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Sleep Cycles

Your Body Does Incredible Things When You Aren't Awake

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep is anything but a waste of time. While many people think of catching Zzs as the body "shutting off" until morning, nodding off actually activate...

Why You Should Put Sleep First

Charles Sophy, D.O. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles Sophy, D.O.

Not getting enough sleep can derail, disrupt and imbalance. I can't tell you how often a patient comes to me complaining about one problem or another and after fixing her sleep, five to 10 of the other problems she never even associated with lack of sleep (not so) magically go away.

News Flash: Our Bodies Are Part of Nature!

Linda Buzzell | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Buzzell

We tried shifting our wake-sleep cycles so they were more in sync with the rest of nature. We slowly switched most evenings to quiet reading, meditating or relaxing before sleep rather than seeking out the stimulation of computers, hyperkinetic TV and films or other media before bed.

The 7 Weird Sleep Cycles Guys Will Maintain In College

BroBible | Lance Pauker | Posted 08.19.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of BroBible, where it was originally published. "No Sleep," in addition to being a song your roommate exhaustingl...

When A Morning Person And A Night Owl Share A Bed

Denise Oliveira | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise Oliveira

As long as you and your partner remain in different "time zones," the best you can do is learn to understand and respect each other's nature.

Your Body Clock: How Aging Eyes Can Disrupt Your Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Circadian rhythms -- our own internal biological "clock" -- govern our sleep-wake cycle and several other daily rhythms of the body. It's a complicated and finely-tuned system of hormonal and bio-chemical reactions that helps us live in rhythm with the 24-hour day.

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.

Why a Woman's Sleep Is Different From a Man's

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.13.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The issue of women and sleep has particular significance. Why? It's simple: women are the gatekeepers for all health information in their households. "Doctor Mom" is not just a cute term; it is a reality in most families.

Sleep: Your Dedicated Health Care Partner

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can become a health issue. In fact, sleep can do so many good things, think of it as your health care partner.

Move More, Rest More

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

We don't rest enough. We don't move enough. Those are the seemingly contradictory conclusions from a series of studies that got a lot of media attention this week.

Sleep Tip: A Chinese Medicine Approach To Women's Health

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

The rule of thumb to improve sleep, it seems to me, is much the same as other efforts to improve our lives: We cannot control the circumstances around us but we control how we respond to them.

The Rejuvenating Power Of Rest

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

So why does rest get so little respect? Why do people resist getting enough sleep? Is it because a Calvinist culture thinks rest is laziness? Or is it that we don't really know what rest does?