Exercise and Sleep Quality

Dov Michaeli

Posted 3/11/12 on The Doctor Weighs In

According to a report issued by the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, 30% to 40% of people in the United States have insomnia within any given year, defined by the National Institutes of Health as ‘‘an experience of inadequate or poor quality sleep’’.

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Can’t Fall Asleep? Just Cool It.

Dov Michaeli

First posted 7/10/11 on The Doctor Weighs In

For Laurie

Who among us hasn’t spent at one time or another a sleepless night, tossing and turning, praying for the light of dawn to finally redeem us from our private sleepless hell? Racing thoughts, emotional distress –conspiring to torment us into tired wakefulness –are the demons of the night. Thankfully, for most of us this is a passing experience. We bounce back, have a good night’s sleep, and barely remember that nightmare of sleeplessness. But not all of us. If you suffer from difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, or having nonrefreshing sleep for at least 1 month you are an insomniac.

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