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Sleep Deprivation

The Sky-High Cost Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's all too common for people to shrug off their episodes of insomnia, to do their best to function and cope. This kind of "power through" strategy is rampant in our busy world, but there's no real escape from the consequences that insomnia can bring.

Stop Ignoring This Treatable Sleep Problem

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Snoring is an alarm. In general, the louder the alarm, the bigger the problem. If an alarm is going off, do you ignore it, turn it off or try to find out why it's going off?

The Alarming Driving Habit More Than Half Of Us Have Done (And Why We Might Not Even Realize It)

Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living

The National Sleep Foundation has declared November 12-18, 2012 to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, in hopes of reducing the number of accidents rel...

Buddha's Book of Sleep Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Joseph Emet's Buddha's Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation is a book which those who do have trouble sleeping will find eminently useful -- if they approach it with patience and a willingness to do the necessary work.

Veterans With Sleep Apnea: A Growing Human Issue

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

As more and more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are realizing their post-war health problems, and because many Vietnam veterans are getting older, the number of veterans applying for OSA-related disability benefits will only continue to rise in the coming years.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

How Does Sleep Affect Emotional Well-Being?

Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ina E. Djonlagic, M.D.

We often sacrifice sleep because of long workdays that spill over into our "leisure time," because we're watching late-night TV, and sometimes because that is the only time that we have to ourselves after we put the kids to bed.

Being in the Dark Is a Good Thing: Darkness and Disease

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past century there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of depression, sleep disorders and obesity. New data suggest that at least part of this increase could be due to the ever-growing exposure to light at night.

Is Sleep The New Gatorade?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

I think the sleep revolution is one major endorsement away from exploding into popular culture. The foundation is in place. We just need one athlete to speak out about how he or she considers sleep to be a cornerstone for success.

6 Surprising Signs You Need More Sleep

Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living

You know the classic signs: You're dragging at work, you're yawning all day, you're sluggish and you swear you can actually hear your bed calling your...

WATCH: The Surprising Thing That Helps You Lose And Maintain Weight, From Terri Walsh

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

How is sleep related to weight loss? Celebrity fitness trainer and lifestyle expert Terri Walsh insisted on the importance of getting sufficient sleep...

The Questions That Keep Me Up at Night

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

A hot (no pun intended) topic among my midlife friends is insomnia, which seems to go hand-in-hand with hot flashes, headaches, irritability, weight gain... oh yeah, that's called perimenopause.

Women, Wake Up: Sleep Apnea is Not Just a Male Disorder

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Sleep apnea is not just a male disorder. Women -- especially those with hypertension and/or obesity -- need to wake up to the dangers of OSA and seek treatment if diagnosed with it.

How Sleep Affects The Power Of Vaccines

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Summer is coming to an end, and with fall and winter come cold and flu season. Want to give your annual flu vaccination a powerful boost? Start sleeping more.

Sleep on Drugs

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Sleep experts believe that our 24/7 culture has created such pervasive sleep deprivation that abnormal sleepiness is the norm. Unfortunately, there is...

Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?

Want To Meet Your Prince Charming? Get A Good Night's Sleep

Le Huffington Post | Stanislas Kraland | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living

What if Sleeping Beauty's secret was actually just that: to sleep? We know that lack of sleep affects our attention, our behavior and our health -- bu...

Why Are We So Bad At Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.

Why Do So Many Americans Rely On Sleeping Pills? Arianna And Experts Weigh In (WATCH)

Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Why do so many Americans need pills to do the most natural thing in the world? Arianna and HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with Drs. Russel...

The Dangerous Link Between Poverty And Sleep Deprivation

Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D

Sleep, a powerful source of resilience, is usually noticed most when deficient. One recurring theme of the "Great Recession" is the impact of financial hardship on sleep, stress, and health.

Napping At The Oasis: Where The Delegates Can Take A Break (VIDEO)

Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living

"Sleep" is one of the major buzzwords at The Huffington Post's Oasis, as it's a vital aspect of unplugging and recharging and performing one's best. ...

Sleep Is The Key To Good Grades

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 10.31.2012 | College

-- As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they'll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some...

Easy Tips To Improve Your Sleep, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz met with me on Mondays With Marlo, he shared some useful tips on improving sleep. In...

How Much Can The Human Body REALLY Withstand?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 08/13/2012 09:21 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries One hears epic accounts of people surviving bullets to the brai...

This Health Statistic Shocks Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz shared the health statistic that shocks him the most when he joined me on Mondays With Ma...