What Is A Lucid Dream And How They Happen

thesleepdoctor.com| What Is A Lucid Dream And How They Happen I have been a lucid dreamer all my life.  At first, I had no idea what it was or what was happening. I probably just thought is was a regular dream state, but obviously there was much more to it! For anyone who does not…

5 Things to Know—and DO—If You Aren’t Sure Your Chronotype is Right

thesleepdoctor.com| 5 Things to Know—and DO—If You Aren’t Sure Your Chronotype is Right Have you identified your chronotype yet? It’s an incredibly important piece of information about your individual preferences for sleep, as well as nearly every aspect of health and performance. Knowing your circadian bio type gives you a guide to the best times…

New Sleep Apps Put Better Sleep On Your Phone

thesleepdoctor.com| New Sleep Apps Put Better Sleep On Your Phone Sleep therapy may soon be as close as your keyboard. Sleep apps for sleep therapy are becoming more common and effective and your employer may even pay for it.  That’s the latest plan from pharmacy giant CVS Health anyway. They’re encouraging businesses to cover the…

10 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Know About Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| 10 Things Your Boss Doesn’t Know About Sleep You hear me say it all the time: sleep directly affects performance. The quality and amount of sleep you get on a regular basis affects your cognitive sharpness, your emotional balance, your stamina and motivation, your relationships and your perceptions of people, situations, and experiences.  In…

Catching Up On Sleep On Weekends May Promote Weight Gain In Teens

thesleepdoctor.com| Catching Up On Sleep On Weekends May Promote Weight Gain In Teens Teenagers really do have a lot going on in their lives and now they have one more thing to worry about, sleep and weight gain when they try catching up on sleep. They’re already facing down adulthood, attempting to discover their place…

Is NAD the Fountain of Youthful Circadian Rhythms Supplement You’ve Been Searching for?

thesleepdoctor.com| Is NAD the Fountain of Youthful Circadian Rhythms Supplement You’ve Been Searching for? If you’re actively seeking natural therapies to slow aging, you’ve probably heard of NAD. NAD-boosting supplements have attracted a bunch of attention for their promise in reducing cellular aging, protecting against age-related chronic disease, and perhaps extending lifespan. There’s a lot…

How To Go Back To Sleep When You Wake Up At Night

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Go Back To Sleep When You Wake Up At Night How to go back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night was one of the most requested topics from last week’s survey, so I thought I’d address the subject ASAP. Waking up in the middle of the night…

Can being optimistic improve your sleep?

thesleepdoctor.com| Can being optimistic improve your sleep? Are you a glass-half-full type, the sort of person who tends to feel everything works out in the end? Do you find yourself worrying a lot about the future, and the unknowns that lie around the corner? Optimism is a measure of how positively we regard our daily…

How Does Reading Before Bed Affect My Sleep?

thesleepdoctor.com| How Does Reading Before Bed Affect My Sleep? I’m frequently asked about reading before bed and it’s a very interesting topic. Before I talk about that though, I wanted to say thank you. I’m grateful to everyone who has taken my three question sleep survey about the content you’d like to see in these…

How To Get Quality Sleep On An Airplane

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Get Quality Sleep On An Airplane Here’s How to Get Quality Sleep on an Airplane It’s no easy task to doze off during a flight. We can find ourselves surrounded by crying children, loud adults, the hustle and bustle of the service cart, small-bladdered seatmates, unexpected turbulence and static-filled announcements from the…

10 Things Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Know About Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| 10 Things Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Know About Sleep Since I travel so much, I’ve learned to be pretty self-directed in my exercise. I’ll take advantage of a hotel gym or pool, or grab a morning run outdoors (a great way to help alleviate jet lag). But over the years I have worked with…

Social Media Use By Teenagers And Lack Of Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| Social Media Use By Teenagers And Lack Of Sleep There are so many things we worry about for our children. My high school age daughter just left for China on Wednesday for a live abroad program, and a thousand possibilities have run through my mind, most of them very positive, but a few caused…