Sunday March 8 we move the clocks ahead one hour. Even loosing just one hour of sleep can adversely affect us the next day. Records from the department of motor vehicles shows there are more accidents on the Monday right after this. Make sure you try and go to sleep a bit earlier Sunday night [...]
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Many times people have trouble sleeping because of depression. It is important to find out if this is your reason for insomnia. Stress many times leads to sadness, and or depression. This might not have been considered the reason for poor sleep. Talking to a professional in this field may make one realize their sleep disturbances are [...]
I have found that 30-60 minutes of gentle yoga during the day does help one sleep better. There are many types of yoga. Hatha yoga seems to work very well. Try not to do any type of vgorous or hot yoga too close to bedtme as this may be overstimulating and actually keep you up. [...]
During the Holidays we might change our eating, drinking, and sleeping schedules. Just know that this will adversely affect our sleep. It is ok to change things a little bit, but know that if it is prolonged, your health and well being will be affected. Overeating and drinking usually trigger poor sleep. Have a great [...]
One of the main causes of insomnia is pain. In my office I see so many poeple with back, hip, neck and or other musculoskeletal problems. This leads to many sleepless nights. I treat people with holistic chiropractic protocols to relieve their pain. This will often lead to better sleep.
It has been found that tart cherry juice has some naturally occurring melatonin. Try finding it organic at the health food store and start with one ounce and gradually increase to 3 ounces over a few days, if one ounce does not help. Take it one hour before bedtime. Also saint john’s wort has natural [...]
Each night we dream even if you do not remember them. Dreams are the method in which we sometimes have our unconscious come to us to give us some info we might be searching for. The easiest way to remember them is to as soon as you awaken, do not move, keeps your eyes closed, [...]
It has been proven that lack of sleep leads to obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Make sure you are getting between 7 1/2 and 8 hours of deep sleep nourishing, healing sleep each night.
We saw recently how a JetBlue pilot had to be wrestled to the floor of the plane he was flying by passengers, as a result of a psychotic disorder brought on by lack of sleep. Now we see that Tom Brokaw was hospitlaized for accidentally taking Ambien. This is scary stuff! The solutions to all [...]
If your sleep area is noisy get some good earplugs. Many people have partners who snore and will complain they cannot sleep. Somtimes a low humming noise ( sometimes called white background noise) from a fan or airconditioner might block out other noises from the environment, like cars and trucks outside in the street. or [...]