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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.

11 Tricks for Perfect Sleep

Tim Ferriss | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Tim Ferriss

Is good sleep a simple matter of length, the longer the better? If you've ever needed a nap after sleeping too much, you know it isn't that simple. Let's examine the problem through an easier question to answer: what is bad sleep?

How Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Affect Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Over the past two decades, chronic fatigue syndrome has won acceptance by the medical establishment. But much about the disorder -- its causes, its mechanisms in the body -- remain largely unknown.

Is This the Reason You Can't Get Your Child to Sleep?

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Dennis Rosen M.D.

Nearly half of American children have television sets in their bedrooms, raising the question: How did they get there in the first place?

7 Proven Ways to Prepare Your Younger Child for Sleep

Dennis Rosen M.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Dennis Rosen M.D.

Getting a younger child to settle down in the evening, go to bed, (stay there!) and then actually fall asleep is a big challenge for many parents, and one they struggle with nightly.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2012: Part II

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we close in on a new year, we're taking a look back at some of the most interesting, thought-provoking sleep stories of the year just ending. Here are my picks for the second half of 2012.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2012: Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2012 was bursting with great sleep stories that revealed the power of sleep to enhance our health and well-being. Here are my picks for the sleep stories of 2012 -- along with suggestions for ways you can bring the benefits of the latest in sleep science to your everyday life.

Sports' Secret Weapon?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Athletes at all levels of play have access to a powerful tool to improve their performance, one that won't break any laws or put anyone's health at risk. What's this wonder drug? Sleep.

Don't Dread Holiday Travel: Give Yourself The Gift Of Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Instead of seven swans a-swimming or eight maids a-milking, wouldn't you just be happy to have seven to eight hours of sleep a night while visiting family or friends this holiday season?

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

Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

By Mikel Theobald Symptoms of multiple sclerosis -- from spasticity and restless leg syndrome to heat sensitivity -- are prime examples of why li...

Why Your Teen Refuses To Wake Up On Time

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Biological changes are an important part of the teen-sleep picture, but they don't tell the whole story. Combined with these biological shifts are environmental and lifestyle factors that also can interfere with teens' sleep.

Eat These Foods Before Bed For A Better Night's Sleep

Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Written by By Deborah Dunham for YouBeauty You already know which edibles to avoid before bedtime -- namely, alcohol, coffee and sugary desserts (a...

Sweet (Potato) Dreams: Tips For Sleeping Better This Thanksgiving

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Traveling great distances and staying with friends and relatives often creates sleeping situations only slightly better than those on the Mayflower. Fear not -- here are some sleeping tips that are more effective than grabbing onto the wishbone and hoping for the best.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Technology Is Messing With Our Sleep

Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Try as we might to convince you that TVs, laptops and cell phones do not belong in the bedroom, 95 percent of Americans use some type of technology in...

The Sky-High Cost Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's all too common for people to shrug off their episodes of insomnia, to do their best to function and cope. This kind of "power through" strategy is rampant in our busy world, but there's no real escape from the consequences that insomnia can bring.

Stop Ignoring This Treatable Sleep Problem

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Snoring is an alarm. In general, the louder the alarm, the bigger the problem. If an alarm is going off, do you ignore it, turn it off or try to find out why it's going off?

Twelve Tips for Better Sleep

Posted 11.13.2012 | MarloThomas

Did you know that insomnia affects women nearly twice as much as men? But women are more likely than men to report their insomnia to their doctor. Wer...

Buddha's Book of Sleep Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 01.12.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Joseph Emet's Buddha's Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation is a book which those who do have trouble sleeping will find eminently useful -- if they approach it with patience and a willingness to do the necessary work.

How Many Hours Of Sleep Do You Really Need?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Eight hours. This number is spoken like gospel in this country when it comes to sleep. "How much sleep do I need?" Eight hours. "How can I feel like the people in Old Navy ads?" Get eight hours. "Why did that Spanish nun ruin that fresco?" She wasn't sleeping eight hours.

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

Looking For More Success? Build A Sleep System

Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Camille Preston, Ph.D., PCC

For those that are living always "on" in an always-connected, overwired world, there simply is never enough time. Especially for sleep. All too often, when there is time for sleep, we can't. Our minds are too busy to turn off.

Poor Sleep Linked To Hard-To-Treat Health Problem In Women

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's some sobering and serious news for women: Sleeping poorly may double your risk of a form of high blood pressure that is not easily treated.