Tips for putting fatigue to bed

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In my last newsletter, I talked about the extreme effects not getting enough sleep can have on your body, not to mention your performance at work. It’s frightening that so many of us sleep so little we function as if legally drunk. The order of the day, then, is to sober you up! Let’s apply… Read more »

Do scary thoughts haunt you at night? Here’s your 911.

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Lately, several patients admitted to me that they’re awakened at 2 a.m. with worries—or even panic. Has that ever happened to you? Anxiety can come to life in the middle of the night. Scary thoughts may be pushed aside during a busy daytime of running around, but when the night’s darkness, quiet, and imaginings take… Read more »

Sleep, Part 3: Do You Dream?

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Do you dream? Good question, especially if you are wondering about the quality and quantity of your sleep.  A “yes” answer is what we’re looking for. Remember the four stages of sleep I discussed before? If you dream, that could be an indication that your body and brain are successfully reaching at least Stage Two…. Read more »

Sleep, Part 2: Go to Your Room!

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In my last newsletter, I described the ways that sleep deprivation affects the body’s essential functions. In short, sleep is a key component to health. Getting under 8 hours of sleep can lead to illness, obesity, and poor overall daytime performance. Feeling trapped in a cycle of daily fatigue and nighttime wakefulness? Applying the 3Rs… Read more »

Sleep, Part 1: Why We Should (and Why We Don’t)

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What’s so important about getting those zzzzzz’s? Think about the last time you woke up after a really good night’s sleep. Remember how energized and refreshed you felt? Your body’s natural daily cycles of expansion, activity, and growth are taxing. Periods of nightly restorative rest and repair actually reverse that wear and tear. When allowed… Read more »