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6 Ways Sleep Makes Your Life Better

Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, PsyD, for YouBeauty.com Our society is constantly trying to find the magic pill, the easiest fix and the best way to ach...

The Most Important Thing You Can Do In The New Year To Lose Weight, Get Sharper And Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone wants to start 2014 off on the right foot. But, as many of us know all too well, the best New Year's intentions to get fit, lose weight, eat ...

The Pros And Cons Of A Quick Nap

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to...

Researchers Present Striking New Hypothesis On Why We Sleep (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living

We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, yet the reasons why we need to are still poorly understood. What we do know is that the brain is highly...

Another Big Health Reason To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, in addition to diet and exercise, and recent research is shedding light on just how important slee...

Bret Michaels: The Worst Thing For A Singing Voice Is...

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Singer and songwriter Bret Michaels knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a rockstar -- and he has some surprising advice for hopeful musicia...

6 Ways Sleep Can Save Your Skin

Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Karen Appold A good night's sleep can mean good skin health because when you're sleep -- deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone ...

Success In 2013 Starts With A New Year's Sleep Resolution

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

In setting New Year's resolutions this year, maybe we should stack the deck in our favor by getting the right "mindset" for achieving our goals. It all starts with sleep -- pair any resolution you have with more sleep for the best results.

Go to Sleep!

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Learning to wind down at the end of a day without a laptop, cellphone or tablet assaulting our retinas is a modern-day challenge. But give it a try. If you can unplug your electronics at least an hour before bed, you might get a night of good sleep.

What We Can Learn From Professional Athletes About Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It won't surprise me to see more sports teams adopting a sleep-better-to-perform better strategy similar to the one the Jets have put into play this season. But using sleep to improve performance isn't just the purview of athletes.

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.

This Is Your Immune System On Sleep Deprivation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You've probably heard about how significant a role stress is believed to play in the development of illness and disease. Here's some sobering and important news: New research indicates that lack of sleep can be as damaging to the immune system as stress.

Pro Athletes: Sleep Helps Them Stay in the Game

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Protecting and encouraging sleep among pro athletes may be one way to enhance and even prolong players' career-long levels of performance.

Yet Another Health Risk Of Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These two studies are the first to establish a link between OSA and cancer in humans. Previous studies have shown evidence of a relationship between cancer and sleep apnea in mice.

Prettier Skin.. A Clearer Head.. And 8 Other Perks To A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By this point, we all know the very serious health conditions associated with long-term sleep deprivation, including increased risk of heart disease a...

How America's Sleep Deficit Is Damaging Long-term Health

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

There is substantial evidence that sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk for diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses. Considering that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., we should stop treating sleep as a sacrificial luxury and instead insist on it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

Catherine Pearson

An All-Natural Immune Booster?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Healthy Living

It's common knowledge that too little sleep can increase our odds of getting sick, but a new study sheds light on just how direct the connection is. R...

What’s Your Motivation For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living

By now, most of us know the laundry list of health advantages that come from a solid eight hours of shuteye -- regular, good-quality sleep can improve...

The Great Wake-Up Program: It's Time To Close Our Eyes

the LARK team | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
the LARK team

What we hope you have learned this last month, however, is that getting better rest will help make all the other aspects of your life easier and more pleasurable.