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The 3 Biggest Myths About Good Sleep (M)

Some of the myths about sleep are dangerous to health. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Where to Start When You Want to Optimize Your Health

You could spend forever working out exactly how to live a healthy life—the Internet is full of hacks meant to help you optimize each little detail. But honestly, most of the benefits of sleep, exercise, and diet come from just doing the basics right. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, here’s where to start.Read more...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Sleep, Diet, Fitness, Stress, Exercise, Lifehacks


Don't Worry If Your Sleep Tracker Says Your Sleep Was Bad

Hands up if you’ve ever woken up from an okay night of sleep, checked your phone, and found that your sleep was “low quality” or that you got very little “deep” sleep. How did you feel the rest of the day? Crappy? It’s possible you can blame your tracker, not your actual level of sleep, at least partially for how you…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Sleep, Medicine, Tech, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Don


9 Tips and Tricks for Creating a Calming Bedtime Routine When You Have Kids

It’s safe to say that everyone knows about the importance of having a bedtime routine for helping us get a good night’s sleep. But when you have kids, things can get tricky, because there are plenty of competing factors. Sometimes, it takes forever, plus an hour, to get your child to bed, and by that point, you’re exhausted — and restless. Maybe you find yourself zoning out on the couch or staring at the ceiling, thinking about the 100,000 things you need to do. And maybe you start doing the...
Tags: Psychology, General, Parenting, Sleep, Children, Habits, Self-help, Hyperactivity, Mental Health And Wellness, Robinson, Clark, Sleep Habits, Sara Robinson, Sleep Hygiene, Bedtime, Keely Clark


People Blame This For Sleep Loss And Laziness (M)

Twenty percent of women and 12 percent of men report losing sleep because of this. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


11 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your mental and physical well-being. Few things are more frustrating than when you lay down, and you simply can’t go to sleep. We’re going outline several common but surprising reasons why you can’t sleep below. You Have Blue-Light Insomnia Experts (and maybe even your family) has repeated time and time again to turn off the electronics before you go to bed. If you don’t, you could fall victim to blue-light insomnia. Your electronic devices emit a bl...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Lifehacks


Why Can’t I Sleep?

From a young woman in India: I am struggling to sleep every night. I don’t get a complete sleep my pattern is broken every 45 minutes, at times I feel completely sleepless. I was on antidepressants 4 years back and I feel they are side effects of them.. I feel sleepy but my brain ponders all the time and I end up waking up. I do meditate for good 15 min but Nothing works the best. Pls help me to solve my problem . My relationship with my husband is smooth. It’s doubtful that the sleep problems a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, India, Anxiety, Intrusive Thoughts, Sleep Disorder


When Your Recovery Is Frustratingly Slow

It seems like you’ve been ill forever. For weeks, maybe months, it has felt like a major effort to do life. On a good day, you might muddle through. On not so good days, it’s hard to get out of bed, much less shower or get to work. Major mental illness has knocked you down and out. Worse, it seems like you aren’t getting any better. Hold onto the fact that long term studies have shown that most people diagnosed with even the most severe forms of mental illness at least get relief from s...
Tags: Psychology, Sweden, Sleep, Recovery, Mental Health And Wellness, Medications, NIMH


"My mother does not like to admit that anything is ever sad or wrong, so if my father would say something like, 'During the Depression …' She’d say...'"

"'Oh, Dick, there was no Depression.' She was like a Depression-denier"/"My mother was more like a personal depression-denier. Her whole thing was if you were sad, she would say, 'Stop staring at your navel.' When I grew up, I didn’t know what other people talked to each other about, because there were so many things we didn’t talk about"/"My mother was very can-do. She told me, 'Nobody needs more than four hours of sleep.' I hate sleeping. Guilt gets me up"/"I like to sleep because I’m interest...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Law, Motherhood, Laziness, Dick, Roz Chast, Ann Althouse, Patricia Marx, The Blog Has A Theme Today


8 Reasons Why Your Depression May Not Be Getting Better

You’ve been to four psychiatrists and tried over a dozen medication combinations. You still wake up with that dreadful knot in your stomach and wonder if you will ever feel better. Some people enjoy a straight path to remission. They get diagnosed. They get a prescription. They feel better. Others’ road to recovery isn’t so linear. It’s full of winding bends and dead-ends. Sometimes it’s entirely blocked. By what? Here are a few impediments to treatment to consider if your symptoms aren’t improv...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Support, Self-help, Insomnia, Depression, Bipolar, Treatment, Trauma, Johns Hopkins, Medications, Mood Disorder, Johns Hopkins University, Kay Redfield Jamison, National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA


"Newness or difference from the norm is a very urban, almost postmodern, quest. It is recent. It is class-based."

Said NYT food-studies scholar Krishnendu Ray, quoted in "The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day" by Joe Pinsker in The Atlantic. Pinsker goes on:So, when accounting for the totality of human experience, it is the variety-seekers—not the same-lunchers—who are the unusual ones....The daily rituals of office life are characterized by their monotony and roteness, and bringing a different lunch each day is a sunny, inspired attempt to combat all the repetition. I do genuinely appreciate the optim...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Food, Marriage, Sleep, Law, Friends, Fish, Boredom, Cnbc, Ray, Tupperware, Normal, Cooper, Ann Althouse, Krishnendu Ray


A nap will lower your blood pressure as much as a low dose of blood pressure medication.

A new study says, per BBC. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Health, Sleep, Law, Bbc, Ann Althouse


6 Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help You Fall Asleep

You’re all-too familiar with the cracks and indentations of your bedroom ceiling. Because you’ve spent one-too-many sleepless nights staring at it. And staring. And staring. And staring some more. You likely don’t struggle with insomnia or another sleep disorder, but on some nights, it’s simply tough to fall asleep–and stay that way. Psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT, noted that it’s tough to slow ourselves down when our minds and nervous systems have been going, going, going...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, New York City, Habits, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, San Francisco Bay, Thompson, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Yoga Journal, Williamson, Tate, Denver Colo


How Your Sleep Quality Affects Alzheimer’s Risk (M)

Sleep can help to clear the brain of toxic substances that lead to Alzheimer's disease. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You ...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


"Catching up" on lost sleep may actually do more harm than good

Sleeping late on weekends not only won't help much when it comes to your sleep debt from the week, it can also lead to weight gain, insulin sensitivity, and nighttime hunger. University of Colorado Boulder sleep physiologist Christopher Depner ran a study involving young adults who were assigned different sleep regimens over a two week period, including a group of "weekend recovery sleepers." They report their results in the scientific journal Current Biology. From Science News: Lack of slee...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Sleep, Salvador Dalí, Ucla, University of Colorado Boulder, Counting Sheep, Peter Liu, Christopher Depner, Depner


Want Better Workouts? Hit the Sack Early

We’re overextended and exhausted, but we have weights to lift, miles to run, and muscles to build. The problem, though, is that the only time many people have to achieve fitness goals often overlaps with (what should be) bedtime. It’s a Catch-22. Sleep isn’t something to tamper with. It’s serious business. We need at least seven hours to lower our risks of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression. On top of that, getting enough sleep keeps us from dealing with energy-...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Lifehacks, Tommy Caldwell, Bryan, National Sleep Foundation, Chris Benchetler, Bryan Cole


Bedtime social media use may be harming UK teenagers, study says

Exclusive: a fifth of 13- to 15-year-olds ‘spend five hours or more a day on social media’Teenagers in Britain may be putting their health and education at risk by spending too much time on social media at bedtime, according to a major study into adolescent sleep habits.More than a third of teenagers spent at least three hours a day on social media, with a fifth devoting at least five hours to the activity, researchers found. Those who were on social media for three hours or more daily were most...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Media, Education, Sleep, Children, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Britain, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing


A Common Sign of Vitamin D Deficiency

Around half the world’s population is deficient in vitamin D. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Nutrition, Sleep, Jeremy Dean


A Quick Way To Overcome Lack Of Sleep (M)

Sleep deprivation leads to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy ...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Mindfulness, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


"'I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone,' she explained, 'they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina.'"

"She was laying out why she didn’t have a partner, why she worried about the depletion of artistic energy that stripping bare in front of someone could precipitate. 'I’m lonely when I’m in relationships,' she continued. 'It’s my condition as an artist.'... There it was, in black and white: Dating could sap you. There it was: If you want to be your fullest self, it’s possible a partner will weigh you down...."From "How Lady Gaga convinced me to give up dating — and finish my book" by Anna Maxymiw...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Law, Sex, Wikipedia, Pregnancy, Mythology, Lady Gaga, Gaga, Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Anna Maxymiw WaPo


Psychology Around the Net: February 16, 2019

Are you ready to get all the latest on whether or not talking to bots is good for your mental health, how your occupation can affect how effective your depression treatments are, and the difference between shameful secrets and guilty secrets (and which ones hurt us more)? We hope so, because we have all that and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net! Can Talking to a Bot Help You Feel Better? Maybe…but at what cost? Says psychologist and MIT professor Sherry Turkle: “We expect more fr...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Technology, Sleep, Study, Research, Mit, Depression, Treatment, Anxiety, Guilt, Sexuality, Sex Life, Columbia University, Bots, Asmr


Don’t Like Sleeping

A lot of people like to sleep, I don’t like to sleep, its not that when I am tired I cant sleep, its just that I don’t want to sleep. I would rather do things like watch youtube, play games, or just relax and read. So I guess I am asking is why do I just not like to sleep. When I was younger I couldn’t wait to get to bed and sleep and now I just want to do anything but sleep. Is that strange? Is there something wrong with me? This isn’t a recent development either. For the past 3 years, I’ve bee...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, Anxiety, Personality, Sleep Disorder, Sleep Problems, Hyposomnia


The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep.Indeed, surveys by the and YouGov r...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Obesity, Cancer, Life and style, Society, Heart Attack, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Alzheimer's, Yougov, Sleep apnoea


Research Finds New Health Benefits from Sleep

“To die, to sleep — perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Everyone requires sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is known to aid in healing, in memory formation, reducing stress, eliminating toxins – literally wiping the slate clean of the day’s experiences to begin anew. The subject of decades of research, sleep science continues to amass evidence of new health benefits from sleep. A Single Gene T...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Memory, Research, Insomnia, Agitation, Anger Management, University of Pennsylvania, Anger, Jackson, Nightmares, Smith, Sleep Disorder, Northwestern University, Memory And Perception, Circadian Rhythm


When to Check if You're Hangry

The most crucial moment of my day is the first three minutes after I get home. I’m at my lowest point. If I’m asked to make a decision or address a problem, I will answer uselessly or irritably. I can’t eliminate that small stupid period. But I’ve figured out how to work around it, by paying attention to my body.Read more...
Tags: Mind Hacks, Health, Sleep, Mental Health, Hunger, Mood, Lifehacks, Self Care


12 Ways to Keep Going with Depression

About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The follow...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Facebook, Europe, New York, Sleep, France, Spain, Personal, Self-help, Depression, Santiago, Santiago De Compostela, Stress Reduction, God, Brussels


Understanding the Loneliness Epidemic

Much like the opioid crisis, loneliness is an epidemic. According to results from Cigna’s U.S. Loneliness Index, a survey of more than 20,000 American adults ages 18 and older, nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone or left out. One in four Americans rarely or never feel as though there are people who understand them. Two in five Americans sometimes or always feel that their relationships are not meaningful and that they are isolated from others. And one in five people...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Sleep, Relationships, Friends, Happiness, America, Social Media, Social Withdrawal, Harvard, Cigna, Social Isolation, Loneliness, Behavioral Health, Mental Health And Wellness, McPherson


Five benefits of being an early riser

Rise with the lark and you can expect a happier, more productive life, researchers suggest. And if you’re a woman you seem less likely to suffer from breast cancerA large-scale genetics study recently conducted by Exeter University revealed that people who are “early birds” have greater levels of happiness and are at a lower risk of depression compared to those who are “night owls”. The authors speculated that this was because the “night owl” body clock conflicts with work patterns and school ti...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Sleep, Life and style, Society, Medical Research, Health & wellbeing, Exeter University


Psychology Around the Net: February 2, 2019

Happy Groundhog Day! Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not? Can we expect six more weeks of winter or do we get an early spring? I don’t know at the time of this writing (I hope an early spring!), but what I do know is that this week’s Psychology Around the Net has the latest on new studies regarding music and mental health, what being a night owl could do to your mental health and overall well-being, the discussion of mental illness in Netflix’s The Ted Bundy Tapes, and more! Fighting ...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Sleep, Research, Self-help, Creativity, Netflix, Yoga, Mental Health Break, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net, Phil, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Institutes of Health, Ted Bundy


Facebook could be forced to share data on effects to the young

Social media firms should be compelled to protect users and legislation is needed, find MPsSocial media companies such as Facebook and Twitter could be required by law to share data with researchers to help examine potential harms to young people’s health and identify who may be at risk.Surveys and studies have previously suggested a link between the use of devices and networking sites and an increase in problems among teenagers and younger children ranging from poor sleep to bullying, mental he...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Media, Sleep, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People



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