Sleep Articles

Thought Insertion?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Is this described as thought insertion or just something normal that happens to everyone. When I'm going to sleep at night usually when I'm doing my before sleep prayer at times my mind drifts uncontrollably to something unrelated to the prayer for just a split ...

Normalizing Sleep Patterns

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am an 11 year old girl and school starts next week but summer made my whole sleep pattern weird and I end up going to sleep at 3-6 and waking up at 10-12 can anyone help? A: Glad you are asking this important question. ...

Perimenopausal and Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am a 48 year old woman, still menstruating and always feel angry. It seems the minute I get home, I start feeling the anxiety and angry. I am a very organized and hard working person, I expect everyone at home to be ...

Unstable Emotions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 13th, 2013
I'm 16. I've been so angry lately and so sad I don't know why I'm fine when I'm alone but when someone talks to me or I'm with someone ad they do something I don't like I get in a bad mood and I'm always ...

Visual and Auditory Hallucinations

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 26th, 2013
My 17-year-old son has been having visual and auditory hallucinations with no other symptoms. He's outgoing, heavily involved in athletics and gets good grades. He denies nor shows any signs of depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety or schizophrenia. He has no medical diagnoses and ...

Infrequent Dreams

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 24th, 2013
Lately when I sleep at night or randomly during the day, I seldom have dreams. When I do, they're so fogged I can't remember them. Most nights I see darkness that feels like it lasts only a few seconds, but when I glance at the ...

Overly Fatigued and Sad

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
I once was a very athletic person running for miles every night and training hard for dreams of being a NBA player. My problems started during the summer before my senior year in high school. I was training hard at least 5 hours a day ...

Am I Dreaming About Past Sexual Abuse?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have a very detailed long-term memory that stretches back to my first year of infancy. I can recall exact details from conversions, of my surroundings (from scents to background sounds). I can remember most of the very ...

Insomnia and Guilt — for What?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 21st, 2013
i have been dealing with insomnia and guilt. about 3 years ago i got caught cheating on a test i ncollege. i got an f for the class. i took the class over next quarter and passed. i didnt feel guilty then but i feel ...

Bad Time to Quit Smoking?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
I am 50 years old, the age where loved ones get sick, need care, and die. I am currently caring for one relative in my home who has in curable cancer after having cared for a different relative (only a few hours per week) who ...

Unstable Emotions, Difficulty In Speech

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
I have always been an unhappy person. However, for about 3 years this feeling has become much more intense. I think of death and suicide almost every morning, with no concrete reason actually. I have no friends. And although my boyfriend is the only person who ...

Bipolar Boyfriend Won’t Let Me Sleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 7th, 2012
my bf who is bipolar expects me to stay up all night because he cant sleep. i have been up for 20 hours and have to be to work in 5 1/2 hours. i say i cant function on no sleep and need at ...