Zeitgebers and Sleep

Do you know your zeitgebers? Whether you log a solid seven and a half hours of snooze time or sheet-wrestle all night long depends solely on a funny little word you’ve likely never heard of. The term zeitgeber, German for “time giver” or “synchronizer,” was coined by biologist Jurgen Aschoff, one of the founders of…

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Crocodiles Can Nap With One Eye Open

Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, a recent study suggests. Researchers suspect that parts of crocodile brains remain vigilant during sleep. John Lesku of La Trobe University and his team filmed young saltwater crocodiles in a tank over a 24-hour period and saw that they typically slept with both eyes closed. But in the…

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Dream a Little (Great) Dream

Ah, nightmares. They can ruin your morning. But an amazing dream can help you wake up refreshed and excited for the day. Is there a way to control which kind of dream you get? Throughout history, philosophers, religious leaders—even entire societies—believed dreams could be directed or controlled. “When one is asleep, there is something in…

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Respect Sleep: Business Mogul Says

Success in the entrepreneurial world requires quick decision making and attention to ever-changing trends. Making sure you get the right amount of sleep at night—whether it’s 7, 8 or 9 hours—is vital to be at your best. Listen as a business mogul chats with Arianna Huffington about his respect for sleep and his love for technology. This episode…

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Tips for Surviving a Sleepover

Ah, the sleepover — staying up past bedtime, playing midnight pranks, gorging on snacks. Just don’t count on a good night’s sleep, says Sasha Carr, a licensed psychologist and certified child and family sleep coach. “It’s a little bit like, good luck,” says Carr, but there are some things parents can do to make sure…

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How Night Owls Can Thrive in a 9 to 5 World

People who function best at night may find it tough to navigate a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. world that seems designed for morning people. Even the smell of freshly brewed coffee or the taste of the best croissants in town may not alleviate the groggy, uncomfortable feeling of early-morning disorientation and the unrelenting desire…

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5 Ways To Be More Mindful, Well-Rested And Productive At Work

Below includes original editorial content from The Huffington Post. Work harder, work faster, work, work, work! If you’re feeling exhausted and overworked, you’re not alone. According to a new study reported on BMJ Journals’ website, job burnout’s on the rise: 97 percent of participants reported nonrestorative sleep and 23 percent indicated high levels of job…

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How to Cope with Jet Lag

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, when you get to your destination you’d much rather be rarin’ to go than craving a good long nap. Fortunately, jet lag is temporary, and there are ways to minimize its effects. For those flying across time zones, the Mayo Clinic says jet lag can disturb sleep patterns…

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