Sleep Deprivation

Sleep is a physiological need. It is just like water, nourishment, and oxygen. Without it, we cannot exist. Even insufficient amounts of quality sleep can have far-reaching negative effects on how we function. Unfortunately, in this day and age, sleep deprivation has become common among teenagers and young adults. In some sense, it is “badge […]

Understanding the Results of a Sleep Study

Your primary care provider recommends that you undergo a PSG (Polysomnography). What does this mean, and how do you interpret the results of this sleep study? This article in short: A Sleep Study (polysomnography) is recommended when your sleep complaints raise the suspicion of sleep apnea. During a sleep study, specialists measure and record several […]

Fitbit Sleep Score – Teach Yourself to Sleep Better

Enough sleep of proper quality is an essential ingredient of a healthy life. How do you know whether you sleep enough though? And more importantly: how do you know that the sleep you get is truly of a satisfactory quality? This is a Dream… The short answer to that is Fitbit. The longer answer is […]

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

Melissa officinalis is a plant from the mint family, which is why it is also known as balm mint. More often however it is referred to as lemon balm, sweet balm, or common balm. Lemon balm may alleviate stress and anxiety and increase calmness, while improving mood and cognitive performance. In addition to being an anti-oxidant, […]

SleepPhones – Headphones for Sleeping

SleepPhones® is a great solution for people who want to use headphones for sleeping or during practices which involve lying down on the side. For years I would struggle with using headphones for example during wake-induced lucid dreaming exercises or astral projections where I would use binaural beats to induce a change in consciousness. I’m […]