Here's a quick video I produced for TEDMED this year. I figure the easiest way to explain one of our largest unrecognized public health crises is to just take a look at my own sleep deprived life. I also slip into a rant about the culture of sleep … [Read more...] about What Does Sleep Fragmentation Look Like? Let Me Show You.
As you may know if you follow this blog, recently I have been working with TEDMED on one of their 20 Great Challenges of Health and Medicine: Waking up to the causes and effects of sleep deprivation. My role has been exploring what we can do as … [Read more...] about How to Survive the Corporate Culture of Sleep Deprivation
It's easy to feel like sleep is a luxury we can't afford. And when we do get the rest we need, we can be made to feel lazy or self-indulgent. This Friday, March 15, is World Sleep Day, and one of its mission is changing the perception that sleep is … [Read more...] about Sleep is a Luxury We Can All Afford
As the parent of a newborn baby (ain't he cute?), my sleep these days is pretty much toast. Seven weeks in, I’ve accepted that I’m not going to sleep for a period of more than two hours at a time for the foreseeable future. But I’m not sleep … [Read more...] about Join the 99%: Sleep In and Take a Revolutionary Nap
In the coming weeks, I may change the title of this blog from dream studies to sleep deprivation studies. Why? Because my wife just gave birth last week to our son Connor Dungan ! Here he is only a few hours after delivery. Both Connor and Wendy … [Read more...] about Infants and sleep deprivation
Sleep plays a major role in mood regulation; that’s a truism that is behind every mother’s call for “time to go to bed!” But while the links between dreams and depression are well documented, the role of dreams in maintaining mental health is … [Read more...] about The Link Between Depression and Dreams