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Sleep Deprivation

Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

This whole "human sub-machine" is an integrated part of the larger machine of the environment. Every living thing is an interactive bio-computer programmed for adaptive intelligence.

A Good Night's Sleep for Good Sex

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

Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss put a serious ding into a sex life. No surprise there. The effects of sleep deprivation -- low energy, fatigue, and sleepiness -- won't inspire sex.

Reboot Your Brain and Get Smarter With a Midday Nap

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

Napping is an ideal way to keep your brain sharp, be prepared to learn new things and feel refreshed. No wonder some of our most historic brains are noted fans of napping.

Lack of Sleep Linked to Premature Death

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

British researchers just released a new study confirming what has long been thought to be true: sleeping less or more than six to eight hours is associated with premature death.

Sleep Tips: Artificial Light At Night Disrupts Cell Division, Research Shows | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Just one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the Univer...

Sleep: Your Dedicated Health Care Partner

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can become a health issue. In fact, sleep can do so many good things, think of it as your health care partner.

Homelessness Myth #6: Homeless People Sleep All The Time

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

In this companion post, I asked some homeless people to share their feelings about sleep. I made no suggestions on what they should or should not share. I share their feelings with you.

Social Networking, Sleep Deprivation, Drug Use and Teens

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

Alarmingly, a study conducted by UC San Diego and Harvard has concluded that the use of social networks by adolescents influences sleep patterns, sleep deprivation and drug use.

Parents Missing the Boat on Health Risks of Teens and Sleep

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Our interest in monitoring and controlling their sleep dramatically drops off after they are fully walking and talking. Why is that?

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Depression In Teens | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be ...

Advice for the Sleep Deprived

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook


The British Are Sleepless, Too

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

Americans aren't the only ones complaining of poor sleep, no sleep, and abysmal bed partners. News just hit that the majority of British are losing ground on the war against insomnia, too.

Sleep Tips: Power Down for Sleep

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

We know that sleep is not simply an on/off switch--but if you set the stage you could make it much easier, by creating a process for your mind and body to "power down."

Fit And Sleepless Can Equal Heart Attack

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

A growing body of evidence is linking lack of sleep with heart disease. What if being sleep deprived is just as bad as having high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure?

In Praise of Sleeplessness

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Way back when, night was dead calm if you wanted it that way. No emails, no phones; time to hug your pillow for an hour or two before work.

How To Have A Better Sleep (VIDEO)

ICYOU | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Millions of Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. To get a more restful night of sleep, try these tips from the National Sleep Foundatio...

'The Way We're Working Isn't Working' (POLL)

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tony Schwartz

We're in a new kind of energy crisis -- and this one's personal. Demand is overwhelming our capacity. We're running as fast as we can, but it's inexorably burning us down.

Race A Factor In Pre-Sleep Routines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your racial and ethnic background can shape many aspects of your life: the type of food you eat, where you live, and your political views. Now, a new ...

Memo To David Axelrod: Take A Nap

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

How do you feel about having your government run by people who don't get enough sleep? David Axelrod, President Obama's chief political adviser, sleeps "five fitful hours a night," the Times reported yesterday.

Hope For Children With Insomnia

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

For parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who can't fall asleep easily, there could be a new solution: melatonin.

Gwyneth Paltrow Is 'Knackered,' Concerned About Your Sleep

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Basically everyone I know is knackered, me included. But I didn't imagine that there could be health problems associated with not getting a good nigh...

Taking Back Time

Lori Senecal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lori Senecal

Technology has enabled a whole new kind of creativity and innovation -- and a 24/7 time crunch. At some point, the time-bubble has to burst.

On The Timing & Duration Of Sleep | Ben Schott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Below are the percentages of American adults who reported insufficient rest or sleep during the preceding 30 days, according to 2008 data from the Cen...

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

My ABC's to Break Free of Sugar Addiction, Sleep Skimping And Other Bad Habits

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

When you give up unhealthy tendencies such as overdoing it on sugar, not getting enough sleep or consuming too much coffee, you can expect to get more energy.