Why You’re Waking Up to Go to the Bathroom Every Night (And How to Stop)

Imagine this: you’re deep in restorative sleep and wake up with the urge to got to the bathroom–only this isn’t your first trip to the bathroom. You may find yourself waking to go to the bathroom at night several times, making getting quality sleep impossible. The truth is, frequent nighttime urination is a very common…

Your Body’s Sort-of Secret Sleep-Regulating System

If you’re not already familiar with the endocannabinoid system, that’s not surprising! Scientists didn’t know this important biological system existed until about thirty years ago. Turns out, the body has a whole apparatus that’s based on compounds that are very similar to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. And it has a powerful influence…

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…

Terpenes: They are Not Just in Marijuana and They Can Help with Sleep

If you’ve used any kind of botanical therapy for sleep or other health issues—taken an herbal supplement, used aromatherapy or essential oils—you’ve almost certainly benefitted from terpenes. These tiny molecules are found in many plants, fruits and flowers, including lavender, citrus, and hops. They’re also found in abundance in cannabis. The cannabis plant has been…

Sleep, Anxiety, And The End Of Daylight Savings Time

Sleep, anxiety and daylight savings. With the beginning and end of daylight savings time (DST) comes sleep anxiety for some. As you likely know (or do now and are scrambling but just realized you have an “extra hour”), daylight savings time ended early this morning, November 3 in the United States, it’s time to fall…

Cryotherapy And Sleep And Does Sleeping On Your Back Increase Alzheimer’s Risk?

It was hard to get a great cryotherapy image that I could use but I think the one above gives you the idea of what I’m about to talk about, cold and sleep! It was a crazy week for me. I was in Toronto, lecturing for a company that is interested in the relationship between…

10 Of The Most Effective Natural Sleep Aids

If you’re a regular reader here, you know I am deeply interested in how to employ natural therapies to help sleep. I’m not alone in that interest: I’m asked all the time about how to treat sleep with supplements and natural remedies. Over the years, I’ve written in-depth about some of the best-studied, most effective…

The Newest Science On The Sleep And Health Benefits Of CBD

It seems like CBD is everywhere, doesn’t it? CBD has been an up-and-comer in the health and medical community for a while. But in the last year or so we’ve seen CBD—a natural, non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant—used to treat issues ranging from anxiety and sleep problems to chronic pain and lack of mental…