Author Archives: The Sleep Librarian

Sleep Position and Your Health

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Rest Right Adjusting your sleep position can help prevent pain and other problems that keep you up at night. Having the optimal sleep position can help improve your health overall.   1.If you have back pain…..sleep on your back.   This position relieves aches from arthritis or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column). But if […]

Women AND Men need progesterone to sleep soundly

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Women AND Men need progesterone to sleep soundly Both men and women have estrogen and progesterone. In men, these hormones are naturally at low levels and progesterone is a precursor to testosterone. As men decline in age, testosterone and progesterone decline and estrogen rises. In women, progesterone helps balance estrogen. As We Age Estrogen and […]

How Acupuncture Can Improve Your Sleeping Habits


Can Acupuncture help improve your sleep?  Acupuncture has been around since the times of ancient China. It is a healing remedy that can help physical ailments. But it can help the body heal at the cellular level due to the stimulation of the nervous and energy meridians. And acupuncture CAN improve your sleep. Acupuncture has […]

Adjustable Beds: How they help with Snoring

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Adjustable beds, how do they play into the snoring picture? Snoring is a very common trait belonging to a huge number of people. It is normally treated like an issue that many people want to cure themselves of, in fact “research on snoring” is one of the ten most searched topics on Google. Occasional and […]

The secret to healing occurs when your head hits the pillow

While sleep may seem like the quintessential “inactivity”, it’s actually one of the most important activities you do each day. While your body is resting, many other functions are activated – and the healing process is one of the most important ones. During sleep* your body is repairing itself from any damage experienced during waking […]

Are there benefits to sleeping with your dog?

To sleep with your dog…or not sleep with your dog – that is the question. If you survey dog owners, you’ll get varying responses. Some sleep with their dog in their room while others prefer their dog snuggled up in bed with them. And others still do not allow their dog to sleep in their […]

Why many take GABA for sleep (and you should too)

GABA. It’s a funny word that many folks have not heard of. But if they have sleep issues, they’ll want to know more. Gamma aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is an amino acid that helps send messages between the brain and central nervous system. It functions as an inhibitory neurotransmitter – meaning that it blocks nerve […]

Foods for sleep: What you can start eating NOW for improved sleep

We’ve all heard the phrase “You are what you eat.” And most of us understand this when thinking about our general health and food’s contribution to it. But food actually contributes to an aspect of your health you may not have considered: quality of sleep. The truth is you can eat specific foods for sleep […]

Does sleep improve memory? You may be surprised.

Want to improve your memory? Then sleep on it! There’s a reason that no one says to stay awake to solve a problem. That’s because people generally know that sleeping on it often results in coming up with the solution to the problem the next day. That’s the connection between sleep, brain function and memory. […]

5 ways to improve the quality of your sleep

Studies show that there are significant benefits to getting eight hours of sleep per night, including increasing your longevity, managing your appetite and boosting your immune system. Generally speaking, having the recommended eight hours of sleep is one of the best ways to improve your health and lifestyle. Sleep is not only is it great […]