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Trouble Sleeping

How To Finally Overcome Your Sleep Problems

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Sleep has now become a risky business; anxiety and stress are not and have never been favorable conditions for a good night's sleep.

4 Reasons You're Not Going To Bed On Time

Posted 07.21.2014 | OWN

There are many factors that keep people up all night (small children, big deadlines, aches and pains, noisy neighbors), but none of those apply to you...

The One Sleeping Trick You Don't Know About

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

A gratitude journaling habit may seem sort of hokey at first, but it's really not if you dig a bit deeper. As a rule, humans like happy, nice and generally good people -- and the surest way of becoming the sort of person that you would like and approve of is to cultivate habits that lead us in that direction.

Need Instant Gratification? Go to Sleep

Cindy Bressler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Bressler

If you've already bailed on your New Year's resolution, don't be discouraged. The year is still young. Make "a good night's sleep" your resolution for 2014. You can get started tonight.

Insomnia Symptoms Raise Mortality Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

With our busy lives, it can be tempting to shrug off -- or ignore altogether -- difficulties with sleep. Trouble falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep throughout the night, waking feeling tired and unrefreshed: These are commonly experienced disruptions to sleep for millions of adults.

Should You Be Sleeping In Separate Beds?

Cindy Bressler | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Bressler

While the days of famous TV couples sleeping separately are long past, couples who sleep apart shouldn't feel as if they have a dirty little secret to hide.

5 Health Problems That Could Be Keeping You Up At Night

Posted 08.16.2013 | Healthy Living

There are nights when you lie awake in bed cursing that afternoon cup of coffee or the neighbors' loud music. But some sources of sleep troubles are h...

A Breakthrough In Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For a condition that has often confounded experts, and caused such discomfort, disruption, and sleeplessness to so many patients, this study brings both welcome and encouraging news.

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...

Restless Legs Syndrome Linked To Earlier Death Risk

Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

Men with restless legs syndrome already have a hard time sleeping. Now they have something else to worry about. A new study finds that these men may n...

Is Your Job Giving You Sleep Problems?

Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com From hospital staff to construction workers, police officers, pilots and commercial drivers... ...

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 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.

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...

Treat Insomnia, Naturally

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com In our overmedicated culture, popping a pill is often the first resort. Most people only know a...

The Craziest Things Couples Have Tried To Get Better Sleep

Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living

In theory, sleeping next to a warm body can provide feelings of comfort, safety and security. But in practice, maybe one bed partner is a snorer, or a...

Can A Mattress Really Impact Your Sleep?

Dr. Robert Oexman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert Oexman

The study by Krystal and Edinger overcame the shortcomings of previous studies by examining a large number of people (128), a large variety of different firmness of mattresses (seven), and a large number of nights on each mattress (four weeks).

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.

9 Disney Characters With Problems Sleeping

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleeping Beauty isn't the only one with problems between the sheets. If you look closely, a number of Disney characters, with their funny idiosyncrasi...

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 Things That Keep You Up At Night

Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Good news: More than three quarters of people report getting a good night's sleep at least a few times each week, according to a recent survey. While ...

8 Celebrities Having Trouble Sleeping

Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living

While celebrities often seem immune to many of the health problems that plague us here in normal-town -- do they ever not look fabulous in a bikini? A...

How To Eat Your Way To Better Sleep

Tricia Williams | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Tricia Williams

If you're not getting enough shut eye, why not head to your kitchen cabinet rather than your medicine cabinet? You'll be surprised how just a few tweaks to your diet can help you get your Zs.

Surprising Sleep Stealers

Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D.

We know the principles of good sleep hygiene, like not drinking too much caffeine during the day, not exercising late at night and not reading or watching TV in bed if you have trouble sleeping. But that alone may not solve your problem.

Sleep Violence. Rare, But Real

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In an editorial about sleep violence, a man chronicles what it's like to commit violent acts in his sleep (granted, his didn't go much further than punching the headboard or acting like a defensive lineman).