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Sleep Deprivation

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.

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

cnn.com | 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.