Should you skip the nightcap? Alcohol may worsen sleep. Discover 5 reasons why.
Media press release describing Insomnia Solved, a self-directed book on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) by Dr. Brandon R. Peters, available on Amazon.com and launching during Sleep Awareness Week 2018.
Insomnia can be a devastating disorder and effective treatment of insomnia may be elusive. Sleeping pills have side effects and may be dangerous or ineffective. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) can be helpful, and online therapy may make the treatment more accessible for millions of people in need of it. Read more from Dr. Peters on The Huffington Post.
The same digital screens that have helped nurture a generation of insomniacs can also help restore regular sleep, researchers reported. In a 2016 study, more than half of chronic insomniacs who used an automated online therapy program reported improvement within weeks and were sleeping normally a year later. Read more from The New York Times.
What if some of the problems so often associated with growing older didn’t need to occur? Better yet, what if some of these physical and mental impairments could be reversed? Consider the role of sleep apnea as an unexpected contributor to many ailments erroneously attributed to aging and the reversals possible with effective treatment. Read more from Dr. Peters on The Huffington Post.
A few months ago, I met with a woman in Stanford’s general sleep clinic who had a common complaint: restless sleep. However, upon further questioning, it became clear that she had a slightly more unusual problem. She had recurrent episodes of sleep-related eating.
Poor sleep can profoundly affect the lives of teenagers. As summer draws to a close and school-aged children gear up to return to class, it is helpful to pause and recognize the importance of quality sleep. In order to achieve this, as this clinical case demonstrates, some youth may need help from a sleep specialist. Discover more in this Huffington Post article by Dr. Peters.