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What Whets Your Late Night App-etite

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

This is not another article about what to eat and what not to eat at bedtime. It is, however, about what you consume. You and your brain, that is.

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...

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

Amanda L. Chan

Higher Melatonin Levels Associated With Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Having higher levels of the hormone melatonin is associated with a lower risk of advanced prostate cancer, according to a new study. Melatonin is k...

Why Sleep Is Crucial For Surviving The Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.

5 Great Gift Ideas For The Sleep-Impaired

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2013 | Fifty

Sleep, elusive sleep. Indeed, all many boomers want for Christmas is a good night's sleep. “The older we get, the more likely we are to develop ...

Third Eye Blind? A Guided Meditation

Lilly Barels | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

Welcome to your third eye. Whether it helps you access your inner psychic, takes you to a secret world, or connects you to a great consciousness, enjoy the calm, appreciate the quiet, and visit it whenever you need a break from the hoopla.

Meet My Elusive Friend, Sleep

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I sleep like a baby, which is to say I sleep in short spurts throughout the night and wake up abruptly at inconvenient hours feeling kind of cranky. For years now, I have fallen asleep easily but rarely am able to stay asleep. I wake up at the slightest noise or light. I wake up when my husband moves the top sheet a millimeter.

Shift Work and High PSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship of circadian dysfunction to cancer risk is a critically important area of research. With millions of Americans working shifts -- and a wider array of jobs requiring non-traditional schedules -- this is an issue that needs rigorous study and attention.

The Torture of Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Bradley Foster | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Sleeping eight hours doesn't guarantee you will awaken feeling refreshed. It's the quality of sleep that's important. Sleeping poorly leaves you feeling irritable, less able to deal with stress, and makes you more likely to make poor decisions.

Could Camping Help Your Insomnia?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that sleeping in the wilderness for one week reset circadian clocks, bringing them more in line with the natural solar day and night.

Tired But Can't Fall Asleep? Good Sleep Hygiene Helps

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

By following these five steps, you can improve your sleep hygiene. This will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep, cutting down the number of hours you lay in bed frustrated about sleep difficulties.

7 Ways To Get To Bed Earlier Tonight

Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that there are many health benefits of getting enough shuteye, and that the negative impacts of sleep deprivation can be severe. When it comes...

Low Melatonin Level Means High Risk For Diabetes?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This is the latest in a series of research breakthroughs that suggest melatonin plays an important role in metabolic functions and risk of diabetes.

Superheroes And Their Sleep Disorders

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

It appears we will have to wait until May 3 to see how Iron Man conquers his insomnia -- which I'm guessing will have something to do with Tony simplifying his life. Fortunately, you don't have to wait that long to address your sleeping hindrances.

Can't Sleep? Drug-Free Alternatives That Really Help

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These effective therapeutic practices are inexpensive, drug-free, easy to learn and integrate into a daily routine, and can be very effective in improving sleep.

Take Control Of Your Sleep

Jamie Galloway | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.

Healthy Foods You'll Be Eating In 2013

Leslie Goldman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

I asked Chicago dietician David Grotto: What are some healthy, mainstream must-eat foods that should be on everyone's shiny new grocery list for 2013? Here are his top picks.

'My Mind Seems to Wake Up When It Is Time to Sleep!'

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

People with delayed sleep phase feel sleepy much later in the night and need to sleep in to get sufficient sleep. As a result, they often suffer the effects of chronic lack of sleep, since most people have commitmernts to fulfill -- such as being in school or at work -- in the morning.

A Shockingly Large Share Of Young Professionals Do This In Bed

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 11.16.2012 | Small Business

In 1957, legendary writer Truman Capote described himself as a "horizontal author," claiming that he couldn't think unless he was "lying down, either ...

Melatonin: May Help More Than Just Your Sleep

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While these early studies on melatonin are truly exciting and indicate a potential wide array of health benefits, I am excited to see further studies that will help to clarify these possibilities.

I'm Supposed To Do What Instead Of Sleep?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I used to be such a good sleeper. I'd go to bed when I was tired and sleep straight through until morning. I woke up at the same time each day, looking like a fully formed member of the Homo Sapien species. No more.

Easy Tips To Improve Your Sleep, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz met with me on Mondays With Marlo, he shared some useful tips on improving sleep. In...

Earth Night: How Green Is Your Sleep?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

This week, we celebrate the heightened awareness and many major environmental initiatives promoted by Earth Day. But, what about Earth Night?

Is Your Internal Body Clock In Sync?

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

Ingrained in all of us is a natural instinct for continuity in our sleeping and waking schedule each day -- our circadian rhythms. While we can choose to ignore this need for continuity by working at night or sleeping late into the day, it carries consequences.