Sleep Disturbances

What is sleep paralysis and how can I get it to stop?

Sleep paralysis is a terrifying and poorly understood phenomenon. Sufferers find themselves suddenly partially awake with their eyes open but unable to move as an evil and malevolent entity creeps toward their bed.   Sleep paralysis isn’t the same as having a nightmare–sufferers are aware of their surroundings, sleeping position,…

Syncing your body with sunlight: How to undo chronodisruption this fall and winter

Chronobiologists study how bodies can fall out of sync with the natural world’s circadian rhythms, a phenomenon called chronodisruption. Modern humans experience chronodisruption on a massive scale, thanks to artificial light pollution, social jet lag, late-night electronics, and other factors.  This misalignment of natural cues can have adverse consequences for…

Online Counseling Question: Why am I having strange dreams amid Coronavirus outbreak? (Video)

Click here to schedule online counseling at Thriveworks. Hi, my name is Emily Simonian and I’m a licensed clinician at Thriveworks in Washington DC. The question that was asked was, “Why am I having strange dreams during covid?” And that’s a great question because since the Coronavirus outbreak, I’m sure a lot…

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