5 Things To Know About Sleep And Inflammation

If you pay attention to health issues, you probably hear a lot about inflammation. Chronic inflammation has gotten a lot of attention in recent years as a major contributor to illness and disease. But how much do you know about the relationship between inflammation and sleep? That relationship brings together two complex and fundamental of…

Women: Poor Sleep, Inflammation and Heart Disease

Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is one important way to protect the health of your heart. Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure.Both men and women are at increased risk for these conditions. But we continue to learn that…

How Sleep May Affect Your Telomeres— and What that Means for Your Biological Age

Sleeping well is an essential part of our longevity. Sleep protects our mental and physical health across our lifespan. And a routine of plentiful, restful sleep helps to keep in check many of the forces that accelerate the biological aging process. During sleep, the body undertakes significant cellular repair and rejuvenation, the brain eliminates harmful…

The Best Foods for Sleep

We know that diet is a pillar of health. Our diets also are an important foundation of healthy sleep. Cultivating eating habits that are right for you, and support your nightly rest, is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. There is no one “diet” that is right for sleep, and there are a broad range of foods…

How nasal congestion robs you of sleep

My nose is stopped up, but I can breathe through my mouth. Nasal congestion and sleep is nothing to worry about, right? It’s an annoyance at least, and a health hazard at most. Nose breathing during sleep is beneficial to our health, especially the brain. And recent discoveries in differences between mouth and nose breathing…

Looking for a Mood Lift? Stick to a Regular Sleep Schedule

Sleeping on a consistent schedule is one of the healthiest and most important sleep habits you can have. Regular bedtimes and wake times are the foundation of a strong sleep routine. Consistency in sleep routines is the key to getting the right amount of high-quality rest to meet your individual needs—and ensuring those needs are…

How to Stop Snoring

I’ve written a handful of times previously about snoring, and how it can interfere with the snorer’s and their partner’s quality of sleep. Many people ask, is it normal to snore? The answer is yes, snoring is very common. If you’d like to discover how to stop snoring holistically, keep reading.  What is Snoring, and…

Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine? How Sleep Can Optimize Its Effectiveness

Most of us are waiting for our turn to be vaccinated for Covid-19. I know there are a range of strong feelings and questions about the vaccines. Some people are excited and others are feeling more cautious, anxious, and wary. This is a good time to talk about how sleep can affect the body’s immune…

How Melatonin Affects Aging and Alzheimer’s

I talk a lot about melatonin, because for sleep and overall health, melatonin is a major player. What makes melatonin so powerful for our health? Melatonin is a regulator of circadian rhythms. By keeping the circadian clocks and rhythms in sync, melatonin enables regular sleep-wake cycles (and with them, sound, refreshing sleep). So much of…