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Sleep Deprivation

On Motherhood and Sleepless Nights

Janice Windt | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

The experience of sleep deprivation can overwhelm you like a tidal wave. It's like nothing else matters. Nothing else exists. You can hardly breathe, let alone have a reasonable conversation with another human being.

When A Nap Could Save Your Life

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

I opened the windows to let some fresh air in, but when the tiredness didn't lift, I decided I'd better pull over and take a break. I came off the motorway and found a place where I could close my eyes and take a nap.

How To Finally Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Sleep has now become a risky business; anxiety and stress are not and have never been favorable conditions for a good night's sleep.

Anna Almendrala

The Frightening Connection Between Lack Of Sleep And A Shrinking Brain

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

While all of our brains get smaller as we get older, a startling new study shows that the amount of sleep we get -- or the lack thereof -- could affec...

My Complicated Relationship With Breastfeeding

Emily Hatch | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

What a wild ride breastfeeding has been. I've never been so determined to do anything, or so ill prepared.

Sleepy College Students Are Worried About Their Stress Levels

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2014 | College

College students often are not getting enough sleep and they blame it on stress from their side jobs and a lack of time, new research concludes. D...

Rebecca Klein

Pediatricians Officially Want High Schools To Start Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents

Studies have shown that it helps, top education officials have recommended it, and now doctors are officially saying the same. On Monday, the Amer...

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

Teens Who Skimp On Sleep May Face Later Obesity Risk

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Teens who skimp on sleep could be setting themselves up for obesity just a few years later, a new study suggests. Researchers from Columbia Univers...

Why Do We Sleep?

Quora | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science
Quora

A number of proposals and perspectives have emerged that, taken together, paint a compelling and converging picture of why sleep evolved and why it is now needed.

A Good Night's Sleep Could Help Get Homeless People Off The Streets

The Atlantic | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

“Joe,” a man who has been homeless several times, knows how difficult it can be to get enough sleep without permanent housing. “Where and how...

An Entrepreneur and God Walk Into a Café ...

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I don't believe in you," says the entrepreneur. "I just want to make that clear." "Okay," God says. "But in the interests of transparency, I think you should know that I believe in you." They order their coffees in ceramic cups to avoid adding to the landfill.

Depression: Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

Trish DeLuca | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish DeLuca

It's great to plan, but planning has not been my strong suit. I've never understood five-year plans or long-term strategies. A born "one day at a time" person, I seem to have taken that strategy to a whole new level.

This Is How Sleep (Or, Lack Of It) Really Affects Your Looks

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

We've all seen the headlines about how not sleeping enough harms your looks. But while it's one thing to vaguely know the truth, it's another entir...

How To Help Your Teen Sleep As School Begins

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

School starts for John in a few weeks. He is now in a position to excel. It is my heartfelt hope that all children and teens will get the attention and support they need to sleep better and be at their best.

Counting Sheep? Here's a Better Ritual for Insomniacs

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.03.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I began experimenting with this ritual, and I found that it forced me to banish complaint. It cleansed me of grievances and life's upsets. More importantly, it encouraged me to embrace the magic in my life -- the benefits.

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

Fast Company | Ainsley O'Connell | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

You've heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep. But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (o...

Anna Almendrala

Why Sleep Deprivation Is A Justice Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation is a serious safety issue and has been implicated in everything from oil spills to plane crashes to nuclear power plant explosions. ...

Here's What Happens When You Type 'Why Am' Into Google in New York

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Do you know what happens when you live in New York and you type the words "why am" into Google? Before you can type the next word, Google's Autocomplete function helpfully offers to complete your thought. The first suggestion: "why am I so tired?" The second: "why am I always tired?" The Zeitgeist perfectly captured by Google. As the Belgian philosopher Pascal Chabot has put it, burnout is "civilization's disease." The thought of so many people hunched over their laptops or iPhones, asking Google, "Why am I so tired?" or "Why am I always tired?" is really sad. And the answer is not going to be given to us by an algorithm. But we can start by shutting off our devices and getting some sleep.

The Brain on Baby: A Look at Customs Worldwide to Address Postpartum Sleep Deprivation

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Hammocks, spa treatments, hired help, warm foods, arctic cradles, and cardboard... there does not appear to be a universal answer to coping with sleep deprivation as a new mom, so most of the world seems to have adapted their own.

Baby Sleep Woes

Sylvia Bass | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Sylvia Bass

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all of you bleary-eyed mamas out there. I was once that bright-eyed and bushy-tailed mother with the one well-rested child rolling my eyes at you and your sleep training folly.

7 Things Sleep Experts Wish You Would Stop Saying About Getting Your Zzs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein & Chace Beech | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite being the third pillar of health -- along with nutrition and exercise -- sleep is still too often maligned as a weakness. Too many of us still...

10 Surprising Signs You're Sleep-Deprived

Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty.com You may boast that you're already asleep before your head even hits the pillow, but if you're conking ou...

Yagana Shah

Sleep THIS Long To Keep Your Brain From Aging Faster

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty

Sure, we've heard that sleeping with your makeup on or sleeping with your face smushed into your pillow can cause you to age. But a new study says, it...

More Schools Should Have These Rooms

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.01.2014 | College

College students are often sleep deprived, yet they rarely receive help from their schools. Art Center College of Design is the exception. The Pas...