Many people are finding themselves transitioning to a new normal due to the coronavirus outbreak. This new normal may include working from home, cancelled events, and closed stores and restaurants. These sudden changes to our daily lives have left many feeling down or anxious. As you navigate this transition, consider the following recommendations for maintaining [Read more…]
Whether your kindergartners are being encouraged to wash their hands more frequently, your middle schooler is being sent home with extra homework to prepare for school closures, or your high schooler is googling and chatting with their friends, your child has inevitably heard about the novel coronavirus. While this is an uncertain and anxiety-provoking time for everyone, it can be especially frightening for children and teens who may have limited access to reliable information. They may feel [Read more…]
When does normal sadness after a breakup turn into clinical depression? I know it would be easy if there were a set number of days or weeks after which it was “abnormal” to be very sad after a breakup. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. How long we feel depressed after a breakup often depends on [Read more…]
As we enter the new year and find ourselves reflecting, it is our hope that this article helps you sleep and rest better if you have been struggling with insomnia. People with insomnia often experience irregular sleep times, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, early awakening, daytime fatigue, excessive napping….and the list goes on. In fact, current statistics show that [Read more…]
In the fast-paced streets and schedules of New York City, it is no surprise that many New Yorkers find it difficult to get a restful night of sleep. To help you snooze successfully, here are some scientifically supported sleep hygiene tips to help you fall and stay asleep:
- Maintain regular bed and rise times. Try to go to sleep and to wake at regular times each day, including weekends. Given that weekend routines can often deviate from weekday routines, a good rule of thumb is to rise no more than 2 hours later on a weekend morning compared to weekday mornings. A second rule of thumb is to maintain strict rise times no matter the bed times. So that means no matter how late the party ended on Saturday night, you must still rise and shine as close to your regular rise time on Sunday morning! These two simple rules reset our circadian clock each morning and allow us to achieve consolidated sleep at bedtime throughout the week.