Action Points A diagnosis of sleep apnea was associated with depression in both men and women in a study using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. Note that self-report of snorting and stopping breathing, but not snoring, also were associated with risk of depression, but the cross-sectional design precluded assigning causality. […]
Broken Sleep May Be Natural Sleep Dr Brown is clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and a practicing psychiatrist. Once again your patient, an accountant and tax specialist, is complaining about his sleep. More nights than not he awakens at about 2 am. […]
Health Tip: Sleep Soundly During Pregnancy Suggestions to help you stay comfortable (HealthDay News) — Getting plenty of sleep is important during pregnancy, but those inevitable physical changes while you’re pregnant can make sleep uncomfortable.
Every one of us slips into this mysterious state of consciousness every night, yet we are only now waking up to its mind-altering powers “THE interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” So wrote Sigmund Freud in his 1900 classic The Interpretation of Dreams. He […]
We all know that sleep is crucial to having the energy and ability to perform whatever it is we want to do. All it takes is one or two sleepless nights to drive home that point—and we all have a sleepless night or two sometimes. It’s the cost of being human and having the […]
Freaky Dreams: What Do They Mean? Whether it’s falling off a cliff or public nudity, find out what may be causing those vivid, crazy dreams. Consider this freaky dream. You’re at a black-tie gala in a fancy hotel banquet room with lots of other people. You’re all having a good time eating dinner, dancing, and […]
Mind-Body-Mood Advisor: The Hypnotist’s Trick That Can Put You to Sleep Next time your racing thoughts keep you awake, calm your mind with this relaxing combination of breathing and eye movement. Can’t sleep? Shifting your gaze may put your mind to rest. Practice the upward-eye-roll technique, a method that can help you fall asleep […]
Memory And Sleep – Think It Over, Then Sleep On It July 02, 2010 When it comes to executing items on tomorrow’s to-do list, it’s best to think it over, then “sleep on it,” say psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis. People who sleep after processing and storing a memory carry out […]