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The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2012: Part II

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we close in on a new year, we're taking a look back at some of the most interesting, thought-provoking sleep stories of the year just ending. Here are my picks for the second half of 2012.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2012: Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2012 was bursting with great sleep stories that revealed the power of sleep to enhance our health and well-being. Here are my picks for the sleep stories of 2012 -- along with suggestions for ways you can bring the benefits of the latest in sleep science to your everyday life.

How Do We Sleep After Sandy Hook?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

During this time following the Newtown tragedy, people may find that they have a hard time "shutting their brains off." The more they fight to quiet their minds, the more they struggle to sleep. The goal in this situation is to prevent the acute problem from developing into a chronic problem.

Why Is Restless Leg Syndrome Still So Mysterious?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Restless leg syndrome is now recognized as both a sleep disorder and a neurological disorder. Despite this progress, RLS still remains something of a mystery condition.

'My Mind Seems to Wake Up When It Is Time to Sleep!'

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

People with delayed sleep phase feel sleepy much later in the night and need to sleep in to get sufficient sleep. As a result, they often suffer the effects of chronic lack of sleep, since most people have commitmernts to fulfill -- such as being in school or at work -- in the morning.

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.

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.

Body Language: Not Just a Political Message

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

The moral of the story is body language is just not for politicians. When your bed partner complains that you are moving around too much in bed, you should heed the warning and consider whether there is an underlying sleep disorder.

Can A Mattress Really Impact Your Sleep?

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

The study by Krystal and Edinger overcame the shortcomings of previous studies by examining a large number of people (128), a large variety of different firmness of mattresses (seven), and a large number of nights on each mattress (four weeks).

Snoozing Till Noon? It Could Be a Sleep Disorder

Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com Do you think of yourself as a "night owl," keeping to a different sleep schedule than your frie...

Don't Let The Fear Of Sleeplessness Keep You From Sleeping Tonight

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Here are some steps you can take when you are struggling to sleep that will minimize the anxiety driving your sleepless nights.

Drink Warm Milk, Take A Bath, Count Sheep: What To Do When None Of It Helps

Dr. Lee Ritterband | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lee Ritterband

Imagine you have trouble sleeping. Perhaps you can't fall asleep at night or you wake up in the middle of the night and you're unable to get back to sleep. Maybe this has been going on for a few months -- or maybe years.

How Sleep Research In The Blind May Help Us All

Steven Lockley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven Lockley, Ph.D.

Greater control of the circadian system can help us understand the extent to which it maintains our overall health and well being, and help to regulate complex metabolic systems that, if disrupted, can increase the risk of disease.

Why 8 Hours Of Sleep Makes You Fearless

Terri Cole | Posted 08.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I was in total denial about how being sleep deprived was negatively impacting my physical and psychological health -- including my judgment. The less I slept on a regular basis, the more anxiety and less perspective I had.

Study Suggests Surprising Treatment For Devastating Mental Disorder

Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/05/2012 07:32 AM EDT on LiveScience Sleep problems and schizophrenia may have comm...

Expert Tips For Battling ADHD Sleep Disorders

Seed | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living

ADHD sleep disorders are treatable maladies that can keep a person awake and result in a lack of rest. We spoke with Aparajitha K. Verma, M.D., direct...

Is Your School Bus Driver a Risk to Your Children?

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Sleepiness can impair drivers by causing slower reaction times, vision impairment, lapses in judgment and delays in processing information.

Is Your Internal Body Clock In Sync?

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

Ingrained in all of us is a natural instinct for continuity in our sleeping and waking schedule each day -- our circadian rhythms. While we can choose to ignore this need for continuity by working at night or sleeping late into the day, it carries consequences.

Nighttime Routine For Two-And-A-Half To Five-Year-Olds

Kim West | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim West

For this age group, the bedtime routine is typically the most challenging part of the day. Now that your child is older, you may want to modify her routine a little but make sure it remains soothing and predictable.

Sleep Better: How To Beat Holiday Jet Lag

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The disruption to normal schedules caused by flying and especially jet lag can wreak havoc on sleep patterns....

Sleep: Restful Insomnia

Sondra Kornblatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sondra Kornblatt

The Restful Insomnia program helps you deeply rest, let go of the demanding mind, and even mimic the benefits of sleep. Here are five steps from the program that can lead to a better night sleep.

Sleep Problems: Not Necessarily Connected To Age

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a slate of recommendations for the treatment of sleeping disorders in older patients,10 leading sleep experts acknowledge that aging does bring cha...

Sleeping Earlier Guards Teens Against Depression, Study Says

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Of 15,500 12 to 18-year-olds studied, those who went to bed after midnight were 24 percent more likely to have depression than those who went before 2...

Sleep May Enhance Memories

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For time-starved Americans, few ideas are more appealing than that of learning while sleeping. Why simply doze for eight hours when you can be learnin...

Daily Exercise Improves Sleep

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It has long been said that regular physical activity and better sleep go hand in hand. Burn more energy during the day, the thinking goes, and you wil...