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An Under-Examined Danger Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You may know that insomnia puts you at greater risk for serious health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. But did you know that insomnia may also increase your risk of injury?

Catherine Pearson

How Sleep Loss Ups Our Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Not getting enough shuteye can amplify the brain's anticipatory reactions, upping overall anxiety levels, according to new research. And the effect...

Benzos and Other Sleep Medications: Deadly and Unnecessary

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

In my experience as a psychiatrist, nearly everything we call a psychiatric symptom or problem, including insomnia, is in reality a signal that we have to face a new challenge in life.

Why Dreams Are Vital To Emotional Health

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Does insomnia cause depression? Does depression cause insomnia? Chronic insomnia is strongly associated with mood disorders, but which way does the causality run?

Are Police Officers Getting Enough Rest? (And Why We Should Care)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A survey of nearly 5,000 police officers in the United States and Canada revealed that these law enforcement professionals are frequently suffering from sleep problems -- and this lack of sleep is negatively affecting both their health and their performance on the job.