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4 Food Mistakes Ruining Your Good Night's Sleep

David Zinczenko | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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.

The Modern American Family: How Well Are They Sleeping?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The National Sleep Foundation has released its annual Sleep in America Poll. This year, the poll examines sleep in the modern American family. What are the challenges facing families in their pursuit of high-quality, plentiful sleep? What are the strategies that parents are using to help their children sleep, and how well are those strategies working?

Is This What's Wrecking Kids' Sleep?

Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Many American children aren't getting the sleep they need -- and most of them are sleeping with electronic devices, according to a new survey from the...

Your Dirty Laundry Could Be Keeping You Awake

Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Moving beyond stinky garbage and funky carpet, Febreze is taking things to the bedroom. The recently-released Sleep Serenity line of soothing scents a...

Sleep Habits Around The World

Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Every country has its own traditions, holidays, languages, nutritious breakfasts and, it turns out, sleep habits. In the "first international public o...

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

I'm Not Fat, I'm Sleep-Deprived!

Jade Walker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jade Walker

At the moment, I am in debt. Sleep debt. And I am not alone.

Sarah Klein

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Tired. Beat. Worn out. A tough workout can, without a doubt, leave you ready to hit the hay. But according to a new poll, that workout doesn't just ma...

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

How To Use All 5 Of Your Senses To Promote Better Sleep

Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living

You've heard it before: If you really want to sleep better, your bedroom needs to function as your sanctuary, a retreat from the stresses and pressure...

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 Things That Keep You Up At Night

Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Good news: More than three quarters of people report getting a good night's sleep at least a few times each week, according to a recent survey. While ...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Often Do You Buy New Bedding?

Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

While we continue to learn more and more about the troublesome consequences of not getting enough sleep, when it comes to shuteye, it isn't all bad ne...

Asleep at the Wheel

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Just as the country gears up for a summer trip, the National Sleep Foundation released the 2012 Sleep in America poll, its first survey of transportation professionals sleep habits and work performance. The results are not reassuring.

Is Daytime Sleepiness The Root Of Learning And Behavior Problems In Children?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

A recent study suggests that many cases of ADHD in children may have been misdiagnosed, and that behavior such as moodiness and hyperactivity might in fact be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder.

New Study: Health Effects of Sleep Apnea Evident After One Month

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders are prevalent in our society, and people need to wake up to the symptoms and risks associated with them.

Sleepy On The Job? Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There's no denying that sleep deprivation, and the health issues that result, are becoming more prevalent in our go-go, techno society. But a by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) grabbed my attention as particular cause for concern.

5 Reasons Why Men Need Beauty Sleep, Too

Posted 03.06.2012 | Black Voices

The battle of the sexes has made its way into the bedroom in recent years, prompting even Arianna Huffington to weigh in on the debate over who needs ...

How America's Sleep Deficit Is Damaging Long-term Health

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

There is substantial evidence that sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk for diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses. Considering that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., we should stop treating sleep as a sacrificial luxury and instead insist on it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

Catherine Pearson

Sleepy Train Operators, Truckers Report Shocking Number of 'Near Miss' Crackups

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living

It wasn't easy for Mike Rogers to cope with his schedule as a long-haul truck driver. Rogers, 28, said he was always tired from work shifts that b...

Is Your School Bus Driver a Risk to Your Children?

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Sleepiness can impair drivers by causing slower reaction times, vision impairment, lapses in judgment and delays in processing information.

Is Too Little Sleep Hurting Blacks?

stlamerican.com | Posted 12.16.2011 | Black Voices

It's no secret that insomnia or lack of sleep can have serious consequences, including poor concentration and short-term memory loss. But studies show...

Technology Is Ruining Our Sleep

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your laptop may rob you of much-needed rest, according to a new study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation. The non-profit's 2011 Sleep in Ameri...

National Sleep Awareness Week Spotlights The Dangers Of Insufficient Shut-Eye

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

How'd you sleep last night? If you're among the third of Americans who don't get enough shut-eye, then there's no better opportunity to make sleep a ...

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

Be Your Own Sleep Specialist: Sleep Medicine And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Sleep Machismo is bringing this country to its knees in terms of performance deficits at work and fueling the fire under the obesity pandemic we are now witnessing. We must all become sleep specialists.