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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Arianna Huffington

This week, I loaded up a U-Haul van to take my youngest daughter to college for her freshman year, and to help my older daughter get settled in for her junior year. It's a big transition, not just for them but for their mom, who will be an empty nester for the first time in 21 years. Our lives have been so consumed with the details of the move, there hasn't been much time to contemplate the emotional logistics. I thought long and hard about what my parting advice to them should be. I decided on, "get enough sleep!" Indeed, HuffPost College has launched a campaign urging students to replace the traditional "Freshman 15" (pounds), with the "Freshman 8" (hours of sleep). Check out Dr. Michael Breus's post on why this is so important, and these great tips on getting enough sleep in a dorm... without your mommy there to tuck you in.

The Freshman 8: Win A FREE Trip To New York For HuffPost's Game Changers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

We've all heard of the dreaded Freshman 15, but what about the Freshman 8? HuffPost College is encouraging all incoming students this year to get at ...

Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It's Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally.

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

We believe getting enough shuteye is the next feminist issue. After all, women have already broken glass ceilings in politics, sports, business and the media -- just imagine what we can do when we're fully awake.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Perchance to Dream

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Two weeks into the sleep challenge, I've found myself in possession of a rich and compelling dream life. I used to write down my dreams in a journal. But then life -- especially motherhood -- intervened.

How to Sleep Like a Teenager

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Sinclair

Over my decades of insomnia and particularly during my years as mother to teenagers, I have considered their talent for sleep as something that others should learn to master.

Lullabies For Grown-Ups: What Music Helps Put You To Sleep?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Lately, I've been wondering whether music might become part of my go-to-sleep regimen. I'm searching for some great stuff that will do the opposite of revving me up.

A Jungian Analysis Of Dreams

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Our frustrations about dreams arise out of a combination of romanticism and 21st century urgency, a mindset that leads not only to sleep deprivation but also to soul deprivation.

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.

Achieving Natural Sleep

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Besides the obvious reasons for someone coming to a beautiful paradise like Hawaii one of the reasons I come is because of sleep. Good, deep, restful sleep. Natural sleep.

Sleep Challenge 2010: The Most Embarrassing Place I've Fallen Asleep Was ________ .

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

For the first time in probably 10 years, I've only fallen asleep when I meant to, as opposed to on planes, trains, automobiles, over romantic dinners or during family events.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Meet the "Vampire Hormone" (Yes, You Have It)

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Just one of the startling things I've learned over the last two weeks of the Sleep Challenge is that apparently, when it comes to good health, what you do in the hour right before you go to bed really matters.

Sleep Challenge 2010: OK, Ladies, It's Time to Make a To-Don't List

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Here's a question for all of you: What are you doing less of to make more time for sleep?

Sleep Challenge 2010: How Late Did You Sleep In This Weekend?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

As of this morning, we've emerged victorious from what some experts consider the biggest test of American women's sleep habits: that 48-hour health menace known as the weekend.

Sleep Challenge 2010: I Fall Off the Wagon (with a Push from Zorba the Greek)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Here is my existential question for you, dear readers: Would you cut short a fun night to avoid paying the groggy-headed price the next day, or do you embrace the moment knowing that perfection isn't always worth it?

Sleep Challenge: Launch It With Your Team At Work, Including Your Boss

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

American women are sleep-deprived, and paying a heavy price for it. So, how about launching a sleep challenge to your team at work -- including your boss?

Arianna And Cindi Leive Explain Sleep Challenge 2010 On 'The Joy Behar Show' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Huff TV

Arianna and Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive appeared on The Joy Behar show Thursday night to talk about Sleep Challenge 2010, a challenge to women...

To Sleep ... Perchance To Dream

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I am a person who needs good sleep. I know this. It's been proven time and again. Without at least eight or, better, nine hours of sleep, I am less than I can be.

Sleep Challenge 2010: How Sleep Is Like Steroids...Without the 'Roid Rage'

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

After finally reaching my goal of getting eight hours of sleep a night, I was surprised to discover that the exercise-sleep connection is a two-way street: getting enough sleep also helps you exercise better. READ MORE Sleep Challenge 2010: I Fall Off the Wagon (with a Push from Zorba the Greek) WATCH: Arianna and Cindi Leive Explain Sleep Challenge 2010 to Joy Behar HuffPost Turns Over the Top of Every Section to All the Ways We Can Help in Haiti Tucker Carlson Launches "The Right's Answer to HuffPost" - Why I Wish Him Nothing But the Best WATCH: Arianna Talks Geithner and Midterm Elections with Dylan Ratigan WATCH: Arianna on How Pat Robertson Gives Religion a Bad Name

Sleep Challenge 2010: What Do You Wake up Thinking About at Three in the Morning?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

All of a sudden, there I was in the pitch-black, mentally scrolling through my to-do list. I did end up eventually falling back asleep, but when I went for a run this morning, I accidentally locked myself out of my own house.

Sleep Hygiene 101: How To Ensure A Better Night's Rest

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

Sleep is actually a combination of 2 systems, your sleep drive (like hunger) and a biological clock that tells you when to sleep. When both are working well together, you sleep best.