Do Older People Need Less Sleep? 7 Ways for Seniors to Sleep Better Tonight

Here’s an interesting myth for you: do older people need less sleep? This is a really interesting question I’ve seen floating around lately. One thing’s for sure though— it’s much harder to enjoy your golden years if you’re exhausted and sleep-deprived all the time. Thankfully there are ways to help you get a better night’s…

Shift Work Sleep Disorder and How To Get a Good Night’s Sleep (Even if you Work Graveyard)

If you work on a regular 9 to 5 schedule, then you may not be aware of a condition known as Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). Working during the daylight hours can be exhausting enough, but working during unconventional hours can present its own set of challenges to employees. Nearly one in five employees work…

How to Sleep with Acid Reflux or GERD

When you have to sleep with acid reflux, every night can be a challenge. The burning and discomfort not only makes falling asleep harder but nearly guarantees you’ll be waking up during the night making a good night of sleep difficult.  Acid reflux and GERD are common conditions among adults in the United States— in…

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…

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…

The Importance of Sleep Posture™ & How to Find the Right Sleep Position

When I was a kid mom always told me, stand up straight, put your shoulders back. I might have rolled my eyes a little, but I did it—and you know what? I felt better, every time. Years later, when I made sleep my life’s work, I realized that good posture doesn’t just make a difference…

Make Up versus The Sleep Doctor: The Beauty Sleep Challenge How to Look Younger and Fresher Every Day With a Good Night’s Rest

A good night of sleep is the ultimate pampering for your skin, your hair, your nails. Great sleep is like getting the full works at the spa—a facial, a deep conditioning treatment, a mani-pedi. Why? Sleep is prime time for the body to restore and repair itself at the cellular level. It’s during sleep that…

Rest and Recover with The Sleep Doctor’s 7 Best Mattresses for Athletes

Those who lead an active lifestyle work hard to get fit and strong; and yet, in order to crush your workout, you also need to get plenty of rest. That’s why choosing the best mattress for athletes is so important. Your mattress plays a major role in determining your quality of sleep, and it’s even…

How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain

Let’s face it: a lot has changed in 2020–and for many Americans, that means working from home. A side effect? For many of us, it also may mean an increase in low back pain and sciatica, which impacts everything from our daily lives to how well we sleep at night. As someone who has not…