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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.

Could These Glasses Help You Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I expect we will see a great deal more investigation into the effects of blue wavelength light on sleep and health. But you don't need special goggles or eye lens implants to protect your circadian rhythms and your sleep from the negative effects of artificial light.

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's most important is finding the right treatment and sticking with it. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Fortunately, treatments used correctly -- whether CPAP or oral appliance -- can significantly improve your sleep and your general health.

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

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.

Why Too Little Sleep Makes You Crave This

JJ Virgin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You might be familiar with the unfortunate aftermath of a crappy night's sleep as you sheepishly order a red-velvet doughnut with your morning java. Let's look at seven fat-regulating hormones that become imbalanced with too little sleep and set the stage for fat gain, obesity and disease.

What Sleep Experts Do To Get A Good Night's Rest

Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul These sleep experts have done the research, they’ve heard the up-all-week horror stories (as well as the surprise successes) -- s...

Trouble on the Night Shift: Bad Dreams About Work

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Rather than providing a peaceful respite from the burdens of waking life, sleep for many people has become a battleground of job-related stress and financial anxiety.

Sleep Is The New Sex, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Some people can get by little sleep, but Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman stressed that most people need 7-8 hours per night. Whe...

I Just Wanted My Pillow Back

Jesse Lasky | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Jesse Lasky

Apparently I should have. Danielle's neck was completely out. She could barely move. Had to call in sick. And didn't understand why I couldn't have just woken her up to switch the pillows.

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found obstructive sleep apnea associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death.

10 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Too many of us are guilty of a prime sleep mistake: underestimating its importance. Whereas nutrition and exercise are widely acknowledged as so-calle...

Tricks To A Better Night's Sleep, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

So many of us have trouble falling asleep, so when Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," appeared on Mondays With Marlo, she shared h...

13 Of The Smartest Sleep Tips Ever

Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living

What's the secret to a perfect night's sleep? If only it were that simple. While we know a number of sleep hygiene habits can make falling -- and s...

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.

You're More Likely To Suffer From Insomnia If...

Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce

It's well known that divorce can affect both your mental and physical health. But did you know that it can affect your sleep too? According to Dr. ...

How Can I Get My Daughter to Sleep in Her Bed Instead of Mine?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.

What Sleep Taught Me About Parenting

Sarah Chang | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Sarah Chang

Four years later, I've adjusted to resting in short increments. I've also realized that parenting doesn't follow a formula, nor do my children. I've learned this from my little, and, more surprisingly, big one.

6 Things You Can Do Today To Sleep Better, Deeper And Longer Tonight

Posted 04.11.2013 | OWN

By Emma Haak The key to a good night's rest is in the choices you make all day long. Add these six moves to your daily routine today, and you'l...

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.

7 Beauty Treatments For Bedtime To Ease Into A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.04.2013 | Style

...and wake up feeling and looking beautiful.

WATCH: 5 Ways To Stop Snoring

Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Since sleep is of the utmost importance to maintain health and even aid weight loss, it's crucial to ensure you snag those Zzzs. Snoring can be fru...

10 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?

Falling Awake

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

For most of my 20s and 30s, if I couldn't sleep, I could usually point to some anxiety as the cause -- a stimulating writing project, an important exam, a conflict with someone I loved. It's only now, in my early 40s, that I frequently experience sleeplessness for no apparent or obvious reason.

5 Steps To A New Bedtime Routine

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.