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Fall Back Shouldn't Mean Fall Apart: How to Cope With Your Child's Sleep Routine During the Time Change

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Daylight savings time (DST) should not mean a complete shift in your child's sleep routine. Nor does it mean that suddenly your child will become a terrible sleeper.

The Four Stages Of A Good Night's Sleep

Posted 03.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Next time someone wishes you sweet dreams, try to internalize it. Sleep expert and author Kelly Sullivan Walden explained to HuffPost Live's Caitly...

Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren't Awake

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep is anything but a waste of time. While many people think of catching Zzs as the body "shutting off" until morning, nodding off actually activate...

How To Kick Your Snooze Button Habit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

We'd be lying if we said it wasn't tempting to hit snooze. Considering around 35 percent of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night, who wouldn...

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Despite five decades of modern neuroscience, we have only a very limited knowledge of the role of sleep and barely know anything about the role of dreams. Common experience tells us to agree with Shakespeare's simple conclusion that sleep "knits up the raveled sleeve of care."

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 1)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Even as sleep becomes more critical for all manner of bodily functions, this only highlights the mystery that is sleep. Sleep is certainly a physiological necessity, but neuroscience can hardly improve on Shakespeare's observation after the guilty Macbeth cannot fall asleep.

Why Do We Dream?

DreamsCloud | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

There is not one answer. But everyone does it. It's as natural as breathing, and just as much of an involuntary activity -- even people who don't remember dreaming actually do, for at least one to two hours every night.

This Sleep Condition Sounds Too Crazy To Be True

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Many of those afflicted with sleep paralysis report the perceived presence of a human figure at the bedside, often described as dark, like a ghost or a shadow. Understandably, this experience in the middle of the night, as you come out of sleep, can be downright terrifying.

When Dreams Turn Violent

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is a fascinating experiment in nature. Individuals can act out their dreams -- occasionally with potentially violent or injurious consequences. Many patients adopt self-protective measures such as tethering themselves to the bed, using sleeping bags or pillow barricades or sleeping on a mattress in an empty room.

The Science of Sex, Mysticism, and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

William J. Broad wrote an article in the Review section of this Sunday's Times, about scientific studies of "spontaneous orgasm," the phenomenon of reaching sexual climax purely by means of internal imagination and fantasy.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: How To Make Sense Of Dreaming

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science

Dreaming is part of every good night's sleep -- but why do we dream? And how do we dream? Recent research reveals that our dreams are our mind at work...

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

Tiny Sensors Reveal Big Secret About Baby Owls

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

Cute kittens may be an internet staple, but a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology is shifting the spotlight (if only briefly) to o...

Why Getting A Good Night's Sleep Is More Important Than Ever

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The importance of a good night's sleep can never be overstated, with the regenerative body process linked to a number of chronic diseases, including o...

Catherine Pearson

Punching? Kicking At Night? Research Reveals Risk Factors For Rare Sleep Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Researchers may have identified several factors that put people at risk for a disorder that makes them kick, yell and punch in their sleep. Smokin...

The Sleep Mask That Lets You Control Your Own Dreams

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.19.2012 | Small Business

It sounds like science fiction: Imagine being able to control your thoughts and actions while you're dreaming. The process is called lucid dreaming an...

8 Truly Bizarre Sleep Disorders

Oddee.com | Posted 03.28.2012 | Weird News

Sleep is supposed to be a peaceful time, but it's tough to relax for those who suffer from disorders like sexsomnia, in which the afflicted can have s...

The Lost Art Of Dreaming

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

We live in a world where the dream is devalued. "Forget it," we might suggest to a loved one who had a nightmare, "it's just a dream."

Why a Woman's Sleep Is Different From a Man's

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The issue of women and sleep has particular significance. Why? It's simple: women are the gatekeepers for all health information in their households. "Doctor Mom" is not just a cute term; it is a reality in most families.

Can Dreams Predict the Future? Amy Hardie's New Documentary

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Edge of Dreaming, a new documentary by Scottish director Amy Hardie, is the true story of the year following Hardie's own dream prophesy.

Sleep Tip: A Chinese Medicine Approach To Women's Health

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

The rule of thumb to improve sleep, it seems to me, is much the same as other efforts to improve our lives: We cannot control the circumstances around us but we control how we respond to them.

Why We Dream And How To Rewrite Nightmares

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Brain wave patterns during lucid dreaming show a typical REM sleep pattern associated with dreaming, mixed in with patterns associated with waking awareness.

Sounds Can Change--and Boost--Your Memories

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

Now this is pretty cool. New research just came out showing that we can hear sounds during deep sleep, and that those sounds can influence how we cons...

STUDY: Sleep Helps Us Let Go Of Negative Emotions

TIME | Tiffany Sharples | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dreams may not be the secret window into the frustrated desires of the unconscious that Sigmund Freud first posited in 1899, but growing evidence sugg...