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Sleep Deprivation

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.

Lack of Care About Sleep Derails Us All

David Rock | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
David Rock

Research is beginning to have us question where we put our attention as a society, questioning what we should care about. If we want to avoid any kind of derailing, perhaps it's time we all paid more attention to sleep.

Why Do We Sleep?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We understand that sleep is essential. But the question remains, what happens in sleep that allows for the maintenance of normal function?

5 Great Gift Ideas For The Sleep-Impaired

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2013 | Fifty

Sleep, elusive sleep. Indeed, all many boomers want for Christmas is a good night's sleep. “The older we get, the more likely we are to develop ...

CHART: Which Costs More, Snow Or Insomnia?

CNBC | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

CNBC: Millions of Americans might miss work Tuesday because of a snow storm expected to dump up to six inches of snow across the northeastern United ...

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You're Sleep Deprived

Irene Ross | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The CDC refers to sleep deprivation as a "public health epidemic," and I completely agree. Sleep affects every system in the body, and each one must function efficiently in order to achieve optimum health.

Train Crash Sheds Light On Shift Work Disorder

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

The diagnosis is made when an individual works a nontraditional shift, feels sleepiness as a result, and this sleepiness impacts the work life or home life in some negative way. The commuter train crash reads like a primer illustrating the finer points of shift work disorder.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society we've come to vehement consensus that drunk driving is unacceptable behavior. Yet we continue to tolerate sleepy driving. Many people who wouldn't dream of driving after one drink too many may very well get behind the wheel when feeling drowsy.

Kevin Short

Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

When Amtrak engineer James Shoemaker is called to work an extra shift at the last minute -- a common occurrence in the railroad industry -- he sometim...

LOOK: Lots Of People Die Because Other People Don't Get Enough Sleep

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

When a Metro-North Railroad train bound for New York City hurtled into a turn at 82 mph — more than 50 miles over the 30 mph speed limit — and jum...

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Be Proud Of Being Sleep-Deprived

Posted 12.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The train derailment that killed four passengers in New York on Dec. 1 has put a spotlight on sleep after investigators announced the train's engineer...

Carolyn Gregoire

William Rockefeller, Engineer Driving During Deadly New York Train Crash, May Have Nodded Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Reports are not yet conclusive on what caused a speeding Metro-North train to derail early Sunday morning in the Bronx, killing four passe...

5 Other Disastrous Accidents Related To Sleep Deprivation

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether he was truly asleep at the wheel or just zoned out, Metro North train engineer William Rockefeller isn't the only shiftworker to find himself ...

LOOK: The Most Sleep-Deprived Jobs

Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living

If reports are true that Metro-North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller did indeed fall asleep before his train crashed, killing four and injuring ...

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.