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

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

Whoops! Sorry, I woke you up.

For most couples, sharing a bed is a pleasurable experience providing intimacy, comfort, and feelings of security, but what happens when things go bump in the night? 40 % of adults suffer occasionally from insomnia, with 10-15% experiencing chronic problems, 40% of adults snore, 4% suffer the deleterious effects of obstructive sleep apnea, 5-10% experience Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), … Continue reading

Sleep and Your Productivity

There are tremendous psychological effects as a result of sleep deprivation, such as: Raising your risk for hypertension (heart attacks and strokes) Type II Diabetes Cancer Weight Gain Colds & Flu However, even if you are free from such maladies, sleep deprivation still has significant consequences for productivity. Not getting the sleep you need makes you prone … Continue reading

Get the sleep YOU need! – Take our sleep deprivation quiz

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are sleep deprived! We are a nation of walking zombies. Sleep is a necessity- not a luxury. Most people need to spend nearly 1/3 of their life (219,000 hours or 25 years!)  sleeping in order to be well-rested. Why? Because the effects of sleep … Continue reading