Sleep 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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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

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.

Your Brain Does Not Like Sleeping in a New Place

By Denise Cummins Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in Good Thinking
Only half of your brain enters deep sleep when you try to sleep in an unfamiliar place.
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Why It's So Hard to Fall Asleep When You're Away From Home

There's no place to sleep like home - with new challenges for travel.

Daydream Your Way to Better Grades

Got a final exam tomorrow (or some other memory task)? A good night’s sleep is the best preparation, but what if you don't have time for sleep? New research offers a ray of hope.

Why Forcing a Smile at Work is Bad for Your Health

5 tips to help you avoid the stress and exhaustion of "faking it."

When My Brain Says Yes but My Body Says No

How you can train without moving.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nap

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on April 06, 2016 in Chronotherapy
Take control of your inner clock with a nap! Find out the best time for a nap, and how long it should be. Learn how naps affect your memory and your health.

7 Reasons Productive People Go to Bed Early

Studies show how getting more sleep can transform your life in more ways than one.
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What Can You Do When You're Too Tired, Too Early?

By John Cline Ph.D. on March 31, 2016 in Sleepless in America
We hear about students who can't get to sleep at a regular time, get up early, and doze off in class. But others have the opposite problem and that can be just challenging.

Nightmares After Trauma

By Michelle Carr on March 30, 2016 in Dream Factory
At least half of PTSD patients suffer from intense nightmares that replay a traumatic event. How do these differ from normal nightmares, and how can we treat them?

How to Ignore Fear-Mongering Headlines

By Michael F. Kay on March 29, 2016 in Financial Life Focus
Take a look at any financial website, newsletter or magazine and you will undoubtedly find stories warning you.....

If Your Partner's in Bed, You Should Be, Too. This Is Why.

Research indicates that going to bed at the same time as your partner (at least sometimes) is key to preventing a "silent drift apart."
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Why Torture Doesn't Work

Do you think torture is a good way to probe the long-term memory circuits of the brain? If you do, why do you?

Becoming a Savvy Consumer of Psych Research

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on March 23, 2016 in Between You and Me
Today, I wanted to share with you some of my personal experience behind the scenes of science, as well as three suggestions for how to be a savvy consumer of scientific findings.

Deep Down, Are You a Murderer?

By Kurt Gray on March 15, 2016 in Minding Morality
A man killed his in-laws while asleep. You could too.

The Social and Behavioral Costs of Sleeplessness

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on March 11, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
Given the effects that sleep has on social relationships and behavior—both in the workplace itself and in other areas of life—the importance of sleep needs to be addressed.

The Oldest Surviving Dream Journals

What if the cognitive spark that lit the explosion of Paleolithic creativity was shamanic dreaming, as recorded and preserved in cave paintings?