Saturday, January 25, 2020

I have been suffering from chronic insomnia for several years. I have seen every doctor and tried every medication (both prescription and herb) imaginable...

A reader asks: I have been suffering from chronic insomnia for several years. I have seen every doctor and tried every medication (both prescription and...

I’m in the midst of a chronobiologic Catch-22: I need to wake up earlier to use my light box (for depression) and to get...

A reader asks: I'm in the midst of a chronobiologic Catch-22: I need to wake up earlier to use my light box (for depression) and...

How many hours a night of sleep does an adult need to stay healthy? Does alcohol help you get a good night’s rest?

A reader asks:  How many hours a night of sleep does an adult need to stay healthy? Does alcohol help you get a good night's...

For all of my adult life (I’m 40), my sleep/wake schedule has been very inconsistent, mostly because I sleep late when I can do...

A reader asks:  For all of my adult life (I'm 40), my sleep/wake schedule has been very inconsistent, mostly because I sleep late when I...

How many hours should we sleep at night?

A reader asks:  How many hours should we sleep at night? Answer: It depends on the individual. Six hours is around the short extreme, and nine hours...

Can jet lag cause depression and anxiety? I experienced my first major depressive episode at age 26 and have been wondering whether it was...

A reader asks:  Can jet lag cause depression and anxiety? I experienced my first major depressive episode at age 26 and have been wondering whether...

I think I have delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS). I took the Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and got some interesting suggestions I’d like to try....

A reader asks:  I think I have delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS). I took the Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and got some interesting suggestions I'd like...

I have a problem with chronic insomnia. I tire later and later each night, then sleep in later and later each morning, until I...

A reader asks:  I have a problem with chronic insomnia. I tire later and later each night, then sleep in later and later each morning,...

 I have been self treating with a light box successfully for several years. My AutoMEQ test directed me to a 545am wake-up time, and...

A reader asks:  I have been self treating with a light box successfully for several years. My AutoMEQ test directed me to a 545am wake-up...

I am 50 years old and have struggled with insomnia for decades. I can even remember not being able to fall asleep as early...

A reader asks: I am 50 years old and have struggled with insomnia for decades. I can even remember not being able to fall asleep...

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