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Is fear of insomnia like fear of flying–exposure-response prevention for the sleepless? Part I National Sleep Awareness Week

March 2, 2015 by


  What are two major miseries of our well-off modern society?  Obesity and sleeplessness.  No surprise that they seem to be connected; looks like those who fail to get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight. They’re connected in another way: for some folks, no matter what they try, nothing is effective.  Behavioral treatments […]

Not that, too! Anxiety can shorten your life. (Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day)

February 1, 2015 by


Frankly, I’m anxious.  (I’m also Rhona.) I spent a good amount of time trying to think of a way to put it that involved less brutal honesty, perhaps some more word craft–a bit of extra verbiage that might distract from such an unpleasant truth. But, ‘sometimes I worry’ was definitely a bit shy of the […]