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…

Could Your Hearing Loss Be A Sign of A Sleep Disorder?

None of use like aging, but many of us accept the physical changes that come with it–but what if I told you that your hearing loss could instead point to a sleep disorder? If you’ve been following me for a while, it should come to no surprise that sleep impacts our health in countless ways,…

Should You Use Melatonin To Help You Sleep?

What You Need to Know About This Popular Sleep Aid An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with quality of sleep or a sleep disorder every night–and many, wary of traditional pharmaceutical sleep aids, are reaching for an increasing popular alternative: melatonin.  Now you know me–I always advocate for natural sleep aids and solutions;…

Sleep Disorders and Depression: What You Need to Know

Almost everyone has heard about sleep disorders: from sleep apnea to insomnia and even narcolepsy. But did you know sleep disorders could be directly linked to your depression? Even in the best of times, depression is a common disorder that impacts millions of Americans. About 8% of U.S. citizens 20 or older — or more…

Cannabis v. Alcohol for Sleep: What are the Differences?

They are the two most commonly used sleep aids in the world—alcohol and cannabis. Alcohol regularly tops the list of self-medicating sleep aids. And today, cannabis is among the most frequently used natural therapies, with people who use cannabis routinely identifying help with sleep as a prime reason for doing so. Alcohol and cannabis have…

Want to Make More Money? Get More Sleep

Looking to make more money? Try getting more sleep. Now I know what you’re probably thinking: “if I’m laying in bed, how am I being productive — and earning more?” Of course, you can’t sleep the day away. But plenty of research in the last few years shows prioritizing a good night’s sleep, rather than…

New Science on the Health Benefits of Melatonin—and How Well Does it Really Work For Sleep?

Most people think of melatonin as primarily—or even exclusively—a sleep remedy. Melatonin, of course, is critical for healthy sleep. The body’s own melatonin production is essential to circadian rhythm regulation, and the maintenance of daily sleep-wake cycles. As a supplement, melatonin has grown tremendously in popularity, largely on the basis of its reputation as a…

How Does Cannabis Affect the Stages of Your Sleep?

Always consult your doctor before you begin taking a supplement or medication, or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This is not medical advice; it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your physician at your next appointment. Interest in cannabis as a medicinal and therapeutic tool is at…