Essential Reads

Mindfulness Strategies for Anxious Children

Some children worry. Help your child become happier, calmer, and more productive with the Zorro Circle, the 20-Second Rule, or Gratitude at Bedtime.

But It Worked for Me: The Value of Self-Experimentation

By Joel Minden, PhD on August 09, 2016 in CBT and Me
We all have patterns of behavior we'd like to change. Here's how to approach it like a scientist.

3 Easy Things You Can Do to Be More Successful

By Ryan Anderson on July 24, 2016 in The Mating Game
Are you wondering how to be successful? Greatness is within everyone. A few simple adjustments to your life can go a long way.
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Can Sleeping Late Torpedo Your Diet?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on July 14, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
It’s not only the amount of sleep and the quality of sleep, but the timing of sleep that matters.

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News From the 2016 Annual Dreams Conference

This year's IASD conference included talks on jihadi dreams, emotional processing, gender differences, social cognition, and existential dreams of "sublime disquietude."

Muscle Memory—It’s in Your Head, Not Your Limbs

Don’t believe promises of “accelerated learning.” Four proven practices can boost retention and give you peace of mind instead.

Frigatebirds Sleep While Flying: Somnambulism Gone Wild

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Animal Emotions
No friggin' kidding, frigatebirds can fly for weeks on end by power napping in ten-second bursts with only one side of their brain.

Will Sugar Take Away the New Baby Blues?

I love this baby so much! But why do I need to eat and sleep all the time?

Doctors Say Cut the Lights at Night

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
Protect your health and promote a good night’s rest by avoiding exposure to bright light for an hour before bedtime.

A Simple Way to Be Happier, Healthier, and More Successful

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on August 16, 2016 in Making Change
Inadequate sleep may be undermining you in ways you don’t realize, or don’t take seriously. The solution is simple; if only you’d give it a try.

The Drug Free Way to Sleep Soundly

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in Think Well
Here's a surprisingly simple way to beat insomnia without the use of drugs or supplements.

5 Essentials for an Office Power Nap

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on August 11, 2016 in Minding the Body
The right napping gear can help you catch 40 winks at work. And that may improve your mood, alertness and job performance.

Go Wild and Grow Happy, Part 2

What went right in the hunter-gatherer life? We don't have to suffer from depression and anxiety. Here are some simple ways to live a more natural life and re-invite "being here."

Non-Self Characters in Lucid Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on August 06, 2016 in Dream Catcher
Non-self dream characters are not simple expressions of a sub-personality of the dreamer.
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Youth, Weight and Sleep

Go to bed early. Wake up ten years later, slimmer.

Why You’re More Tired Flying East Than West

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 04, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
When it comes to jet lag, it’s not only the distance, but also the direction that matters.

Are You Overcommitted?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on July 30, 2016 in Inner Source
Is overcommitment wearing you out and causing illness? There are steps you can take to rebalance
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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

How much sleep is really enough?
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Are You Showing Signs of Stress?

We’re stressed out, and that negatively affects our health, which contributes to even more stress. This spiral is not headed in a good direction. What does stress do to us?
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5 Tips to Deal With Insomnia

By Gretchen Rubin on July 26, 2016 in The Happiness Project
I violated one of the most basic back-to-sleep tips — the tip to get up, rather than toss and turn.
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Summer Sleep

Want to know how much sleep your teenager needs?
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When You Can't Sleep

Insufficient sleep afflicts more and more of us - but there are better ways to fix it.

Too Much Artificial Light Exposure Can Make You Sick

New research shows that the last century of artificial light pollution is an environmental hazard that is causing our circadian rhythms to go haywire.

These 5 Foods and Substances Can Cause Anxiety and Insomnia

By Georgia Ede MD on July 07, 2016 in Diagnosis: Diet
Get to the root of your anxiety and sleep problems once and for all. Learn the fascinating ways in which certain everyday foods shift your nervous system into overdrive.

How Sex Changes During Pregnancy, Nursing, and Parenthood

By Michael Castleman M.A. on July 01, 2016 in All About Sex
Pregnancy, nursing, and parenthood have sexual impacts few expectant parents appreciate.
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Trauma and Sleep: Treatment

By John Cline Ph.D. on June 30, 2016 in Sleepless in America
People who have suffered trauma often experience sleep problems. Treating sleep disorder such as nightmares and insomnia can help facilitate the treatment of trauma related stress.

A Brief History of Dream Research

By Michelle Carr on June 30, 2016 in Dream Factory
Fhe study of dreams has evolved substantially since the discovery of REM sleep by researchers Aserinsky and Kleitman in 1953.
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Trauma and Sleep: Disorders

By John Cline Ph.D. on June 29, 2016 in Sleepless in America
Why can't I sleep? Psychological trauma may be the answer.
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Trauma and Sleep I

By John Cline Ph.D. on June 28, 2016 in Sleepless in America
Psychological trauma has been an unfortunately common aspect of human history. One of the major impacts of trauma is the disruption of sleep.
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Does What You Eat Affect How You Sleep?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on June 27, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
It’s time to pay more attention to the possible role that nutrition may plan in helping to improve sleep.
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Why Does Sleep Matter?

Life goes better with sleep.

3 Ways to Balance Your Food and Your Mood

A depressed mood can be the result of many things, but it is often a sign that your basic needs are not being met.

The Surprising Power of Just Giving Up

My last post addressed issues relating to fighting what is. This one links to situations where you can best triumph over difficulties through—paradoxically—surrendering to them.

One Easy Way to Get Better Sleep

If you are having difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, and/or sleeping well, here is one easy thing you can do to get some relief.