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10 Nighttime Routines for Peaceful Sleep

Stress is the new smoking. Studies have linked stress to countless health problems including insomnia, inflammation, obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, anxiety, depression, asthma, hear…

3 Best Supplements for Better Sleep

How to get on that long, slow brain wave to feeling refreshed

4 Ways To Create a Healthy Sleep Schedule

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, from Starship Troopers. He writes, “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, no…

5 Cures For Insomnia You Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are five new ways to make peace with your pillow.

5 Questions for Arianna Huffington

Cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington wants to put you to bed with her latest book, The Sleep Revolution. She will be the keynote speaker at the …

5 Reasons You’re Not Sleeping

If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, you may want to address these common sleep disruptors.

5 Signs You’re Suffering from Toxic Stress

If these signs feel familiar, here's what you can do about it.

5 Things You Can Do to Decrease Systemic Inflammation That Have Nothing to Do with Food

“While dietary change is a great first line of defense, calming inflammation calls for a multi-faceted approach that delves into all aspects of lifestyle.”

5 Ways to Deal with Jet Lag Naturally

Help to rebalance your body’s schedule, gently.

6 Crystals to Help You Sleep

Find the right crystal for your sleep issue, and you'll soon be lost in dreamland.

6 Ways to Deal with Nighttime Anxiety

Vanquish middle-of-the-night stress.  

A Bad Night’s Sleep Is As Dangerous As a Poor Diet

So you stayed up too late binge-watching “Scandal,” or burning the midnight oil on an important work project—what’s one night of lost sleep, anyway. Actually, scrimping on as littl…

A Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Country Road

A guided visualization to help guide you to a deeper sleep.

A Purpose-Driven Life Leads to Better Sleep

Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.

An Easy Fix for Frustration

Naps used to be seen as the purview of infants and the elderly. But now that naps have become more acceptable for healthy adults, we’re starting to hear terms like “strategic nappi…

An Insomniac Learns to Let Go

“Because it’s the universal symbol for sleep,” I tell the tattooist, explaining the moon design he’s about to put into my skin. The needles shine like the moment after an eclipse. …

Appointment with the Wolf

Rediscovering an ancient hour alone, at night, with GodFor a full decade, starting in 1998, I woke for an hour or two every night around two o’clock in the morning. By 4 a.m. I cou…

Are Children Like Werewolves?

The effect of the full moon on sleep patterns.

Are You Dream Deprived?

Skimping on sleep means we’re also missing out on the crucial dream stages of sleep.

Artificial Lighting During Sleep Linked to Breast Cancer

We’ve all heard how even the slightest bit of light during sleep can affect our mood and sleep patterns. But new compelling research shows it may also have a link to melatonin levels affecting breast cancer.

Audio Meditation: Relax into Your Breath

This meditation is ideal if you need a pause from your day to slow down and calm down, and you may wish to put it on as you are lying in bed at night preparing to sleep.

Better Sleep, Better Marriage

The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.

Breath-Focused Meditation for Deep Sleep

Follow your natural breath to help relax your mind and your body. Gently switch into the parasympathetic rest-and-digest state by effortlessly allowing each exhale to drop you deeper into relaxation so that you can sleep sweetly.

Breathing into Balance: Explore Alternate Nostril Breathing

Though you can do this guided meditation anytime, it especially helps you fall asleep at night.

Conscious Rest: Yoga for Insomnia

It’s 3 a.m. You look at your blinking clock and think, “I have to get up in four hours. I need to get to sleep.” You toss and turn, worrying about the fact that you are not sleepin…

Craniosacral Therapy for Better Sleep

Recent research reveals the restful benefits of craniosacral therapy.

Cure Ruminative Thoughts with Sleep

Getting less than eight hours a night can lead to repetitive, intrusive thoughts.

Deep Sleep Tonic

An Ayurvedic fix for a better night’s sleep—great for calming Vata, or any flighty, fractured, anxious, can’t settle down sort of energy.

Everything You Need to Know about Sleep…and How to Get it

Calling all insomniacs! Check out these 7 stories for creative ideas and testimonials on how to improve your sleep.

Grief, the Thief of Sleep

The loss of a spouse can lead to a cascade of ill health effects.

Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Flowing River

Get to sleep using this guided visualization.

Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

A guided visualization for better sleep.

Guided Meditation: Progressive Relaxation for Deep Sleep

Move through a guided relaxation process for your mind, your nervous system, your muscles, and your bones to help you calm down, slow down, and get the rest you need—whether you actually fall asleep or not.

Guided Relaxation for Deep Sleep

This simple guided meditation is inspired by the Yoga Nidra meditation practice, which is a progressive relaxation of the entire body.

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Sponsored Content from The Isha Foundation

Hypnosis Improves Deep Sleep

A new study suggests that listening to audio hypnosis just before bed may help some people reach a state of deep sleep and remain there for a longer period of time. The research, p…

Is It Dangerous Being a Night Owl?

A new study suggests evening types have it a bit rougher.

Is Pain Keeping You Awake at Night? Try Shiatsu.

Getting a good night’s sleep can seem like an impossible dream for those in chronic pain. And to make matters worse, the situation tends to worsen over time, resulting in a never-e…

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Colorful City of Your Mind

Immerse yourself in a colorful city in your mind to rock you to sleep.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Cozy Fireplace

A guided visualization to help you drift off to sleep.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Private Beach

An audio meditation for sweet dreams.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Warm Sunset Beach

A guided visualization to lull you to sleep.

Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Wildflower Field

Fall asleep while visualizing yourself in a field of flowers.

Meeting with our Loved-Ones in Sleep

Sponsored Content from The Joseph Communications

My Recovery from Nighttime Bingeing

Pretty much every night, for 46 years, I woke up in a semihypnotic state and ravaged for food…

Nap Your Way to a New Language

You don’t need to be conscious to learn—who knew?

Relaxing Guided Meditation for Rest or Sleep

A useful tool to get to sleep.

Release Your Stress for a Good Night’s Sleep

Do you tend to ruminate on the negative events of your past or the fears of tomorrow? Many of us do. When we allow this pattern to continue, however, daily stresses and traumas hav…

Schisandra: The Key to ZZs

This adaptogen can help you reclaim a good night's sleep.

Science & Spirit: 5 Sleep Myths, Debunked

False ideas about sleep may be sapping you of energy, vitality, and health.

Science & Spirit: Brain fog, deep sleep for anxiety, and why you should lace up those running shoes.

This week, the world of science made some interesting connections. Researchers found that inflammation may be the cause of brain fog, that deep sleep stages calm an overly anxious mind, and that any amount of running is better than no running. For details, read on.

Science & Spirit: Jogging Fights Genetics, Optimistic Sleep, Emotional Support Animals

This week in research, a good reason to try jogging. Also, optimism has been linked to better sleep. And finally, people are getting serious about figuring out what the heck an emotional support animal really is. Read on for more.

Self-Care Secrets for Your Busy Lifestyle

How do we remain healthy while successfully navigating a type-A lifestyle?

SLEEP: What You Need to Know

For most of my life I was an unrepentant sleep snob. When I lay my head upon the pillow, sleep and I were one. I used to test my talent for flowing fluidly in and precisely out of …

​The Art of Dreaming — Becoming Aware of Your Inner Landscape

Adapted excerpt from Leopard Warrior by John Lockley.

The Dance of Sleep and Emotions

Author Katharina Lederle describes the dance between our emotional wellbeing and the quality our sleep.

The Fuel of Good Decision Making

For a tired brain, the judicious answer is probably “no.”

The Latest Cure for Stress and Insomnia: Orgasms for the Brain

Autonomous sensory meridian response videos, exploding in popularity online, help people relax and get some sleep in a stressful world.

The Moon’s Effect on Sleep

Humans have a love affair with the moon. And rightly so. This beautiful celestial body has been the subject of fascination from ancient times—in mythology and folklore—…

The Risks of Disrupted Circadian Rhythms

Disrupted circadian rhythms play a bigger role than previously thought in our health.

The Surprising Reason You’re Tired

Some sleeping woes can be blamed on the Internet.

Tips for Sleeping Peacefully While Anxious

Useful tips to prevent insomnia due to anxiety.

To Avoid Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Sleep on Your Side

Humans sleep in all sorts of crazy contortions: flat on their backs, left side, right side, facedown, curled up, sprawled out. And don’t get me started on hammocks. But no matter h…

Toolbox: Beautiful Dreamer

Deepen your rest with these tools for better sleep, selected by the editors of S&H.

Translating the Secret Language of Your Dreams

I was on the hunt, seeking amrit, the nectar of immortality. I had to cross a river, so I found a boat made of ghost bones and stealthed to the opposite shore. I discovered a back …

VIDEO: Toxin-Free Bedding

If you're like most people, you will spend approximately 1/3 of your life span in bed, but don't realize how many dangerous chemicals are lurking between your sheets. On this episo…

Waking Up Gently to Save the World

It’s exciting to see sleep getting some well-deserved publicity lately for the important role it plays in overall life balance, physical, emotional and spiritual. From Fortune 500 …

Why You Really Should Protect Your Sleep

And what to do about it if you can’t

Why Your Brain Needs to Dream

Research shows that dreaming is not just a byproduct of sleep, but serves its own important functions in our well-being.

Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.

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