Luxury Eye Mask

Luxury Eye Mask

Eye Mask for Sleeping Eye masks are not only for that overnight red eye on the plane. These are great for naps or anytime the light is just too bright. Different folks have different thicknesses of their eye lids. Light bothers some people more than others. I like these cute luxury ones. Click on pic […]

Estrogen & Progesterone Menopause Sleep Deprived

Estrogen & Progesterone Menopause Sleep Deprived

Estrogen & Progesterone Estrogen and Progesterone released by the ovaries decrease substantially during menopause. Both of these hormones are sleep promoting. I do not believe the experts know exactly why but they do know that as they diminish, so does sleep. If you are suffering from this very common part of menopause, do not hesitate […]

Sleep Issues Following Terrorist Attacks

Sleep Issues Following Terrorist Attacks

Sleep Issues Associated with World Events Sleep issues After the Sept 11th attacks here in the United States, American said were common.  Now the events in Paris have certainly taken their toll on the Parisians but there are many prone to this same behavior right here in the United States. If you know of anyone having difficulty, […]

Sleep’s Relationship to Chronic Disease

Sleep’s Relationship to Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease/Sleep & Sleep Disoders  –  Centers for Disease Control Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression—which threaten our nation’s health. Aside from these insufficient sleep is also responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related crashes, causing substantial injury and disability each year. More […]

Belsomra New Sleep Drug

Belsomra New Sleep Drug

Belsomra, FDA approves new type of sleep drug Belsomra is a new drug to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia). Sounds to me just like Ambien and Lunesta. Belsomra is an orexin receptor antagonist and is the first approved drug of this type. Orexins are chemicals that are involved in regulating the sleep-wake cycle and […]

Ambien and Lunesta Not Working Well for You?

Ambien and Lunesta Not Working Well for You?

Ambien and Lunesta Ambien and Lunesta are Amnesiacs and don’t work well for a lot of people. Also they are not a good long term choice. If sleep issues caused from such things as menopause or anxiety are causing you not to turn off at night there are other answers. Please go see your internist […]

Bamboo Extract Detoxify Sleep Aromatherapy Lotion Bath & Body Works

Bamboo Extract Detoxify Sleep Aromatherapy Lotion Bath & Body Works

I found this fabulous new lotion at Bath and Body Works. It is called Detoxify Sleep. It is made with bamboo oil that detoxifies when you rub it into your skin. It has the soothing chamomile scent which is very calming. I will get a bunch of these before they sell out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/221665589884?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Fitbit Tracker to Monitor Sleep Pattern

Fitbit Tracker to Monitor Sleep Pattern

You can use your Fitbit tracker to see how many hours you sleep and better understand the quality of your sleep. our Fitbit tracker’s settings can record your sleep in either “sensitive” mode for extremely detailed sleep reporting or “normal” mode for a more basic idea of your sleep patterns. The normal setting counts significant […]

Teenagers and Sleep

Teenagers and Sleep

I ran across this fascinating article from PBS. The link is at the bottom if you want more info. In making “Inside the Teenage Brain,” we seemed to hit a nerve — a parental one — when we began looking into the world of teenagers and how they sleep. The patterns that young teens seemed […]

Go Camping For a Week to Learn Your Body’s Natural Sleep Cycle

Go Camping For a Week to Learn Your Body’s Natural Sleep Cycle

Lifehacker had this great article posted on their website. I love camping, so naturally, I loved this article. Is this a great photo by Eric Ravenscraft or what?   We know that our sleep schedules can shift to unnatural states in urban settings. To reset your body’s clock and learn your natural sleep patterns, try going […]