Essential Reads

The Infant “Crying It Out” Debate: Chapter 615

A new Australian study looks at two different infant sleep interventions and whether they work or cause damage.

Working Better: Brain Science in Business

There are many brain science lessons that can be applied in organisations from sleep hygiene to managing stress to fostering creativity.

Does the Full Moon Make Your Kids Less Sleepy?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on May 20, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
Are there links among sleep, waking behavior and the moon?

Sleep Deprived? Got Brain Fog? Chocolate to the Rescue!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 16, 2016 in Cravings
After a poor night's sleep, chocolate may give you a brain boost.

More Posts on Sleep

Do Medications Cause Nightmares?

By Michelle Carr on May 28, 2016 in Dream Factory
A recent case report describes a woman who experienced the sudden onset of nightmares after being prescribed a certain antiobiotic.

Arianna Huffington's Sleep Revolution

Arianna Huffington's new book "The sleep revolution" effectively lays out the public health consequences of sleep loss and then points to a way forward to address this crisis

No. 1 Reason Having Vivid Dreams Benefits Your Brain

A groundbreaking study has identified—for the first time—a direct causal link between rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and memory formation.

10 Strategies to Fight Job Burnout

Taking time for self-care and compassion will actually save you time in the long run as well as prevent and fight job burnout.

Unexpected Effect of Dreaming on Fear Memories

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Memory Medic
Your brain is busy while you sleep.

Passing the Baton, Mother to Son: You Rock!

By Greg O'Brien on May 18, 2016 in On Pluto
The efficacious passing of the baton in a relay race is as fundamental as lacing up a pair of running shoes, and has relevance in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Amazing New Concepts About Our Brain From 13 Brain Experts

What to learn more about what makes us, us?

Are You Stressed Out and Exhausted?

Stress truly is the disease of the 21st century. Stress can affect all areas of our lives and yet most of us take stress for granted.

You Snooze, You Win

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on May 13, 2016 in Home Base
What if you could dramatically improve kids' learning, mental health, and safety by making one small tweak to their schedules? Turns out school start times make a big difference.
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Adult ADHD: 7 Tips to Energize Your Life

Do you have adult ADHD and struggling with just keeping up? Do you often feel tired?
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The Science of Making a Good First Impression

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on May 11, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Though there a wide range of different facial cues that influence how people see us, mouth curvature and eyelid-openness seem particularly important

Smartphones Reveal How the Modern World Is (Not) Sleeping

Do you sleep with a smartphone next to your bed? If so, compelling new research offers multiple reasons to turn off your phone (and other digital devices) one hour before bedtime.

You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

PTSD: How dogs can help

Test Anxiety

While it is normal to feel some dreaded apprehension about taking an exam, test anxiety takes emotions to a whole new extreme.

Top 5 Ways Biofeedback Can Change Your Life

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 in All About Addiction
Are you turning to pills to make your life better? Biofeedback and neurofeedback could be the answer you're looking for.

Six Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Stress Relief and Sleep

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on April 28, 2016 in Urban Survival
What essential oils are best for R&R? Find out the top 6 relaxing essential oils for aromatherpy.

It's Autism Awareness Month

Autism is even more complex than most people realize. Here's what more than 20 members of the autism community wish were better understood about autism.
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Timing Power

Time rules life. You want to know how to use it.

Electronic Tools for the Sleep Revolution

Arianna Huffington's call for a "sleep revolution" includes an important role for new technologies that monitor and track people's sleep patterns.

Low on Sleep, Teenagers Behave in Risky Ways

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
Did you know that insufficient sleep also puts teenagers at greater risk for injury?

6 Steps for Getting Your Child to Sleep Alone

This is a hard habit to break, but hopefully patience, firmness and support should do the trick.
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Sleepiness and Adolescent Drivers

Sleepy adolescents who drive are a danger to themselves and others.

Three Breathing Exercises to Lessen Stress and Improve Sleep

Breathing is a free and easy way to relieve difficult emotions, sleep better, and find some peace.

Statins for Sleep Apnea?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on April 05, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
We need to improve our diagnosis rates OSA, and get more people into treatment for sleep apnea and the other health complications that often accompany the disorder.

Sleep, Lifestyle Factors Affect Concussion Risk, Recovery

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on April 04, 2016 in Brain Trauma
Post-concussion recovery guidelines include "relative rest;" Plus to understand how concussions affect sleep, you have to look at all 5 factors that affect risk and recovery.

Mindful Habits that Offset the Stresses of Modern Living

Modern life tends to disconnect us from what really nourishes our brains and bodies. Adopt these easy habits of daily living to reconnect with what really matters, and thrive.

Dangerous Driving

By John Cline Ph.D. on March 31, 2016 in Sleepless in America
Drowsy driving increases the risk of a serious motor vehicle accident. There are a number of steps that can be taken to reduce this risk.

The Second-Best Happiness Tip

By Raj Raghunathan Ph.D. on March 31, 2016 in Sapient Nature
For those who find it difficult to be in great relationships, here's something that can help.

Proven Methods to Gain Insight Into Your Dreams

By Michelle Carr on March 30, 2016 in Dream Factory
Research details two simple techniques that dream sharing groups can follow in order to stimulate insight into any dream’s meaning.
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Political Insomnia Disorder

Attention! Attention! To sleep, turn off your TV.