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Who Is Taking Sleeping Pills?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These last findings are particularly troubling, indicating that among the millions of people using sleep medications, there are many who are using multiple medications at once, putting them at greater risk for complications and adverse reactions.

This Sleep Condition Is Less Rare Than You'd Think

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Both of these studies offer compelling new information about the root causes and mechanisms of this very serious disorder. They also offer the promise of swifter and more accurate diagnoses, and of improvements to treatment.

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well

Sam Cross | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

Naturally, strong undercurrents of dedication, love or even just boredom may draw us into unhealthy patterns. The trick is that we not let the occasional late-night movie turn into a home theater in the bedroom. At end of the day, we do not need to just sleep -- we need to sleep well.

A Superfood For Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's behind the possible benefits of kiwi to sleep? There are a couple of characteristics of the fruit that may make it a strong sleep-promoting food: its high antioxidant levels and its high serotonin levels.

Yoga Improves Sleep For Cancer Patients

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Finding ways to help people coping with cancer to sleep better is an important goal of sleep research and clinical treatment. While short-term use of sleep medication may be useful, it's critical to identify strategies for improving sleep that don't rely on long-term use of sleep medicines.

Poor Sleep In Pregnancy Can Lead To Complications At Birth

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeping well during pregnancy is a challenge -- but it doesn't have to be impossible. For many women, it may mean taking some extra time and paying extra attention in order to protect both quantity and quality of sleep as a pregnancy progresses.

Another Big Reason Why Women Should Get More Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. A new study suggests that for women who already have heart disease, poor sleep may be particularly dangerous to their heart health.

Sleep During Divorce in 3 Peaceful Steps

Allison Pescosolido, M.A | Posted 08.27.2013 | Divorce
Allison Pescosolido, M.A

Sleep is one of our most precious resources, yet a good night's sleep can be hard to come by during divorce.

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

NHL Wakes Up To Sleep Problems

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The professional sports world appears to be continuing to turn more of its attention to what has been a much-overlooked issue: sleep. This time, it's the National Hockey League that is addressing sleep problems on several fronts.

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.

Lack Of Sleep Disrupts Our Genes

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding more about how sleep affects genetic function holds great promise in illuminating these pathways and could open important new avenues for both treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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.

5 Things Never To Do Before Bed

Posted 11.02.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Is your nightly routine sabotaging your sleep? Here’s what to avoid before hitting the sheets. As a reminder, always cons...

Sleep Myths You Can Ignore

Posted 12.31.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Six sleep experts lift the covers on our commonly held beliefs. As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice...

What Do You Do When You Can’t Fall Asleep? Our Expert Rates Staffers' Routines

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living

Each week, more than half of Americans spend a few nights struggling to fall asleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And as we all know by...

An Easy Trick For Better Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Your bedroom is more than just the room that happens to house your bed -- it is your personal environment for sleeping.

Why Sleep Is More Important Than Food

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

We continue to live by a remarkably durable myth: Sleeping one hour less will give us one more hour of productivity.

The Link Between Lack of Sleep And Overeating

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's not news to scientists who've found that people who sleep fewer than the hours their bodies need have a stronger craving for fatty foods and snacks.

Acupressure Can Improve Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The "Shimien" is famous for its relationship with relieving insomnia (some may call it the "insomnia" point). This acupressure point is located on the bottom of your foot.

Late to Bed, Early to Rise? Think Again!

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you're among the millions who get up before dawn or worse, then chances are you don't get to bed early enough to make up the difference in sleep time.

Back To School (And Back To Sleep)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here are a few tip and tricks I have used with my patients over the years to make the transition from summer to school a bit smoother.

For Teens, Too Little Sleep Can Equal Too Many Snacks

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Teens who average fewer than eight hours of sleep on weeknights tend to eat more fatty foods and high-calorie snacks than their better-rested peers, a...

Sleep Disorder Linked to Risk of Dementia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Anyone who has a family member with dementia knows how heartbreaking these illnesses are. It's often anyone's guess as to what ultimately causes dementia in a given person. What about sleep habits?