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Sleep Deprivation

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.

Could a Simple Procedure Be the Key to Treating Snoring?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive, simple and safe treatment for snoring and mild to moderate snoring, including snoring caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in many patients.

Could You Be a Super Sleeper?

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

Those who claim they "get by" on very little sleep are likely fooling themselves, but their bodies won't fool them for too long. Eventually, that lack of sleep will show up somewhere in the way they look or feel (or both).

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...