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The Real Reason You Can't Stop Arguing?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeplessness interferes with our ability to manage conflict in relationships and makes us more likely to fight with our partners, according to new research. Even just one night of poor sleep can make couples more prone to conflict.

I Just Wanted My Pillow Back

Jesse Lasky | Posted 09.21.2013 | Comedy
Jesse Lasky

Apparently I should have. Danielle's neck was completely out. She could barely move. Had to call in sick. And didn't understand why I couldn't have just woken her up to switch the pillows.

WATCH: How To Sleep Like A Baby This Summer

Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living

For many people, getting enough restorative sleep is much easier said than done, even though we know sleep deprivation can increase risk of stroke, ca...

Another Big Reason Why Women Should Get More Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. A new study suggests that for women who already have heart disease, poor sleep may be particularly dangerous to their heart health.

Why We Need To Shift Our Perspective On Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

More often than not, sleep tips oversimplify, overgeneralize and perhaps most importantly, overlook the deeper truths about sleep. As the term "tip" implies, sleep tips do not address the roots of our sleep concerns.

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found obstructive sleep apnea associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death.

Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse.

Bad News About Belly Fat For Men

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding with greater specificity the health and lifestyle conditions that may increase risk of sleep apnea can lead to better screening and treatment options.

A Breakthrough In Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For a condition that has often confounded experts, and caused such discomfort, disruption, and sleeplessness to so many patients, this study brings both welcome and encouraging news.

10 Sleep Mistakes You're Probably Making

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Too many of us are guilty of a prime sleep mistake: underestimating its importance. Whereas nutrition and exercise are widely acknowledged as so-calle...

Tricks To A Better Night's Sleep, From Agapi Stassinopoulos (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

So many of us have trouble falling asleep, so when Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of "Unbinding the Heart," appeared on Mondays With Marlo, she shared h...

A Risk Factor For Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The latest study comes an important step closer to establishing a causal link between the two conditions, by examining specifically the direction of the relationship between the two.

Getting Enough Sleep Is Smart, Not Selfish

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Far too often, we see sleep as an enemy, robbing us of time that could be spent getting things done. Truth is, getting a decent night's sleep not only makes you more productive -- for women, it can be a step toward a longer, healthier life.

Tired But Can't Fall Asleep? Good Sleep Hygiene Helps

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

By following these five steps, you can improve your sleep hygiene. This will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep, cutting down the number of hours you lay in bed frustrated about sleep difficulties.

7 Little Habits That Are Making You Tired

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | NANCY SHARP | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty

Little Energy Zappers Always tired? You’re not alone. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 58 percent of people...

Insomnia May Double Risk of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime. What if the quality of sleep plays a role in a man's risk for developing the disease?

Stress-Related Insomnia: 3 Strategies to 'Turn your Head Off' So You Can Sleep All Night

Sharon Melnick | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Sharon Melnick

There is so much more that you can control when it comes to getting enough sleep. Know how to access your Off button, and instead of staring at the ceiling feeling guilty, you'll sleep like a baby and wake up rested to start the day right!

You're More Likely To Suffer From Insomnia If...

Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce

It's well known that divorce can affect both your mental and physical health. But did you know that it can affect your sleep too? According to Dr. ...

3 Insomnia Symptoms That Could Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health.

The Top 5 Ways To Reclaim Your Peace Of Mind

Dr. John Pierce | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Pierce

Doctors and therapists often encourage people to decrease stress and "stop and smell the roses," but how can you accomplish this when your day-to-day life is hectic and overwhelming? Here are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce stress and improve your quality of life.

ADHD Or Sleep Disorder: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD.

More Sleep Myths, Debunked

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

The reality is we're often to blame for our own sleep deprivation -- clinging to bad habits and buying into the sleep myths that keep us perpetually tired. So, let's end this vicious cycle of misinformation and begin to feel better -- by revealing the truth behind common sleep myths.

WATCH: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

If you find yourself stressing about getting eight glorious hours of sleep -- and then finding yourself unable to sleep, well, because you should be s...

Should You Sleep In Separate Beds?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's behind the drive to sleep separately? There are a number of reasons that couples find themselves considering separate bedrooms. Here are some of the most common.

How Can I Get My Daughter to Sleep in Her Bed Instead of Mine?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.