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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.

Simple Steps for Safe Sleep That Can Reduce SIDS and Help New Moms Lose Weight!

Harvey Karp | Posted 12.31.2012 | Parents
Harvey Karp

Better sleep -- through safe swaddling plus rumbly white noise -- is a common sense, low-cost approach that works.

5 Things Never To Do Before Bed

Posted 11.02.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Is your nightly routine sabotaging your sleep? Here’s what to avoid before hitting the sheets. As a reminder, always cons...

Body Language: Not Just a Political Message

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

The moral of the story is body language is just not for politicians. When your bed partner complains that you are moving around too much in bed, you should heed the warning and consider whether there is an underlying sleep disorder.

How Yoga Can Help You Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers at Harvard Medical School investigated how a daily yoga practice might affect sleep for people with insomnia and found broad improvements to measurements of sleep quality and quantity.

Googling Often Doesn't Get It Right When It Comes To Infant Sleep Safety

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The Web is not a doctor. The Internet can deliver information with amazing speed and volume, but it can't listen to your child's heartbeat or look into your baby's eyes while engaging in a conversation about your newborn's sleep habits.

10 Tips to Sleep Better While Traveling

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

3. Caffeine can be your next best friend while traveling across time zones. Utilize your friendship judiciously.

Sacrificing Sleep For Study Time Doesn't Make The Grade

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Researchers found that opting to delay bedtime in favor of studying was linked to an increased risk of both types of academic difficulty. And this was true regardless of the total amount of students' study time.

The Toll Long Hours And Little Sleep Takes On Your Waistline

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Overwork and little sleep can affect every aspect of our lives, from relationships, job performance and daily wellbeing to our fundamental health. A new study suggests that difficult and demanding work schedules also can contribute to obesity.

How Much Sleep Do Students Actually Need?

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

Nobody wants to be set up for poor performance before the first bell even rings. However, poor sleep habits of elementary, middle and high school students may make them sluggish during the day, hinder their success at school and contribute to long-term health problems.

Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

We train our children, from a very young age, to ignore a feeling of tiredness and work till late at night. They go on to college and all-nighters, consuming caffeine in every conceivable form to stay awake. Working hard equals staying up at night. Right?

Don't Let The Fear Of Sleeplessness Keep You From Sleeping Tonight

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Here are some steps you can take when you are struggling to sleep that will minimize the anxiety driving your sleepless nights.

The Urbanite's Guide To Beating Insomnia

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Reestablishing sleep patterns without the use of pharmaceuticals is not only possible but also preferable when you think about the drawbacks of sustained sleeping pill use. It requires a delicate and highly personalized approach including nutrition, botanicals and lifestyle changes.

A High-Fat Diet Undermines Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's the flipside to the story about foods that can help you sleep better: Eating a diet heavily composed of the "wrong" foods can interfere with your sleep.

Why Are We So Bad At Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.

How To Sleep Well When Traveling

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Sleeping in the best of circumstances can be difficult for many people, and the vast majority of us will struggle with sleeplessness at some point or other.

Laura Schocker

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Set Up Your Bedroom For Better Sleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living

We all know the usual suspects when it comes to having trouble sleeping -- your snoring partner, constant distractions and work and family stress, to ...

Napping At The Oasis: Where The Delegates Can Take A Break (VIDEO)

Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living

"Sleep" is one of the major buzzwords at The Huffington Post's Oasis, as it's a vital aspect of unplugging and recharging and performing one's best. ...

Sleep Tips For College Students

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2013 | College

Adolescents typically need between eight and nine hours of sleep a night, but some studies suggest they typically get closer to six. Here are some sle...

Harvard Sleep Medicine's Stuart Quan Gives Sleep Tips From HuffPost's Oasis

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Two days into the Republican National Convention and we're willing to bet sleep deprivation is a common thread among the candidates and attendees. ...