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

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