Tag: sleep

Getting Myself O.O.B.

Getting Myself O.O.B.

How many times over the years have I written variations of the hospital order O.O.B.? Like, “O.O.B. to chair w assistance b.i.d.” In regular English, this is a medical directive to the nursing staff to “Please assist the patient in arising out of the hospital […]

Can’t Sleep? Sharing a psychiatrist’s advice

Can’t Sleep? Sharing a psychiatrist’s advice

I feel sooooo much better when I get a decent night’s sleep. Doesn’t everyone? But we’re experiencing an epidemic of chronic sleep deprivation. Chronic lack of sleep contributes to many medical problems from mood to metabolic disorders. Seriously, when I have a patient who is […]

It’s 11 p.m. And I’m Up With My Toddler… Again

It’s 11 p.m. And I’m Up With My Toddler… Again

Ah, child sleep issues. If you go to Amazon.com and run a book search on “child sleep” you get 39,000 titles, ranging from Richard Ferber’s Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems¬†(the classic on the cry-it-out method) to children’s books like Adam Mansbach’s Go The F**K To […]