Friday, December 14, 2018
A Wake Up Call About Sleep and Rest

A Wake Up Call About Sleep and Rest

  A Lancet Psychiatry study published in May 2018 measured the activity/rest patterns in more than 90,000 people by having them wear wrist accelerometers for...

Sleep Smarter at Any Age: A Free App and Three Tips

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD If you have trouble getting a good night's sleep, you are not alone.  A careful 2016 study  of Americans found 19% did...

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...
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...

How to Take a Power Nap

How to Take a Power Nap: Tips from the Latest Research Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Use these evidence-based tips on strategic napping to: increase your energy level ...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nap

Napoleon napped; so did Einstein; Churchill, too. What can naps do for YOU? HOW DO WE EXPLAIN naps and siestas? The best explanation we have...

Interminable Terminal Insomnia, Part II

SO THERE I WAS, NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, WAKING UP AT 3 A.M. despite my best efforts at sleep hygiene. My new therapist suggested a...

Interminable Terminal Insomnia

When a clinician's bag of tricks is no match for her early morning waking One of my least favorite symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)―not...
Complicated Grief and the Inner Clock

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...

Up and Away Part II: The Nitty Gritty of Jet Lag Management

Jet lag can ruin a vacation or business trip. Some travelers are more vulnerable than others. Major factors are east/west direction and number of...

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