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Sleep Deprivation

How One Band Manages To Make Time For Sleep On The Road

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

For over 20 years, Carbon Leaf has been honing their musical craft that deftly blends folk, country and Celtic and rock elements. While their musical identity has evolved and matured on the road, so, too, has the band's ability to find healthy sleep while touring.

Kicking the Night Owl Habit

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Giving myself permission to relax and really mean it has made a world of difference. More focused, energized and peaceful, I consciously and consistently chipped away at a deeply ingrained habit. Now that's willpower in action.

Drivers Beware: Sleep Aids Can Be Hazardous to Your Law-Abiding Life

Saul Segan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Saul Segan

This stress-immersed world is contributing to sleepless nights for many Americans. The desperation for a good night's sleep leads many to seek the ai...

Hosting Morpheus

Eugenia Chandris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eugenia Chandris

Macbeth murdered it with dire consequences; most people are deprived of it and while animals summon it with ease; it can be so evasive as to drive many to sickness and despair. Sleep has become more precious than any financial parameter, surpassing the intrinsic value of time itself... considered the ultimate equation with money.

Can You Ever Really Catch Up On Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

None of us may be able to avoid the occasional night or period of insufficient sleep. But a healthy work-week sleep routine can and should leave you with nothing sleep-related to catch up on when the weekend arrives.

Sleep Problems for Soldiers and Vets

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The frequency of sleep problems including insomnia and other forms of disordered sleep among military personnel is alarming and strongly suggests the need for more attention directed at treatment and prevention.

What to Expect At A Sleep Study

Sam Cross | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

A diagnostic sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram (PSG), is a technique used to identify the presence of sleep disorders. At its core, a PSG simply involves connecting a patient to monitoring equipment and recording his or her sleep for a night.

REVEALED: Why Late Nights Really Are Bad for You

| Elizabeth Norton | Posted 11.08.2013 | Science

Jet lag, shift work, and even late nights staring at your tablet or smartphone may be making you sick. That's because the body's internal clock is s...

Can You Really Sleep Too Much?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Don't mistake sleeping more with sleeping better. For the best sleep for long-term health, aim for a not-too-little, not-too-much middle ground.

Why You Should 'Sleep Your Way To The Top' (Literally)

Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

The secret to success isn't just good performance -- according to HuffPost President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, you also have to let your...

Moms: Tired and Happy?

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Brody

I'm glad the study didn't use the "happy" word. I'm concerned about making "happy" a destination; something else for mothers to achieve or a standard by which to compare ourselves.

How My Kid's Camp Counselor Got Me Into Bed (Finally!)

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Lauren Cahn

Alas, my bloodshot eyes remind me that not everyone is teachable. I've long since figured out a way to game the system -- and stay up notwithstanding the siren call of "goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere."

The 8 Habits Of Extremely Well-Rested People

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Most of us have probably met (and envied) at least one of those mysterious people who never seem to be tired. We've sized them up through bleary eyes,...

Sleepless in Portland

Alison Rosen | Posted 12.20.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

If you are in that phase of life where sleep comes easy but is somewhat optional, take advantage of it. Stay awake from 19 to 23 because no one tells you that one day you won't feel like yourself for at least a year, possibly two, because you made the mistake of taking a red eye.

The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Lost Connectivity

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 12.14.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

What's the city equivalent of being stranded on a desert island these days? It's being without a landline, Internet, or television service. That was me last week, and I wasn't sure I'd survive.

How Can You Sleep in a Parking Lot? That's Not a Rhetorical Question

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Amnesty International describes sleep deprivation as "cruel, inhumane and degrading." Anyone care to tell me why our tolerating our citizens' living on the streets -- knowing they cannot be getting proper sleep, realizing what that means for their physical and mental health -- merits any kinder adjective?

The Risks Of Pulling An All-Nighter

Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Steven Holbrook for U.S. News Let's go back to my first semester at the University of Alabama. It was the night before my first collegiate final...

The Most Important Minutes of Your Day

Robin Palmer | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

Visualize completing goals you are working to accomplish just before you fall asleep. Allowing your subconscious to work for you while you sleep can give you that extra advantage you've been dreaming of for years!

Sleep -- A Competitive Advantage

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Mary Prefontaine

what if we all "woke up" to the reality that healthy sleep leads to better outcomes, happier lives and a more productive society? What if our employees were not required to be "on 24-7," but rather alive with energy and fully engaged?

Robin Wilkey

Massive Study Could Change The Way Teens Sleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

If you think you’re not getting enough sleep, maybe you should look at your kids. In light of reports of a teen sleep deprivation epidemic, rese...

The Torture of Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Bradley Foster | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Sleeping eight hours doesn't guarantee you will awaken feeling refreshed. It's the quality of sleep that's important. Sleeping poorly leaves you feeling irritable, less able to deal with stress, and makes you more likely to make poor decisions.

For Pedro, Duck and All the Others

Abbye E. Meyer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Abbye E. Meyer

It'll be just Pedro and me who go to the hospital, and I'll let his meatball head rest in my hand as the two of us share that private moment, probably crying and drooling, and definitely feeling exhausted. On that day, Pedro hopefully will be left with some relief, and I'll be left.

What 8 Highly Successful People Wish They Had Done Differently

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg might believe that the secret to success is never taking lunch or bathroom breaks, but many successful people would di...

Donna Shalala, Former HHR Secretary, Told Employees To Get More Sleep

Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living

In our 24/7 work culture, sleep deprivation is often worn as a badge of honor: Employees answer emails at all hours, managers send out notes in the m...

Back To School Is A Great Time For Teens To Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The assumption is that the teenagers are falling asleep because they are bored or disinterested in the class. Was elementary school more exciting than high school? No, that is not the reason. It is a misconception that boredom causes sleepiness. Boredom just unmasks sleep deprivation.