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Sleeping, Together: 5 Ways to Build Your Sleep Community

Troubled sleepers have many options now. Because most sleep medications have been shown to have deleterious health effects, nonpharmacological options have mushroomed: multiple technological devices, hundreds of apps that offer meditation and calming music or stories, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, either self-taught or taught by sleep specialists and therapists. Rather than just nagging people to get more natural sleep, such options can, I argued, allow for playful exploration of possibilities.

PhD, Educational psychologist. Author and sleep advocate interested in learning as social/cultural process (Website:

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