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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 10/2008

Tired Teachers

| Posted 10.01.2008 | Healthy Living

I've written a lot about sleep-deprived parents, kids, and students, but I don't think I've given teachers the nod lately, if ever.  According to...

Warning: Energy Drinks Stealing Sleep and Sanity

| Posted 10.06.2008 | Healthy Living

Energy drinks do more than work against sleep; they can cause you to feel anxious, jittery, and wired and tired at the same time.

Get Sleep, Get Smart, Get Sane

| Posted 10.10.2008 | Healthy Living

It's hard not to comment on the financial doom surrounding us this week like a darkening tunnel, but I want to point something out that's very positiv...

Insomnia, Drug Abuse and Kids

| Posted 10.13.2008 | Healthy Living

It's not something you like to hear about, but a recent study that you can read about here suggests that adolescents who suffer from insomnia have a h...

The iSleep: a New Laptop Pillow for Nappers

| Posted 10.21.2008 | Style

I'm surprised it took so long for someone to invent this "laptop pillow": a small pillow that will inflate using air from your notebook vents when you close the screen and rest your head on it.

Need a New Alarm Clock? I Dare You to Try...

| Posted 10.26.2008 | Healthy Living

Oh, and wouldn't it be fun to be an alarm clock designer? I spent some time looking for some of the quirkiest alarm clocks out there.

The #1 Way to Beat the Afternoon Slump

| Posted 10.30.2008 | Healthy Living

Forget what Newsweek is suggesting as a way to beat the afternoon slump and just try this instead: a 20 to 30 minute nap. Seriously. I dare you. When ...