleep better.