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…

Sleep Changes for Women in Midlife – Is it Menopause or Aging?

For a lot of women, sleep problems explode during middle age, and throughout the menopausal transition. The transition through menopause has long been associated with disruption to sleep. Sleep problems are linked to the hormonal changes of menopause, and to both the physical symptoms and psychological effects that often occur for women during menopause. We…

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…

7 Things to Know About the Links Between Sleep, Nutrition, and Time

We’re all doing our best to eat healthfully and sleep well, to have more energy, increase our focus and performance during the day, and protect our health over the short- and long-term. There are really powerful links between how we sleep and how we eat. Our food choices affect sleep quality and sleep amounts. And…

Is the Keto Diet Affecting Your Sleep?

High fat, low carb: the keto diet is still one of the most talked about ways to lose weight. Left out of the conversation? The truth about how switching to a keto diet can affect sleep quality. While I’ve discussed keto and paleo in the past, today I’m updating you on research specific to keto…

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…

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…

4 Ways Lockdown Changed Sleep, for Better and Worse—and What to do Next

Since the earliest days of the coronavirus, scientists have been furiously at work studying its characteristics, searching for treatments and ultimately a vaccine, and investigating its effects—including on sleep. There’s been research that suggests melatonin might have some protective benefits, helping to mitigate the severity of Covid-19 ( in animal models). Researchers are examining the…