5 Signs that You May Have Insomnia

It’s a wonder anything gets done during the day. Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults suffer from some form of insomnia, says the most recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health. Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. Work, family and constant access to technology often  prevent people from getting … Read More

Do You Snore? How Sleep Apnea Can Hurt Your Heart

If you suffer from untreated sleep apnea, a momentary stop of breathing occurring repeatedly while you sleep, you could be causing serious damage to your heart. “It’s likely that sleep apnea can cause arrhythmias and heart failure because if you have sleep apnea, you tend to have higher blood pressure,” explains molecular cardiologist David Van … Read More

Why You Should Limit Alcohol Before Bed for Better Sleep

That glass of red wine, a nightcap, or beer before bed can be a sure-fire ticket to falling asleep easily. But while they might ease you into a deep slumber initially, they can end up robbing you of a good night’s rest. “The problem is, in a single night, as the alcohol is metabolized during … Read More

How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point.  It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, to share her suggestions for … Read More

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How You Can Sleep Better If You Work the Night Shift

If you work a non-traditional shift like the night shift or rotating shifts, you may be missing out on more than daylight and watching your kids’ soccer games. You could be missing out on sleep and better health. Night shift workers who have trouble sleeping may have a condition known as shift work sleep disorder. … Read More

5 Tips to Sleep Better — When You Worry About Not Sleeping

Have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or just feeling rested? Your own habits and behavior could be the problem. Some people lay in bed staring at the ceiling  in part due to chronic pain, depression, medications or other substances that can interfere with sleep. When you treat those conditions, often it will naturally help improve … Read More

7 Ways to Get Better Sleep During the Holidays

Between holiday shopping, parties and family visits, the holiday season can leave you short on time and sleep. But it’s important to keep your sleep routine so that you can truly enjoy the season. A lack of quality sleep increases chances of holiday weight gain and can disrupt your fitness routine,” says sleep expert Nancy … Read More

Bad Sleep? 5 Questions You Should Discuss With Your Doctor

At the end of a long, hard day, you want to crawl into your cozy bed for a good night’s sleep — just what you need to recharge for tomorrow. But what happens when that cozy bed turns into a place of anxiety and restlessness? We all get a bad night’s sleep every now and … Read More

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Try These Natural Tricks to Fall Asleep More Easily

Seeing a physician for help with your sleeping problems?  You might want to try complementary medicine as another way to help you get back to restful slumber. Complementary medicine refers to forms of non-invasive therapies that a patient can use alongside conventional Western medicine. Nearly 40 percent of Americans use this approach for specific conditions or overall well-being, says the National Institutes of Health (NIH). … Read More

4 Simple Ways to Sleep Better Every Night

Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep also spells trouble for your waking hours.   At night you lie in bed, watching the clock and stressing out that you will have to get up in a few hours. During the day, you’re exhausted, sleepy and unfocused. You’re not alone. At least 40 million Americans suffer each year from sleep disorders such … Read More