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