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Sleep Diet

Sleep Plus Diet Equals Long-Term Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We don't know from this study whether diet is influencing sleep or sleep is influencing food choice, or both. But the evidence is abundant that these two pillars of health -- sleep and diet -- affect each other in a number of ways. We've seen a great deal of research that diet and weight control are strongly influenced by sleep, and that too little sleep can make eating healthfully more challenging.

The Worst Foods For Sleep

Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living

A glass of warm milk, a cup of chamomile tea, a few slices of tryptophan-laced turkey breast -- a number of foods are at least rumored to help us drif...

In Search Of The Caribbean Secret For Perfect Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Lay writings about soursop as a sleep aid are easy to find. In the West Indies, soursop leaves are commonly used as a sedative. In the Netherlands Antilles, the leaves are brewed to make a beverage that enhances sleep. The leaves can also be put into one's pillowcase to enhance sleep.

A High-Fat Diet Undermines Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's the flipside to the story about foods that can help you sleep better: Eating a diet heavily composed of the "wrong" foods can interfere with your sleep.

Sleep-Promoting (And Sleep-Stealing) Foods

Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living

By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health Tossing and turning. Long, sleepless nights. They're draining, frustrating and, well, exhausting -- physically...

Catherine Pearson

Is Skimping On Sleep Leading To Bad Food Choices?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Scientists have taken another big step in understanding why sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain. At an annual meeting hosted by the American ...

The Sleep Diet?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New findings provide more evidence to support the weight-control benefits of a full six to eight hours of nightly sleep.

Sleep More, Weigh Less

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The quantity of sleep you get could be affecting not just your weight, but your potential to become obese. If that is not a wake-up call, I do not know what is.

How To Sleep For Weight Loss, And Eat For A Good Night's Sleep

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 05.26.2011 | Home
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

A new study suggests that lack of sleep effects whether you lose muscle or fat (fat is preferred of course) when you're trying to lose weight.