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Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

This whole "human sub-machine" is an integrated part of the larger machine of the environment. Every living thing is an interactive bio-computer programmed for adaptive intelligence.

A Good Night's Sleep for Good Sex

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

Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss put a serious ding into a sex life. No surprise there. The effects of sleep deprivation -- low energy, fatigue, and sleepiness -- won't inspire sex.

Sleep Apnea: The Not So Silent Killer

Dr. Najeeb Zuberi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Najeeb Zuberi

If you or your sleep partner snores, you may be suffering from a more serious and potentially life threatening health issue--sleep apnea.

Reboot Your Brain and Get Smarter With a Midday Nap

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

Napping is an ideal way to keep your brain sharp, be prepared to learn new things and feel refreshed. No wonder some of our most historic brains are noted fans of napping.

Simple Tips For Better Sleep (VIDEO)

Better.TV | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There is nothing more frustrating than tossing and turning all night. Here are some things you can do around the bedroom to make sure you have a haven...

Lack of Sleep Linked to Premature Death

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

British researchers just released a new study confirming what has long been thought to be true: sleeping less or more than six to eight hours is associated with premature death.

Sleep Tips: Artificial Light At Night Disrupts Cell Division, Research Shows

sciencedaily.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Just one "pulse" of artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals a new study carried out by Dr. Rachel Ben-Shlomo of the Univer...

Sleep Tips: Is Sexsomnia Real?

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

"Sexsomnia" sounds like a made-up, weird word, but this appears to be a sleep disorder. While doing research for a recent TV appearance , I investigated what looked like a new and intriguing parasomnia.

Sleep Violence. Rare, But Real

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

In an editorial about sleep violence, a man chronicles what it's like to commit violent acts in his sleep (granted, his didn't go much further than punching the headboard or acting like a defensive lineman).

Sleep: Good for the Brain and the Belly

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

While it is widely known that adequate sleep is necessary for optimal mental performance, most do not know that adequate sleep can help prevent weight gain.

Meditation for Sleep: Paradoxes and Promises

Willoughby Britton, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Willoughby Britton, Ph.D.

Like most research, these findings provoke many more questions than they answer, but it's important not to speculate and to stick to the original question: Does meditation improve sleep?

Sleep Tips: The Link Between Insomnia and Health

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

If you watched the National Geographic Channel last month, you might have caught sight of a special on Fatal Familiar Insomnia--a deadly form of insomnia that runs in some families.

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Depression In Teens

cnn.com | Anne Harding | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep-deprived high school students who doze off in class aren't just risking the wrath of their teachers. They're also three times more likely to be ...

2 Steps to Better Sleep

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Our minds need to rest ad when we are overconnected to technology it keeps the mind buzzing. Technology, I actually think it can be enormously helpful, but it can be abused.

Feeling Fat? Forget Your Diet, Check This Out

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

What if you could take control of your waistline just by logging a few more minutes (and for some, hours) of restful sleep a night? Something to think about.

Advice for the Sleep Deprived

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

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How to Define Your Daytime Symptoms: Using the Words "Sleepy" and "Tired"

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It may not seem this way on the surface, but to a sleep doctor there's a big difference between someone feeling "tired" and someone feeling "sleepy."...

A Sleepless Couch Potato?

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

When you get your sleep, you get to see the pounds fall off all the quicker. And you might even have more energy and want to get off the couch.

Treating Sleep Apnea in Truckers

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

Well, it's really no surprise. A recent study indicates that treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in truckers lowers health care costs and disability rates.

Treat Yourself to a Perfect PJ Day

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

when work and life responsibilities mean that all we can afford is a "stay-cation," these tips will help make your day off restful and refreshing.

Sleep Tips: The Ultimate Body Battery Recharge

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

Getting the right amount of all of the sleep stages is critical to overall health, wellness and feeling energized the next day.

'Active Sleep' Is Not an Oxymoron

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

I still get amused by people who think sleep is a state of nothingness. Sleep is a break from busy wakefulness for the body's, but there's a lot going on in the brain making sleep far from a state of inactivity.

Sleep Tips: Power Down for Sleep

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

We know that sleep is not simply an on/off switch--but if you set the stage you could make it much easier, by creating a process for your mind and body to "power down."

Dying for a Good Night's Sleep

T.S. Wiley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T.S. Wiley

Lost melatonin is just the tip of the iceberg for the sleep deprived. It is all the other hormonal shifts resting on the melatonin "timer" that change appetite, fertility, and mental and cardiac health that will kill you.

Study Finds Americans Not Getting Enough Sleep

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than a quarter of adults were getting six hours or less of sleep a night, ...