Thursday, August 22, 2019

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...

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

Getting to Sleep

You know what’s annoying? You wake up to face the day aglow with the fact that you have achieved what had seemed so unattainable...

How Is Your Sleep Health?

You’re not complaining, because you’re getting your zzz’s. You feel lucky compared with friends and family who suffer insomnia, apnea, restless legs, nightmares, sweats,...
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...

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...

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.”...

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...

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...
Why Children on the Spectrum Have Problems with Sleep

Why Children on the Autism Spectrum Have Problems with Sleep

Sleep is a problem in most families with a child on the autism spectrum. In fact, a range of studies on sleep disturbance report...

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