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9 Foods to Help You Sleep

These all-natural sleep aids will have you hitting the pillow—and riding stronger— in no time<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And being tired all the time is no …

Nutrition

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Mark Strand on Dreams: A Lyrical Love Letter to Where We Go When We Go to Sleep

“Something nameless hums us into sleep… We feel dreamed by someone else, a sleeping counterpart…”<p>The mystery of dreams has always bewitched humanity, tickling art and science in equal measure. Freud was besotted with it when he laid the foundation for the study of the subject, as was his eccentric …

Literature

Here’s How Meditation Boosts Your Health Beyond The Brain

A new study clues us into how meditation can improve our physical health.<p>One of the most interesting things about mindfulness meditation is how its benefits seep beyond our brains and into our bodies. So not only does it help decrease stress and improve focus, but it can have an impact on your …

Mindfulness

How to succeed? Get more sleep

In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging …

How to Hack Sleep

Improve your productivity (and the productivity of your employees) with these tools and tips for better rest.<p>The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a …

Sleep

How To Increase Happiness, Bravery And Your Attention Span

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Perspectives on Psychological Science

Jun 9, 2018<br>7:03 PM<p>Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify ran into the history books Saturday, winning the Belmont Stakes in wire-to-wire fashion and completing horse racing’s Triple Crown, becoming just the 13th horse to accomplish that feat and only the second undefeated horse to do so.<p>…

The National Sleep Research Project - 40 amazing facts about sleep

<i>(OR WERE TOO TIRED TO THINK ABOUT)</i><p>-The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. …

Sleep

Common Side Effects of CPAP Therapy

If you have been prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat obstructive sleep apnea, you may wonder what side effects are …

Hacking sleep: Engineering a high quality, restful night.

<b>In case you haven’t heard, sleep is absolutely crucial to your health. With a few simple strategies, you can get the high-quality, restful sleep your</b> …

Sleep

Secrets of sleep - Sleep deprivation - Peter Tripp Pt2/2

Secrets of sleep - Sleep deprivation - Peter Tripp Pt1 of 2

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

7 Things You Should Never Do In Bed (And 2 You Definitely Should)

It might be the cardinal rule of good sleep hygiene: The bed is for sleep and sex only.<p>There's still much we don't know about the science of sleep, but experts are resoundingly supportive of these two s-words. (Some even have their own riffs on the adage, like this gem from Dr. M. Safwan Badr, …

Sleep Therapy May Help Cure Depression Faster

Everyone's felt her mood plummet after a few (or more!) bad nights of sleep. And we've all had difficulties sleeping when we're sad or upset. But …

Depression

5 Ways Sleeping Naked Can Benefit You

It appears that sleeping naked is not only sexy, but is also beneficial for one’s health. Here are five surprising (and scientifically confirmed) …

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Brain 'can classify words during sleep'

<b>The brain is still active while we are asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words during their slumber.</b><p>Researchers from Cambridge and Paris introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep.<p>The sleeping brain can …

Health.com: Fitness, Nutrition, Tools, News, Health Magazine | Health

The new star of 'The Affair' talks staying confident, embracing a b...<p>The new star of 'The Affair' talks staying confident, embracing …

How Your Windowless Office Is Affecting Your Sleep

Just because you dress like a #GirlBoss doesn’t mean you have the office to prove it. Many of us working folk spend our 9 to 5 sitting at a less-than-glamorous cubicle, or worse, cooped up in a dreaded basement office. If your workspace is windowless, it may be time to petition for that office with …

Sleeping Brains Are Able to Perform Waking Tasks

Neuroscientists find that the unconscious brain is capable of making decisions based on auditory inputs.<p>What do we think of when we think of sleep? Part of it is surely the absence of thinking itself, a shutting down of the hectic business of continually interfacing with the surrounding …

The Brain

Depression and Sleep

Feeling sad every now and then is a fundamental part of the human experience, especially during difficult or trying times. In contrast, persistent …

Why You Should Meditate — And How To Do It

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a news correspondent on ABC and he had a panic attack on air while reading the news.<p>He knew he had to do something. His career was in jeopardy.<p>By …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Montaigne and the Double Meaning of Meditation

<i>“We all have the same inner life,”</i> beloved artist Agnes Martin said in a wonderful lost interview. <i>“The difference lies in the recognition. The artist has to recognize what it is.”</i> But in an age where we compulsively seek to optimize our productivity, the art of presence with and recognition of our …

How to Use Distractions to Help Your Meditation

When I first started meditating, one of the hardest things was trying to stay focused. There were just so many things to do, people to interact with, noises like music or blaring car horns that shattered and upset my nascent meditative vibe. I felt like I was drowning. How could I focus in a sea of …