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Sleep Deprivation

The Consequences Of Skimping On Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

A lack of adequate sleep has become an integral part of our modern world, but not without consequences. Sleep is the last thing we get to at the end of a busy day, and it is the first to be sacrificed when a lack of time demands it. What is the harm of not getting quite enough sleep?

Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse.

WATCH: Simple Bedroom Tricks For A Better Night's Sleep

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

It's easy to make a habit of skimping on sleep, but doing so comes with high stakes. Sleep deprivation can increase risk of stroke, cancer and even de...

This Is What My Generation Of Parents Looks Like

Andrew Cotto | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

Every parent I see is exhausted. In most cases, both parents have demanding, full-time jobs, while the one with the less demanding job often also gets the role of primary caregiver, though both parents are heavily involved. Some of us have help; most of us don't. Either way, we're worn out.

3 Ways to Excel at Work

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

So how do you excel at work? Most of us think we have to go the extra mile. Work harder. Take more on. Wrong.The real secret to excelling at work is learning to better fuel your body and soul. In this case, we're talking about learning how to thrive. Follow these three easy steps.

Sleep Less, Weigh More?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The challenge of maintaining a healthy weight is a daily endeavor, made up of many small choices that over time have a powerful cumulative effect. A routine of sufficient nightly sleep can aid in this, helping your body and mind work at their best every day for weight control and overall health.

Why Men Really Need To Get A Full Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.31.2013 | Women

Tired men may be more likely to overestimate how interested a woman is in them sexually, says a new study. Researchers found that just one night of sl...

How To Nap Like A Pro

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

If you're dragging this first day back to work after the holiday weekend, think again before heading for the coffee machine: Taking a short mid-day sn...

WATCH: Can You Catch Up On Lost Sleep On The Weekend?

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

After a long week, many of us are left feeling like it's time to "catch up" on sleep over the weekend. But does a so-called "sleep binge" actually do ...

5 Things You Should Know About Sleep Health In The Workplace

Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Gregoire

At last week's Corporate Sleep Health Summit, some of the country's top sleep researchers and corporate leaders came together to discuss the latest research on the damaging impacts of sleep deprivation on American workers and corporate bottom-line objectives.

ADHD Or Sleep Disorder: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD.

The Rise of Ambien: Why More Americans Are Taking the Sleeping Pill and Why the Numbers Matter

Elijah Wolfson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Elijah Wolfson

Last week, a study was released with some staggering news about the potential growth of a danger associated with prescription sleeping pills -- Ambien, in particular.

More Sleep Myths, Debunked

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

The reality is we're often to blame for our own sleep deprivation -- clinging to bad habits and buying into the sleep myths that keep us perpetually tired. So, let's end this vicious cycle of misinformation and begin to feel better -- by revealing the truth behind common sleep myths.

America's Real Deficit Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Are you busy right now? Are you already behind on what you wanted to accomplish today? Or this week? Or this year? Are you hoping this will be a short post so you can get back to the million things on your to-do list that are breathing down your neck? Okay, I'll get on with it: Our culture is obsessed with time. This is our real deficit crisis, and one that, unlike the more commonly discussed deficit, is actually getting worse. In fact, researchers have given this crisis a name: "time famine." And feeling like you're experiencing a time famine has very real consequences, including increased stress and diminished satisfaction with your life. On the flip side, one can enjoy "time affluence," the feeling of having enough time, or even a surplus of time. So how about redefining success to include a third metric, beyond money and power -- time affluence, which will lead, without doubt, to greater well-being and deeper wisdom.

WATCH: He Has No Clue What's About To Happen

Posted 05.02.2013 | Comedy

Hey, check out these cool vertical-camera-holding bros waking up their sleeping friend by running a motorbike in their living room while he's sleeping...

Sarah Klein

12 Sleep Myths, Busted

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleeping doesn't seem like it should be all that hard. After all, humans have been sleeping for hundreds of thousands of years -- it's not like flying...

Why Teens Need More Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Teenagers in particular may be at risk of chronic partial sleep deprivation due to changes that occur in sleep as they go through puberty. Teenagers need to sleep about nine hours, and as they get older, they tend to sleep less.

The Power of Power Naps

GalTime | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

The next time you feel your eyelids starting to droop, consider a power nap before reaching for more coffee. While it won't make up for a sleepless night, a nap can be the perfect prescription for late-afternoon fatigue.

Got Insomnia?

Robin Palmer | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

Aromatherapy is one of the many enjoyable, safe and natural ways to relax your body for a good night's sleep. Rub a few drops of essential lavender oil on your feet before going to sleep.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Therapist Did What?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

You know when you're talking to someone, and they start to yawn and sometimes even nod off? You know how very, very boring it makes you feel? Imagine ...

A Good Rest Is Half the Work - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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I'm Not Fat, I'm Sleep-Deprived!

Jade Walker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jade Walker

At the moment, I am in debt. Sleep debt. And I am not alone.

Nap Time: Make It Mandatory?

Karen Brody | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

If you ask me, the whole world needs a nap. Maybe this will bring us back into rhythm in our body and mind.

Introducing the Stanford Sleep Blog

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Sleep is a window to our general health and a very mysterious process that still mystifies scientists today. Sleep problems affect real people, and the information available often washes out the complexities of sleep problems at the individual level.

24 Hours To Dreamland

Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dina Roth Port for Prevention Any bleary-eyed new mom or dad will tell you that the expression "sleep like a baby" is grossly misleading. Many b...