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How to improve your sleep

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An interesting recent study published in Lancet Psychiatry found that a web-based program of cognitive behavioral could improve sleep in some people. There are several weaknesses in this study – online registration, self-reporting, large drop-out rate – but still, the results are encouraging in that insomnia is very prevalent and there are simply not enough […]

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The privileges of royalty

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According to an article in Vanity Fair (which has also been reported by several other news sites), there may be a simple reason the amazing 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is still going so strong: her alcohol intake. As I reported in another post, low to moderate alcohol intake was related in a recent excellent large […]

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Watch Out: Your Ipad may be ruining your sleep

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We all do it – read computers, laptops, notepads, cellular phones before trying to sleep – even though we know we shouldn’t because many studies have implicated the blue light emitted by such gadgets as interfering with sleep – harder to fall asleep, waking more often, waking early, etc. So you will all probably ignore […]

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Watch out: Sleeping too much may lead to nightmares

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A survey of 850 people published in the New Scientist concludes that as one would expect, worrying too much is linked to a higher rate of nightmares (or as my awake-at-2 AM wife now calls them, Trumpmares). But surprisingly, at least among the people in this survey, sleeping more than 9 hours a night also […]