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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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