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Sleep and Health

Sleepy On The Job? Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There's no denying that sleep deprivation, and the health issues that result, are becoming more prevalent in our go-go, techno society. But a by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) grabbed my attention as particular cause for concern.

Sleepless On Wall Street

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Wall Street jobs are coveted and highly competitive; they're also notoriously demanding. It's not a stretch to imagine the long hours, intense pressure and grueling pace of Wall Street work could take its toll on sleep and overall health.

Now I Lay Me Down to Text

Linda Kaplan Thaler | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Kaplan Thaler

As one of the many millions of over-programmed and under-slept women in America, it is often difficult, not to mention tiring, to translate our endless exhaustion into any coherent meaningful prose.

Could You Have This Dangerous Sleep Condition?

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

Feeling groggy? Does your bed partner observe you gasping for air at night? If so, you might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

WATCH: The Serious Toll Of America's Sleep Deficit

Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Monday kicked off National Sleep Awareness Week -- and it couldn't come at a more critical time. Americans everywhere are sleep deprived, from our kid...

How America's Sleep Deficit Is Damaging Long-term Health

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

There is substantial evidence that sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk for diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses. Considering that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., we should stop treating sleep as a sacrificial luxury and instead insist on it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

7 Tips For Getting To Bed On Time

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've become more and more convinced that sleep is vital to happiness and energy. If you want to get more sleep, but have a hard time getting yourself to turn out the light, try these strategies.

Catherine Pearson

An All-Natural Immune Booster?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living

It's common knowledge that too little sleep can increase our odds of getting sick, but a new study sheds light on just how direct the connection is. R...

Are Police Officers Getting Enough Rest? (And Why We Should Care)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A survey of nearly 5,000 police officers in the United States and Canada revealed that these law enforcement professionals are frequently suffering from sleep problems -- and this lack of sleep is negatively affecting both their health and their performance on the job.

How Sleep Can Protect Your Brain

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

I love the way I feel after a good night's sleep. My body is rested; my mind feels clear and alert; and I am happy to just linger in bed and relax.

Biggest Sleep Stories From The Second Half Of 2011

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep was in the news throughout 2011, with breakthrough research and advances in our understanding of why we sleep, and how sleep -- or a lack of it -- can affect health and wellbeing.