Sleep Deprivation

Yes, You Should Let Your Lazy Teen Sleep In

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone knows sleep is important for teenagers, but a new study says that ensuring they get enough of it could call for a later start to the school d...

Can't Sleep? Blame Your Neurons

University of Toronto News | Posted 08.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Reported online August 20 in the journal Brain, the new findings demonstrate for the first time that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, is substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

Smart Sleep Strategies For Travellers

Julia Rosien | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Julia Rosien

Summer and travel -- our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel's uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, usually hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you to energized and ready for adventure.

More People Use Antidepressants Just to Keep Going

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Generally speaking, taking medications against depression or anxiety should not always be the first measure to find relief. A health-promoting lifestyle that includes eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and enough sleep can be very helpful in dealing with many disturbances, both of body and mind.

The Only Sleep Training Method You'll Need for Your Baby

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

When my son turned four months old I was at my wit's end. He barely slept. I was exhausted and stressed. On the verge of having a mental breakdown (truly), at my husband's suggestion I tried the dreaded Cry-It-Out Method. This was truly a last resort for me. It didn't make me comfortable.

Tossing And Turning All Night? This Could Be Bad News

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living

In a first of its kind study, researchers at Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences established a causal link between interrupted slee...

Families Who Love Sleep Are Also Very Healthy

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living

A new study conducted at the University of Illinois says that children who are raised by families that prioritize shut-eye are less likely to be obese...

Two Things That Will Keep You Mentally Fit

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living

Seven hours of sleep a night and lots of reading. That seems to be the magic formula for keeping mentally alert into old age, according to the finding...

Calm Down, You Can Literally Worry Yourself Sick

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Overly worried people reestablish a sense of perspective. While it is perfectly acceptable to be a little nervous before an exam or a job interview, getting paralyzed with fear over every eventuality is not. There is only so much the mind can bear in terms of apprehension. Beyond that things start spinning out of control.

Five Tips for Better Sleep with Chronic Pain

Dr. William Bensen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. William Bensen

Painful conditions, including headaches, back pain or arthritis, can have a serious impact on your quality of sleep. For those between the ages of 25 and 50, one common culprit related to disrupted sleep is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.

This Is What Happens When Your Surgeon Is Tired

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Surgeons who are slightly sleep deprived do not perform more poorly than when they are well rested, the largest study to look at the questio...

True Confessions of Sleep-Deprived Parents

BabyPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
BabyPost

Whoever coined the term "sleeping like a baby" clearly had no children. It is amazing how much being sleep deprived can affect one's ability to function. You assume it will be hard but you'll manage. In reality, often times managing would be an improvement. Here are some things sleep-deprived parents feel that they don't always share.

Five Reasons to Sleep Naked

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

According to a large survey, less than 1 In 10 Americans sleep in the nude. This is a sad finding considering the fantastic (and scientifically proven!) benefits we gain from ditching PJ's and slipping into our birthday suit. Check out these five surprising health benefits

Lack Of Sleep Weighing You Down?

Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living

Sleep well and stay slim. That's the astonishing takeaway from a U.S. study looking at sleep, metabolism and eating habits of 16 men and women. ...

Why I Trade Sleep for Alone Time.. Even When I Desperately Need Sleep

Robin Farr | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Robin Farr

I know some parents who can function on very little sleep and so can quite handily go to bed late and still be fine when their offspring disturb their slumber. I'm not one of them. I need sleep - the undisturbed, drool-on-the-pillow-and-wake-up-when-I'm-damn-well-ready kind. And I'm sure I don't have to tell you that I haven't had enough of that in the last four-and-a-half years.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Many Hours Of Sleep You Really Need

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.19.2012 | Canada Living

There's a reason why you shouldn't necessarily be sleeping like a baby. According to an infographic by viral website Fogs.com, sleeping like a bab...

Sleepwalking More Common Than Thought

CBC | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Living

Sleepwalking affects 3.6 per cent of adults in the U.S., more than previously thought, a new study suggests. Dr. Maurice Ohayon, a professor of psy...

Gadget Filled Bedrooms Hurts Sleep And Intimacy

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - Bedrooms are getting crowded with gadgets, giving a good night's rest and nookie some serious competition, say sleep experts."Two things ha...

Lights Out: 10 Ways To Get Better Sleep

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...

Should You And Your Partner Sleep In Separate Beds?

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Do couples who sleep together stay together? Not necessarily. While it's nice to imagine you and your spouse will happily sleep together for as long a...

Disconnect Yourself From Your Devices: Why You Need To Take a Technology Break

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

If you have a moment, spare a thought for Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the co-CEOs and largest shareholders of Research In Motion, Ltd., also kno...

The Redefined MD

Brian Goldman, MD | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Brian Goldman, MD

Good doctors exercise judgment. They make the call and -- right or wrong -- live with the consequences and learn from them. The redefined MD is flawed, but comfortable inside their own skin. When you get to that place, you can like yourself in spite of your mistakes.