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To Dream In Different Cultures

The New York Times | T.M. Luhrmann | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

WHEN Doug Hollan arrived on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi for his anthropology dissertation fieldwork in a rice farming village, his Toraja neighb...

Why Teens Need To Start School Later

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

What you may not realize is that your child is not lazy at all. In most cases your teen is just not getting enough sleep. Now, schools across America are recognizing this and starting to take action accordingly.

11 Things We've Learned About Sleep Over The Past Year

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Here at HuffPost Healthy Living, it's no secret that we're a little obsessed with sleep (we have an entire page dedicated to the latest sleep research...

Beloved Sleep: Are You Getting Enough?

Tevis Trower | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

How can you be sure to get enough beauty rest? As a self-confessed over-achiever ever in search of a better night's sleep, I've found the following to make a difference.

What to Expect At A Sleep Study

Sam Cross | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

A diagnostic sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram (PSG), is a technique used to identify the presence of sleep disorders. At its core, a PSG simply involves connecting a patient to monitoring equipment and recording his or her sleep for a night.

When Sleepwalking Turns Dangerous

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There is now good evidence that parts of the brain may be awake while other parts are asleep. Sleepwalking is a premiere example: The portion of the brain capable of generating complex behaviors is awake while those portions which normally monitor our activity and lay down memory of our behaviors are asleep.

What Untreated Sleep Apnea Means For Your Blood Pressure

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The more we learn about sleep and sleep disorders, the more we realize that the symptoms of fatigue and sleepiness experienced by those with chronic sleep disruption are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In fact, poor sleep can exert its effects on nearly all medical conditions.

Why Self-Control Requires A Good Night's Sleep

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

Sleep appears to be a master key for our ability to exert self-control. If you find yourself caving to temptation more often that you want, check your sleep habits and consider making sleep a higher priority.

Investigating A Curious Narcolepsy Case

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Although this was clearly more than just narcolepsy, it was possible that the constellation of symptoms was due to a small genetic alteration that included both a narcolepsy-causing gene and a mitochondrial gene located close by on the same chromosome.

Confessions Of A Hopeless Night Owl

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

As a self-confessed nocturnal who can blame it on genetics, I proudly declare my solace from the quiet of the night. I love hearing the whir of the refrigerator in the kitchen and the hoot of the barn owl in our fields.

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.

WATCH: HuffPost's Nap Rooms Featured On The Today Show

Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study finds that if employees don't get enough sleep, they are less productive. NBC's 'The Today Show' tackled this issue Saturday morning, ...

It's National Sleep Day! 8 New Findings About Sleep And Your Health

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep deprivation can raise anxiety levels and other recent research.

How Yoga Helped Me Have The Best Night's Sleep In Weeks

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

Lo and behold, the night after that yoga session with Elena Brower, I learned firsthand yet another benefit of yoga: a good night's sleep.

Early Bird Or Night Owl? It's In Your Genes

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Are you a lark, someone who likes being up and active in the early morning? Or are you a night owl, someone who tends to wake later and perhaps gains energy and focus as the day progresses, someone who likes to work (and play) in the evening hours?

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.

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at Harvard Medical School investigated how a daily yoga practice might affect sleep for people with insomnia and found broad improvements to measurements of sleep quality and quantity.

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 Help The Whole Family Get A Good Night's Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 11.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Rosen M.D.

I was really pleased to read this study. Its findings confirm what I have repeatedly seen in my own practice (and family): kids are very adaptable, especially when it comes to how and where (and with whom) they fall and stay asleep.

Sleep Problems May Contribute To Cognitive Decline

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A group of studies, all conducted independently, have reached a similar sobering conclusion: Sleep problems -- including several common sleep difficulties faced by millions of people on a regular basis -- may, over time, lead to cognitive impairment and even dementia.

The Mysterious Science Of Sleep

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

While our understanding of sleep science continues to grow, there continues to be a strong consensus on the need for a good night's rest.

How Sleep-Friendly Is Your Bedroom?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As much as we may appreciate our bedrooms as a retreat and a haven, the poll shows we're still not actually getting enough sleep there.

9 New Lessons We've Learned About Sleep And Health

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Today kicks off National Sleep Awareness Week, the annual campaign by the National Sleep Foundation that runs from March 5 to 11 to remind people abou...

A Third Of Americans Don't Sleep 7 Hours

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA -- More than a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night, and many of them report troubles concentrating, remembering and even ...

What Was The Top Sleep Finding Of 2010? Pick Your Favorite!

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

These are what I considered some of the top stories in sleep medicine in 2010, and I have included a practical sleep suggestion to help you use this research in your everyday life.