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Superheroes And Their Sleep Disorders

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

It appears we will have to wait until May 3 to see how Iron Man conquers his insomnia -- which I'm guessing will have something to do with Tony simplifying his life. Fortunately, you don't have to wait that long to address your sleeping hindrances.

5 Steps To A New Bedtime Routine

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.

The Fastest Way To Make Up For Lost Sleep

Posted 02.26.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Just few minutes of doing this can buy you a couple of hours of alertness. Here we are again: bleary-eyed and foggy-brained. We'...

'In Order To Change The World, I Must First Go To Bed'

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

When I was a child, I hated to go to bed. The fear of missing out (FOMO) was so excruciatingly overwhelming that I would stay awake until my eyes hurt. I would love to say that I grew up and got over this, but truth be told, it just got worse.

In Search Of The Caribbean Secret For Perfect Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Lay writings about soursop as a sleep aid are easy to find. In the West Indies, soursop leaves are commonly used as a sedative. In the Netherlands Antilles, the leaves are brewed to make a beverage that enhances sleep. The leaves can also be put into one's pillowcase to enhance sleep.

Is Your Job Giving You Sleep Problems?

Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com From hospital staff to construction workers, police officers, pilots and commercial drivers... ...

It's 3 A.M. -- Expert's Insomnia Cures Fail

Valerie Frankel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

When will sheer exhaustion fell me as if hit by a tranquilizer dart? I long for it! Sleep should be a physical process, not a mental one, and definitely not a weepy, emotional one.

Simulated Mission To Mars Spotlights Astronauts' Sleep Problems

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.08.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Astronauts have a down-to-Earth problem that could be even worse on a long trip to Mars: They can't get enough sleep. And over time, the...

Coping With the Sleep Disorders Expected After the Sandy Hook Shooting

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Without doubt, parents, teachers, neighbors, first responders and all of the bereaved are likely already dealing with acute sleep disorders, including insomnia, as the shock of the event fades into insurmountable grief.

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.

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.

Stop Ignoring This Treatable Sleep Problem

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Snoring is an alarm. In general, the louder the alarm, the bigger the problem. If an alarm is going off, do you ignore it, turn it off or try to find out why it's going off?

Is Your Mind Abuzz Post-Election? 6 Tips To Relax

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Every day in my sleep medicine practice I see people who don't even recognize that they are stressed out. Our minds are like a jet ready to take off, and the body is screaming to keep us grounded, sometimes making us hurt to get our attention.

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

Treat Insomnia, Naturally

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com In our overmedicated culture, popping a pill is often the first resort. Most people only know a...

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).

How To Stop Sleep Problems From Ruining Your Marriage

Posted 11.05.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul His snoring, snuggling and shifting are keeping you up all night. Follow these strategies to get your rest without getting rid of h...

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.

Sleep Problems Linked To Need For Special Education, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living

Kids who snore may be more likely to have behavioral problems, but that may not be all. A new study, published in Pediatrics this month, found that ch...

Are Sleep Problems The Next Global Health Crisis?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The truth is, we don't know very much about sleep problems on a global level, particularly in developing nations. A new study addressed this gap in research and returned some striking results, estimating that as many as 150 million people worldwide suffer from sleep problems.

9 Disney Characters With Problems Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleeping Beauty isn't the only one with problems between the sheets. If you look closely, a number of Disney characters, with their funny idiosyncrasi...

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

Research reports that yoga practice can help to alleviate sleep problems. For a natural, drug-free way to promote restful sleep, try yoga for sweet dreams.

The Unemployed Aren't Sleeping All Day

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Posted 10.06.2012 | Money

In addition to searching for full-time work, some unemployed Americans also may be looking for a good night's rest. According to a survey of Consum...