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Sleep Deprivation

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.

Hello, Dark Circles and Coffee

Kay Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kay Nguyen

Little by little, I'm taking advice on how to sleep better. I have already begun improving ... at least I am in bed right now.

Who Needs Sleep? One Professor 'Fesses Up

Lee Skallerup Bessette | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lee Skallerup Bessette

Standing in front of my once bright-eyed, now baggy-eyed students, I am reminded how important sleep is for young undergraduates.

6 Signs You Need More Sleep

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Need a reason to hit the snooze button a few more times? Sleep is as vital for survival as food, according to Dr. Mary Susan Esther, president of th...

How New York City Ruined My Ability to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Catherine A Pishal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Catherine A Pishal

Well, if I fall asleep by one, I get six hours of sleep. That's not too bad... Okay, now it's two. If I fall asleep RIGHT NOW I can manage five hours. I can function on five hours.

For Teens, Too Little Sleep Can Equal Too Many Snacks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Teens who average fewer than eight hours of sleep on weeknights tend to eat more fatty foods and high-calorie snacks than their better-rested peers, a...

Why Can't I Sleep? I Blame Journalism

Kay Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Kay Nguyen

I am the American teenager with distracting digital devices at my bedside. That may be why I have trouble sleeping even though I live in a house that is quiet from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m

Sleep Rituals: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Marc Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Marc Phillips

As a college sophomore, I hear about sleep-deprived students on a daily basis. In high school, my friends complained that SAT and AP prep work were ke...

Lack of Sleep is a Nightmare for Teens

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Over the years, I have noticed an increasing problem in many of my teen patients: sleep deprivation.

7 Steps To The Best Sleep Ever

Leslie Barrie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You've done all the obvious stuff--cut out late-night caffeine, made sure your bedroom is dark and cozy, avoided scary movies or struggling with your...

Celebrity Rehab 101 -- Risks and Prevention

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Every week another celebrity shows up in Rehab. The addicted star has been a staple of plays, then movies, now unreality television. Are there any ways to present this massacre of talent?

First U.S. Trial of 'Child Soldier' in Modern History Starts This Week at Gitmo

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Omar Khadr was only nine when his father, an alleged Al Qaeda financier, dragged him from Canada to Afghanistan and put him to work helping his Al Qaeda-connected friends. Khadr has said that he never had a choice.

Unraveling the Mystery of Why We Sleep

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

We know that sleep has restorative effects on our bodies down to the cellular level, but how it all works from a biological perspective has been somewhat of a mystery.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It's Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally.

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

We believe getting enough shuteye is the next feminist issue. After all, women have already broken glass ceilings in politics, sports, business and the media -- just imagine what we can do when we're fully awake.

Insomnia's Emotional Toll: A Young Mom's Struggle With Sleep And Stress

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For a person with chronic insomnia, the only thing worse than tossing and turning all night might be struggling through the day. A consistent lack o...

Better Sleep: Another Reward for Living Longer

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

Better sleep may actually be one of the secret benefits of living longer and living healthier. A new study uncovers the details.

Link Between Sleep Apnea and Eye Disorders

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

Like severe back pain or stomach flu, your world can stop dead in its tracks when you've got an distressing eye disorder. What if the problem in your eyes were associated with your sleep habits?

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.