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Sleep Deprivation

'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...

15 Tips For Better Sleep

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

A good number of my coaching clients have difficulty drifting off into a peaceful slumber and/or sleeping through the night.

How Your Sleep Habits May Be Damaging Your Heart

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

If someone said to you that your lifetime risk of a heart attack was close to 100 percent, you'd probably want to do everything you could to either prevent that fate or delay it by as long as possible, right?

Don't Find Yourself Drowsy Driving This Holiday Season

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

It's practically human nature to underestimate the negative effects associated with fatigue and sleep deprivation and, conversely, overestimate our abilities to overcome them while driving.

Does Sleep Deprivation Pose A Cancer Risk?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A study published by the journal Cancer in October, reflects the first time anyone has ever found a link between sleep duration and risk of polyps, which are tied directly with the risk for colon cancer.

Underground And Out Of Sight: How Does A Lack Of Light Affect Your Sleep Cycle?

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

From a sleep perspective, I wondered what it would be like to live in an environment with no natural light for 69 days.

How to Sleep Through Menopause

Staness Jonekos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Staness Jonekos

Being a busy woman, daily exhaustion is normal. Throw in menopausal aging and it was no surprise that I was staring at the ceiling nightly trying to fall and stay asleep.

Do Genes Determine Your Sleep Quality?

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

I predict that we'll find future associations between genes and sleep disorders, which can help us understand why someone can get away with just four hours a night while others require nine hours.

Power Napping To Win

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

A nap can be the quickest way to reboot your tired brain in the afternoon, charge yourself up for the rest of the day, and help you refresh yourself down to the cellular level.

Sleep Deprivation: It's Not Just An American Thing

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

Turns out we're not the only ones saddled with sleeplessness and too much stress. And we're not the only ones living in a perilous job market and economy that takes its toll on our sleep habits.

A Balanced View on Autism

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ariane Zurcher

When writing about my autistic daughter, Emma, I am often struck by how other people view what has been written. "She sounds just like my four year ...

Why Some People Handle Sleep Loss Better Than Others: Genetics

Psych Central News | Rick Nauert, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We all know the type of person who can get by on four hours of sleep without a loss of function. However, for many, four hours of sleep is a nightmare...

Could An Earlier Bedtime Help Your Child Maintain A Healthy Weight?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Research presented at the International AC21 Research Festival points out that short sleep duration may lead to obesity through an increase of appetite via hormonal changes.

The Cost Of Lost Shut-Eye

menshealth.com | Heather Loeb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Did you know that getting enough sleep can boost the effectiveness of vitamin C? Catch more zzz's and you may be able to skip that glass of orange juice.

Why Companies Should Insist That Employees Take Naps

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Good luck, right? But the recent evidence is overwhelming: Naps are not just physically restorative, but also improve perceptual skills, motor skills, reaction time and alertness.

Late to Bed, Early to Rise? Think Again!

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

If you're among the millions who get up before dawn or worse, then chances are you don't get to bed early enough to make up the difference in sleep time.

Sleep Is Not Just For Babies

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Over 90 percent of teens don't get enough Zzzzs. Alarmingly, if they drive on less than seven hours of sleep it's as if they drank a beer and drove. Help your child get the sleep they need.