Essential Reads

“Sleep On It” to Boost Your Creativity

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in The Social Thinker
It seems counterintuitive but one of the best ways to make your mind more creative is to put it to sleep.
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The Science of Dreaming: 9 Key Points

Do you want to sound like an expert on the science of dreaming? These 9 key findings will get you started.

Your Most Powerful Tool Against Postpartum Depression

By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on November 29, 2017 in The Pregnant Pause
Getting enough sleep during pregnancy may be your most powerful tool in warding off postpartum depression.
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Confessions of a Smartphone Junkie

Protecting our “humanware” by changing our smartphone behavior

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Coping With the Daily Barrage of Upsetting News

"Vicarious trauma" from watching too much news may cause changes in thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and inability to stop thinking about the events.
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Sleep Schedule Hack

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Can you hack your sleep schedule?

Two New Works from G. William Domhoff

If you think you know a lot about the science of dreaming, but don’t know about G. William Domhoff’s work, think again. And check out these two new works.

Some Holiday Self-Help: Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in Evil Deeds
Do introverts need more sleep than extroverts during the holiday season?
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The Perfect Pillow: What You Need to Know

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
For better sleep, take a look at where you're resting your head

Why Babies Cry

By Temma Ehrenfeld on December 06, 2017 in Open Gently
Look at a wailing baby's eyes to see if they are frightened, angry, or in pain.

9 Tips for Getting Better Sleep While Pregnant

By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in The Pregnant Pause
One of the biggest challenges in pregnancy is getting a good night's sleep. Getting solid rest is one of the best strategies to protect mother and baby.

What Sexy Dreams Say About Your Psyche

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 03, 2017 in Creating in Flow
One woman's sex dream is another's nightmare. But such dreams may tell you something about your real life, both in and out of bed.

Why Women Can't Afford to Overlook Sleep Apnea

90 percent of women with sleep apnea go undiagnosed. A new toolkit from the Society for Women's Health Research aims to help women and doctors recognize this sleep disorder.
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Hot Nights Can Disrupt Your Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 30, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
New research explores how warm nighttime temperatures disturb sleep.

Neuroscientists Uncover Sleep Timing Secrets

Is a good night's sleep a battle? Understanding how it works might help you get more rest..
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Get the most from your meds using Bio Time

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 27, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Your sleep can affect the medication you take.
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The Ego and Delirium

We must confront a terrifying fact: Delirium, in its distressing volatility, in its elusive content, is a temporal horizon between meaning and nothingness.
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Is Caffeine Causing Your Sleeplessness?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
What you need to know about caffeine.

Why Psychology Is Essential in a Future Dominated by AI

By Cami Rosso on November 16, 2017 in The Future Brain
In a future where artificial intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous, psychology will help people cope with the uncertainty and change.

Inconsistent Findings for Valerian as a Sleep Aid

Are you thinking about trying Valerian for insomnia? The evidence is weak and other non-pharma approaches are probably more effective.

Analyzing a Long Series of Dreams: A Conference Presentation

A new method of exploring the meaningful patterns in a long series of dreams can shed light on personal relationships, emotional concerns, cultural activities, and spiritual views.

What’s Your Ideal Wellbeing Day?

Let’s face it, the reality is most workplaces can make it hard to have your ideal day very consistently. But what if small ideal moments done often could improve your wellbeing?

Cosmo Writer: Sex With Other Women Made Me a Better Lover

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in Standard Deviations
Sex writer Sophie St Thomas reveals how she became a better lover by sleeping with women.
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Relief from Night Terrors This Veterans Day

By Kathleen Frazier on November 09, 2017 in From Sleepwalker to Sound Sleeper
For veterans suffering from debilitating night terrors, a veteran's son has created an app to stop night terrors.
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Seeing Ghosts in Your Bedroom? It's Sleep Paralysis

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 07, 2017 in Open Gently
Some people wake up briefly paralyzed, seeing ghosts, or feeling themselves hovering over their bodies. Here's what is probably going on.
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Understanding L-theanine

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Tea can deliver some real health benefits

Five Practical (and Realistic) Tips for Going to Bed Earlier

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on November 02, 2017 in In Practice
Here are five quick and extremely practical tips for how you can get yourself to go to bed earlier.

1,001 Nights of Dream Recall

A long series of dreams can offer insights into many aspects of waking life, including personal relationships, spiritual beliefs, and dynamic elements of the external environment.

Bright Lights, Big City, and Fibromyalgia

By Mark Borigini M.D. on October 31, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
It is always interesting to find ways to improve sleep, which is known to have a positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms, but also many other aspects of one’s life.

Three Ways to Combat the Daily Grind

By Leena S. Guptha DO on October 31, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed because of your daily grind? Overcomes these stresses by looking at your sleeping patterns, exercise regime, and nutrition.
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Nightmares and Things That Go Bump in the Night

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Exploring the scary side of sleep and dreaming.

The Health Benefits of Light

Wondering about bright light or dim blue or red light for depressed mood? Research studies show benefits for depressed mood, seasonal affective disorder and some sleep problems.

A Brief History of Masturbation

By Neel Burton M.D. on October 25, 2017 in Hide and Seek
7 reasons to masturbate.

How to Help a Child Overcome School Refusal

By Katie Hurley, LCSW on October 25, 2017 in Worry-Free Kids
Does your child throw massive tantrums before school? School refusal might be to blame.