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Is anyone out there not fascinated by dreams? Dreaming is a universal human experience that’s also incredibly individual and personal. What are possibly the oldest “dream journals” – paintings on cave walls that some researchers think are records of ancient shaman...read more
We’re being treated to the longest days of the year right now in the Northern Hemisphere. In coastal New England, where I live, the sun is setting close to nine o’clock in the evening. All this daylight leaves plenty of time for boat rides, trail walks, and evening...read more
Some of my favorite memories from when I was a kid involve playing sports with my father. My dad and I faced off on the tennis court in the summer, and explored the woods around our house on cross-country skis all winter long. Dads who spend time being active with...read more
Guys, if you’re hanging on to a habit of taking your phone to bed with you, you’ll want to pay attention to this news: scientists have linked nighttime blue light exposure to an increased risk for prostate cancer. What is blue light? It’s a short-wavelength light that...read more
Each May in my small, coastal New England town, people turn out in droves for the Memorial Day parade. It’s flags and firetrucks and soldiers young and not-so-young, and if we’re extra lucky, plenty of sunshine. It’s a wonderful annual event and a small, but genuine...read more
We all love date nights. They’re a chance to get out of the house, no kids in tow, and re-connect with our partners. If a little wine is involved, and sweatpants are not, all the better. But it’s what happens after date night that’s even more important to maintaining...read more
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that alters sleep-wake cycles, the 24-hour biological cycles of sleep and wake that drive our urge and need for rest and activity. Narcolepsy is perhaps best known for a single symptom—a sudden, overwhelming urge to sleep that can...read more
Valentine’s Day. Hearts, chocolate, roses, romance… and sleep? It may be surprising, but not getting enough sleep significantly impacts more than just our physical health. Sufficient sleep directly affects the health, quality and even the choices we make in our...read more
“Let me sleep on it.” A common phrase that can mean one or more of the following: I want to delay telling you that the answer is “no.” I can’t make up my mind, so ask me tomorrow. I really need to think about it before making a decision. Does “sleeping on it” make a...read more
We know that we just feel better after a good night’s sleep – or at least most of us know the opposite. The Centers for Disease Control calls sleep deprivation a public health epidemic in the US, with more than 30% of adults getting less than 6 hours of sleep every...read more