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11 Ways Get Out of Bed Faster and Have More Energy in the Morning

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Fishbein

You hear the wretched sound of your alarm...you awake...it's 7am on Monday and you have to be at work in two hours...you're tired and grumpy...and it'...

This Sleep Condition Is Less Rare Than You'd Think

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Both of these studies offer compelling new information about the root causes and mechanisms of this very serious disorder. They also offer the promise of swifter and more accurate diagnoses, and of improvements to treatment.

How to Help Children Cope With Anxiety

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

We often press our children to perform because we feel that their success reflects on our parenting skills. This is a terrible burden to place on your children, which can cause performance anxiety and impact personal relationships.

The Good Nap

Cindy Bressler | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Bressler

The term "nap" on its own may sound like behavior appropriate for a baby or child, not an activity for a grown-up. For some adults the term "power nap" may legitimize getting some afternoon shut-eye. The fact is you can benefit from a nap if you're 2, 22, 42, 62 or 82.

Sleep Deprivation Raises Diabetes Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We have a great deal of evidence that establishes this connection between sleep and diabetes. But we don't yet understand well the mechanics behind this connection.

7 Tips to Sleep Better Without Medication

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

A lack of sleep is a bigger problem of course than just being tired. People with insomnia are four times as likely to suffer from depression and are at greater risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. It causes more time lost at work and lowers enjoyment overall.

Don't Just Sleep, Sleep Well

Sam Cross | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

Naturally, strong undercurrents of dedication, love or even just boredom may draw us into unhealthy patterns. The trick is that we not let the occasional late-night movie turn into a home theater in the bedroom. At end of the day, we do not need to just sleep -- we need to sleep well.

Bedtime Wind-Down: 10 Tips for Better Zzzs

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Rather than convincing yourself that you're a bad sleeper, take a look and implement some of these suggestions.

A Warm Bed on a Cold Morning: When Waking Up Is Hard to Do

Wendy Troxel | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

But as seductive as a warm bed may be on a cold morning, staying in bed too long can lead to disrupted sleep and a sleep-sapping case of the winter blues.

Narcolepsy Drug Shows Promise in Depression Treatment

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We still have much to learn about how both sleep disorders and depression influence on another. But recent scientific discoveries may have brought us to a turning point, where attention to sleep and treatment for sleep problems will begin to be regarded as part of the core treatment for depressive disorders.

Circadian Timing Could Give West Coast NFL Teams the Edge

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Whether you're a fierce competitor in your fantasy football league or you'd just like to be on the winning end of the couch come game day, here's a tip that could help you pick your team: When making your prediction, consider circadian timing.

7 Things To Stop Telling Yourself This Year

Posted 02.24.2014 | OWN

Because that voice in your head sometimes gives you the worst advice. By Leigh Newman Leigh Newman is the Deputy Editor of Oprah.com and the...

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 1

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2013 brought scientific breakthroughs that deepened our understanding of the very nature of sleep, as well as important new information about Americans' sleep habits and the tools they use to help them sleep better.

A Superfood For Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's behind the possible benefits of kiwi to sleep? There are a couple of characteristics of the fruit that may make it a strong sleep-promoting food: its high antioxidant levels and its high serotonin levels.

How Late In The Day Is Too Late To Have Caffeine?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These new findings provide us with some really important specifics about just how significantly late-in-the-day caffeine can undermine a good night's sleep. Want to enjoy your coffee without wrecking your sleep? Follow these basic suggestions for consuming caffeine in a sleep-friendly way.

Insomnia Symptoms Raise Mortality Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

With our busy lives, it can be tempting to shrug off -- or ignore altogether -- difficulties with sleep. Trouble falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, waking feeling tired and unrefreshed: These are commonly experienced disruptions to sleep for millions of adults.

Women, Sleep Apnea and Heart Health: More Connections

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This study is the latest in a growing body of research that points to the sleep-related health risks that women may face. We've seen other evidence that suggests women are at higher risk than men for cardiovascular problems associated with poor sleep.

Real-Life Tips For Better Sleep

SELF | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Most of us are exhausted and don't even realize it. Here are seven ways you can sleep better tonight.

Why Sleep Is Crucial For Surviving The Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.

10 Tips For Sleeping On Planes

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Lynda Shrager I remember my daughter called me excitedly from Kennedy Airport a few years ago as she prepared to board a flight to Dublin, the...

Dreams Can Reveal and Soothe Holiday Season Stress

DreamsCloud | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

Whether consciously or not, the holidays are filled with situations in which we feel socially evaluated by others, and assessed by our ability to give others what they want -- materially and emotionally.

Sleeping With Darth Vader

Sam Cross | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

If your CPAP has left you feeling a little "Vader-ish" around bedtime, I encourage you to look at the big picture. Don't allow the momentary itch of vanity to inspire a rash of unhealthy choices.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society we've come to vehement consensus that drunk driving is unacceptable behavior. Yet we continue to tolerate sleepy driving. Many people who wouldn't dream of driving after one drink too many may very well get behind the wheel when feeling drowsy.

WATCH: Why You Shouldn't Be Proud Of Being Sleep-Deprived

Posted 12.05.2013 | Healthy Living

The train derailment that killed four passengers in New York on Dec. 1 has put a spotlight on sleep after investigators announced the train's engineer...