Hypnos Got a Bad Rap from Hesiod and Society

Hypnos Got a Bad Rap from Hesiod and Society

Ancient Greeks had a mixed relationship with sleep. The stigma didn’t start with us. It might not have begun with them. It probably started with the first men and women, maybe Adam and Eve or whoever. Either way, Hesiod and other ancient Greek writers had a choice. They could have made the god of sleep…

Save a Life! Stop Snoring

Save a Life! Stop Snoring

When we were leaving Sunday afternoon, your wife was all smiles as you backed the car out of your driveway. She looks really happy, I thought. I didn’t think much about it at the time. I have figured out why now. She was looking forward to a full night of sleep! The poor woman hasn’t…

Up All Night For No Good Reason

Up All Night For No Good Reason

Look, everyone, now and then, has difficulty falling asleep. It’s the way life is. It’s aggravating. Consider the situation stoically: it’s your turn to have trouble tonight. There could be a lot of reasons you’re having trouble right now. Did you drink too much coffee or have one of those energy drinks too close to…

Fun Facts About Sleep

Fun Facts About Sleep

Here are some basic, interesting facts about sleep and dreams. While there are differences in the way everyone dreams and in the content of those dreams, there are commonalities. The commonalities are good to keep in mind when discussing dream journaling ►12 percent of people dream only in black and white, so they say. Personally,…

Dream Journal: Nativity Scene Larceny

Dream Journal: Nativity Scene Larceny

Cute, winged insect creatures carried components of the nativity scene one by one through the snowy forest. Up went an angel. Up went a donkey. Up went a shepherd. The swarm went through the hilly forest, over to a snow-covered front yard. The caller to the nationally-syndicated radio show described what he was having the…

One Dream That Changed Billions of Lives

One Dream That Changed Billions of Lives

For many Americans, the 1930s were a nightmare. Over 25 percent of the population found themselves without work. People were starving, suffering, and despondent. They called it the Great Depression. Memories and images of that severe economic downturn are still fresh thanks to photos and film and radio recordings. While the generation that personally experienced…