THE MORNING SHOW
Dr. Rubin Naiman
Mindful Sleep, Mindful Dreams
Rubin Naiman, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in integrative sleep and dream medicine. He is director of Circadian Health Associates, an organization that provides information, goods and services in support of sleep health.
Dr. Naiman is the sleep specialist and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine, directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. He also serves as Director of the Sleep and Dream Advisory Board for Sleep Studio. Dr. Naiman is the author of a number of groundbreaking works on sleep, including Healing Night, Healthy Sleep (with Andrew Weil), The Yoga of Sleep and ToSleep ToNight as well as a number of professional book chapters and articles. He also blogs about sleep and dreams for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.
-We’re addicted to waking, Dr. Naiman explains what’s at the heart of most sleep disorders
-Why sleep tips don’t work
-Children and animals typically sleep the best; sleep is inside of us, we must allow it to come
-Hyper arousal: Most of the people with poor sleep suffer from this
-Falling asleep is an act of faith
-Sleep is the best meditation
-Being asleep and being aware at the same time
-Getting your clock away from your head and bed
-Dreaming and sleep is like food and water: Dreaming is to the mind like food is to the body
-The critical importance of dreaming
-What are Hypnogogic dreams which are technically called hypnogogic hallucinations?
-What is narcolepsy?
-Getting away from night shift work can help sleep
-Is taking melatonin a good idea?
-Valerian in place of sleeping pills
-PTSD and nightmares: Dr. Naiman elaborates on how the nightmares of our returning servicemen should be shared with the community instead of stuffing them away through medication
and so much more!
rubin naiman phd on conscious sleeping, june 5, 2014