What Does the Limbic System Have To Do With Sleep?

What Does the Limbic System Have To Do With Sleep?

Let us take a moment to appreciate the complexity of the human body—both yours and mine—and how this complexity affects how and why we sleep. For that, we will turn our attention to the limbic system located in the brain. You don’t hear much about this group of structures, though you feel their effects every…

What Do You Remember From The Dream? Anything?

What Do You Remember From The Dream? Anything?

Remembering even one thing can help you. All dreams aren’t sweet. Remembering some dreams is like trying to grab motor oil streaming out of an engine: slippery, unpleasant, hot, messy, confusing, and imperfect. Like the backyard mechanic performing routine car maintenance, one can have their “oil collection container” (think dream journal or scrap paper) handy.…

Personal Loyalty Program: Should You Start One?

Personal Loyalty Program: Should You Start One?

Buy 10 drinks, your 11th is free. Stay five nights, your sixth is free. Accumulate 10,000 points by flying, shopping, and bonuses, and you get a free flight. All kinds of businesses have customer loyalty programs. Should you make a personal loyalty program where you reward yourself for being loyal to yourself? Almost every business…

If You Remember Your Dreams, You Don’t Need Drugs

If You Remember Your Dreams, You Don’t Need Drugs

One common reason people take narcotics and hallucinogens is to “relax” and “chill out.” They want to take the edge off of the hardness of life. The dangers and disadvantages of those often-illegal drugs are well known. Who hasn’t heard of overdoses, the lost families, the problems that they cause? Why in Hell would anyone…

How To Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

How To Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

Dopamine is a drug that you make for yourself. Have you ever noticed how talking and joking with friends makes you feel happy? How about when you’ve been inspired and whip up something tasty in the kitchen? Have you ever taken a walk in nice weather and been happy that you got outdoors? You’ve taken…

Can the CAM-ICU Be Cruel?

Can the CAM-ICU Be Cruel?

The rhythm of life, for most people, goes something like this: every day they’re awake, every night they’re asleep. The hours awake and asleep change as do some of the other particulars. Sleeping is something we do every day. We all sleep. We all need to sleep. And we need to sleep for several hours…

A Brainstorm Dream?

A Brainstorm Dream?

The first few lines of the dream journal entry read like a list: A park in summer with a bandstand. The Beach Boys song “When I Grow Up to Be a Man” playing in the background (The bandstand was empty. Neither the Beach Boys nor any other band was playing in the bandstand. The song…

AC Broke? How To Best Sleep Without It

AC Broke? How To Best Sleep Without It

When your AC calls it quits during the summer, getting a good night’s sleep can seem impossible. Fear not. We’ve got you covered with tips on how to catch some Z’s when your AC is broken. From creating a DIY cooling system to optimizing your sleeping environment, we’ll show you how to beat the heat…

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