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Sleep Deprivation

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.

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.