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Sleep Deprivation

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.

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

Want To Lose Weight? Get More Sleep!

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Does your appetite change when you're tired? If you're short on sleep, do you find yourself craving junk food and sweets? Turns out, this dynamic isn't just in your head. But it is in your brain.

Why Too Little Sleep Makes You Crave This

JJ Virgin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You might be familiar with the unfortunate aftermath of a crappy night's sleep as you sheepishly order a red-velvet doughnut with your morning java. Let's look at seven fat-regulating hormones that become imbalanced with too little sleep and set the stage for fat gain, obesity and disease.

The Nightmare Before You Sleep

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

Remember how scary bedtime was when you were a child? How absolutely horrible it was to take a bath? How devastating it was to put on your jammies and...

The Pros And Cons Of A Quick Nap

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to...

The Difference Between Natural and Chemically-Induced Sleep

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In recent years studies have begun to link chronic partial sleep deprivation to serious physical health consequences. Regularly catching only a few hours of sleep can hinder metabolism and alters hormone production in a way that is similar to the effects of aging.

Sleep Is The New Sex, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Some people can get by little sleep, but Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman stressed that most people need 7-8 hours per night. Whe...

Study Reveals Why You Might Reach For That Krispy Kreme

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living

According to a new study, a major weapon in the battle against obesity might be as simple as getting a good night's sleep. A study by researchers ...

The Best Way To Wake A Sleeping Teenager

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

When I hear parents of young children talk about how their kids wake them at the crack of dawn, and how they'd give anything for an extra hour of sleep, I empathize. Then I tell them not to wish it away too fast, because snuggly toddlers in the wee hours beat teen vampires any day of the week.

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sleep Cave

Posted 08.02.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Making just a few changes to your space will practically guarantee you'll sleep better in it. Add Some Color To Your White Nois...