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Sleep Strengthens Recent Learning and Negative Memories

By Lydia Denworth on November 16, 2017 in Brain Waves
What happens in the brain during sleep? Quite a lot. Machine learning and EEG are revealing how memories, especially negative ones, and learning are boosted while we're asleep.

Making the Best Treatment for Insomnia More Available

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on November 10, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
Insomnia affects millions, yet the number-one treatment often remains out of reach. Now apps make CBT-I available through web and mobile platforms.

When Dogs Have a Bad Day, EEGs Show Their Sleep Suffers

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Bad experiences can result in dogs spending less time in deep sleep. Perhaps this explains why some dogs are surprisingly moody when they get up.

And the Nobel Prize Goes to…Circadian Rhythms

Why the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has circadian rhythms researchers buzzing with excitement.

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The Ego and Delirium

We must confront a terrifying fact: Delirium, in its distressing volatility, in its elusive content, is a temporal horizon between meaning and nothingness.
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Is Caffeine Causing Your Sleeplessness?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
What you need to know about caffeine.

Why Psychology Is Essential in a Future Dominated by AI

By Cami Rosso on November 16, 2017 in The Future Brain
In a future where artificial intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous, psychology will help people cope with the uncertainty and change.

Inconsistent Findings for Valerian as a Sleep Aid

Are you thinking about trying Valerian for insomnia? The evidence is weak and other non-pharma approaches are probably more effective.

Analyzing a Long Series of Dreams: A Conference Presentation

A new method of exploring the meaningful patterns in a long series of dreams can shed light on personal relationships, emotional concerns, cultural activities, and spiritual views.

What’s Your Ideal Wellbeing Day?

Let’s face it, the reality is most workplaces can make it hard to have your ideal day very consistently. But what if small ideal moments done often could improve your wellbeing?

Cosmo Writer: Sex With Other Women Made Me a Better Lover

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in Standard Deviations
Sex writer Sophie St Thomas reveals how she became a better lover by sleeping with women.
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Relief from Night Terrors This Veterans Day

By Kathleen Frazier on November 09, 2017 in From Sleepwalker to Sound Sleeper
For veterans suffering from debilitating night terrors, a veteran's son has created an app to stop night terrors.

Seeing Ghosts In Your Bedroom? It's Sleep Paralysis

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 07, 2017 in Open Gently
Some people wake up briefly paralyzed, seeing ghosts, or feeling themselves hovering over their bodies. Here's what is probably going on.
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Understanding L-theanine

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Tea can deliver some real health benefits

Five Practical (and Realistic) Tips for Going to Bed Earlier

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on November 02, 2017 in In Practice
Here are five quick and extremely practical tips for how you can get yourself to go to bed earlier.

1,001 Nights of Dream Recall

A long series of dreams can offer insights into many aspects of waking life, including personal relationships, spiritual beliefs, and dynamic elements of the external environment.

Bright Lights, Big City, and Fibromyalgia

By Mark Borigini M.D. on October 31, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
It is always interesting to find ways to improve sleep, which is known to have a positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms, but also many other aspects of one’s life.

Three Ways to Combat the Daily Grind

By Leena S. Guptha DO on October 31, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed because of your daily grind? Overcomes these stresses by looking at your sleeping patterns, exercise regime, and nutrition.
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Nightmares and Things That Go Bump in the Night

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Exploring the scary side of sleep and dreaming.

The Health Benefits of Light

Wondering about bright light or dim blue or red light for depressed mood? Research studies show benefits for depressed mood, seasonal affective disorder and some sleep problems.

A Brief History of Masturbation

By Neel Burton M.D. on October 25, 2017 in Hide and Seek
7 reasons to masturbate.

How to Help a Child Overcome School Refusal

By Katie Hurley, LCSW on October 25, 2017 in Worry-Free Kids
Does your child throw massive tantrums before school? School refusal might be to blame.
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Good Health: Don't Lose Any Sleep Over It

Sleep your way to a better life.

The 2017 Nobel in Medicine: Good News for Dream Research

Anything that sheds new light on sleep has the potential to shed new light on dreams, since dreaming naturally emerges out of the state of sleep.
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Fix Your Snoring Problem

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Find out which chronotypes are most likely to snore.

Get Your Teen Off the Phone

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 19, 2017 in Open Gently
Therapy, sleep, exercise, and socializing in person may be more likely to help your depressed teen than an antidepressant.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: EEGs Show They Learn When Z'ing

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Non-invasive research looking at surface EEGs and sleep spindles shows dogs learn when they're sleeping. There were no age differences, but females do it better than males.

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Make sure they are getting enough sleep and that they are eating correctly, doing exercise regularly, avoiding health hazards, and having regular checkups.

How to Have Lucid Dreams

By Michelle Carr Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Dream Factory
Researchers tested the effectiveness of three common lucid dreaming techniques.

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Social Life

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Talking Apes
Although the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation are widely known, few people pay much attention to the social side of sleep.
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Better Sleep with 5-HTP

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Relaxation, a strong bio clock, and better sleep: 5-HTP may help.

ADHD in Some Children Could Be Due to Insufficient Sleep

Biological delays in sleep onset at night, hectic family schedules, and artificial lighting have been linked to too little sleep and lower attention span in ADHD.

Weight Man-age-ment

By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on October 01, 2017 in Eng(aging)
Aging: a common attribution for weight gain, but a fair one?
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Alien Abduction Part III

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 30, 2017 in Sleepless in America
Alien abduction experiences may be due to a wide range of causes including hypnotic phenomena, surgical anesthesia, sleep state dissociations, and maybe alien abductions.