Changes in Sleepiness

Your Changes in sleepiness and alertness are paralleled by increases in slow eye movements and theta and delta EEG power. The beginning of the rise of delta, theta, and slow eye movement activity corresponded to the nadir of temperature, peaking at 7:00 AM. Cross-correlational analyses showed that changes in slow… Keep Reading

Steps to Better Sleep

Lets Consider the following steps that can be helpful in changing unhealthy habits and improving your sleep. Start by Creating a relaxing sleep environment. Keep your bedroom dark, cool and as quiet as possible and keep electronics such as a computer, TV and phones out of the bedroom. Exposure to… Keep Reading

Understanding Insomnia

  Did you know Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that occurs in 30 million Americans, according to the Institute of Medicine. A person with insomnia has trouble falling or staying asleep. When sleepless nights persist for longer than a month, the problem is considered chronic. Often, people with chronic… Keep Reading

Go To Bed, But Don’t Hit Snooze.

Getting less than 6 hours of sleep or more than 9 might increase the risk of having a heart attack. 32% higher to be exact.They have found an association between sleep duration and heart attacks. The study in The Journal of  the Amerian College of Cardiology, included 461,000 men and… Keep Reading

Sleep and weight loss

There is a link between sleep and weight loss.  If you are interested in losing some weight, make sure you get enough sleep.  There is a link between poor sleep and weight loss.  People who do not sleep enough, or who have disrupted sleep patterns, lose less weight than those… Keep Reading

Depression and Sleep

Did you know Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. More than 16 percent of Americans experience major depressive disorder during their lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And depression and sleep problems often go hand in hand. A lot of people with depression experience… Keep Reading

Seeing a Psychologist about Sleep Disorders

  People experience insomnia because they develop a pattern of behavior that interferes with good sleep habits. Sleeping difficulties are often connected to underlying problems such as stress, depression or anxiety. Consult with a physician or another medical professional to learn if medical issues may be contributing to your sleep… Keep Reading

Chronic sleep disorders

I was wondering how many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to… Keep Reading