Sleep Deficiency – a Public Health Epidemic

By Wayne Caswell, founder of Modern Health Talk and cofounder of Intelligent Sleep According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 70 million American workers suffer from chronic sleep problems, and researchers have associated their insufficient sleep with increased risks of inflammation, obesity, diabetes, depression, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and early death. That’s why the CDC has Read More …

Sleep Balance – Your Path to Better Sleep

By Bruce Meleski, PhD, Intelligent Sleep Consultant (part 1 of 2) In the modern world, sleep is the ultimate human balancing act, providing rest and recovery while living in a 24 hour stimulated environment with lights, noise, smells, toxins, and stressful events continuously.  As a result, many people suffer from sleep loss and sleep related issues. From chronic disease to Read More …

Brain Entrainment for Better Sleep and Health

By Bruce Meleski, PhD, Intelligent Sleep Consultant (part 2 of 2) The human body has many pulses, rhythms, and frequencies that can be measured and recorded.  Heart rate is one of the best known, represented by beats per minute.  Depending upon the efficiency of the heart, there can be wide variations in one’s heart rate.  Certain conditions also impact heart Read More …

Alzheimer’s Statistics

EDITOR: These [reposted 2015] stats are from Alzheimers.net, an online community dedicated to education, advocacy and supporting those whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Alzheimers.net was created by people touched by Alzheimer’s to give caregivers, those with Alzheimer’s a place to share our passion for change and a cure for the disease. I added a Read More …

Sleep Problems in Dementia

Sleep problems are common in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. They are also a common source of tension for family caregivers, because when your spouse or parent with Alzheimer’s doesn’t sleep well, this often means that you don’t sleep well. To make matters even worse, not getting enough sleep can worsen the behavior and mindset of someone with dementia. Of course, Read More …

How to Make a Smart Bed for your Smart Bedroom

Here’s you can make a smart bed for your smart bedroom. Because good sleep so closely tied to good health, I’ve posted dozens of articles about sleep, including many about technology and how artificial lights interfere with our biological clocks and sleep-wake cycle. I’ve also been working with Dr. Bruce Meleski to open Intelligent Sleep, a new sleep wellness and brain Read More …

The Economic Value of a Good Night’s Sleep

We live such busy lives that we’re stressed out and try to fit too much into each day, ignoring our sleep in hopes of getting more accomplished, but that’s effecting our health, work productivity, and sports performance. What if I told you that not getting great sleep could easily cost you — an extra $300,000 in medical bills and more Read More …

How Light effects Melatonin and Sleep

You heard me mention color temperature before, and the effect of watching TV or reading on the iPad before bed  (See Sleepy Yet? — How Light from Electronics Effects Sleep), but here’s why it’s important. This WebMD article examines the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate sleep & wake cycles (the circadian clock). Melatonin production in the body is triggered by darkness Read More …

The Need & Positive Effects of Restorative Sleep

By Wayne Caswell Sleep deprivation has become a terrifying problem in our on-the-go society, where working more and sleeping less can be seen as a badge of honor. But even nodding off momentarily can have disastrous results, as we saw in graphic news reports of the December Bronx Metro-North train derailment.  “I was in a daze,” engineer William Rockerfeller told investigators Read More …

Stress Management Tips

Everyone occasionally has to deal with stress, especially when starting up a business like Dr. Bruce Meleski and I are doing with Intelligent Sleep. So this week, with his permission, I’m sharing this great story from Jeffrey Fry and his 15 Stress Management Tips. When explaining stress management to an audience, a lecturer raised a glass of water and asked, “How heavy is Read More …

Snooze or Lose – TODAY Show series summary

On November 9th, TODAY launches a weeklong “Snooze or Lose” series with a commissioned survey exploring why Americans can’t sleep. Highlights with the best statistics and videos are shown below, but more can be found at the link to today.com. Sleep Statistics Americans feel so sleep deprived that almost half of adults — 65% of women — prefer a good night’s sleep over Read More …