Tossing and turning, getting cocooned by the sheets, or waking up several times during the night because of your partner’s snoring? (“What? You’re kidding – I don’t snore!” is a common response by your better half.) If this happens on a regular basis, you may be sleep-deprived. You’re bound to wake up feeling groggy and miserable, no matter how much coffee you drink to perk you up.
There’s no two ways about it. Sleep, I always tell my patients, is …Read more
Some people need eight hours a night and some claim to only need six or seven hours to feel refreshed, but the fact is we all need sleep just like we need food and water to survive. Lack of sleep, and its prevalence in high-stress lifestyles, is a …Read more
Although sleep appears to be a passive activity, it involves an active interplay of brain circuits; an activity that scientists and sleep experts have been studying for decades. Scientists have spent years studying sleep problems and the associations between sleep and learning. For instance, studies …Read more
You might let Daylight Savings Time come and go and think the only thing that this time change really effects is your sleep schedule and routine, and it might be the case for many people, but there is a whole other worry that you might not expect. As it turns out the effect of the time change, namely the one that occurs in March, could have a serious impact on your heart, and heart attack risk as a whole.
One …Read more