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Sleep Deprivation

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...

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.