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…

What To Do When You Take Medications That Cause Insomnia

Did you know that there are medications that cause insomnia? It’s true! A lot of common medications can wreak havoc on your sleep and you may not even realize it. More than 131 million people in the United States use prescription drugs. That has the potential to create a lot of sleep disturbances, especially since…

How Restless Legs Syndrome Affects Your Sleep

Have you ever heard about or wondered if you have Restless Legs Syndrome?  You may be curious if you’ve had a strong, irresistible urge to kick or move your legs while laying in bed, especially if it wakes you up or keeps you from sleeping. Maybe this urge is also accompanied by an itchy or…

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…

What To Do When You Can’t Sleep

Can’t sleep? We’ve all been there. You’re feeling sleepy, and have just settled comfortably into bed for the night. A few minutes go by, and your sleep partner is fast asleep while you’re still awake. Those minutes turn into hours, and you’re still wide awake, exhausted and wondering why can’t I sleep?  According to a…

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…