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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 ...

Feeling Fat? Forget Your Diet, Check This Out

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

What if you could take control of your waistline just by logging a few more minutes (and for some, hours) of restful sleep a night? Something to think about.

2 Steps to Better Sleep

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Our minds need to rest ad when we are overconnected to technology it keeps the mind buzzing. Technology, I actually think it can be enormously helpful, but it can be abused.

Advice for the Sleep Deprived

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

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How to Define Your Daytime Symptoms: Using the Words "Sleepy" and "Tired"

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It may not seem this way on the surface, but to a sleep doctor there's a big difference between someone feeling "tired" and someone feeling "sleepy."...

'Active Sleep' Is Not an Oxymoron

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

I still get amused by people who think sleep is a state of nothingness. Sleep is a break from busy wakefulness for the body's, but there's a lot going on in the brain making sleep far from a state of inactivity.

Daylight Savings Time Tips (Lose Sleep Not Energy!) On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With as many as 75 percent of Americans already citing sleeping problems, this 60-minute deficit is no small matter. In fact, it can make you fatigued...

Race A Factor In Pre-Sleep Routines

Health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your racial and ethnic background can shape many aspects of your life: the type of food you eat, where you live, and your political views. Now, a new ...

The Joy Of Sleep: Relax Your Way To A Good Night's Rest

Dr. Richard Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Shane

Letting your tongue relax, plus a few other simple body sensations you will learn in coming articles, will create a particular feeling of comfort and safety inside your body.

Why Sleep Is The New Sex

Times Online | Ruby Warrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep, or rather, lack of it, is such a hot topic that Arianna Huffington is calling it the next feminist issue. "It's time to sleep our way to the to...

On The Timing & Duration Of Sleep

nytimes.com | Ben Schott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Below are the percentages of American adults who reported insufficient rest or sleep during the preceding 30 days, according to 2008 data from the Cen...

One Minute To Better Sleep: 5 Ways To Unwind In Just 60 seconds

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

1. Stare up at the ceiling and count down from 60. Why this can help you sleep: Gazing upward stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which lo...

How To Get Away With Sleeping On The Job

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Law of nature One. Go to bed. Don't think that you can cheat nature or your body for an extended period of time and everything will continue to work as it should. Get yourself to sleep already!

Sleep Challenge 2010: The 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Sleep

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

This is it, the last post of Sleep Challenge 2010, my joint project with comrade-in-PJs Arianna Huffington to urge American women to stop walking around sleep-deprived and be good to themselves for once. So, what have I learned, other than that the world won't fall apart if I don't watch Letterman?

Are Sleeping Pills Good For You?

Jerry Siegel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Siegel, Ph.D.

Recently developed sleeping pills are being promoted as effective for long term use. They produce on a 10-30 minute increase sleep in total daily sleep time, not a very large effect. But are they good for you?

My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.

Mastering The Mystery Of Sleep

Dr. Joseph Mercola | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Mercola

Sleep is one of the great mysteries of life. Like gravity or the quantum field, sleep is so fundamental that scientists still don't know exactly what it is.

Promote Better Sleep For Your Children With This Creative Tip

Leisa Naples | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leisa Naples

I tried lavender baths before bed. I tried early dinners. I tried Sesame Street Bedtime Stories DVDs. But despite my best efforts, bedtime became my most dreaded time of the day.

Menopause Is the Ultimate Sleep Challenge

Rebecca Booth, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Booth, MD

Chronic insomnia in menopause is a huge challenge. On every day that I have seen patients, more than one has described the loss of sleep as the worst part of "the change" for them.

Sex Dreams: The Difference Between Men And Women

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Remembering dreams and committing those daily experiences to memory are important functions of sleep. And it looks like great sex can reinforce itself by making good dreams out of the experience too.

My Sleep Apnea Journey

John Selby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Selby

But hold on -- is this a realistic assessment of the sleep apnea condition, or is some writer over-blowing the situation in order to push business to the national Sleep Center sponsoring the brochure?

How Much Sleep Do We Actually Need?

Jerry Siegel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Siegel, Ph.D.

Several studies have reported the same results, that both long and short sleep durations are correlated with poor health and shortened lifespan, with most reporting a greater risk associated with long sleep.

Recurring Dreams And Their Meanings

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

The dream represents a question or message (often related to a limitation, fear or doubt) to the dreamer. It will reach a conclusion once the dreamer understands the message and resolves to make a change.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Sleep As the Key to Happiness and Peak Performance

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Tony Schwartz is a business performance guru who has spent his life coaching people how to perform at their best. And, in his new book, he puts getting enough sleep at the apex of the things we can do to achieve peak performance.