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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.

Pillows: A Dirty Little Secret that Affects Your Health

Robin Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Wilson

Pillows, Sheets...usually there are secrets that should be kept only in the bedroom. But its time to ask you what is "in" your pillow. Did you know th...

Reboot Your Brain and Get Smarter With a Midday Nap

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

Napping is an ideal way to keep your brain sharp, be prepared to learn new things and feel refreshed. No wonder some of our most historic brains are noted fans of napping.

Lack of Sleep Linked to Premature Death

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

British researchers just released a new study confirming what has long been thought to be true: sleeping less or more than six to eight hours is associated with premature death.

Sleep Violence. Rare, But Real

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

In an editorial about sleep violence, a man chronicles what it's like to commit violent acts in his sleep (granted, his didn't go much further than punching the headboard or acting like a defensive lineman).

Sleep: Good for the Brain and the Belly

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

While it is widely known that adequate sleep is necessary for optimal mental performance, most do not know that adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain.

Meditation for Sleep: Paradoxes and Promises

Willoughby Britton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willoughby Britton, Ph.D.

Like most research, these findings provoke many more questions than they answer, but it's important not to speculate and to stick to the original question: Does meditation improve sleep?

Sleep Tips: The Link Between Insomnia and Health

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

If you watched the National Geographic Channel last month, you might have caught sight of a special on Fatal Familiar Insomnia--a deadly form of insomnia that runs in some families.

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Depression In Teens

cnn.com | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be ...