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According to The New York Times, Blackberry addicts affected by last week’s outage suffered withdrawal symptoms, including insomnia.  Can any of this blog’s readers verify that their sleep was affected by the temporary information withdrawal?

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Michael Breus, Ph.D - The Sleep Doctor is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and one of only 168 psychologists to pass the Sleep Medical Specialty Board without going to medical school. Dr. Breus is a sought after lecturer and his knowledge is shared daily in major national media worldwide including Today, Dr. Oz, Oprah, and for fourteen years as the sleep expert on WebMD. Dr. Breus is the bestselling author of The Power of When, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan and Good Night!

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  1. Hi Dr. Breus,
    I hope you are doing well. This story you mention reminds me of an HBO documentary that will be aired May 23 about the filmaker’s stressors that have led to chronic insomnia. It just so happens that a few of our friends from the Sleep Professional Community — Drs. William Dement, Mark Rosekind, Dick Simon, Art Speilman and Leonid Kayumov — star in the 90-minute film, “Wide Awake.” I have some information about it on my blog, and there’s a preview you can view. Let me know what you think about the show!
    Sleep well,

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