Drop and Give Me 20!

In episode 5 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I talk about a way to make the most effective part (stimulus control) of the most effective way of overcoming insomnia (CBT-I) better. And it’s not doing a bunch of push-ups or joining the Army! It’s a really cool...

CBT-I (Not “CBD Aye”)

In episode 4 of the Sleep On It podcast, I talk about how getting better at perceiving your sleep can be improved, how that leads to better sleep and less insomnia. The best way to do this is by using a collection of strategies designed to change behaviors, habits and...

At Least It Looks Cool!

Episode 3 of Sleep On It! podcast has me (“The Harpoleptic”) talking about sleep tracking with a wrist device, how that might actually not be good for people with insomnia (but they look cool!), and how there is no physical test for chronic insomnia...

The Big Sleep

In episode #2 of the Sleep On It! podcast, I describe how our body systems are definitely not in a “time out” while we sleep, especially in REM. Hear a very interesting quote from the author of Don Quixote. Blues harp sounding a little better!...

Sleep On It! Podcast

I have decided to do a regular podcast called Sleep On It!  I will be talking all things sleep: what we know about sleep, what we used to think sleep was, what happens during sleep, what happens to us with too little sleep, how to sleep better, and…me playing a...

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Awake late at night. The thought can be very troublesome to those who frequently experience it.  That nightly, predictable, wake-up in the wee hours can become so ingrained and expected that on the rare night it doesn’t happen, you would think a miracle of...

Making Sleep Effortless

Sleep is a struggle for roughly 15% of all adults.  Trouble falling asleep or falling back to sleep lead many insomnia sufferers to resort to medication(s) of some sort, be it prescription or over the counter (OTC), or alcohol. I’ve always thought that physical...

v 2.0!

One week ago a new version of the Sleep On Cue app for iPhone was released!  You may have noticed the name change from “SleepQ”, and the new color scheme.  The name is more intuitive, and the color change reduces glare.  Other great upgrades were also...

Options

Rarely do I hear someone say, “I just did this one thing and my sleep now is great!”  At least, it is rare that I hear that after a little while.  Almost anything can help sleep for a few nights, or even a month or two.  The effectiveness of sleeping...

Sleep Training with a Twist

As the SleepQ app for iPhone gains popularity, I had a chance to communicate with one user who took a different approach to his sleep.  And he discovered a way to use the app to help get back to sleep in the middle of the night easier.  Difficulty getting back to...