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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.

Let Your Teenager Sleep -- the Brain Needs It

Bobbi DePorter | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Bobbi DePorter

It's easy for teen's to forgo sleep because they have so many things competing for their time and attention, including homework, social functions and after-school activities. However, teens will ultimately function better in all of these areas when they make time for adequate rest.

Brain's 'Sleep Switch' Found

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Scientists have identified a protein molecule in the brains of fruit flies that they believe is the "switch" that controls the flies' internal drive to sleep -- and that a similar mechanism likely exists for human sleep as well.

Could Blue Light Pose Problems And Solutions For Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In our pursuit of energy efficiency, we're finding ourselves exposed to greater amounts of blue light than ever before. Blue light appears to be uniquely detrimental to our sleep. But can it also be singularly beneficial during to our waking lives?

Surprising Signs Of Restless Legs Syndrome

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Nighttime creepy-crawlies aren't limited to camping or Halloween. For approximately 10 percent of Americans, tingly, itchy sensations -- mostly between the ankle and the knee -- aren't the creeping of spiders or the fluttering of bats, but a neurological disorder called Restless Legs Syndrome, or RLS.

The 37 Best Tips For Better Sleep Tonight

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living

We know we're supposed to get enough sleep, and we really try. But we also know it's often easier said than done. Luckily, there are a handful o...

Generation 'Y' Can't We Sleep?

Scott Fetters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Fetters

I'm obsessed with tracking. I have numerous tools for tracking metrics, hours, and even an activity tracker for my personal life. Oddly enough, I never tracked my daily work routine from waking up to dozing off -- until now. Suitably dubbed, The 6 a.m. Experiment.

How Sleeping Pills Affect Memory

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For most people, the best long-term strategy is to develop a strong, sustainable sleep routine that does not rely on prescription sleep medication. There's no question this takes work, but the rewards are worth it. Your sleep, your overall health -- and perhaps your memory -- will be better for it.

The Modern American Family: How Well Are They Sleeping?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The National Sleep Foundation has released its annual Sleep in America Poll. This year, the poll examines sleep in the modern American family. What are the challenges facing families in their pursuit of high-quality, plentiful sleep? What are the strategies that parents are using to help their children sleep, and how well are those strategies working?

Is It Time To Start School Later?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many parents and school officials will likely have their own schedules and routines affected by any changes. But even small delays in favor of students can have significant effects on the quantity and quality of their nightly rest, their physical and emotional health, and their performance at school during the day.