Tag Archives: lack of 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 […]

Are you a Party Pooper because of your sleep habits???


Sleep deprivation is causing overly-tired people who are less sociable and less likely to want to be around others, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined to engage with others, avoiding close contact in much the same way as people with […]

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 […]

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. […]

Surprising reasons to make sure you get enough sleep

We wouldn’t be in the sleep business if we didn’t believe that quality sleep was important. The CDC describes sleep problems as a “public health epidemic“, with an estimated 50-70 million people having some kind of sleep difficulties. Having the right mattress, foundation and bedding is a good starting point. But diet, exercise, screen time, […]