Sleep Essential Reads

6 Steps to Setting Limits as a Solo Parent

By Wendy Paris on November 15, 2016 in Splitopia
Setting and keeping limits can be extra hard when you're the only adult in the house. Clinical psychologist Stephanie O'Leary gives easy success strategies.

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

We've all experienced sleepless nights. How does this affect our eating patterns the next day?

How Sleep Enhances Studying

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 07, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Research suggests that spreading your study time out helps you learn. Studies also suggest that sleep helps you learn. A new study explores what happens when you combine the two.

Your Brain on Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings transitions can affect our delicate circadian clocks, leading to disruptions in behavior and mood.

New Pediatric Sleep Guidelines: Questions Raised

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on November 01, 2016 in Child in Mind
We must consider social and cultural context when implementing new sleep guidelines issues by the American Academy of Pediatrics
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It’s Halloween and Winter is Coming

By John Cline Ph.D. on October 31, 2016 in Sleepless in America
As Halloween nears, we prepare for winter and the time change when we reset our clocks and "fall back". For some people, this change will considerably affect their sleep.

Children's Dreams and Nightmares

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on October 30, 2016 in Dream Catcher
Recurring nightmares in early childhood need to be treated as they may portend later behavioral problems

Does Lack of Sleep Make People More Violent?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new study suggests that sleep problems plays a far greater role in aggression than researchers previously suspected.
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Why Pregnant Women Have Bizarre Bad Dreams

By Michelle Carr on October 13, 2016 in Dream Factory
Pregnant women report 2.5 times more bad dreams than non-pregnant women, and 80% of new mothers report their dreams to be particularly vivid and detailed during pregnancy.
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Up in the Middle of the Night? It May Be Natural.

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Sleepless in America
People often wake in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Is it because eight consecutive hours of sleep per night is a construct of the modern world.

People With Hearing Loss Have More Vivid Dreams

By Michelle Carr on September 30, 2016 in Dream Factory
It’s often thought that when one sensory modality is weakened, the other senses become more attuned to compensate. But does this sensitivity then translate into dreams?

This is Your Child's Brain on Video Games

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 25, 2016 in Mental Wealth
Playing video games presents an "evolutionary mismatch": A fight-or-flight response unaccompanied by a physical discharge of energy. So guess where all the energy goes?

Helping Your Child Learn How to Fall Asleep

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on September 15, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
Few lessons matter more to your child’s well-being.

The Experimental Parent

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 09, 2016 in How To Do Life
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6 Reasons You Might Feel Tired All the Time

Fatigue can come from thyroid imbalances, depression or an overscheduled lifestyle. You don't have to accept feeling wiped out. You can get help, make changes, and feel better.

Sleep With Arianna Huffington, and Others

By Debbie Joffe Ellis on August 28, 2016 in Tried and True
Getting sufficient sleep is important, and many people feel anxious when unsuccessful at doing so. Thinking in healthy ways to reduce anxiety allows better sleep, and waking life!

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 those changes like a scientist.

3 Easy Things You Can Do to Be More Successful

By Ryan Anderson on July 25, 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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Noise Anxiety

The body is always listening.

How Much Sleep Is Required for Optimal Health? Age Matters.

For the first time, sleep experts have reached a consensus on how much sleep is required to optimize psychological and physical well-being at various stages of the human lifespan.
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Summer Sleep and School Achievement

Keeping a regular sleep schedule in summer may be beneficial when school starts.

You Know You Need More Sleep, This May Be the Way to Get It

Experts say we’re all sleep deprived, but it’s possible that those experts are creating the very deprivation they’re trying to prevent.

Explaining the Unexplainable: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Millions suffer from chronic fatigue and medical approaches have not been uniformly successful in explaining or treating it. But there is hope if you know where to look!

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.
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Working Better: Brain Science in Business

By Shane O'Mara D.Phil. on May 24, 2016 in The Interrogated Brain
There are many brain science lessons that can be applied in organisations from sleep hygiene to managing stress to fostering creativity.

Does a Full Moon Disrupt Your Sleep?

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.

Why Insomnia Isn’t Just a Nighttime Problem

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on May 05, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
Emerging research indicates that insomnia isn’t just something that happens at night, it's a 24-hour condition.