“Tell me how to sleep!” It’s a phrase I hear virtually every day. These days, millions of us are dealing with some level of sleep-deprivation, and that’s bad news for all those minds and bodies. Good, restorative sleep is a cornerstone of wellness and an absolute must if you’re going to maintain strong
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As a holistic psychiatrist practicing in New York City, I see a lot of people who struggle with sleep. Sleep problems include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, not getting tired at night, not having enough time to get adequate sleep, and sleeping well but not feeling rested in the morning. While I can’t shorten your commute time or work hours, and I can’t stop a crying infant from disrupting your sleep, we can improve the quality of your sleep with a few easy fixes.
I love this TED Talk by John Lloyd taking us on an animated tour of the invisible….gravity….the stars in day…thoughts….the human genome….time….atoms and on and on. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. This talk will make you question what you actually know.
Though sleep disorders are hardly new – even Aristotle wrote about them – our modern round-the-clock lifestyles, plus caffeine, alcohol, lack of exercise, stress, and a myriad of other factors have conditioned our bodies to stay awake. Sleep at times seems like the impossible dream and staying up is wearing us out. So is there hope for the bleary-eyed? Is a good night’s rest even possible these days? Absolutely! But first, you’ll need to brush up on your sleeping skills and make a few simple daytime changes so you can sleep better tonight. Here’s where to start: