Saturday, June 6, 2020

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...

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...

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

Abigail Strubel, MA, LCSW, CASAC, When is poor sleep a sign of a broken heart? One of my most poignant patient interactions in the methadone program...

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 ...

Your Doctor Is In, But Is She Awake?

Last week, to my delight, a returning patient whom I have followed since 2011, began our session with a smile, “I am still cured.”...

Time Change Disruption—and Countermeasures

What time is it anyway? The clocks on the wall are being shifted back and forth, the sun is rising at a different hour,...

Mornings in High School—A Total Loss!

Is first period just a blur in your mind? You’re bleary-eyed and dead to the world—so what’s the purpose? Is it your fault, or the...

Sleep and Memory As We Age: The Brain Puzzle

Everyone thinks about the poor sleep and memory lapses common in old age, and our anxiety is magnified by the mystery of what’s going...

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