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Sleep Deprivation

5 Sneaky Reasons You're Crying All The Time

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We all cry for different reasons. For some of us, it takes a tragedy to set us off. For others, a scene from "The Notebook" is enough to bring on the ...

The Sleeper Public Health Issue of Our Time

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is.

Soccer Fan Dies After Staying Up 48 Hours To Watch The World Cup

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living

How dangerous are the effects of sleep deprivation? In some cases, it might be deadly. One Chinese soccer fan died from a stroke after watching Wo...

Chronic Poor Sleep May Lead To Lasting Brain Damage

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The current research delivers sobering news but also opens some important pathways for future inquiry, ones that may lead to new and better treatments for sleep problems and perhaps for other neurodegenerative diseases.

A Surprising Reason You Might Be Gaining Weight

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

There are more ways to gain weight than you can imagine. Eating too much and lack of exercise are the most well known, while lack of sleep is largely underrated.

How I Took on Sleep Deprivation and Won

Lauren Jackman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Lauren Jackman

It was midnight. I was sitting on my bed trying to feed my baby a bottle of expressed milk. He didn't want it. He also didn't want to go to sleep, and nothing I could do would make him close his eyes. I threw the bottle across the room in frustration.

The One Sleeping Trick You Don't Know About

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

A gratitude journaling habit may seem sort of hokey at first, but it's really not if you dig a bit deeper. As a rule, humans like happy, nice and generally good people -- and the surest way of becoming the sort of person that you would like and approve of is to cultivate habits that lead us in that direction.

Amanda L. Chan

This Is Why Going A Day Without Sleep Is So Dangerous

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

The truck driver who was involved in the June 7 car accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair had not slept for mor...

Sam Stein

Drowsy Driving Isn't As Deadly As Drunk Driving, But It Happens Almost As Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The car crash this past Saturday that critically injured TV star Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair has f...

Dudes: If You're Short On Sleep, Your Perception Of 'Hotness' May Be Warped

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Just about everyone has experienced -- ahem -- heard about "beer goggles," and a 2008 study suggests people really do look more attractive to us after...

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.

Does Poor Sleep Lead To Dementia?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

As we age, and our natural sleep architecture becomes increasingly fragmented, we should all be doing what we can to try and get a good night's sleep.

How To Sleep Better, Together

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandi Megan Granett

One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is a sacred part of the partnership.

Ann Brenoff

The Best Remedies For Your Sleepless Nights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

A few of us on the Huff/Post 50 staff are having a hard time sleeping as of late. We toss and turn all night. We asked our Facebook friends for help a...

What Not To Say To Parents With Fussy Babies

Holly Klaassen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

Give us a break. Give us a hug! Tell us we're doing great and to hang in there. Better yet, offer to babysit, take our baby for a walk, or bring us a coffee.

Thriving After Transitioning to a Third Metric Life

Elisa Batista | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Elisa Batista

Anyone who has a job that requires constant connectivity can identify with the social diseases of time famish and perpetual distraction. Using studies and anecdotes from her own time-strapped life, Arianna makes a compelling case for why the way many U.S. workers live is unhealthy.

Is the FDA Sleeping on the Job When It Comes to Sleeping Pills?

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

A few days ago, the FDA cut the recommended dosage for one of the most popular sleeping pills in half. This brings up some questions -- to put it politely.

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.

The Worst Sleep Disorder of Them All

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

Researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of people with clinical sleep issues remain undiagnosed, and so it seems that awareness around sleep disorders could use a little boost. With that intention, let's see if we can shed some light on a few things.

America's Most Sleep-Deprived State (Hint: It's Not New York)

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

We all know that Americans need more quality sleep, and we know the consequences of skimping on sleep. But do you know how sleep-deprived your particular state is? As a Californian, I would have guessed we are relatively more sleep deprived out here, and ditto for New York. And I would have been wrong.

4 Little Steps To Lead A Life Of Well-Being

Kim Farbota | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

Spiritual practice can be anything that gets you outside of yourself, of the strange and complex social structures you exist within, and helps you to look inward, feel at peace or feel like part of a greater whole. Whatever gets you to that place is good enough.

The Exhausting Truth About Teens and Sleep

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Parenting teenagers is no easy feat. You worry about drugs, grades, sports, sex, college acceptance, peer pressure, bullying... there's probably not m...

14 Highly Successful People Who Prioritize A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.” American transcendentalist thinker Ralph Wal...

WATCH: Find Out If You Are Sleep Deprived In Less Than A Minute

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep has been called the third pillar of health, along with diet and exercise. Unfortunately, many of us still aren't doing it right. Psychologist...