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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,…

Biohacking and neurohacking: Is the human body due for an upgrade?

Biohackers and neurohackers are tech-inspired problem-solvers who want to find DIY ways to “upgrade” their biology and cognitive abilities.  Biohacks run the gamut from the socially acceptable (exercise, coffee) to the extreme (hyperbaric chambers, microchips embedded under the skin). The concept of biohacking can make us explore what we value…

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…

How-to have a lucid dream: 5 tips (Video)

A lucid dream is one in which the individual knows he or she is dreaming. According to sleep experts at Tuck.com, as many as 82% of people report having a lucid dream at least once in their lives. And while many wake up pretty quickly after making this strange realization,…

How-to prevent jet lag: 5 tips (Video)

If you’ve ever flown across time zones, you’ve probably experienced jet lag—and you probably never want to experience it again. Here are 5 tips for preventing this temporary yet taxing sleep problem: One, move your bedtime. If you’re going east, start bumping your bedtime up. In the week leading up…

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