Sleeping/Dreaming

Dorveille and Breath: Two Sleep-Enhancing Strategies

Dorveille and Breath: Two Sleep-Enhancing Strategies

Two books have recently been published that speak to the challenge of achieving a good night of sleep. One of …

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The Nature and Function of Dreams I. An Overview

The Nature and Function of Dreams I. An Overview

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

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Status of Sleep: A Report

Status of Sleep: A Report

This is the fifth report coming from the Pathways to Sleep Project. In this report, Dr. William Bergquist briefly summarizes …

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Summary Report of Pathways to Sleep Results

Summary Report of Pathways to Sleep Results

William Bergquist, principal investigator for the Pathways to Sleep project, has prepared a summary report concerning results from Survey Four …

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Pathways to Sleep: I-E. From Health to Sleep–Time Zone Challenges

Pathways to Sleep: I-E. From Health to Sleep–Time Zone Challenges

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.

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Pathways to Sleep I (d)–From Health to Sleep: The Mindfulness Pathways

Pathways to Sleep I (d)–From Health to Sleep: The Mindfulness Pathways

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.

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Pathways to Sleep IC. From Health to Sleep–The Stress Reduction Pathway

Pathways to Sleep IC. From Health to Sleep–The Stress Reduction Pathway

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.

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Pathways to Sleep IB: From Health to Sleep–The Exercise Pathway

Pathways to Sleep IB: From Health to Sleep–The Exercise Pathway

This first component one pathway is clearly much more than an easily overlooked trail or side road—it is a freeway leading to sleep.

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Pathways to Sleep IA. From Health to Sleep Introduction to Component One

Pathways to Sleep IA. From Health to Sleep Introduction to Component One

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.

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Pathways to Sleep II: How Do We “Manage” Sleep?

Pathways to Sleep II: How Do We “Manage” Sleep?

There is a paradox embedded in the question being asked in this essay: how do we “manage” sleep? We all …

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