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Sleepy On The Job? Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There's no denying that sleep deprivation, and the health issues that result, are becoming more prevalent in our go-go, techno society. But a by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) grabbed my attention as particular cause for concern.

If You Think a Glass of Wine Will Help You Sleep, Read This

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Hot milk? Maybe. Glass of red wine? Don't think so...

How Much Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's a mantra from physicians, sleep experts and other health professionals we've come to expect: Teenagers are short on sleep.

Spring Forward -- Are You Ready?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Be aware of your bedtime routine as the clock springs forward -- otherwise you might fall back asleep at the wrong time.

Your Body Clock: How Aging Eyes Can Disrupt Your Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Circadian rhythms -- our own internal biological "clock" -- govern our sleep-wake cycle and several other daily rhythms of the body. It's a complicated and finely-tuned system of hormonal and bio-chemical reactions that helps us live in rhythm with the 24-hour day.

How America's Sleep Deficit Is Damaging Long-term Health

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.

There is substantial evidence that sleep deprivation is associated with increased risk for diabetes, obesity and other chronic illnesses. Considering that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S., we should stop treating sleep as a sacrificial luxury and instead insist on it as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.

Would You Take A Sleep Vacation?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is a key part of living a healthful life. So whether you're hitting up a five-star sleep hotel or giving yourself a sleep weekend at home, keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to bring more sleep into your daily life.

Can't Sleep? 7 Steps to the Land of Nod

Deborah King | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah King

Here are seven steps to help you get a good night's sleep, every night, without drugs.

7 Tips For Getting To Bed On Time

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've become more and more convinced that sleep is vital to happiness and energy. If you want to get more sleep, but have a hard time getting yourself to turn out the light, try these strategies.

Catherine Pearson

When Bed Is A Battlefield: How You And Your Partner Can Sleep In Sync For A Better Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living

Janelle's husband is a sleep talker. The 30-year-old teacher says her partner and bedmate, Christopher, regularly wakes her in the middle of the n...

Why Adults Need Bedtimes, Too!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

As a result of my happiness project, I've become a sleep zealot. It's just so obvious to me -- from reading the research and from personal experience -- that getting enough sleep is a key to a happier life. I've noticed something, however: Most adults don't give themselves a bedtime.

One Resolution Worth Keeping: Get More Sleep

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

It's no secret that today's nonstop lifestyle is detrimental to our sleep. Whether due to work, television, stress or any number of other reasons, more Americans are staying up late and getting up early.

How Sleep Can Protect Your Brain

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

I love the way I feel after a good night's sleep. My body is rested; my mind feels clear and alert; and I am happy to just linger in bed and relax.

Biggest Sleep Stories From The Second Half Of 2011

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep was in the news throughout 2011, with breakthrough research and advances in our understanding of why we sleep, and how sleep -- or a lack of it -- can affect health and wellbeing.

Is Your School Bus Driver a Risk to Your Children?

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Sleepiness can impair drivers by causing slower reaction times, vision impairment, lapses in judgment and delays in processing information.

3 Gadgets For A Better Night's Sleep

Sleep Disorders | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Yawn if you relate: Two thirds of Americans say they don't get enough shut-eye, according to the National Sleep Foundation. But a slew of new high-tec...

Get More Sleep This Year With Tips From Dr. Oz!

Posted 02.22.2012 | Women

Dr. Oz shares his tips to help you keep that new year's resolution to get more sleep this year! var src_url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerS...

The Miracle of Getting Kids to Sleep

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Mark Banschick, MD

From bed time stories to a warm glass of milk, it seems that restless children are as old as the monster under the bed. Why is it so hard to get kids to sleep?

6 Myths About Sleep, Busted

EatingWell | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living
EatingWell

Making every last minute of shut-eye count means knowing what can actually help you sleep and what hinders sleep. Here are six sleep myths to ignore, as reported in "EatingWell" magazine.

10 Ways We Manage Sleeplessness That Actually Make It Worse

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Given the acute distress often associated with sleeplessness, it's not surprising that so many of us respond to it with limited stop-gap, band-aid type solutions. In my practice I've found that so much of what we do to manage sleeplessness simply makes it worse.

I'm With Stupid: Rams, Touching Rams, Reaching Out, Touching Ewes

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Dudes, I seriously just almost got into a fight with a herd of bighorn sheep. Seriously. It was freaking awesome.

7 Ways To Sleep Like A Baby -- At Any Age

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Here are some simple tips you may have heard before -- from therapists, friends, parents and grandparents -- but put them into practice now and you may sleep like a baby once more.

How Snoring Can Wreak Havoc On A Marriage

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

The snoring spouse who feels "dragged" to the doctor's office is resentful that his or her snoring problem can't be left alone. The spouse that does the dragging-in is frustrated and tired.

Electronic Sunset: What Overstimulation Does To Our Days And Nights

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Watching too much fast-paced television isn't good for your sleep. Even worse, this can seriously impair your mental functioning during the day, regardless of your age.

How Alcohol Can Ruin Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Do you typically finish out your evenings with glass of wine, beer, or even a shot to ease into sleep? Consuming alcohol near bedtime can have a powerful, negative impact on your sleep quantity and quality.