Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Amsterdam say that DSM classification may be necessary to pave the way for more recognition and research on the disorder, and that if misophonia is not regarded as a distinct psychiatric condition, it should at least be viewed as part of Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorder (OCSD). … [Read more...] about Patients with Misophonia Require Help and Understanding
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It’s when you put your self-knowledge into deliberate action that you’ll see the most powerful impact on your health, performance, and well-being. There’s almost nothing you undertake in your waking life that isn’t affected by your chronotype, from your sex life to your diet to your ability to be a top performer in your career. Living in better alignment with your chronotype can help you do everything better and enjoy everything more. The research keeps accumulating, delivering more scientific detail and insight about how biological time affects health, mood, and behavior. … [Read more...] about Tips for Great Sleep in the New Year
I am a runner. Well, I try to be a runner. It seems to be the only thing I can do easily while traveling so much. I can hit the gym in the am (not fun if you are a Wolf like me), or after a long day, but not too close to bedtime. When I am home my run is usually around 930am, or I take a spin class, and I recently started working out with a trainer. Its tough to keep it going, but my family has a history of cardiac disease so I try to stay on top of it. And I can tell the days I exercise based on my sleep! … [Read more...] about Exercise and Its Benefits for Sleep
Know your chronotype and stick to your biologically prescribed bedtime. If you are a WOLF, you can use the snooze one time but try not to do it daily. Set your alarm for the last possible moment for you to get up and put the clock or alarm across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Have a “Wake up Buddy” who will call you in the morning and help motivate you. Have Sex instead. For most chronotypes, the best time to have sex, based on arousal, libido, and performance is in the morning. If you are trying to think of a great way to start your day, this could work perfectly. I know how tempting it can be to hit the snooze button, especially on the weekends. Use my bedtime calculator combined with your chronotype and figure out when you should go to bed to get the optimum amount of sleep. Do yourself and your body a favor and just get up and turn off the alarm. Then, get about 15 minutes of sunlight or bright light exposure to stop the … [Read more...] about Reasons to Skip the Snooze Button
Here is a quick set-up of the episode: The team travels to the desert town of Taos, New Mexico, to investigate a string of murders in which the killer drills into his victim’s auditory cortex Major ewwy. The auditory cortex is a part of the brain that processes auditory information, and the agents hypothesize about how this horrific act might explain something about the suspect. They learn of a strange phenomenon commonly reported in Taos called “The Hum.” The Hum is a low-frequency rumbling sound that a significant number of people report hearing persistently in certain geographical locations. … [Read more...] about Misophonia Was on Criminal Minds?