The Best Sleep Aids for Sleep

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 […]

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a widespread public health issue, and people of all ages say they don’t get enough sleep. According to survey data, around one-third of adults regularly sleep fewer than the recommended seven hours per night. Sleep deprivation can occur for various reasons, including illnesses, sleep disorders, the use of certain medications, working late, […]

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

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 […]

The Best Tea for Sleep

There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea to help calm your nerves. And while many of you may pick up a cup of tea to help give you a boost during the day, do you ever drink tea to help you sleep? There are so many different kinds of tea out there— and many […]

Sleep Myths

There are a lot of sleep myths out there— how many of them have you heard? It’s no surprise that sleep myths persist, even in a society that’s more interested in sleep health and has more access to sleep information than ever before. Today we know a great deal about how sleep works, the benefits […]

Aging and Sleep

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 […]

How to Sleep on a Plane

We’re headed right into the thick of the holiday season. Over the next several weeks, a lot of us will be spending time on airplanes in order to be with family. As you all know, I travel constantly and now with the holidays it’s with my family, which can be a little stressful! It’s stating […]

How to Sleep With Acid Reflux (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 […]

Does Marijuana Affect REM 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 […]