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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'.

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep With This Health Condition

Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Karen Appold Getting a good night's sleep may be good for your health, but when you have Crohn's disease, uncomfortable symptoms like gas and ...

The Power of Power Naps

GalTime | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
GalTime

The next time you feel your eyelids starting to droop, consider a power nap before reaching for more coffee. While it won't make up for a sleepless night, a nap can be the perfect prescription for late-afternoon fatigue.

Is This The Key To Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We all know exercise is good for us. Good for our health, good for our waistlines, good for stress and for our clarity of mind. Exercise is also very -- very -- good for sleep.

Got Insomnia?

Robin Palmer | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

Aromatherapy is one of the many enjoyable, safe and natural ways to relax your body for a good night's sleep. Rub a few drops of essential lavender oil on your feet before going to sleep.

6 Things You Can Do Today To Sleep Better, Deeper And Longer Tonight

Posted 04.11.2013 | OWN

By Emma Haak The key to a good night's rest is in the choices you make all day long. Add these six moves to your daily routine today, and you'l...

I'm Not Fat, I'm Sleep-Deprived!

Jade Walker | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jade Walker

At the moment, I am in debt. Sleep debt. And I am not alone.

Sleeping With Ease After Plank Pose

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

Because holding plank was so difficult, I had no choice but to make it as easy on myself as possible. As with most things in life, breathing deeply and staying positive made it more attainable.

Why Sleep Is So Important For Mental Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding how insomnia and other sleep problems contribute to hopelessness and thoughts of suicide can provide important new options for suicide prevention and treatment of depression and suicidal thoughts.

The Ultimate Trick for Beating Jet Lag

Michael Neill | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

People often ask me how I handle jet lag, as I travel between time zones, countries, and even continents on a semi-regular basis. I've tried any number of "Jedi mind tricks" over the years, and there are a few that seem to work pretty consistently: