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Advice For The Night Owl Dreaming Of An Earlier Bedtime

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

This case illustrates that sleep hygiene guidelines and non-specific treatment (general psychotherapy) are not typically effective in treating sleep disorders. Sometimes other sleep disorders such as a circadian rhythm disorder can masquerade as insomnia.

The Torture of Insomnia: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Bradley Foster | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Sleeping eight hours doesn't guarantee you will awaken feeling refreshed. It's the quality of sleep that's important. Sleeping poorly leaves you feeling irritable, less able to deal with stress, and makes you more likely to make poor decisions.

Sleep Like A Baby

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Caroline Schaefer "Sleep like a baby" isn't simply an expression -- it's also a directive from health experts. "When it comes to getting rest,...

Could These Glasses Help You Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I expect we will see a great deal more investigation into the effects of blue wavelength light on sleep and health. But you don't need special goggles or eye lens implants to protect your circadian rhythms and your sleep from the negative effects of artificial light.

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's most important is finding the right treatment and sticking with it. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Fortunately, treatments used correctly -- whether CPAP or oral appliance -- can significantly improve your sleep and your general health.

A Possible Cure for Insomnia

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

If you're having insomnia, I suggest trying turning off your mobile phone at night. I had no expectations about its efficacy when I started this, but the results have been amazing. Perhaps the scientific community should take heed.

The Coffee and Mortality Connection: Too Much Coffee Can Be Serious

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A new study suggests that too much coffee may have more serious consequences than the occasional night of tossing and turning.

What Cats Can Teach Us About Sleep

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Become a copycat. Experiment with carrying elements of sleep with you throughout the day. Not as sleepiness or fatigue, but in the form of a comfortable sense of serenity, poise and relaxation.

Exercise Improves Sleep, But It Takes Time To Reap The Benefits

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This research sheds some light on the complexity of the relationship between sleep and exercise. In particular, the study suggests that exercise may not have an immediate impact on sleep, but in fact may take several weeks or months to significantly change sleep.

Could Camping Help Your Insomnia?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that sleeping in the wilderness for one week reset circadian clocks, bringing them more in line with the natural solar day and night.

CDC Report: 9 Million Using Prescription Sleep Aids

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Have you taken a sleeping pill in the past month? If so, you've got plenty of company. In the past 30 days, approximately nine million adults in the United States -- that's 4 percent of the population -- used prescription medication to help their troubled sleep.

Why Too Little Sleep Makes You Crave This

JJ Virgin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

You might be familiar with the unfortunate aftermath of a crappy night's sleep as you sheepishly order a red-velvet doughnut with your morning java. Let's look at seven fat-regulating hormones that become imbalanced with too little sleep and set the stage for fat gain, obesity and disease.

What Sleep Experts Do To Get A Good Night's Rest

Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul These sleep experts have done the research, they’ve heard the up-all-week horror stories (as well as the surprise successes) -- s...

Is Your Job Hurting Your Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Given the scope of the role that work plays in our lives, we don't pay nearly enough attention to the impact of our jobs on our health -- and in particular, our sleep.

Caregivers and Sleep: A New Research Study

Hilary Young | Posted 10.20.2013 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Whether being kept awake because of caring for a loved one or because of insomnia, lack of sleep can take its toll on both your mind and body. Here are some tips for creating better sleeping habits.

Poor Sleep In Pregnancy Can Lead To Complications At Birth

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeping well during pregnancy is a challenge -- but it doesn't have to be impossible. For many women, it may mean taking some extra time and paying extra attention in order to protect both quantity and quality of sleep as a pregnancy progresses.

Sleep Is The New Sex, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Some people can get by little sleep, but Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman stressed that most people need 7-8 hours per night. Whe...

How To Sleep Well At Any Age

Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. Sleep patterns often change with age, even though little has changed but the i...

Who Should Be Tested For Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you are one of the millions who suffer from either Type 2 diabetes or hypertension, you can improve your health and lower your risks if you are properly evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.

How This Southern Rock Band Makes Time For Sleep

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Touring is a difficult job, and Sons of Bill are doing their best to find ways to balance their love of music and need for sleep.

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sleep Cave

Posted 08.02.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Making just a few changes to your space will practically guarantee you'll sleep better in it. Add Some Color To Your White Nois...

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.