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Sleep Deprivation

What Lack Of Sleep Does To Your Spirit

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Depriving someone of sleep is used as a torture tactic. How strangely sadistic that we inflict this violence on our own bodies by denying ourselves sufficient sleep.

Your Brain On Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don't yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important.

Life & Happiness: 3 Secrets To A Good Night's Sleep (WATCH)

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Fifty

As people age, it gets tougher to get a good night's sleep, for a variety of reasons. Chronic sleep deprivation can be hazardous to your health. In th...

Expert Tips For Battling Sleep Deprivation

Seed | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation is a common sleep disorder that usually affects adults. We spoke to Steven Y. Park, M.D., board-certified otolaryngology surgeon and...

How Sleep Can Protect Your Brain

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

I love the way I feel after a good night's sleep. My body is rested; my mind feels clear and alert; and I am happy to just linger in bed and relax.

Is Your School Bus Driver a Risk to Your Children?

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Sleepiness can impair drivers by causing slower reaction times, vision impairment, lapses in judgment and delays in processing information.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Surprise, surprise: My Ne...

The Biggest Sleep Stories of 2011: Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The year that just ended was a big one for sleep, with lots of important, news-making stories related to sleep and sleep disorders. Here are my picks for the biggest sleep stories of 2011, and the most important sleep advice to come from this year's most compelling research into sleep.

Couldn't Wake Up This Morning? How To Get Your Sleep On Track After The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Have trouble waking up this morning? You're not alone. The holidays are officially over -- and for many of us, it's back to work today. "I think i...

The Link Between Sleeplessness And This Common Condition

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's some important news for millions of people -- most of them women -- who suffer from the syndrome fibromyalgia: A new study suggests that sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of developing fibromyalgia.

Is Too Little Sleep Hurting Blacks?

stlamerican.com | Posted 12.16.2011 | Black Voices

It's no secret that insomnia or lack of sleep can have serious consequences, including poor concentration and short-term memory loss. But studies show...

Night And Weekend Workers Have Greater Feelings Of Social Isolation: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

When workers pull evening and weekend shifts, it can be great for a company's bottom line. But it's often not so good for the workers themselves. E...

Fighting Family Jet Lag Through the Holidays

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Let's face it, as adults we don't always weather these changes particularly well, so it's no surprise that our kids don't handle jet lag with ease and good humor. The good news is there are a number of things you can do to prepare them.

5 Ways To Sleep Better

blisstree.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

If you ever spend a night tossing and turning, it may not surprise you that two out of three women have trouble sleeping. And even though studies have...

Sleep Late, Gain Weight? How Bedtime Affects BMI

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A message to night owls: There's news that your bedtime -- and those late-night snacks -- may be preventing you from dropping those stubborn extra pounds.

A Yawner: New Dads Are Tired

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

To hear that scientific research has determined that new dads are tired reminds me of the scientific team that studied navel fluff. Poor sleepy dears. Babies are keeping them awake at night? Welcome to our world, papas.

The Real Reason Women Can't Sleep

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The question is, how is it that men aren't similarly affected?

8 Things That Get Me Through The Night

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 01.07.2012 | Parents
Katrina Alcorn

I'm one of those women who has "prescription sleep aids," but I'm careful not to take them every night. Since my daughter was born, eight years ago, I've slowly cobbled together a group of coping mechanisms to get me through the night.

Laura Schocker

Daylight Saving: How Time Change Affects Our Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living

At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, we finally recaptured that lost hour of sleep from last March as we marked the end of daylight saving time. And for the 47 m...

The Sleep-Weight Connection: Gender Matters

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Keeping your weight healthy and your sleep habits strong often isn't about a handful of big decisions, but rather a whole series of small ones, made day after day. Why not start today?

Could This Be Keeping You Up At Night?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

When I talk about sleep hygiene, I'm not only encouraging good sleep habits, but encouraging making changes that don't promote good quality sleep. One of the changes I find myself talking about most often has to do with alcohol.

Kids: Sleep Goes Down, Weight Goes Up

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The results of a recent study indicate that every additional hour of sleep young children receive can reduce their risk of being overweight.

Back-to-School Sleep Tips For The Whole Family

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

It's important to assess whether or not your child is getting enough sleep. Here are some tips on identifying whether or not your child is sleep-deprived and what you can do to help them get the sleep they need.

Why Women Can Have A Hard Time Falling Asleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Some of the sleep challenges for women are a matter of physiology, and others can be a matter of the many roles and responsibilities that women so often take on, particularly as mothers.

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.