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Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Psychiatric Disorders?


You’ll see squillions and gazillions of  pieces on how folks said to “have”  a “mental illness” struggle with sleep. Q. What if that story is all arse-about-face? Or, if you prefer: “ass-backwards” ? Matt Walker has been asking similar questions. … Continue reading

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Sleep deprivation induces psychosis in healthy humans


More research telling us what we already know – lack of sleep can lead to your world starting to look and feel very strange, and people treating you as less than human-  it is after all the the basis if … Continue reading

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No 9 Dream – John Lennon


Seemed so very real, it seemed so real to me Took a walk down the street Thru the heat whispered trees I thought I could hear Somebody call out my name as it started to rain So long ago Was … Continue reading

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you’re innocent when you dream – Tom Waits


The bats are in the belfry the dew is on the moor where are the arms that held me and pledged her love before and pledged her love before [CHORUS] It’s such a sad old feeling the fields are soft … Continue reading

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Why do we dream?


More on sleep and how we are beginning to understand what it’s about. This time dreams . From the BBC popular science show Horizon. There are many links with and references to mental wellness:  fear, anxiety, depression, trauma, talk therapy, creativity, problem solving, and the … Continue reading

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secrets of the sleeping brain – Matt Walker


Sleep, blessed sleep I think everybody I meet has some kind of trouble sleeping at least sometimes: be it quantity, quality or both. Yesterday I went to take a nap thinking it would be the normal  half hour thing that works … Continue reading

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Sleep: brain rule #7


John Medina’s Brain Rules is one of my favourite books. Except tis not just a book but  a full-on audiovisual multimedia project that’s designed using the “rules” it seeks to share with you. 12 principles for thriving and surviving at work, … Continue reading

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Yawn – Andrew Newburg


Article from Pensylvania Gazette 1979   Yawn It’s one of the best things you can do for your brain. By Andrew Newburg | Yawn. Go ahead: Laugh if you want (though you’ll benefit your brain more if you smile), but … Continue reading

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