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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.

The Boys of Summer: Sleeping, Pitching and Winning

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Your favorite MLB team is pitching. Who do you want on the mound? A recent research study would indicate that you should take his sleep habits into account before answering!

Lack of Sleep is a Nightmare for Teens

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Over the years, I have noticed an increasing problem in many of my teen patients: sleep deprivation.

7 Steps To The Best Sleep Ever

Leslie Barrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You've done all the obvious stuff--cut out late-night caffeine, made sure your bedroom is dark and cozy, avoided scary movies or struggling with your...

Can Cherries Relieve Insomnia?

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

So what's the magic in cherry juice? Cherries contain melatonin, a natural antioxidant with a well-documented history of helping to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Sleep And Rhythm: How To Live In Accordance With Your Natural Cycles

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

We evolved according to the natural rhythms of darkness and light; our bodily functions reflect this and undergo similar fluctuations. They perform best when we live in accordance, as much as possible, with these cycles.

Sleep Tips: Top 10 Sleep Mistakes And Their Solutions

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

With insomnia as with any chronic problem, one must look for the underlying imbalances and root causes and address them. Here are the common sleep "mistakes" I see in my practice and their solutions.

Working Nights, Sleeping Poorly

nytimes.com | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What happens when your work schedule interferes with a good night's sleep and you find yourself growing increasingly exhausted? ...

Better Sleep Through Meditation: 4 Techniques To Try Tonight

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Anyone who's ever experienced a fitful night of sleep knows that "just relax" is easier said than done. But do-it-yourself meditation practices ma...

Sex, Sleep and Rest: Men Vs. Women

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Men and women are joyously different. The adventurous complementarity those differences create pops out when you investigate sex, sleep and rest.

Unraveling the Mystery of Why We Sleep

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

We know that sleep has restorative effects on our bodies down to the cellular level, but how it all works from a biological perspective has been somewhat of a mystery.

How Many Hours of Sleep Should You Get?

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

The number of hours of sleep you need depends on your age and can also vary from person to person, even within a particular age group.

Insomnia's Emotional Toll: A Young Mom's Struggle With Sleep And Stress

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For a person with chronic insomnia, the only thing worse than tossing and turning all night might be struggling through the day. A consistent lack o...

Can Staying Up Late Cause Heart Disease?

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

In order to understand the magnitude of damage that can be done by staying up after the sun goes down, we need to grasp the mechanisms of the cosmic clock we call a heart.