Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease

Light therapy, once typecast as the treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), continues to increase its therapeutic repertoire. Last year, it beat Prozac (fluoxetine)...

A Game Changer in the Treatment of Depression

Research increasingly supports a newer approach to mood disorders which is more effective than antidepressants. Find out more from the people who pioneered it.

Does Counting Sheep Work? And What Can You Do If It Doesn’t?

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Counting sheep to go to sleep has a long history, beginning at least in the twelfth century in the Islamic world. But...

This Will Make You Want A Good Night’s Sleep

How is sleep related to Alzheimer's Disease, or risk factors for Alzheimer's? And how might regularly getting a good night's sleep protect you?

Complicated Grief and the Inner Clock

When is poor sleep a sign of a broken heart? One of my most poignant patient interactions in the methadone program where I used to...
A Tale of two sleepers

A Tale of Two Sleepers

How a champion sleeper and an insomniac learned to synchronize their sleep schedules. It was the best of sleep, it was the worst of sleep—in...

Circadian Rhythm and Blues: An Interview with Michael Terman, PhD

Staying in the dark for up to 14 hours can end mania. A person with bipolar depression will feel normal if kept awake overnight. Explore these secrets with an expert - but don't try them alone!

This Must be the Best (and Strangest) Hiding Place in the World

The cause of excessive sleepiness could be a secret you would never guess. We'll unzip our lips, and give you a clue.

Why Seniors Have Sleep Problems and How To Fix Them

With age, two changes occur in our bodies which make it harder to get a good night's sleep. What are they, and what can you do to fix them?

How to Tame Your Circadian Rhythms on a Budget: Free, or Low-Cost, Ways to Get Your Life in Sync with Nature

Giving up bungee jumping before bedtime is a move in the right direction - but what less obvious steps can you take?