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Sleep Deprivation

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...

A Sleep-Deprived Mother's Breakup Letter to Sleep

Mama Bean | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

You see, my Somebody Else will be forever in my dreams. I will, for all of eternity, sleep with one ear finely in-tune with sniffles and sleepy mutterings. And as the years pass by, my ear will become attuned to new sounds; the click of the front door and the ring of the telephone.

Yagana Shah

Sleep Deprivation Is Literally Playing With Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty

We all know that fuzzy feeling you get when you have a sleepless night -- where it's harder to concentrate, get through your day, and keep your eyes o...

Driving Under The Influence Of Sleep Deprivation

Joanne Dagonese | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanne Dagonese

After driving hypnotically for two hours "under the influence" of sleep deprivation, feeling like I was in another dimension of time and space, I found myself heading towards the border of Mexico imagining I was a stunt driver in an action movie.

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

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...