Paradise Sleep Pearls

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming

One night I remember being in bed, anxiously watching the clock trying to sleep. Of which, this is a big No-No. I always tell my patients not to clock watch.   Then I found myself setting both of my alarm clocks so I wouldn’t oversleep. BAM!!! That is when I realized I was dreaming!  … Read more »

Mindfulness Links

Mindfulness Links

In several posts and in The Sleep Diet I discuss the power of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I find the concepts of Sleep Restriction, Stimulus Control, and Sleep Hygiene to be most effective when coupled with Relaxation Therapy. Mindfulness is a very effective method of developing the relaxation response. Here are some YouTube links that I… Read more »

Get Oversleep

Get Oversleep

Hello!  I’m so excited to share an amazing opportunity with you all!  In a few days, I will auction off a signed copy of The Sleep Diet, a Novel Approach to Insomnia, with a chance to meet the author, Dr. Jose Colon.  The auction will be hosted through GetOversleep (www.facebook.com/GetOversleep) on Thurs January 23 to January 30, 2014. All… Read more »

Bubbles To Sleep

Bubbles To Sleep

Next time you find yourself trying to unwind in bed, imagine your inner child blowing bubbles. Purse your lips round, and gently/slowly blow as you exhale. Exhale to where there is almost no more air in your lungs, but not till it hurts. Visualize the clear bubbles, with the reflexion of your inner child or… Read more »

Sleep & Muscle

Sleep & Muscle

Muscles need sleep too!   Sleep is a restorative process for the mind and body. Sleep allows for repair of muscles as well as hormone secretion that allows for muscle growth. Different process occur in the different stages of sleep, including REM and Non-REM sleep.   The first part of the night of sleep has… Read more »