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Sleep Challenge 2010

The Sleep Challenge: Taking The Leap Of Faith

Limari Colon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Limari Colon

I will move to New York City before my 25th birthday, and I will pursue a career in writing. Am I scared? Yes. Does it matter? Sure. How will I succeed? That's easy. Days filled with action and nights full of sleep.

Who Needs Sleep? One Professor 'Fesses Up

Lee Skallerup Bessette | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lee Skallerup Bessette

Standing in front of my once bright-eyed, now baggy-eyed students, I am reminded how important sleep is for young undergraduates.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Sleeping Outside of Seattle: Road Sleep

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Sinclair

For an insomniac, sleeping at home is hard to come by, but sleeping when you are traveling is almost impossible.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Lessons Learned

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

When Cindi and Arianna accurately defined sleep as an empowerment issue for women, I recognized that empowerment is exactly what sleep can do for everyone.

Doing Homework Is Important

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Now it is up to me during these six months to do all the healing remedies I can find. This twenty-seven day roller coaster I've been on since being diagnosed has not been funat all, but it has been educational.

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.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough Keep Me Up All Night... Lessons (Yawn) Learned

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Today is the last day of Sleep Challenge 2010... and I ended things by not getting a wink of sleep last night. This was not an act of defiance or the sleep equivalent of a last day of school blowout. It was a twist of fate -- and scheduling.

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.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Man, They Sell Some Weird Stuff To Make You Sleep Better -- But Does Any Of It Work?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Among the 972 weird things about sleep I didn't know until Arianna Huffington and I started the Sleep Challenge: There is a toothpaste that supposedly makes you sleep better.

Be Your Own Sleep Specialist: Sleep Medicine And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Sleep Machismo is bringing this country to its knees in terms of performance deficits at work and fueling the fire under the obesity pandemic we are now witnessing. We must all become sleep specialists.

Why Sleeping Separately Is Good For Some Relationships

Sophie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

If there is any form of incompatibility -- they snore, hog the sheets or keep you up in any other way -- and you've tried everything to remedy the situation, then you might want to think of sleeping in separate rooms.

Girlfriends' Guide To Sleeping: 'Don't Tell Me About Your Dreams Unless They Are Sexy'

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

Sex dreams are my kind of dream -- no meandering narrative, just the undeniable physical proof of the dream's meaning even after awakening. I wonder if Dr. Freud ever heard about that.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Trying to Get Enough Sleep While Logging More Air Miles Than Clooney in Up in the Air

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Throughout the Sleep Challenge 2010, I've faced numerous challenges in meeting my sleep goal. But this week has presented me with perhaps the toughest obstacle of all: the travel week from hell.

Sleep Challenge 2010: What Did You Wear To Bed Last Night?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

I know for a fact that everything in life is more interesting when you dress for it. So I've stopped collapsing in bed wearing my old Doors T-shirt, and actually started thinking of bedtime as a fashion occasion.

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?

Month #1: HuffPost Living 'Total Energy Makeover' with Ashley Koff, RD

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

You know what the changes you ought to make are, but if you haven't been able to incorporate them into your life personally, follow along.

Beauty Sleep: A Dream Come True!

Dr. Nicholas Perricone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nicholas Perricone

I am a firm believer in the proverbial good night's sleep because as a dermatologist, I know that sleep deprivation has very definite physical, mental and emotional consequences -- and they are not pretty.