Historically, the medical community hasn’t been trained to talk to patients about sleep, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be having the conversation. Sleep expert Michael Breus discusses why we need to talk to our doctors about sleep, because it plays a significant role in our overall health.
e're only at the beginning of a scientific exploration of this possible connection, and how it may affect our sleep patterns -- and our children's. We know that other forms of animal life possess physiological and behavioral connections to the moon. More research -- sure to come -- may eventually show us whether we do as well.
We're nearing the end of what's been a long winter for people in many parts of the United States. In the middle and northern regions of the U.S., where winter brings not only cold but limited sun, people aren't only deprived of warmth, they also may be deficient in an important nutrient: Vitamin D.
Sleep problems can set teens up for increased risk of substance use and abuse and the dangerous behaviors associated with alcohol and drugs. Poor and insufficient sleep also makes teens more likely to experience other health problems.
There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.
How much have you considered the purpose of your dreams, and the influence they might have over your waking life? Two recent studies explore dreaming from different angles, in search of deeper understanding of the purpose of this fascinating -- and relatively little understood -- aspect of our lives.
So, there's no scientific consensus about how the phases of the moon might affect our sleeping lives. One thing is more certain: the influences of the moon on our sleeping and waking lives will continue to fascinate scientists -- and the rest of us -- as it has for so long.
To hear more of the conversation, watch the full HuffPost Live segment here. Rashid Temuri, a Chicago-based taxi driver, joined
This sleep disorder has received scant attention from the scientific community, but it's not a new phenomenon. Mention in scientific literature of the distinctive symptoms of what's now known as exploding head syndrome date back roughly 150 years.
Sleep and pain exist in a complicated relationship to one another. Pain can interfere with sleep, making it harder to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Poor quality and insufficient sleep contribute to pain in several ways, decreasing tolerance for pain, increasing its intensity and discomfort, and in some cases raising the risk for the development of chronic-pain conditions.