Everything you ever wanted to know about SLEEP
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12 Comments
Well, everything I’ve already published on SLEEP here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com, anyway —
and that’s quite a lot
(all linked below – scroll DOWN for list)
Whether or not ADD-seasoning (aka brain-based attentional struggle) is any part of your neurodiversity mix, below are links to the published Sleep Series articles with NEED to KNOW INFO (only if you are planning to thrive, of course).
What science has discovered about sleep relatively recently is still under-reported in the mainstream media.
Where sleep is concerned, what you don’t know CAN hurt you. A lot.
My sincere gratitude
With special thanks to those who reblogged or emailed one or more of the articles (and appreciation to many of you who commented favorably about this Series), I am now fielding requests for help locating various titles.
So I’ve put a list of links together — the beginnings of a Sleep Category “mini site-map” to make any title in the growing Sleep Series easier to find.
HEADS UP Coaches & ADD/EFD Pros:
Every single one of us “NEEDs to KNOW” 100% of the sleep info
if we expect to be truly effective with the up to 75%
of our patients, clients and students with sleep struggles.
Some of it may be a merely a review, but please check it out
before deciding you already know what’s there!
If you have additional points that you believe belong in the articles you read,
please leave us ALL info in the comments sections at the bottom of the posts
“It takes a village to educate a world”
ABOUT the LinkLists
- Since recognition is more reliable than recall for most human beings — along with the reality that the Alphabet City contingent is more apt to find “recall on demand” problematic — the search box is relatively useless for many of you.
(More about recall, recall on demand and recognition
coming up in the Memory Series, LinkList HERE)
- The list of recent posts (skinny column to right – scroll down for it) is helpful only until new articles push the older content off the list — so that assist is useful only to those of you who check things out here relatively often.
- If you are new to ADDandSoMuchMore.com, or missed any of the past articles in this Series or in others, I hope that LinkLists like this one will make it easier for ALL of you keeping up with this blog to to catch up.
- Those of you who have signed up for notification will NOT receive a heads-up as I add new LinkLists as Pages rather than Posts — to help reduce unnecessary e-glut for ALL of us!
As I find time to complete each new category, you will begin to notice LinkLists in the Related Content section at the bottom of new articles — gradually replacing that long and growing listing of each of the rest of the completed and published posts in that particular Series, currently found at the end of every Series article.
You’ll know where to find them if you want ’em!
If you ever want to see ALL of the LinkLists currently available, I have been adding – and will continue to add – a link to each new LinkList to the great-grandaddy of them all: The MASTER LinkList (drop-down always available from the bottom menubar at the top of the site)
Few of the new LinkLists will have introductory text of any substance, nor will they have Related Content from other blogs, so you can get RIGHT to the articles themselves. Once there, regular readers will find most of what you have gotten used to seeing at the bottom of my articles.
About the Sleep Posts listed below
The articles in the Sleep Series explore the dynamics of sleep, along with some of the many perspectives on why we sleep and why sleep is so important –
- to peak performance
- to cognition, memory and learning
- to mental and physical health, healing and immune system functioning
- to healthy brain aging
They take a look at some of the serious consequences of attempting to function sleep-deprived, along with ways in which healthy sleep architecture fractures.
They also include some of the brain-based reasons behind sleep struggles in 75% of the Alphabet City population, as well as the latest on what gets in the way of getting a good-night’s-sleep (more than what we’ve always been told, btw).
AS TIME MARCHES ON
Future articles in the Sleep Series will take a look at the various types of diagnostic sleep disorders that, as Stanford sleep specialist William Dement discovered when he was the chair of the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, most doctors are ill-equipped to even recognize, much less treat.
His study, reported to the U.S. Congress, revealed an almost total lack of sleep-literacy among doctors in the United States – a problem Dement and his team reported was at a level that, considering the consequences, constitutes a national emergency.
(Guess what? Our elected officials essentially ignored the results, as well as Commission recommendations)
YOUR health doesn’t have to be at the effect of their ignorance, however.
Once you have some basics in place, work your way down the list, clicking on the titles that speak to you. Branch out as you have time.
I believe you will find that you will be able to relate to MOST of the articles, whether or not you are a card-carrying member of Team ADD.
(Bookmark this article to make it quick and easy to come back for more).
As I continue to add content to the Sleep Series, I’ll add links here.
Click the links within the articles (or in the list of Related Content at the bottom of each of them) for still more information
The Articles in the SLEEP Series (in order – latest at bottom)
— HOVER before clicking —
sometimes you’ll find a bit about what you’ll find when you click —
(links turn red & “click” only once the article has been published)
- ABOUT ADD and Sleep Struggles
- JetLagged for Life
- Sleep and Cognition (Learning, Attention and Sleep Struggles)
- Health, Success and Successful Sleeping (the one with the Brain-Wave Table)
- Owls, Larks and Camels
- HIGH Interest Charges on Sleep Debt
- Sleep Basics affecting Sleep TIMING – Part I of a 3-part article
- Sleep Timing Disorders and LIGHT – Part II
- Sleep Timing and More Laws of Photobiology – Part III
- Circadian Sleep Disorders Network – Non-Profit Supporting Fractured Sleep Clocks
- An Open Letter to Sleep Sites EVERYWHERE
- This is Your Brain on Sleep — Stages of Sleep
- Life, Death, Mental Health & Sleep (Russell Foster TED video)
- November 24 is N-24 Awareness Day
- Up all Night? Sleep Away the Day?
ABOUT Chronorhythm Sleep Disorders – Part I
- When Your Sleep Clock is Broken: N-24 Awareness Day 2014
Chronorhythm Sleep Disorders – Part II
- When You’re Not Fond of Worms and Don’t Eat Frogs
- N-24 Awareness Day is almost upon us: I wonder if I’ll be awake for it?
- Sleeping with the Enemy: Mom’s N-24/span
- Naps help Memory
- Chronorhythm Disorders: DSPD, ASPD, N-24
- Tasimelteon Trial: Possible Help for a Sleep TIMING Disorder
- Don’t Overshoot Your Sleep Window
- Sleep Timing and Time Dependencies
- The Link between Light, Sleep & Dementia
- Sherlocking Sleep Disorders: Listening from belief
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If you’d like some one-on-one (or group) coaching help with anything that came up while you were reading any of the articles linked above (either for your own life, that of a loved one, or as coaching skills development), CLICK HERE for Brain-based Coaching with mgh (with a contact form at the bottom) -or- click the E-me/Contact link on the menubar at the tip-top of every page. I’ll get back to you ASAP (accent on the “P”ossible!)