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Sleep Deprivation

Why Getting A Good Night's Sleep Is More Important Than Ever

Posted 01.28.2013 | Fifty

The importance of a good night's sleep can never be overstated, with the regenerative body process linked to a number of chronic diseases, including o...

11 Tricks for Perfect Sleep

Tim Ferriss | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Tim Ferriss

Is good sleep a simple matter of length, the longer the better? If you've ever needed a nap after sleeping too much, you know it isn't that simple. Let's examine the problem through an easier question to answer: what is bad sleep?

A Response to Kathryn Bigelow's Latest Statement on Zero Dark Thirty and Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 03.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Zero Dark Thirty ignores the fact that America's torture program inspired anti-U.S. sentiment around the world, causing many to vow revenge on the U.S. and its allies.

WATCH: Too Tired To Drive, Too Tired For Surgery!

Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Long hours during medical residency doesn't just leave doctors feeling sleepy -- it puts them in real danger. According to a recent Mayo Clinic survey...

It's National Sleep Day! 8 New Findings About Sleep And Your Health

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation can raise anxiety levels and other recent research.

Go to Sleep!

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Learning to wind down at the end of a day without a laptop, cellphone or tablet assaulting our retinas is a modern-day challenge. But give it a try. If you can unplug your electronics at least an hour before bed, you might get a night of good sleep.

The Answer to Big-Time Problem Solving? Shut Up and Dream!

Anne Hill | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Why don't more people follow their dreams? Aside from being too sleep-deprived to remember them, the answer is simply that we need to make it a habit, and find someone to tell our dreams to.

Sleep-Deprived Drive

Radley Balko | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

The New York Times reports that prosecutors looking for ways to bring charges against people who drive while sleep-deprived.* They're having problem...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Technology Is Messing With Our Sleep

Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Try as we might to convince you that TVs, laptops and cell phones do not belong in the bedroom, 95 percent of Americans use some type of technology in...

The Sky-High Cost Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's all too common for people to shrug off their episodes of insomnia, to do their best to function and cope. This kind of "power through" strategy is rampant in our busy world, but there's no real escape from the consequences that insomnia can bring.

Stop Ignoring This Treatable Sleep Problem

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Snoring is an alarm. In general, the louder the alarm, the bigger the problem. If an alarm is going off, do you ignore it, turn it off or try to find out why it's going off?

The Alarming Driving Habit More Than Half Of Us Have Done (And Why We Might Not Even Realize It)

Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living

The National Sleep Foundation has declared November 12-18, 2012 to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, in hopes of reducing the number of accidents rel...

Buddha's Book of Sleep Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Joseph Emet's Buddha's Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation is a book which those who do have trouble sleeping will find eminently useful -- if they approach it with patience and a willingness to do the necessary work.

Veterans With Sleep Apnea: A Growing Human Issue

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

As more and more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are realizing their post-war health problems, and because many Vietnam veterans are getting older, the number of veterans applying for OSA-related disability benefits will only continue to rise in the coming years.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

How Does Sleep Affect Emotional Well-Being?

Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D.

We often sacrifice sleep because of long workdays that spill over into our "leisure time," because we're watching late-night TV, and sometimes because that is the only time that we have to ourselves after we put the kids to bed.

Being in the Dark Is a Good Thing: Darkness and Disease

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past century there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of depression, sleep disorders and obesity. New data suggest that at least part of this increase could be due to the ever-growing exposure to light at night.

Is Sleep The New Gatorade?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

I think the sleep revolution is one major endorsement away from exploding into popular culture. The foundation is in place. We just need one athlete to speak out about how he or she considers sleep to be a cornerstone for success.

6 Surprising Signs You Need More Sleep

Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

You know the classic signs: You're dragging at work, you're yawning all day, you're sluggish and you swear you can actually hear your bed calling your...

WATCH: The Surprising Thing That Helps You Lose And Maintain Weight, From Terri Walsh

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

How is sleep related to weight loss? Celebrity fitness trainer and lifestyle expert Terri Walsh insisted on the importance of getting sufficient sleep...

The Questions That Keep Me Up at Night

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

A hot (no pun intended) topic among my midlife friends is insomnia, which seems to go hand-in-hand with hot flashes, headaches, irritability, weight gain... oh yeah, that's called perimenopause.

Women, Wake Up: Sleep Apnea is Not Just a Male Disorder

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Sleep apnea is not just a male disorder. Women -- especially those with hypertension and/or obesity -- need to wake up to the dangers of OSA and seek treatment if diagnosed with it.

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?