How Does Reading Before Bed Affect My Sleep?

thesleepdoctor.com| How Does Reading Before Bed Affect My Sleep? I’m frequently asked about reading before bed and it’s a very interesting topic. Before I talk about that though, I wanted to say thank you. I’m grateful to everyone who has taken my three question sleep survey about the content you’d like to see in these…

How To Get Quality Sleep On An Airplane

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Get Quality Sleep On An Airplane Here’s How to Get Quality Sleep on an Airplane It’s no easy task to doze off during a flight. We can find ourselves surrounded by crying children, loud adults, the hustle and bustle of the service cart, small-bladdered seatmates, unexpected turbulence and static-filled announcements from the…

10 Things Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Know About Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| 10 Things Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Know About Sleep Since I travel so much, I’ve learned to be pretty self-directed in my exercise. I’ll take advantage of a hotel gym or pool, or grab a morning run outdoors (a great way to help alleviate jet lag). But over the years I have worked with…

Social Media Use By Teenagers And Lack Of Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| Social Media Use By Teenagers And Lack Of Sleep There are so many things we worry about for our children. My high school age daughter just left for China on Wednesday for a live abroad program, and a thousand possibilities have run through my mind, most of them very positive, but a few caused…

Looking For The Next Great Entrepreneurial Idea? Sleep Can Help You Find It.

thesleepdoctor.com| Looking For The Next Great Entrepreneurial Idea? Sleep Can Help You Find It. I’m fascinated by entrepreneurs and the work they do. I think a lot of us are. To be an entrepreneur is to work at the cutting edge of society, culture, and industry. Conceiving new ideas, imagining new applications for existing technology—and…

Data Says You Are Probably Not Sleeping Or Relaxing Enough

thesleepdoctor.com| Data Says You Are Probably Not Sleeping Or Relaxing Enough The Data Says That You’re Probably Not Sleeping or Relaxed Enough Everyone says that they like to relax, but a new study finds that people aren’t practicing what they preach. From going on vacation to getting a good night’s rest, the citizens of the…

How To Create A Back To School Sleep Schedule

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Create A Back To School Sleep Schedule I can’t believe it’s already time to talk about how to create a back to school sleep schedule!. The week has flown by, but it was a full and productive week and I felt like I was able to accomplish a lot. My favorite activity…

A Reader Sounds the Sleeplessness Alarm on a Public Safety Issue

thesleepdoctor.com| A Reader Sounds the Sleeplessness Alarm on a Public Safety Issue I love hearing from readers who respond to my articles with questions, comments, and sleep stories of their own. My readers make up an incredibly bright, thoughtful community, with a lot of strong opinions and a lot of motivation to harness the power…

How Sleep Impacts Performance At Work

thesleepdoctor.com| How Sleep Impacts Performance At Work Have you ever wondered how your sleep impacts your performance at work? Sleep impacts every aspect of our lives and has a ripple effect that involves our families and our work. We don’t live in a bubble, and when we lose sleep or we get poor sleep it…

What Sleep is Like at Every Age: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and Beyond

thesleepdoctor.com| What Sleep is Like at Every Age: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and Beyond I’ve been writing about what sleep looks like at every age. Last week, we covered sleep in young adulthood, right up to the start of middle age. This week, I’m jumping back in to talk about how we sleep during middle…

Post Concussive Insomnia and Should We Sleep In Separate Beds?

thesleepdoctor.com| Post Concussive Insomnia and Should We Sleep In Separate Beds? This week has been one for the record books for sure, and it included discussing Post Concussive Insomnia, an important topic if you, like me, have experienced a concussion. The week started with a trip to see Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of Amen Clinics….

What Sleep is Like at Every Age: 20s, 30s, and 40s

thesleepdoctor.com| What Sleep is Like at Every Age: 20s, 30s, and 40s From our first days as newborns all the way to our old age, sleep changes throughout our lifetimes. Sleep is a dynamic process, one that affects (and is affected by) every other aspect of our lives and our biology. Bio rhythms shift, sleep…