Tips For Back to School Early Wakeups

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Is sleep a constant battle for you, each and every night? You know how much sleep you’d like to get, but you don’t remember the last time it’s happened. In many cases, it may be insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or another issue that is plaguing your sleep. And, the good news is that there are treatments available to get you back on the path to restorative sleep. Dr. Jay R. Goldman is ready to work with you, and get to the bottom of whatever is disturbing your life (and sleep).

It is time for students everywhere to head back to school. So, Psychology Today is back with tips on being ready for those early wakeups again.

  • Diary – Have your child keep a sleep diary, and make sure it gets entries seven days a week. If they are sleeping longer on the weekends, they are probably paying off “sleep debts,” and need some weekly adjustments.
  • Bedtimes – Most children need non-negotiable bedtimes, in order to get enough sleep at night. For example, if they have to wake up at 6:30, they need to go to bed by 10:30 to have any chance at eight hours of sleep.
  • Noise – You aren’t doing your child any favors if you’re watching television loudly right as they go to bed. The noise will keep them up, and they may get interested in whatever it is that you’re doing.

During the school year, it can be hard for kids to get enough sleep. However, there are techniques that will give them a fighting shot at achieving this. And, for those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or another issue disrupting sleep, something needs to be done. Dr. Jay R. Goldman may have just what you need with treatment at his office. Contact him, today, and set up your appointment.

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Unhelpful Sleep Beliefs (Part 2)

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Are you struggling to get enough sleep at night? Countless people try and fail to get the sleep that their bodies require. However, those dealing with insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues plaguing sleep do have hope. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has treated many patients in your situation before, and he is ready to help you next. When you get started on treatment, you may find that the solution is much easier to obtain than you had thought.

Last week, we started discussion of Psychology Today’s piece about unhelpful sleep beliefs. Today, we look at a few more thoughts that can disturb your rest.

  • Health – Many studies point to the negative health effects of insomnia, but it is unclear which process leads to which. In many cases, it very well may be other issues causing the insomnia in the first place. Obviously, insomnia isn’t good for us, but don’t magnify the process while trying to sleep.
  • Duration – You always hear about the elusive eight hours of sleep. However, adults are recommended to get 7-9 hours, and every single person is different. There are those who can do just fine on six hours a night.
  • Catching up – Some people fall into the temptation of trying to immediately catch up on lost sleep. But, this can be counterproductive when you end up laying in bed for a longer amount of time. Stick to your normal sleep schedule, and you will work it out.

When you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, all of life’s tasks can seem mountainous. However, the wrong mindset isn’t going to help you overcome the problem. Fortunately, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more can find help. Dr. Jay R. Goldman is ready to help you get to the root of your issue, and get you back on the path to restorative sleep. Contact his office, today, and set up your appointment.

For more information visit http://www.palmbeachinsomniatherapy.com

Unhelpful Sleep Beliefs

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Do you remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep? For many, the answer to that question is too difficult to remember. However, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues impacting sleep do have options. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has treatments available, and he has helped people in your shoes before. With his help, you can be the next person to get back on the road to restorative sleep!

When you aren’t getting quality sleep, there are a number of misconceptions that may make you feel worse. Psychology Today recently wrote an article, discussing how to address the most unhelpful beliefs about sleep.

  • Function – Many people believe that if they get a poor night sleep, they will automatically not function well the next day. While there may be some impact, the effects tend to be small, and there is small correlation between insomnia and daytime sleepiness.
  • Plans – As you are laying there, unable to sleep, you may be worried that you’ll have to cancel tomorrow’s plans. However, as previously mentioned, the impact is generally small, and you should be fine doing what you wanted. Knowing this may even help you sleep better.
  • Effort – Most things in life require effort, but sleep is not one of them. Trying to fall asleep will only make things more difficult, and end up putting more pressure on yourself. Give yourself the right conditions, and then let go emotionally.

When you aren’t getting enough sleep at night, you may struggle to figure out the causes. However, this can end up doing more harm than good, as you add another stressor to your situation. Those suffering from¬†insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues impacting sleep have enough to worry about. So, let Dr. Jay R. Goldman focus on creating a treatment that works for you. Contact his office, today, and set up your appointment.

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Impact of Lack of Sleep on Driving

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Are you still struggling to get your eight hours of sleep at night? Does six hours sound like a far off dream at this point? Those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues impacting their sleep may feel hopeless. However, the right treatment options with Dr. Jay R. Goldman can have a dramatic effect. He would love to get you back on the path to restorative sleep once again.

A lack of sleep can cause problems in a number of areas in your life. And, as recently reported by Psychology Today, driving is definitely not immune to this, either. According to a AAA study in the piece, all it takes is one night of sleeping two hours less compared to other nights, in order to cause major problems. Those in this condition had an 11.5 times higher risk of getting into an automobile accident. Driving is one activity where you want to avoid things if you’re feeling sleepy.

All of life’s tasks can seem like major mountains when you aren’t getting enough rest. However, those suffering from insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other related issues do have hope. That hope comes in the form of treatment with Dr. Jay R. Goldman. He will help you get to the root of your issue, to help you move on from whatever is bothering you. Contact Dr. Jay R. Goldman, today, and set up your appointment.

For more information visit http://www.palmbeachinsomniatherapy.com