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

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

Are YOU Getting Enough Sleep?

Most students and adults are sleep deprived, causing marked reduction in their productivity, concentration and quality of work, as well as an increase in moodiness, stress, accidents, illness and shortened life span. Several leading Fortune 500 companies and professional associations, as well as professional sports teams,  are learning that it is neither “macho” nor smart … Continue reading