Saturday, June 15, 2019

I’ve had Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for more than fifteen years, and mood problems, too. However, my question is about the start time for...

A reader asks: I've had Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for more than fifteen years, and mood problems, too. However, my question is about the start...

Sunrise When You Need It

Michael Terman sits under a broad-field light diffuser. Placed over your bed, it delivers a therapeutic simulation of naturalistic dawn while you sleep. read more

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...

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...
on brownies and bedtimes

On Brownies and Bedtimes

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD Do you crave specific high-fat, high-sugar foods, like brownies with chocolate sauce, when you do not need the calories? If so, you are...

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...

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...

Mornings in High School—A Total Loss!

You’re bleary-eyed and dead to the world—so what’s the purpose? Is it your fault, or the system’s? You guessed it: it’s the System. Which...
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...

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,...

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