Although spring is usually associated with the most allergies, some of us suffer year round.
And allergies—to pets, feathers, dust, pollen, or fragrances—can really interfere with getting a good night’s sleep.
Some people find relief with over-the-counter allergy medication, but I don’t like to use them. Not only are they expensive to use on a daily basis, but common side effects include dry mouth, dry eyes, and dry sinuses, … read on
So many Americans, myself included, struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes sleep problems are transient. Illness, a new baby, shift work, anxiety, grief, or many other life events can cause us to lose sleep.
But if the occasional night of wakefulness turns into weeks or months of sleepless misery, that’s insomnia. Insomnia is a physical condition that should be taken seriously and treated with the help of a … read on
This post will not tell you about a miracle cure for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), or how you can achieve quality sleep every night.
I’ve suffered (and those of you with RLS will sympathize) with RLS for most of my adult life. I’ve tried prescription medications, supplements, elimination diets, exercise and even acupuncture in my quest for … read on
Melatonin is a hormone that our brain makes to help us get to sleep.
Before we messed up our natural sleep cycles with artificial lights, 24/7 exposure to TVs, computers and smart phones, and world-wide jet travel, darkness would signal our brains to release melatonin and put us to sleep. (That’s why you might feel sleepy in a dark theater when watching a movie or … read on