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Sleeping with a newborn baby: an ObGyn gives advice

January 20, 2017
mother and baby

Congratulations, and welcome to motherhood for the first, second, or greater time. It is the hardest job you will ever have but it comes with the greatest benefits package. For me, the most difficult part of the newborn period is sleep deprivation. My daughter needed to nurse every 2-3 hours for one week, and every Read More »

Sleep and Weight Loss: Why Shut-Eye Is Essential

January 17, 2017
sleeping for weight loss

Sleep and Weight Loss There are a couple oft-cited “epidemics” in America, one being obesity, and the other inadequate sleep. Unfortunately, it’s not just attention-grabbing headlines: according to studies, over one third of Americans are obese, and one third don’t get enough sleep. The closeness of these two figures may be more than coincidence. A Read More »

Teeth grinding: How to escape the grind of bruxism

January 10, 2017
tooth pain

We think of sleep as the most relaxed state our bodies can reach—and, for the most part, that’s true. Yet there are exceptions. One of the biggest ones is a phenomenon that is the epitome of non-relaxation. It’s characterized by tension and destruction that somehow slipped its way into the chilled-out world of sleep: bruxism. Read More »

The Science Behind Cold Feet

December 8, 2016
Feet In Bed

So you climb into bed late at night, snuggle up next to your already-sleeping partner, and he immediately yelps. Cold feet strike again. An age-old nemesis to cuddling. Especially now that winter is upon us. Cold feet are common and often accompanied by cold hands. Which begs the question: what’s putting the chill into so Read More »