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Sleep Deprivation

How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?

nytimes.com | MAGGIE JONES | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Maggie Jones For most of us, eight hours of sleep is excellent and six hours is no good, but what about if we split the difference? What is the ...

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

Disturbed Sleep? How To Avoid Health Consequences

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

There are many reasons we don't get enough sleep -- or enough good sleep. Jet lag, long work commutes, infants, gastric reflux, barking dogs, snoring ...

How Lack Of Sleep Could Cost You Money

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at Duke University studied healthy volunteers and found that the less the participants slept, the more likely they were to focus on potential gains and ignore potential risks.

Most People Who Think They Need Little Sleep Are Mistaken

wsj.com | By Melinda Beck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Melinda Beck Out of every 100 people who believe they only need five or six hours of sleep a night, only about five people really do....

The Lithium Chronicles

Christine Egan | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Egan

This is the story of how he ended up walking naked down a highway and making his slow journey back to a life without psychotropic medication.

Are You There, Sleep? It's Me, A Mom On The Edge

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I have decided to end my "year of napping" by taking a nap every day for the final 40 days until Mothers Day. I am inviting moms around the world to join me.

WATCH: Ben Stein Wants You To Sleep

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ben Stein, the lawyer-turned-writer-turned-actor who is perhaps most famous for his snooze-inducing monotone, wants you to sleep. "Many -- maybe mo...

Can Your Brain Learn To Help You Sleep Better?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's pretty amazing what the brain can learn to do, even while we're asleep.The researchers from suggest that the brains of people with sleep apnea are using the negative effects of OSA to learn to breathe more deeply and effectively.

Driver Fatigue Brought To Light In NYC Bus Crash Investigation

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There is no question that even if fatigue wasn't the cause of this crash, it is a major cause of crashes -- not just for buses, but for trucks, airplanes, trains and boating accidents, as well.

The Dangers of Snoring

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Our spouses and children recognize the symptoms, even when they don't know the cause. They all agree: We need a good night's sleep!

Why Sleep Is More Important Than Food

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

We continue to live by a remarkably durable myth: Sleeping one hour less will give us one more hour of productivity.

Trying To Hide A Lack Of Sleep? Your Voice May Give You Away

ABC News | LARA SALAHI AND MARK ABDELMALEK, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Lara Salahi and Mark Abdelmalek, M.D. ABC News You might think a cup of coffee or a quick walk before heading to your job will cover up your e...

A Third Of Americans Don't Sleep 7 Hours

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA -- More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even ...

Quality vs. Quantity

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn N. Cohen

I think we need to discuss the difference between quantity versus quality when it comes to diet, sleep, and exercise.

Is There A Sleep Gender Gap?

The Washington Post | Charity M. Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Charity M. Brown The Washington Post Call it the real night shift - that noctural period when bleary-eyed adults leave warm beds to tend to the ne...

'Crash Pads': Are Sleepy Pilots Flying Your Plane?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

An ABC News report that airs Wednesday on World News and Nightline shows the conditions many pilots are forced to deal with when trying to sleep betwe...

Could Sleep Deprivation Be Helpful?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Could it be that with total sleep deprivation the brain is not allowed to form a long term memory of an event?

Meditating Our Way To World Peace?

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Finding a form of meditation that works for you and leads you to a deep sense of inner peace isn't secondary to solving the world's problems. In fact, it seems to be obviously primary to achieving balance in the outer world.

Want To Look Better? Get Your Beauty Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Better quantity and quality sleep is an attractive feature, in everyone. A new study showed that when given a choice, people thought individuals with more sleep looked attractive!

In Defense Of Separate Bedrooms

Christine Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Egan

My husband has a dream: Separate bedrooms. It's a dream he's had for a while. It's a simple dream, yet one that can create serious complications in a marriage.

President Obama, Why Have You Forsaken Your Promise to Close Guantanamo?

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

Since 9/11 the US government has sacrificed freedom, civil liberties and human rights for safety and security. But this reordering of priorities has not made our world any safer.

Could Santa's Lack Of Sleep On Christmas Eve Harm His Health?

Yahoo! News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The lack of sleep experienced by Santa, his elves and reindeer around Christmas may put their health at risk, British sleep experts suggest....

Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Suicidal?

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Did you know that sleep deprivation can lead to depression and suicidal tendencies? Dr. Oexman pointed out that chronic sleep decreases serotonin, And if you're low on serotonin, you're not thinking or reacting as well as you should.

A Good Night's Sleep Can Prevent The Common Cold, Research Shows

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As flu season rears its ugly head once again, many people are stocking up their medicine cabinets and popping vitamin C with hopes of avoiding the com...