Can Magnesium Help You Sleep Better?

If you can’t sleep, you’ve probably googled tips on how to sleep more or get to sleep sooner. From warm milk to melatonin and less well known ideas like banana tea, there are plenty of sleep hacks, some more effective than others. But what if I told you that a way to sleep better was…

Magnesium – How it affects your sleep

The sleep-promoting, stress-reducing, disease-protecting power of this essential mineral Often times I have patients who have questions surrounding nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals. Recently I had someone ask me about magnesium for sleep, since she had heard me on a podcast talking about the magnesium in banana tea. I thought I would share parts of…

The Sleep Doctor’s Guide To Natural Sleep Aids

Table of Contents The search for the best natural sleep aids has been around nearly as long as the search for a better night of sleep. According to the United States Centers For Disease Control (CDC), around one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per night. Many of those sleep-deprived people turn…

Twitching at Night? Here’s Why-And How to Sleep Better

Twitching at night–it’s something few of us talk about, yet it’s also a phenomenon that impacts Americans when it comes to sleep quality. And even if you feel like you’re getting enough sleep, you could be sleeping better and faster without those twitching episodes, however infrequent. Today I’ll be peeling back the secrecy around twitching…

Best Natural Sleep Aids

Think you know the best sleep aids? You might be wrong. Even in a normal year, sleep hygiene for the holidays is important. But 2020 has been anything but ordinary, and more than ever, people are having trouble falling and staying asleep. The most common response for many is to turn to over-the-counter sleep aids…

5 Things to Know About Sleep and Psychological Health in the Coronavirus Pandemic

More than half a year into the coronavirus pandemic, how are you sleeping? Are you up at night worrying about work, finances, family schedules, all of the above? Are you staying up late to take care of all the stuff you can’t get done during the day because of changes to your kids’ school schedules?…

5 Delicious Fall Foods To Help You Sleep

Fall is finally here, and with it several changes that can disrupt sleep patterns, from daylight savings time to changes in weather, and, of course, school, work and holidays. But Fall is also the perfect time to reset your sleep schedule, improve energy levels, and add certain foods to help fight your insomnia. If you’re…

How to Stop Sleep Paralysis For Good

A demon haunting dreams; stories and even memes–sleep paralysis may be one of the most talked about and misunderstood sleep problems. But if you or someone you know is suffering from sleep paralysis, chances are you just want it to stop disrupting your sleep for good. You may be surprised just how common sleep paralysis…

How To Use Beauty Sleep to Look Younger

I talk a lot about the benefits of sleep–from improved cardiovascular health to increased concentration, lower levels of depression and even benefits for your sex life. But one thing sleep experts tend to talk less about is the cosmetic side of sleep–the so called concept of beauty sleep. You don’t have to know much about…