Two books have recently been published that speak to the challenge of achieving a good night of sleep. One of …
hile many of Freud’s specific interpretations regarding which functions are being served, his portrayal of dreams as highly generative products of the human mind and heart seems to hold up with further study of dreams. We must marvel at the capacity of the dream to bring together and creatively integrate vast amounts of available information
There is the need for our body to adjust to a time zone change. Even the one-hour shift from standard to daylight savings time can produce sleep-related problems.
Advocates for mindfulness suggest that this practice plays a vital role in helping us prepare for sleep by creating directed and focused attention on the present experience—which, in turn, yields direct and indirect health and sleep benefits.
Stress-reduction is a no-nonsense pathway. It is specifically intended to help people get and stay healthy—and one of the major areas in which stress-reduction might be most helpful is in helping us fall asleep and stay asleep.
This first component one pathway is clearly much more than an easily overlooked trail or side road—it is a freeway leading to sleep.
This is probably the most important of the four components. However, all (or most) of the pathways associated with this component have an elusive and often indirect impact on sleep quality.