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Sleep Issues

Bedtime Wind-Down: 10 Tips for Better Zzzs

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Rather than convincing yourself that you're a bad sleeper, take a look and implement some of these suggestions.

Is Nighttime Teeth Grinding Dangerous?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

For many years (centuries even), physicians and dentists alike have been perplexed as to the cause of this nocturnal behavior. However, we now understand that a significant cause of nocturnal bruxism is airway instability during sleep.

All Your Sleep Problems, Solved

Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Aviva Patz In theory, getting a good night's sleep is simple: Go to bed and wake up at the same times every day, exercise regularly, skip caff...

Why You Should Talk To Your Doctor About Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) is a very effective non-pharmocological treatment for insomnia. Using CBTI, we worked with John to help decrease the sleep anxiety that had developed over the past few months.

Sleeping With Ease After Plank Pose

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

Because holding plank was so difficult, I had no choice but to make it as easy on myself as possible. As with most things in life, breathing deeply and staying positive made it more attainable.

Can Midlifers Ever Get A Good Night's Sleep?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The joy of a good night's sleep just can't be overstated. Somewhere around my 50th birthday, I lost the ability to get one. I went from being someone who could shut her eyes and not open them for eight hours to a person who now does a victory lap around the bed if I manage four hours in a single stretch.

An Insomniac Mom Begs You To Shut Up About Your Sleep

Teresa Strasser | Posted 05.04.2012 | Parents
Teresa Strasser

Becoming a parent was to insomnia what a box of cupcakes and a gallon drum of Hershey's chocolate syrup is to diabetes. What can be managed under the best of circumstances is now a full-scale crisis that has been ignited by the sweet nectar of parenthood.

Catherine Pearson

The State Of Sleep In The United States: The Dangerous Condition Affecting 1 in 10 Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleep is a major problem for many Americans, according to a new report that acts as a kind of "state-of-insomnia" in the U.S. The review, published on...

Amanda L. Chan

7 Strange Things That Happen During Sleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

For something we do on a nightly basis, there sure is a lot we don't fully understand about sleep. In fact, some of the strangest sleep phenomena ...

Year In Review: 11 New Reasons To Get A Good Night's Sleep

Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

It's a well-documented issue: Experts like The National Sleep Foundation recommend adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, but dat...

WATCH: When Your Child Won't Stay Asleep

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents

Jen Simon hasn't gotten a full night's sleep in two years. Her son, Noah, was born three weeks premature, weighing just four pounds, and almost from t...

Life With Autism: A Snapshot

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

How we managed to get through those middle-of-the-night-awakenings month after month is something I cannot fathom. The combination of screaming in pain and requests for help -- help I am unable to give -- is what breaks my heart.

Sleep Challenge 2010: The Most Embarrassing Place I've Fallen Asleep Was ________ .

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

For the first time in probably 10 years, I've only fallen asleep when I meant to, as opposed to on planes, trains, automobiles, over romantic dinners or during family events.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Meet the "Vampire Hormone" (Yes, You Have It)

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Just one of the startling things I've learned over the last two weeks of the Sleep Challenge is that apparently, when it comes to good health, what you do in the hour right before you go to bed really matters.

Sleep Challenge 2010: OK, Ladies, It's Time to Make a To-Don't List

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Here's a question for all of you: What are you doing less of to make more time for sleep?

Sleep Challenge 2010: What Do You Wake up Thinking About at Three in the Morning?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

All of a sudden, there I was in the pitch-black, mentally scrolling through my to-do list. I did end up eventually falling back asleep, but when I went for a run this morning, I accidentally locked myself out of my own house.

Sleep Tips: 'Don't Go To Bed Angry.' Oh, Really?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

As a couples therapist I've observed that when a couple is angry at each other, one partner often deals with it by avoidance and falls asleep while the other glares, sometimes feeling the urge to smack 'em.

Sleep Challenge 2010: How Late Did You Sleep In This Weekend?

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

As of this morning, we've emerged victorious from what some experts consider the biggest test of American women's sleep habits: that 48-hour health menace known as the weekend.

Sleep Tips: How To Sleep Better, Lose Weight, And Live Longer

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Besides eating whole foods and moving your body, getting enough sleep is the most important thing you can do for your health. Sleep deprivation makes you fat and leads to depression, diabetes and pain.

Who Put the Lag in Jet Lag? Tips to Overcome

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

There are new planes being developed that cater to those of us with difficult jet-lag and sleep issues, but until they become widely - and affordably - available, it's up to us to get the good and necessary shut-eye.

Wide Awake In America

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

We've all heard the adage if a butterfly flaps its wings in Hong Kong, there's a hurricane in Manhattan. Today, quantum physics says yes, the world i...