Sleep & Sleep Disorders

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Sleep

Lights Out: 7 night-time rituals that will make you happy and more productive

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Self-help

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

The Ten Executives Taking Over The Multi-Billion Dollar Sleep Industry

Don't listen to anyone saying that sleep's not crucial; these founders are focused on empowering business through getting people more productive sleep.<p>Sleep has turned into a startup boom, thanks to a growing trend against the classic "you don't need to sleep" mentality, with a good night's rest …

Arianna Huffington

21 Sleep Hacks That Actually Work

According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. In the short term, sleep deprivation can lead to …

Wellness

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Most scientists say you shouldn't hit the snooze button — here's how to snooze the right way

Most of us don't have much of a choice as to when we wake up in the morning — otherwise, approximately 85% of people wouldn't need to use an alarm clock to wake up. (Those are the numbers, according to sleep researcher Till Roenneberg's book "Internal Time.")<p>But we can decide what time we want our …

Intense exclusive clip from Dead Awake shows the horror of insomnia

In the new horror film <i>Dead Awake</i>, Jocelin Donahue from <i>The House of the Devil</i> plays a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a …

Sleep Paralysis

This Is What It's Like To Have Sleep Paralysis

There are two kinds of sleep paralysis, and over the past seven years I've experienced both of them on the regular.<p><b>The first time it happened</b> I was on a midday bus from Dublin to Galway, call it some time in 2010. Back then I commuted cross-country across Ireland several times a week, studying in …

Sleep

This weird morning habit could help you beat your insomnia

Having trouble sleeping at night is a pretty common problem in the U.S. About 35 percent of American adults have suffered from insomnia at some point …

Wellness

Sleep Hacking: 28 Sleep Gadgets, Tools, and Hacks for Quality Sleep

Picture this:Your head finally hits the pillow after a long, exhausting day, and you are ready to get some much-needed rest.But no matter how hard …

Hacking

Insomnia and sleep apnea rates are high and rising in the U.S. military

Insomnia cases have quadrupled, and sleep apnea cases have increased five-fold in the U.S. military over a decade, according to a recent study.<p>Rates of these two sleep disorders among service members are now about double those seen in the general U.S. population, the study team writes in the …

Sleep

Artist Photographs His Nightmares

Photographer Nicolas Bruno suffers from sleep paralysis, a condition where a person experiences the inability to move or to speak during waking or …

Sleep Paralysis

Scientists are experimenting with an entire town's sleep

Meet the first Chrono City<p><i>The following is an excerpt from Wild Nights by Benjamin Reiss.</i><p>A team of chronobiologists in Germany is experimenting with optimizing the sleep patterns of one community. In Bad Kissingen, a town in the south-central region of the country, these sleep scientists, led by …

Publishing

15 Clever Gadgets for Napping on the Go

Taking those power naps on the go can be quite difficult. But not if you have the right accessories with you. Modern manufacturers are trying to …

Sleep

Why And How To Sleep Tight In 10 Infographics

Sleep Trackers Could Actually Be Making Your Sleep Worse

You had one job 💤<p>We all know we should be getting more hours with our head on the pillow, and more of us are turning to technology to help us try …

Why Do I Feel Sleepy Until the Moment I Get in Bed?

You’ve craved sleep all day. You fell asleep watching Netflix. But the second you get into bed you’re wide awake.<p>Lying in bed unable to fall asleep …

Sleep

Exactly How Much Sleep Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Other Successful Business Leaders Get

Here's how the elite count sheep.<p>Unlike Ernest Hemingway who said, "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake," today's entrepreneurs can't get anything done when they're unconscious in bed.<p>For leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up at a ridiculous 3:45 every …

Success

Seriously: Doing This Will Reduce Your Anxiety Overnight

There's nothing worse than waking up to greet the day with anxiety. That uncomfortable, fear-inducing, and, may I add, <i>annoying</i> feeling sits in your …

Wellness

How to Fall Asleep When You're Too Stressed Out

An uptick in anxiety levels—whether due to the never-ending negative news cycle, long hours at work, family drama, or something else—can have a …

Sleep

Homeostatic, circadian, and emotional regulation of sleep.

2005 Dec 5;493(1):92-8.<p>1Department of Neurology and Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, …

Neuroscience

Chronically missing just 1 hour of sleep each night can make your body ripe for illness

Sleep lets our body processes rest and restores us for the next day, so a bad night's sleep can ruin the following twenty-four hours and even make us feel sick. Now, new research published in the journal <i>Sleep</i> cements the idea that loss of sleep actually leaves us vulnerable to sickness.<p>The National …

This is why our brains actually SHRINK while we are sleeping

Sleep isn’t just about resting our bodies. A new study shows that our brains actually shrink while we sleep in order to help our minds prepare for …

The Brain

These 7 Strange Therapies Might Solve Your Sleep Problems

Anyone who’s ever Googled “how to fall asleep” knows about the endless supply of sleep hygiene advice: tips, like “take a shower before bed” or …

Sleep

SHUTi: A New Insomnia Treatment Via the Internet

SHUTi, a promising new Internet-based therapy for treating insomnia, is offering hope to people who can't find or afford a therapist, and don't want …

Sleep

Melatonin -- When Did Natural Become Unnatural?

As a parent, you want to provide the best for your child. You want them to have the best education, healthiest foods, be active and strong, strong immune systems, and every advantage that we can afford to give them. Parents also want these things to happen with the best ingredients, resources, and …

Sleep

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Camping In February Might Help

It's tempting to keep the computer running late and promise yourself an extra 30 minutes of bed rest in the morning. It's tempting to do it again the next night, too. But sleep inevitably loses out to getting up early for school or work.<p>There's a simple way to combat this: End all artificial lights …