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Sleep Deprivation

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.

How Sleepy Doctors Can Wreak Havoc On Medicine

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

When you think of the rigors of medical training what's the first thing that comes to mind? The image of a sleep-deprived young resident roaming a late-night hospital corridor.

WATCH: What Do YOU Do When You're Sleeping?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy

More and more, unhealthy sleep habits are affecting our day-to-day life and productivity at alarming rates. And in the new short comedic film "Sleep S...

Work Better, Play Harder

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In a new Stanford University study, athlete subjects improved their performance, and their overall sense of physical and mental well-being, when they eliminated sleep deficiencies from their routine.

The Everyday Activity That's Robbing Children Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

How Sleep Affects Weight Loss

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Why is sleep the missing link for weight loss? I've got one word for you: hormones.

4 Things Not To Do For A Good Night's Sleep (VIDEO)

Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

“You need to get a good night’s sleep,” is a mantra we’ve all heard countless times for years. Unfortunately though, it seems that as a collec...

Sleep-Deprived Women Cause Marital Strife?

Babble | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women

A small but provocative new study, presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies today, tells us that when women don’t sleep well, it tri...

Students With Later Classes Sleep More, But Also Get Drunk More And Get Worse Grades

Posted 08.15.2011 | College

Filling next year's schedule with classes that start at 2pm? According to a recent study, students who have later classes sleep longer than their c...

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 More, Eat Less, Lose Weight

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most of these fad diet plans are ineffective (and some of them seem downright dangerous), and they all overlook one important aspect that can affect what and how much we eat: sleep.

Could Sleep Deprivation Be Changing Your Child's Personality?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's becoming more widely known that sleep disordered breathing leads to poor behavior in children. Estimates show that as many of 25 percent of chil...

5 New Facts About Sleep

Delia Lloyd | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

n light of my ongoing sleep-related issues, I'm always interested to read up on the latest research on sleep. Here are five new facts about sleep culled from studies over the past year.

How Working The Night Shift Can Affect Your Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.

How To Find Your Body's Best Bedtime

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Restricting the time that you have in bed can be causing you to suffer significant sleep deprivation. And we all know that sleep deprivation has some significant effects on weight loss.

Laura Stampler

Why Your Baby Is Losing Sleep Over Your Bad Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.23.2011 | Divorce

Babies may get a bad rap for keeping their parents up all night, but a new study suggests that parental behavior might wreak havoc on their kids' slee...

What Is Sleep?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Like our conception of health, which is generally understood as the absence of disease, we naively conceive of sleep as the absence of waking.

America's Not So Elite Sleepless

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Our puritanical culture celebrates surviving on the least sleep, sneers at those who appear to need more and sacrifices sleep -- a fundamental biological need -- in favor of all other activity.