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Sleep Deprivation

Generation 'Y' Can't We Sleep?

Scott Fetters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Fetters

I'm obsessed with tracking. I have numerous tools for tracking metrics, hours, and even an activity tracker for my personal life. Oddly enough, I never tracked my daily work routine from waking up to dozing off -- until now. Suitably dubbed, The 6 a.m. Experiment.

The Difference of Just One More Hour of Sleep

Fiona Childs | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Childs

The effect of Daylight Saving Time clearly indicates that sleep is not a luxury, but rather a necessity impacting our physical health, brain function and safety.

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

Cris Rowan | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Cris Rowan

s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years.

Why Doesn't My Snoring Wake Me Up?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

According to the latest statistics, nearly 40 percent of adult men snore. And that number nears 100 percent for adult men who play husbands with a hot...

Nalini Mani: When My Body Shut Down, I Knew I Needed a Change

Nalini Mani | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nalini Mani

My brain said "move," and my body refused to comply. The next thing I knew was that I was still sitting there on my couch, in the same position, at 9:30 a.m. the next morning, completely dressed.

6 Habits That Ruin A Good Night's Sleep

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you equate getting older with needing—or getting—less sleep, here’s a wake-up call: It's not true! “The ma...

Want to Be a Better Leader? Let's Follow the Science

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

We all know a leader (or two) who works excruciatingly long hours and boasts about his or her lack of sleep. This person uses exhaustion as sign of work ethic, and lack of sleep as a taunt to others to work harder.

The Number Of People Who Can Actually Get By On Very Little Sleep Is Smaller Than You Think

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Two-thirds of Americans say they don't get enough sleep -- and a certain, very small group of people say they don't need much shuteye anyway. These so...

Fat Chance: 4 Ways to Recruit Your Fat for Weight Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Excess fat is a primary cause of inflammation and explains why packing extra pounds promotes cardiovascular disease, diabetes and several cancers. So how could fat make weight loss easier?

A Letter to All the Sleep-Deprived Mamas

Kaity Velez | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Kaity Velez

All those people who said, "Don't worry, your baby will be sleeping through the night soon enough!" have been lying to you. Or maybe they've blocked out their own sleep deprivation memories like childbirth because the pain is just too much.

'I Had To Get More Sleep'

Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

"Big belly man" Rick Ross is shrinking before our eyes. During a recent appearance on HuffPost Live, the rapper explained how he's putting his heal...

The Only Tools You Need To Drift Away To Dreamland

Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The No. 1 Lazy-Proof Strategy to Lose Weight

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

It can sometimes be difficult to resist buying tasty cakes and snacks while doing your grocery shopping. But there is something that could be multip...

Sleep Deprivation Raises Diabetes Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We have a great deal of evidence that establishes this connection between sleep and diabetes. But we don't yet understand well the mechanics behind this connection.

How To Kick Your Snooze Button Habit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

We'd be lying if we said it wasn't tempting to hit snooze. Considering around 35 percent of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night, who wouldn...

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A lack of sleep is a bigger problem of course than just being tired. People with insomnia are four times as likely to suffer from depression and are at greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It causes more time lost at work and lowers enjoyment overall.

7 Things Not To Do When You're Sleep Deprived

Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living

You know getting too little sleep makes you tired and crabby and hungry and forgetful. But other than waking up on the wrong side of the proverbial be...

The Year I Finally Realized I'm Not Alone

Courtney Alison | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Courtney Alison

The Internet can be a funny place. People can be ruthless behind an anonymous screen. They can also be incredibly generous and kind.

Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.15.2014 | Science
Deepak Chopra

Despite five decades of modern neuroscience, we have only a very limited knowledge of the role of sleep and barely know anything about the role of dreams. Common experience tells us to agree with Shakespeare's simple conclusion that sleep "knits up the raveled sleeve of care."

Beloved Sleep: Are You Getting Enough?

Tevis Trower | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

How can you be sure to get enough beauty rest? As a self-confessed over-achiever ever in search of a better night's sleep, I've found the following to make a difference.

7 Reasons Why You Have Trouble Sleeping

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com If you’ve ever counted sheep, woken up multiple times during the night or experience daytime sleepiness, you are on...

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

If you don't snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of...

5 Big Discoveries About Personal Effectiveness in 2013

David Rock | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
David Rock

In 2013, we continued to push the boundaries of what we know about ourselves; going boldly into questions no researcher has gone before. Like, what should we do when we need a little lift -- take a run, have a coffee, or grab a beer?

Real-Life Tips For Better Sleep

SELF | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Most of us are exhausted and don't even realize it. Here are seven ways you can sleep better tonight.

9/11 Defendant Ejected From Court (Twice) After Protesting Prison Conditions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo military hearings had one of the five co-defendants forcibly removed from the courtroom after he objected that he was being deprived of his right to meaningfully participate in his case.