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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:

How To Perk Up After A Sleepless Night

Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Acosta Scott In a perfect world, every adult would get somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep a night -- the amount that exp...

WATCH: 5 Ways To Stop Snoring

Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Since sleep is of the utmost importance to maintain health and even aid weight loss, it's crucial to ensure you snag those Zzzs. Snoring can be fru...

Lack Of Sleep Disrupts Our Genes

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding more about how sleep affects genetic function holds great promise in illuminating these pathways and could open important new avenues for both treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

How Much Do Children Cost In Sleep?

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Every parent knows that having children means losing sleep. This begins with your pregnancy and extends through the course of your childrens' early years, and can exact a serious toll on your physical and mental health.

Sleep Plus Diet Equals Long-Term Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We don't know from this study whether diet is influencing sleep or sleep is influencing food choice, or both. But the evidence is abundant that these two pillars of health -- sleep and diet -- affect each other in a number of ways. We've seen a great deal of research that diet and weight control are strongly influenced by sleep, and that too little sleep can make eating healthfully more challenging.

10 Tips To Help You Get To Sleep

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?

Falling Awake

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

For most of my 20s and 30s, if I couldn't sleep, I could usually point to some anxiety as the cause -- a stimulating writing project, an important exam, a conflict with someone I loved. It's only now, in my early 40s, that I frequently experience sleeplessness for no apparent or obvious reason.

5 Steps To A New Bedtime Routine

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-10) should serve as a "wakeup call" for America, giving us the opportunity to get ourselves and our children back on track to better sleep, health and learning. Here are five tips to get started.

The Sleep Problems Plaguing Our Troops

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Of all the dangers faced by soldiers, sleep is not likely to top many people's lists. But soldiers, like the rest of us, face risks to health and safety from poor and insufficient sleep. And new research indicates they may be at significantly elevated risk for sleep problems, and sleep-related health issues.

A Good Night's Sleep Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There is no shortage of scientific studies being released on a regular basis showing links between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia and other s...

How Serious Is Snoring?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Overall, much less attention has been paid to the possible health problems of snoring when it is not accompanied by sleep apnea. The research that has been done in this area has returned conflicting evidence regarding the health risks associated with snoring.

11 Tricks To Waking Up In The Morning

Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Because you've hit the snooze button a few too many times.

Is Sleep The Key To A Long-Term, Loving Relationship?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The last finding is particularly interesting: A lack of sleep by one person in the relationship resulted in greater likelihood of diminished feelings of appreciation by both partners. This suggests just how deeply sleep can influence the emotional dynamic of a relationship.

'In Order To Change The World, I Must First Go To Bed'

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Simone N. Sneed

When I was a child, I hated to go to bed. The fear of missing out (FOMO) was so excruciatingly overwhelming that I would stay awake until my eyes hurt. I would love to say that I grew up and got over this, but truth be told, it just got worse.

Trouble Sleeping? Ask Yourself Why

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News Seven to eight hours of sleep each night means a happier, smarter, healthier and probably longer-living you. But mo...

Why Alcohol Won't Help You Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A new study suggests yet another reason that alcohol can be a roadblock to good sleep: The stimulating effects of alcohol are felt more strongly in the early evening hours. That evening drink you think is sending you toward slumber? It's likely doing just the opposite.

The Risks of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Does your child snore? Does he breathe through his mouth when he sleeps? Do you ever notice pauses in your child's breathing while she's asleep? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, your child may be suffering from sleep-disordered breathing.

Out With The Electronics!

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Keri Glassman for U.S. News Are you having trouble falling asleep? You may have an overactive mind from all the electronics in your life. Phones...

How To Recover After A Sleepless Night

Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

By Chris Iliades, M.D. Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. According to the American Insomnia Study, about 23 percent of American worker...

The Perfect Lullaby Playlist

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Sometimes your anxieties can gnaw at you like a pebble in your shoe. Then the next thing you know they are keeping you awake at night. One possible solution to insomnia is to put together a musical playlist that will work on your mind and body like your own personal lullaby.

It's 3 A.M. -- Expert's Insomnia Cures Fail

Valerie Frankel | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

When will sheer exhaustion fell me as if hit by a tranquilizer dart? I long for it! Sleep should be a physical process, not a mental one, and definitely not a weepy, emotional one.

Can't Sleep? Drug-Free Alternatives That Really Help

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These effective therapeutic practices are inexpensive, drug-free, easy to learn and integrate into a daily routine, and can be very effective in improving sleep.

Take Control Of Your Sleep

Jamie Galloway | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

I can usually tell how well my clients have slept the night before within about five minutes of starting our session. We all know how important sleep is, and we all know that without adequate sleep, things can go awry fairly quickly.

How to Organize Your Bedside Table for Better Sleep

Brooks Palmer | Posted 03.25.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brooks Palmer

Our well-being is dependent on how well we rest each night.