How Sleep Helps Build Resilience

Have you felt stressed out, anxious, or overwhelmed lately? Sometimes the world may feel like it’s out of control, especially with the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, a nearly always negative news cycle, and any personal struggles you may be dealing with.  It can be a lot to handle.  But even with all that on your […]

Cortisol and Sleep

It’s a hot topic in sleep research: the relationship between cortisol and the quality and patterns of sleep. I’ve been talking about cortisol for a while, but I’ve never devoted a stand-alone article to this important topic. It’s time to correct that. Today, I’ll talk about the role that cortisol plays in the sleep-wake cycle, […]

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Sleep?

Most of us are waiting for our turn to be vaccinated for Covid-19. I know there are a range of strong feelings and questions about the vaccines. Some people are excited and others are feeling more cautious, anxious, and wary. This is a good time to talk about how sleep can affect the body’s immune […]