The Science Is Extremely Clear: You Need to Prioritize Sleep

December 9th, 2019 - By jen in Sleep

The more scientists learn about the slumbering brain, the more they realize how vital sleep actually is. Now some researchers hope to develop it into a form of medicine. Read full article: Wired.com, “The Science Is Extremely Clear: You Need to Prioritize Sleep”

Are Your Children Sleep-Deprived?

September 3rd, 2019 - By jen in Sleep

It’s about that time: the start of the school year. Bleary-eyed kids everywhere are dragged from bed, thrown into clothing, handed an energy bar and glass of juice, and shuttled off to spend hours sitting at a desk. They come home, do hours of homework, squeeze in some screen time, squeeze some vaguely edible goo into their mouths, update their Facebook status, post a few … Continue reading

Falling for Sleep

February 6th, 2019 - By jen in Sleep, Uncategorized

In Evelyn De Morgan’s numinous painting, Night and Sleep (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved son Hypnos, the sweet-natured god of sleep. The painting and the Greek gods it captures depict a radically different way of understanding and relating to sleep. In antiquity sleep was personified, transcendent, even romantic. Read full article: aeon – Pocket, “Falling for Sleep.”

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

November 9th, 2018 - By jen in Sleep

Most people know they need to eat right and exercise to be healthy. But what about sleep? We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, and sleep is essential to better health. But many of us are struggling with sleep. Four out of five people say that they suffer from sleep problems at least once a week and wake up feeling exhausted. So how do … Continue reading

Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help

September 24th, 2018 - By jen in Sleep, Teens

The average American teenager gets seven hours of sleep a night, wedging it in between homework, outside activities, dinner and maybe a job. But research suggests teens need more like nine hours…Unfortunately, even their bodies work against them, says Mary Carskadon, a longtime sleep researcher and professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University. As children grow into the middle and teen years, they … Continue reading

I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.

July 30th, 2018 - By jen in Sleep

Sleep apnea can be downright deadly, and not just for those who have it. It’s associated with a greater risk of depression, heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular conditions, as well as insulin resistance. As I learned, there’s no reason to meekly accept sleep apnea: There are many treatment options that can control it. Read full article: The New York Times, “I Learned I Have … Continue reading

Want to enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors? Turn your lights off at dusk.

March 8th, 2018 - By jen in neuroAgility News, Sleep

What if you could meditate like a Tibetan lama with no instruction whatsoever — and without having to subscribe to any religious beliefs?  People hear a question like that and, unless they are particularly gullible, they assume they’re about to be scammed. But in this case there is nothing to buy — no tapes, no app, no religious agenda that gets sprung on you at … Continue reading

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

One often believes that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be. However, this entire conception is scientifically inaccurate. The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. Read full article: Harvard Business Review, “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

July 19th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Even as the world gets noisier, scientists are learning more about the very real negative physical and mental effects of noise. And it’s through those studies of noise pollution that we are also getting a handle on how important silence is to the brain and mental health. Read Full Article: mother nature network, “Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can … Continue reading