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Sleep to Win!

“Professional hockey player Mike Greenza was a first-round draft pick out of Cornell University, full of youth, talent, and unlimited potential. Midway through his second NHL season, that potential is still unrealized. He and his team struggle, scraping the bottom of their division. A chance comment by Greenza’s little sister, Britt, changes everything. Reacting to … Continue reading

Sleep Like a Champion

I started to study sleep more than 40 years ago. As a psychology professor at a major university I saw that college students in my large (2,000 student) introductory psychology course had a constant struggle with sleep deprivation—and it wasn’t simply because of my lectures! From puberty until the mid-20’s, you need 9 ¼ hours of sleep … Continue reading

Look Your Best THIS Summer (We have the secret)

Can you guess what the secret is to looking more vibrant, healthy, and younger… You guessed it! SLEEP. Not only does sleep deprivation cause undeniable changes in our mood and attitude, it also has a big effect on the way you look. Who wants dark circles, puffy eye bags, fine lines and wrinkles? Especially now that … Continue reading

The Power Behind a Power Nap

A power nap is a short sleep which terminates before the occurrence of deep sleep or slow-wave sleep (SWS), intended to quickly revitalize the subject. (Coined by me, Dr. James Maas). Taking a 15-20 minute power nap in the afternoon can help rid of some of your sleep debt. Sleep deprivation can be especially destructive to athletes. There’s no escaping the … Continue reading

“Sleep to Win!” Testimonials

“When in competition or heavy training, sleep is the most important factor in achieving my optimal athletic performance. I need at least 8 hours of sleep a night for me to feel fully recovered and energized to play my absolute best. If I don’t meet my sleep requirement, my legs feel heavy, my reaction time … Continue reading

Whoops! Sorry, I woke you up. (Part 2)

Still wondering if you and your partner are sleep compatible? We’re going to discuss a few more issues that could disturb your partner during sleep. We discussed the basic details of REM sleep last week, but we also wanted to point out a rather rare syndrome regarding REM this week. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RSBD), … Continue reading