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Your Best Secrets For A Good Night's Sleep

Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living

We asked readers to share their best tips for getting some rest after a stressful day.

Got Sleep?

Jessica Yang | Posted 04.18.2013 | Teen
Jessica Yang

It is a truth universally acknowledged that high school students do not get enough sleep. (Sorry for butchering the famous Pride and Prejudice line, Jane Austen-ites.)

Trouble Sleeping? Ask Yourself Why

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Seven to eight hours of sleep each night means a happier, smarter, healthier and probably longer-living you. But mo...

The Risks of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Does your child snore? Does he breathe through his mouth when he sleeps? Do you ever notice pauses in your child's breathing while she's asleep? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, your child may be suffering from sleep-disordered breathing.

Can Midlifers Ever Get A Good Night's Sleep?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The joy of a good night's sleep just can't be overstated. Somewhere around my 50th birthday, I lost the ability to get one. I went from being someone who could shut her eyes and not open them for eight hours to a person who now does a victory lap around the bed if I manage four hours in a single stretch.

What's Worse For Your Health?

Posted 01.31.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul There are times when the healthiest answer is just not an option. We ask the experts to help us pick the lesser of two evils. ...

Take Control Of Your Sleep

Jamie Galloway | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.

11 Tricks for Perfect Sleep

Tim Ferriss | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Tim Ferriss

Is good sleep a simple matter of length, the longer the better? If you've ever needed a nap after sleeping too much, you know it isn't that simple. Let's examine the problem through an easier question to answer: what is bad sleep?

7 Proven Ways to Prepare Your Younger Child for Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Dennis Rosen M.D.

Getting a younger child to settle down in the evening, go to bed, (stay there!) and then actually fall asleep is a big challenge for many parents, and one they struggle with nightly.

How Do We Sleep After Sandy Hook?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

During this time following the Newtown tragedy, people may find that they have a hard time "shutting their brains off." The more they fight to quiet their minds, the more they struggle to sleep. The goal in this situation is to prevent the acute problem from developing into a chronic problem.

Sweet (Potato) Dreams: Tips For Sleeping Better This Thanksgiving

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Traveling great distances and staying with friends and relatives often creates sleeping situations only slightly better than those on the Mayflower. Fear not -- here are some sleeping tips that are more effective than grabbing onto the wishbone and hoping for the best.

How Many Hours Of Sleep Do You Really Need?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Eight hours. This number is spoken like gospel in this country when it comes to sleep. "How much sleep do I need?" Eight hours. "How can I feel like the people in Old Navy ads?" Get eight hours. "Why did that Spanish nun ruin that fresco?" She wasn't sleeping eight hours.

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.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

10 Tips to Sleep Better While Traveling

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

3. Caffeine can be your next best friend while traveling across time zones. Utilize your friendship judiciously.

The Urbanite's Guide To Beating Insomnia

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Reestablishing sleep patterns without the use of pharmaceuticals is not only possible but also preferable when you think about the drawbacks of sustained sleeping pill use. It requires a delicate and highly personalized approach including nutrition, botanicals and lifestyle changes.

Why Are We So Bad At Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.

How To Sleep Well When Traveling

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Sleeping in the best of circumstances can be difficult for many people, and the vast majority of us will struggle with sleeplessness at some point or other.

Sleep Is The Key To Good Grades

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 10.31.2012 | College

-- As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they'll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some...

'Insomnia Is My Schoolyard Bully'

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If sleep is my recess from a busy shift at work, insomnia is the playground mafioso, sauntering over to my place of business, demanding precious hours of sleep like it is some chump-change that I can spare.

Narcolepsy Remains Misunderstood and Underdiagnosed

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

It is not normal to constantly feel sleepy or have involuntary sleep attacks after a good night's rest. While some physicians have difficulty diagnosing narcolepsy, there are many institutions around the country that are capable of providing proper testing and treatment.

WATCH: 3 Ideas For Better Sleep, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

When health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about a problem that many of us have - not being able to sleep well...

When A Morning Person And A Night Owl Share A Bed

Denise Oliveira | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise Oliveira

As long as you and your partner remain in different "time zones," the best you can do is learn to understand and respect each other's nature.

The Art Of Sleeping

Tory Burch | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Tory Burch

Dr. Samantha Boardman, a clinical instructor in psychiatry and public health and an assistant attending psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote a column for "The Tory Blog" on why sleep is so important and how to get more of it.

The Mysterious World Of Dreams

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Dreams have played an important role in almost all spiritual traditions. So what is this mystery that takes up large portions of our night, but about which we know so little?