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3 Ways to Kick Back This Holiday to Surge Ahead

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

How are you going to kick back this holiday to surge ahead? I hope you encounter the individuals and situations that support you.

The Power of Power Naps

GalTime | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

The next time you feel your eyelids starting to droop, consider a power nap before reaching for more coffee. While it won't make up for a sleepless night, a nap can be the perfect prescription for late-afternoon fatigue.

What Do Foreign Tourists Think Of The U.S.?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's high time, I think, that we stopped forcing everyone to pore over our own vacation albums and, for once, take a peek at theirs. For example, what do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food, comfy in our hotels? Do they find it tricky getting around?

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 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.

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.

Actress Nikki Boyer's Road To Recharge: Naps, Music And Laughter

Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living

The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. ...

Take A Nap At The HuffPost's Oasis (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Napping is all the rage at The Huffington Post's Oasis. We showed you nap pods at the RNC and Air Naps at the DNC. While all this nap technology i...

5 New Facts About Sleep

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

n light of my ongoing sleep-related issues, I'm always interested to read up on the latest research on sleep. Here are five new facts about sleep culled from studies over the past year.

Snooze For Success: Power Naps Go Mainstream

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

There's nothing lovelier than the sight of a child napping -- such a sweet, enviable state, and one that I believe grown-ups should also be able to enjoy without being thought of as peculiar or lazy.

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

Saki Knafo

As The Government Cracks Down On Napping Air Traffic Controllers, A Former Controller (And Former Napper) Talks Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.19.2011 | Travel

In the opening paragraphs of "Something's Got to Give," Darcy Frey's classic 1996 profile of air traffic controllers, a team of controllers sit in a d...

Let Air Traffic Controllers Nap

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

It's time to put human nature back into the human workspace. If we want air traffic controllers to perform their jobs flawlessly day and night, they should be allowed to sleep.

5 "Comfort Activities" When You're Sick

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

If you re-frame it, being sick can actually be a nice excuse to relax and engage in "comfort activities" that you might not allow yourself during your normal routine.

Why Companies Should Insist That Employees Take Naps

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Good luck, right? But the recent evidence is overwhelming: Naps are not just physically restorative, but also improve perceptual skills, motor skills, reaction time and alertness.

Sleep Tips For New Mothers: Quality Vs. Quantity

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

According to a recent study new moms sleep patterns mimic those who suffer from sleep disorders like sleep apnea. They get enough hours asleep, but not enough hours in restorative sleep.

Memo To David Axelrod: Take A Nap

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

How do you feel about having your government run by people who don't get enough sleep? David Axelrod, President Obama's chief political adviser, sleeps "five fitful hours a night," the Times reported yesterday.

Move More, Rest More

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

We don't rest enough. We don't move enough. Those are the seemingly contradictory conclusions from a series of studies that got a lot of media attention this week.

Naps Clear The Mind, Help You Learn

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You might not need to feel so guilty about taking a mid-day snooze. A new study suggests that napping for an hour or so can refresh your brain, boosti...

How To Nap Like A Pro

Boston Globe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For years, naps have gotten a bad rap, derided as a sign of laziness, weakness, or senility. We are "caught" napping or "found asleep at the switch."...

Want To Be Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? Be A Better Napper Than A 2-Year-Old

Amy Hertz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Hertz

I was a year old when I stopped napping. They say I wouldn't sleep because I didn't want to miss anything. Truth is I didn't trust the adults to handle things without me. My parents had just turned 22, can you blame me?

Sleep Boxes: Coming To An Airport Near You?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A Moscow-based company has just released its concept "Sleep Box"--a capsule mini-hotel that you can rent for 15 minutes or longer. Perfect for sneaking in a rejuvenating nap.