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Sleep Deprivation

How Sleep Affects The Power Of Vaccines

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Summer is coming to an end, and with fall and winter come cold and flu season. Want to give your annual flu vaccination a powerful boost? Start sleeping more.

Sleep on Drugs

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Sleep experts believe that our 24/7 culture has created such pervasive sleep deprivation that abnormal sleepiness is the norm. Unfortunately, there is...

Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?

Want To Meet Your Prince Charming? Get A Good Night's Sleep

Le Huffington Post | Stanislas Kraland | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living

What if Sleeping Beauty's secret was actually just that: to sleep? We know that lack of sleep affects our attention, our behavior and our health -- bu...

Why Are We So Bad At Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.

Why Do So Many Americans Rely On Sleeping Pills? Arianna And Experts Weigh In (WATCH)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Why do so many Americans need pills to do the most natural thing in the world? Arianna and HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with Drs. Russel...

The Dangerous Link Between Poverty And Sleep Deprivation

Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D

Sleep, a powerful source of resilience, is usually noticed most when deficient. One recurring theme of the "Great Recession" is the impact of financial hardship on sleep, stress, and health.

Napping At The Oasis: Where The Delegates Can Take A Break (VIDEO)

Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living

"Sleep" is one of the major buzzwords at The Huffington Post's Oasis, as it's a vital aspect of unplugging and recharging and performing one's best. ...

Sleep Is The Key To Good Grades

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 10.31.2012 | College

-- As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they'll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some...

Easy Tips To Improve Your Sleep, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz met with me on Mondays With Marlo, he shared some useful tips on improving sleep. In...

How Much Can The Human Body REALLY Withstand?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 08/13/2012 09:21 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries One hears epic accounts of people surviving bullets to the brai...

This Health Statistic Shocks Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz shared the health statistic that shocks him the most when he joined me on Mondays With Ma...

'Insomnia Is My Schoolyard Bully'

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If sleep is my recess from a busy shift at work, insomnia is the playground mafioso, sauntering over to my place of business, demanding precious hours of sleep like it is some chump-change that I can spare.

Why Is It So Hard To Sleep At The Olympics?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By now, we know that sleep is as important as diet and fitness when it comes to sports performance -- too little shuteye can affect concentration, rec...

Should You Take A Sleep Vacation?

Linden Schaffer | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

According to Dr. William Dement of Stanford University, for most Americans, sleep debt occurs so gradually that people often attribute their fatigue to other things such as stress or illness. The travel industry has taken notice, and the newest emerging trend for 2012 is sleep vacations.

Laura Schocker

How The Olympics Messes With Your Sleep (And What To Do About It)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Olympic fever is about to descend. The 2012 opening ceremonies on Friday will kick off 17 days packed with 3,147 events and 304 gold medals. The on...

The Country's Sleepiest (And Most Well-Rested) Cities

Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living

They say New York is the city that never sleeps, but according to a recent ranking, some cities might be even more sleepless (and, no, we're not talki...

The Reason Behind Your Case Of The Mondays

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

There may be actually be science behind that dreaded "case of the Mondays." What exactly is causing the start-of-the-week sluggishness? A phenomen...

College Students: Make Sure to Get Your Sleep

Uloop | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Uloop

Between classes, work, responsibilities and social activities, it's hard for students in college to get the recommend eight hours of sleep each night; and even harder if you have noisy, night-owl roommates.

More Sleep Leads To More Productivity (VIDEO)

Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Hard workers tend to deprive themselves of sleep in order to get more done, but sleep deprivation won't just leave you tired. It can lead to diabetes,...

'Social Jetlag' Contributing To Global Weight Gain

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

In our modern society of too-late work hours and too much time in front of computer screens, we are listening to our social clocks more than our physiological clocks, causing a greater sleep gap, known as social jetlag.

A Bedtime Story ... For Mom And Dad

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

At one in the morning my toddler screams from her room, "Mommy, I need you!" she wails with gloom. With eyes half open and feet full of lead, I make my way down the hall to her bed.

The Curious Connection Between Sleep And Race

Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to imagine that there could be racial and ethnic distinctions in the way people sleep, but there are, according to research presented at the...

Catherine Pearson

Is Skimping On Sleep Leading To Bad Food Choices?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Scientists have taken another big step in understanding why sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain. At an annual meeting hosted by the American ...

Catherine Pearson

How Sleep Loss Ups Our Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Not getting enough shuteye can amplify the brain's anticipatory reactions, upping overall anxiety levels, according to new research. And the effect...