Sleep

I’m Sleeping Better- Now What?

I’m Sleeping Better- Now What?

By: Christina Pierpaoli Parker, PhD For people who struggle with initiating and maintaining sleep—oftentimes for decades—insomnia assumes centrality in their lives, even their identity.  A well-recognized clinical phenomenon in the world of behavioral sleep...

Five Counterintuitive Ways to Fall Asleep

Five Counterintuitive Ways to Fall Asleep

People with chronic insomnia experience difficulties falling and/or staying asleep as least 3 nights per week for 3 months or longer. Symptoms cause distress and daytime impairment including fatigue, mood disturbance, anxiety, irritability, reduced quality of life,...

7 Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Fatigue

7 Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Fatigue

How not to sleepwalk through your workday  Insomnia—or difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep interfering with wakefulness—can sometimes make you feel like your productivity has gone out to lunch. Associated features of insomnia— whether acute or...

How to Have the Nightmare of Your Dreams

How to Have the Nightmare of Your Dreams

A Nightmarish Two Years By: Dr. Christina Pierpaoli Parker, PhD COVID-19 has produced unprecedented spikes in psychiatric and sleep symptoms, including those of posttraumatic stress and substance abuse disorders, depression, and...