I never dreamed on my sleep medication, but my waking life turned into a nightmare. Off of the pills, I'm getting better at sleeping, and better at handling the day.
Counting minutes is a form of panic -- and when your body senses panic, it instinctively stays wide awake.
Studies have begun to examine the use of Netflix as a procrastination method, even as a form of sleep procrastination.
As we journey through this cold and flu season, I hope many of us heed Nona's advice about chicken soup being good for a cold. When it came to sl...
Sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, yet so many people treat it like a luxury, thinking they're just "not good sleepers" when they wake up tired and miserable.
Dear Mom, I remember the day we first met. It actually wasn't that long ago. December 2015 if I remember correctly? The look on your face when you ...
If you've ever tried to wake a teenager for school at 0-Dark Thirty, you may suspect you're fighting a losing battle. Actually what you're fighting is...
Prior to my son's birth, a seasoned father had warned me of the perils I would soon face. He told me that a hallmark of fatherhood was doubting oneself and failing often, but that these transgressions would pale in comparison to the more serious and unavoidable trespass: that although I would love every moment with my son, exhaustion would make certain that I hardly remembered any of it.
Don't forget to turn off all notifications (especially social media, emails, and text messages) on your device, and place it facedown so you're not exposed to the blue light, which has been shown to disrupt sleep, Colon warns. Use your device's sleep timer so that the music goes off long after you've arrived in slumberland.
Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss.
For whatever reason, we believe that those who sleep the least are the smartest, the hardest-working - the ones who will go on to be immensely rich and successful. But why do we celebrate the students who can't effectively manage their time?
Every day there were new things to add my already excessive to-do list, and the first things that suffered were nutrition and that eight-hour sleep I once enjoyed many years ago.
Most nights I wake up some time between 2:00 and 4:00 and stay up for a few excruciating hours, the kind where you can feel every minute pass. It's been this way for almost two years.
News flash: "Sleep is for the weak?" Not a real thing.
Once again, the importance of sleep comes at us, demonstrating that pulling all-nighters in the office, being praised for getting by on little sleep, and yawning our way through life simply isn't healthy.
It feels as if both Penn and its students choose to tune out potential solutions to the problem of sleep deprivation even though we regularly obsess over it.