sleep

Finding Sleep In A Sleepless World

She rushed into the kitchen and reached for the steaming coffee pot. Smooth, dark hair hung loose about her shoulders, framing a strikingly beautiful face. Her long legs were lean and fit, accentuated by the patterned running tights and tank top she wore. She was the picture-perfect example of a successful high-school senior; straight-A student,… read more

But Mom, I need more sleep!

Two months into a new school year, and teenagers across the country are once again battling sleep deprivation. With afternoon activities, homework, social engagements, and late-night media, most high-schoolers are overwhelmed with expectations. Pair that with the crack-of-dawn bus trip, and teenagers are lucky to get 5-6 hours of sleep per night. Unfortunately, this pattern… read more

Early to Bed, Early to Rise: Does it Make You Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise?

The March 2018 issue of Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry includes a compelling research study that just might convince you it’s true. Researchers evaluated 52 participants regarding sleep onset, sleep duration, and subsequent psychological and emotional state. Apparently, grandpa was right: going to bed later and getting less than adequate sleep was correlated… read more

Counting Sheep To Fall Asleep? Try Fish Instead!

A recently published Scientific Reports study of 541 school-aged children in China revealed a correlation between the consumption of fish and improved sleep. The authors assert that while the scientific connection of omega-3 fatty acids cognitive performance has been established, mediating factors such as sleep quality and duration still need exploration. According to their research,… read more

Big Money For Sleep Research

A grant for 2.8 million dollars has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense for Washington State University’s Sleep and Performance Research Center to launch a 3-year study to explore the negative impact sleep deprivation has on cognition and our ability to make wise decisions. Now might be a good time to click off… read more

Stressed?

The Impact of Stress on Your Brain and What You Can Do About It by Amy Lawson Moore, PhD THE RAT RACE Americans are stressed. We work hard, study hard, parent hard, and marry hard. In a culture where downtime is painfully undervalued, we are expected to produce, perform, and be masters of our crafts… read more