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How Alcohol Can Ruin Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Do you typically finish out your evenings with glass of wine, beer, or even a shot to ease into sleep? Consuming alcohol near bedtime can have a powerful, negative impact on your sleep quantity and quality.

Surprising Sleep Stealers

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

We know the principles of good sleep hygiene, like not drinking too much caffeine during the day, not exercising late at night and not reading or watching TV in bed if you have trouble sleeping. But that alone may not solve your problem.

How Sleep Affects Weight Loss

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Why is sleep the missing link for weight loss? I've got one word for you: hormones.

Students With Later Classes Sleep More, But Also Get Drunk More And Get Worse Grades

Posted 08.15.2011 | College

Filling next year's schedule with classes that start at 2pm? According to a recent study, students who have later classes sleep longer than their c...

11 Steps For Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Ronald L. Kotler, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald L. Kotler, M.D.

The following sleep hygiene tips are tried and true. Check them off your list and you'll raise the odds considerably of getting a good night's sleep.

The One-Moment Insomnia Cure

Martin Boroson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Boroson

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 41 percent of Americans report having sleep problems every night or almost every night. Meditation, of course, can help, but not as you might imagine.

Are You There, Sleep? It's Me, A Mom On The Edge

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I have decided to end my "year of napping" by taking a nap every day for the final 40 days until Mothers Day. I am inviting moms around the world to join me.

WATCH: Ben Stein Wants You To Sleep

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ben Stein, the lawyer-turned-writer-turned-actor who is perhaps most famous for his snooze-inducing monotone, wants you to sleep. "Many -- maybe mo...

Can Your Brain Learn To Help You Sleep Better?

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

It's pretty amazing what the brain can learn to do, even while we're asleep.The researchers from suggest that the brains of people with sleep apnea are using the negative effects of OSA to learn to breathe more deeply and effectively.

Driver Fatigue Brought To Light In NYC Bus Crash Investigation

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There is no question that even if fatigue wasn't the cause of this crash, it is a major cause of crashes -- not just for buses, but for trucks, airplanes, trains and boating accidents, as well.

An Easy Trick For Better Sleep

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

Your bedroom is more than just the room that happens to house your bed -- it is your personal environment for sleeping.

Why Sleep Is More Important Than Food

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

We continue to live by a remarkably durable myth: Sleeping one hour less will give us one more hour of productivity.

What Does Your 'One Nightstand' Say About You?

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

If sleep is a nightly get-away, then the nightstand is the overnight bag we carry at our side. We can learn a lot about a person and their travels by examining their bags.

Brief Behavioral Therapy Improves Sleep For Seniors

Psych Central | Rick Nauert, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers report that a brief behavioral treatment appears to alleviate insomnia in older adults for at least six months. The intervention consisted...

Extra Sleep On Weekends Cuts Kids' Risk Of Obesity

WebMD | Salynn Boyles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Children who get too little sleep and have irregular school-day sleep schedules are more likely to be obese, especially if they don't make up for lost...

In Defense Of Separate Bedrooms

Christine Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Egan

My husband has a dream: Separate bedrooms. It's a dream he's had for a while. It's a simple dream, yet one that can create serious complications in a marriage.

What Was The Top Sleep Finding Of 2010? Pick Your Favorite!

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

These are what I considered some of the top stories in sleep medicine in 2010, and I have included a practical sleep suggestion to help you use this research in your everyday life.

Arianna Huffington At TEDWomen: How To Succeed? Get More Sleep

TED.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Speaking at TEDWomen last month, Arianna Huffington talked about a simple idea with the potential to unlock billions of big ideas dormant inside us: g...

A Good Night's Sleep Can Prevent The Common Cold, Research Shows

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As flu season rears its ugly head once again, many people are stocking up their medicine cabinets and popping vitamin C with hopes of avoiding the com...

15 Tips For Better Sleep

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

A good number of my coaching clients have difficulty drifting off into a peaceful slumber and/or sleeping through the night.

Teen Sleep Problems: Could Texting And E-Mailing Be To Blame?

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

As if we really needed anything else affecting a teen's mood and sleep, recent research shows that Internet use and texting can have a serious, detrimental effect on both sleep and mood.

Underground And Out Of Sight: How Does A Lack Of Light Affect Your Sleep Cycle?

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

From a sleep perspective, I wondered what it would be like to live in an environment with no natural light for 69 days.

Late to Bed, Early to Rise? Think Again!

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

If you're among the millions who get up before dawn or worse, then chances are you don't get to bed early enough to make up the difference in sleep time.

6 Signs You Need More Sleep

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need a reason to hit the snooze button a few more times? Sleep is as vital for survival as food, according to Dr. Mary Susan Esther, president of th...

Back To School (And Back To Sleep)

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

Here are a few tip and tricks I have used with my patients over the years to make the transition from summer to school a bit smoother.