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Fighting For Enough Sleep... In Preschool?

Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, M.D., MPH Napping may be something many parents of young children take for granted, but you may...

The Good Nap

Cindy Bressler | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Bressler

The term "nap" on its own may sound like behavior appropriate for a baby or child, not an activity for a grown-up. For some adults the term "power nap" may legitimize getting some afternoon shut-eye. The fact is you can benefit from a nap if you're 2, 22, 42, 62 or 82.

What Greek Wisdom Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

“I came to the Greeks early, and I found answers in them," writer and classicist Edith Hamilton once said. The Greeks have one of the oldest cul...

Moms: Tired and Happy?

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Brody

I'm glad the study didn't use the "happy" word. I'm concerned about making "happy" a destination; something else for mothers to achieve or a standard by which to compare ourselves.

The Problem With Extra-Long Naps

Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 10/24/2013 10:50 AM EDT on LiveScience A nap, a siesta, or as the Chinese call it, a wujiao, is a ple...

Sleep Like A Baby

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Caroline Schaefer "Sleep like a baby" isn't simply an expression -- it's also a directive from health experts. "When it comes to getting rest,...

The Key To A More Productive Workday?

Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Vanessa Caceres Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. Ready for a midday snooze? Don't feel guilty about it. Napping may just be the an...

WATCH: The One Thing That Helps Julie Chen And Sharon Osbourne Recharge

Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Even some of the most successful women in Hollywood need a good power nap. "The Talk" hosts Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne appeared on HuffPost Liv...

The Art Of The Perfect Nap

wsj.com | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living

There's an art to napping. Studies have found different benefits -- and detriments -- to a nap's timing, duration and even effect on different peop...

The Pros And Cons Of A Quick Nap

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to...

How Technology Can Boost Your Energy and Productivity

Laurie Erdman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Laurie Erdman

Technology gets a bad rap. It gets blamed for burnout, disconnectedness and the fall of work-life balance.

WATCH: The Key To A Perfect Nap

Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

When you can't keep your eyes open for one more second do you reach for a coffee... or a pillow? Dr. Michael Breus, clinical psychologist and a diplom...

How To Nap Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're dragging this first day back to work after the holiday weekend, think again before heading for the coffee machine: Taking a short mid-day sn...

WATCH: Can You Catch Up On Lost Sleep On The Weekend?

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

After a long week, many of us are left feeling like it's time to "catch up" on sleep over the weekend. But does a so-called "sleep binge" actually do ...

Nap Time: Make It Mandatory?

Karen Brody | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

If you ask me, the whole world needs a nap. Maybe this will bring us back into rhythm in our body and mind.

How To Perk Up After A Sleepless Night

Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Acosta Scott In a perfect world, every adult would get somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep a night -- the amount that exp...

Is It Possible for Women to Do Nothing?

Karen Brody | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

A "do nothing" women's movement? I've been thinking about this a lot since I spoke with Dr. Rubin Naiman at last week's World Sleep Summit for Women's Health and Power. He told women that falling asleep was easy. All you have to do is nothing.

6 Convincing Reasons To Take A Nap Today

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living

In honor of National Napping Day, we've rounded up the benefits of indulging in a little daytime sleep.

Will Harvard Start A Nap Room?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.22.2013 | College

The Harvard administration is considering creating a nap room on campus after sophomore Yuqi Hou started a petition that received 191 yes votes, The B...

PHOTOS: 13 Hilariously Savvy Napping Positions

Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents

Adults tend to find the holidays stressful. Between the merry-making and card-making, the card-sending and gift-buying, the tree-decorating and elf-mo...

The UpRight Sleeper May Be The Dumbest Invention Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.09.2012 | Small Business

Judging by the market in napping-assistance products, Americans are getting really weird. First there was the Ostrich Pillow, a strap-on piece of u...

The Napping Revolution Starts Now!

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Sleep that occurs during the day is often viewed as being a mark of laziness. Sleeping on the job is not viewed as a trait of the successful, driven employee. On many occasions, patients have admitted to me that they "sneak" naps during the day.

My (Not-So-Secret) Addiction

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Robin Hardman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, I'm coming clean: I'm a napper. Have been all my life.

WHAT?!: Head Pillow 'Helps You Nap' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.04.2012 | Small Business

Power napping is refreshing and good for you, too. But laying your hard head down on your equally hard desk is so uncomfortable. If only there was...

Why You Can't Sleep Through the Night

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

More than 30 percent of adult Americans, about 60 million people, complain of difficulty sleeping. For about a quarter of these individuals, treatmen...