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When A Morning Person And A Night Owl Share A Bed

Denise Oliveira | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise Oliveira

As long as you and your partner remain in different "time zones," the best you can do is learn to understand and respect each other's nature.

A Complete Night's Sleep (Try This)

Martha Ringer | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Ringer

As a child I remember the comfort I experienced being tucked in at night with great tenderness and loving by my mother. As an adult, I have created a way to tuck myself in with the same sweetness and loving.

Overworked And Under-Slept?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Close the computer at 6 p.m., decline that extra bit of overtime, don't bring work home on the weekends: It's up to each of us to find ways to set reasonable limits so that work life doesn't rob us of the sleep we need.

12 Steps To Better Sleep

Posted 05.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Betsy Stephens for Shape.com Whatever your personal trigger, you can put your snoozing back on track fast with our 12-step program. For m...

How To Sleep Peacefully With Your Mate

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

While the media presents images of loving couples sleeping contentedly in each other's arms all night long, for many the reality is much different.

What Happens When Pilots Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Ever-changing shift schedules, long hours, and short rest periods put pilots and other airline professionals at high risk for sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, and the health risks associated with chronic sleep problems, including mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

Earth Night: How Green Is Your Sleep?

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

This week, we celebrate the heightened awareness and many major environmental initiatives promoted by Earth Day. But, what about Earth Night?

The Art Of Sleeping

Tory Burch | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Tory Burch

Dr. Samantha Boardman, a clinical instructor in psychiatry and public health and an assistant attending psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote a column for "The Tory Blog" on why sleep is so important and how to get more of it.

Can This Serious Sleep Condition Affect Children, Too?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep-disordered breathing in children, no matter how mild it appears, should never be ignored. By addressing these issues before they become serious, we can help keep our kids sleeping well and growing well.

Cities That Never Sleep (And What To Do About It)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Real Age has just published its ranking of the best and worst cities for sleep in the U.S., part of its "2012 Oldest and Youngest Cities" report.

Prettier Skin.. A Clearer Head.. And 8 Other Perks To A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By this point, we all know the very serious health conditions associated with long-term sleep deprivation, including increased risk of heart disease a...

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.