Category Archives: Food and Sleep

How Alcohol Impairs Your Sleep

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Even tea-totalers who just enjoy one drink in the evening may find it impairs their sleep, especially as we age. I know that’s true for me – alcohol never kept me awake until I started hitting my 50s!! Alcohol can wake you up…. Why Alcohol Wakes You Up Alcohol induces sleepiness by increasing the action […]

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 […]