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How Your Diet Affects Your Internal Clock

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.26.2014 | 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 08.17.2014 | 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.

4 Ways To Combat Health Risks In Your Bedroom

Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Katrina Plyler for U.S. News With any illness, injury or sniffle, you'll hear one common suggestion: Get plenty of rest. Whether we're nursing a...

How To Sleep Better, Together

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandi Megan Granett

One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is a sacred part of the partnership.

Ann Brenoff

The Best Remedies For Your Sleepless Nights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty

A few of us on the Huff/Post 50 staff are having a hard time sleeping as of late. We toss and turn all night. We asked our Facebook friends for help a...

What Your Dreams Can Reveal About Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your plane is going down; someone is stalking you but you can’t make your legs move; your house is on fire and ther...

Is the FDA Sleeping on the Job When It Comes to Sleeping Pills?

Sina Nader | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

A few days ago, the FDA cut the recommended dosage for one of the most popular sleeping pills in half. This brings up some questions -- to put it politely.

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.

Digital Sabbath 2.0

Jeremy Shure | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Shure

I realized that it had become my norm to (a) always keep my phone on and within arm's reach of my pillow, (b) to check the phone until minutes before falling asleep, and immediately upon waking up, and (c) to check in on email and social media at any point during the night when I wake up.

How To Sleep Like You're On Vacation

Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living

By Valerie Frankel I should have been excited for my upcoming trip to Fiji -- and I was -- but as a chronic insomniac, I was worried about not ge...

How to Turn Coach Into First Class

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class!

Bed Camp

Jo Laird | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

We do real harm to ourselves when we don't listen to our bodies when they cry out for relief. Stress just doesn't make us cranky and short-tempered. Serious health issues can result when we don't listen to what our bodies and mind need and let stress take over.

Are You T'wired?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Because so many of us struggle nightly with inadequate sleep and dreams, we become chronically tired. At the same time, the excessive stimulation and hyperbole emblematic of modern life drives us to feel persistently wired.

Does Counting Sheep Really Help You Fall Asleep?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

7 Drug-Free Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Dalla-Camina

From all of my research through wellness studies, performance management, and experience myself and with my coaching clients, here are some strategies that I recommend.

3 Ways To Build A Better Bedtime Routine

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Sleep is proven to be a magic elixir that can prevent all manner of physical, mental, and emotional maladies -- and even arm you with more momentum and mental acuity during your waking hours. So what really happens when you don't get to bed?

3 Tips For Building A Solid Foundation For Sleep

Chris LuVogt | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Along with breathing and eating, sleep is one of the most important pillars of physical health. As adults, we learn to cover up and ignore the effects of sleep deprivation, much to our own detriment.

Another Problematic Side Effect Of Poor Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep and pain exist in a complicated relationship to one another. Pain can interfere with sleep, making it harder to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Poor quality and insufficient sleep contribute to pain in several ways, decreasing tolerance for pain, increasing its intensity and discomfort, and in some cases raising the risk for the development of chronic-pain conditions.