So, you want to be a doctor?

My father, a salesman, liked to tell this joke to his customers: At the inauguration of a U.S. president, a man in the audience turns to the man next to him and starts a conversation: “You see the man up there?” “Yes, that’s the next president.” “Well, he is my son!” “You must be very […]


“Oh, the Noise! Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!” – Dr. Seuss, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” 1957 “Before the Industrial Revolution, the principle sources of noise were thunder, church bells, and cannon fire.” – New York Times, Jan. 1, 2021 We are surrounded by noise. Noise can rob us of sleep; it can hinder […]

Sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 was a long year, and the pandemic is not over yet. On the bright side, we can learn a lot from what has happened. Even early on in this experience, sleep researchers were busy evaluating the effects on our sleep with new studies, or altering ongoing studies to see the effect that this disruption […]