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The Future Of Snoring

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a robust body of scientific research demonstrating that EPAP is an effective method for treating sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

10 Habits Of Good Sleepers

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

I've learned as much about healing sleep from superb sleepers as I have from those struggling with sleep. Improving our sleep health is not just about avoiding dysfunctional sleep patterns and habits; it's also about re-envisioning ourselves as superb sleepers.

Is Being A Night Owl Ruining Your Health?

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

To find the few studies that say people who burn the midnight oil and snooze until noon are smarter and perform better on cognitive tasks taken later in the day than early birds, you may have to pull an all-nighter.

11 Secrets Of Better Sleep

Craig Cooper | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Cooper

You work hard, play hard, and want to live life to the fullest. Yet you can't do that if you don't get the right amount of quality sleep. Don't let sleep deprivation keep you from performing at your peak!

The Night-Light Color That Can Actually Help Foster Sleep

OWN | Posted 11.12.2014 | OWN

Restless sleepers and sleep-deprived parents know better than anyone the precious commodity known as a good night's sleep. Unfortunately for many of u...

Awake at the Wheel: Healthy Sleep Project Launches Campaign to Decrease Avoidable Drowsy Driving-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Healthy sleep is essential to promote optimal alertness behind the wheel and prevent drowsy driving. Stay "Awake at the Wheel" to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers from avoidable, life-threatening accidents caused by drowsiness.

Mind-Body Therapies To Ease Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Recent research shows that mind-body practices can be one effective way to treat insomnia and some of its symptoms.

Dr. Oz Shares His Single Most Important Health Tip

OWN | Posted 11.07.2014 | OWN

In a perfect world, we'd all go to bed at a reasonable hour, wake up after a restorative 8 hours, and hit the gym for an early morning workout. But wh...

7 Reasons To Banish Your Phone From The Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living

You know your smartphone addiction has reached an entirely new level of unhealthy when you can't hit the pillow at night without it beside you. As ...

3 Things You Can Literally Learn In Your Sleep

Business Insider | Erin Brodwin | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

If someone suggested you play music or light a scented candle while you slept to better remember what you learned earlier in the day, you'd probably l...

Sleep Better Tonight and Have Better Work-Life Balance Tomorrow

Russell Clayton | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Clayton

Since we are deep into National Work and Family Month, I thought it would be a great time to remind us all (including myself!) that sleep can impact our ability to find an effective rhythm between work and life.

Ask JJ: Can a Low-Carb Diet or Night Shift Stall Fat Loss?

JJ Virgin | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

As best as possible, create a consistent schedule with seven to nine hours of high quality, uninterrupted sleep every night (or day in your situation).

9 Sleep Mistakes We're STILL Making

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

It's easy to say sleep is a priority, but it's hard to make it one. Between late nights at work, early-morning workouts and trying to maintain some se...

Sound Sleep Advice For Back-To-School Season And Beyond

Laura Jana | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Jana

Treat sleep as a learned experience. As much as we'd like to think of sleep as natural, and the ability to do it well as an inborn skill, the fact of the matter is that many healthy sleep habits are learned. Which means that they often need to be encouraged, taught, and reinforced -- often on an ongoing basis.

Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Refreshed

The Active Times | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

Remember when you were younger and you had a parent-enforced bedtime? I bet you used to fight for "just five more minutes" every time mom or dad told ...

Is 7 Hours Of Sleep Better Than 8?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Give yourself ample time for sleep, and create a sleep-friendly environment and routine, and your body can tell you a great deal about how much sleep you need.

How Your Diet Affects Your Internal Clock

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Much as we manage exposure to light in order to protect healthy sleep and circadian function, research like this offers further suggestion that we may also be able to manage dietary consumption to help keep circadian rhythms functioning properly.

Your Brain On 6 Hours Of Sleep A Night

Fast Company | Ainsley O'Connell | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

You've heard it before, probably from your mom: Make sure you get enough sleep. But if you need a more scientific justification to turn in early (o...

Rest Easy, Parents and Children: Healthy Sleep for Every Family

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Establishing habits in children as early as possible is a parenting benchmark and a cornerstone of adult self-care. When children push nighttime boundaries, parents become chronically over-tired. That makes them less likely to maintain the necessary routines in the first place, which sets up a vicious cycle.

5 Steps To Set Yourself Up For Better Sleep

Linden Schaffer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

Sure, you know you should be sleeping more hours. That's an easy one. But have you ever stopped to consider that maybe the six hours of sleep you are getting aren't necessarily restful?

4 Reasons You're Not Going To Bed On Time

Posted 07.21.2014 | OWN

There are many factors that keep people up all night (small children, big deadlines, aches and pains, noisy neighbors), but none of those apply to you...

A Surprising Reason You Might Be Gaining Weight

Margaret Marshall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

There are more ways to gain weight than you can imagine. Eating too much and lack of exercise are the most well known, while lack of sleep is largely underrated.

7 Simple Tweaks To Boost Your Happiness At Work

Liz Wilkes | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Wilkes

Stop being a passive victim of your workspace! Here are some simple tips for making your desk a sanctuary of calm, productivity and happiness.

The One Sleeping Trick You Don't Know About

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

A gratitude journaling habit may seem sort of hokey at first, but it's really not if you dig a bit deeper. As a rule, humans like happy, nice and generally good people -- and the surest way of becoming the sort of person that you would like and approve of is to cultivate habits that lead us in that direction.

An Insomniac's 5-Step Sleep Strategy

TueNight | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
TueNight

For normal snoozers, sleep is involuntary and automatic. But for people like me, sleep is anything but automatic. And the more we try to engage in voluntary sleep, the more we impede the natural process and maintain a state of arousal.