The dangers of drowsy driving

The dangers of drowsy driving

As the investigation into New York’s Metro-North train derailment continues, attention has focused on the alertness of the train’s driver. Reports indicate that the engineer at the controls dozed off, and that an alert system designed to activate automatic brakes when...
Chronic Illness and Insomnia

Chronic Illness and Insomnia

Coping with a chronic illness or health condition can be stressful. Nearly all chronic illness results in some level of disruption to “normal” daily life and routines.  Another all-too frequent problem for people with chronic health problems? Poor and...
Could camping help your insomnia?

Could camping help your insomnia?

Summer is quickly drawing to a close. Have you spent any time camping outside under the stars? If the answer is no, you might want to think about pulling out that tent from the garage. Camping can be a lot of fun, but that’s not why I’m suggesting it. New research...
Insomnia impairs emotional regulation

Insomnia impairs emotional regulation

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse. Stress and worry, as well as mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can interfere with sleep. And an abundance of...
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