Blackberry Outage Triggers Insomnia

According to The New York Times, Blackberry addicts affected by last week’s outage suffered withdrawal symptoms, including insomnia.  Can any of this blog’s readers verify that their sleep was affected by the temporary information...

Falling Asleep During PowerPoint Presentations

Does this happen to you?  If so, it may not be your fault — it could be your brain. From InformationWeek: The brain simply isn’t wired to absorb information in two simultaneous forms as well as it takes in one type of information. Processing the written...

Sleep Aids and Severe Side Effects

There was an interesting article about Lunesta up the other day on The Examining Room of Doctor Charles. Says drcharles: I received a letter today from Sepracor, the manufacturers of Lunesta, a popular sleep aid indicated for the treatment of insomnia. Many doctors...

Study Proves it: Parents Are Sleep-Deprived

So here is a study out of Brown Medical School that again seems obvious to me; but at least we now have some science to back it up. When kids don’t sleep, neither to their parents — specifically their mothers. Julie Boergers, PhD, studied 107 families seeking...