“Doc, I can’t shut my mind off in order to get some sleep. It just keeps racing. It won’t settle down....”
I’ve had an interest in sleep for the past 35 years, most of which has been as a practicing sleep medicine doctor listening to and treating the problems of individuals who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia.
I’m also a psychiatrist and clinical researcher in the area of sleep and psychiatric disorders who has come to understand the importance of sleep and our mental activity during sleep, including dreaming, as it relates to who we are, how we feel and how we function during the day, both personally and professionally.
Like breathing and eating, sleep is one of those universal things that everyone does, yet somehow takes for granted...as long as it goes well. Read more...