Daylight Savings Time Sleep Issues

Daylight Savings Time Sleep Issues

Daylight Savings Plays Havoc on Sleep! Daylight Savings Time. I hate it. If  you are like me,  you wish they would just leave it one way or the other. Messing with the clocks, messes with the body clock. One hour can mean everything. About the only thing you can do is just let it work […]

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’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 […]

Back to School, Back to Sleep

Back to School, Back to Sleep

Timely article from WedMD The new school year is upon us. From bedtime battles to the misery of morning call, summertime sleep habits die hard. Late summer nights combined with early school start times, and the stresses of just being a kid, deprive our children of essential sleep. And sleep deprivation often wreaks havoc with health, academic […]

Is Your Medication Making You Lose Sleep?

Is Your Medication Making You Lose Sleep?

This great article from “Everyday Health” is a must read if you are experiencing insomnia and you take meds.   Certain medications can upset your normal sleep patterns. Switching medications or lowering doses under your doctor’s supervision can often fix the problem. By Jan Sheehan Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH If you rely […]

Dr. Oz’s Article on Why Women Can’t Sleep

Dr. Oz’s Article on Why Women Can’t Sleep

This is a terrific article so I thought I would post it so you all can find it.    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/why-women-cant-sleep

How to get a Better Night’s Sleep while Traveling

How to get a Better Night’s Sleep while Traveling

This article from USA caught my eye. It is well worth the read: For many frequent travelers, there’s no place like home when it comes to sleep. The majority of 1,004 adults polled by the National Sleep Foundation earlier this year said that they’d prefer their bedroom over a quality hotel room. Much of it […]

5 Ways Summer Affects Sleep

5 Ways Summer Affects Sleep

It won’t be long before the dog days of summer are in our midst. But each season has its own unique way of affecting one of the most important health behaviors: sleep. Nearly a third of Americans report sleeping six or fewer hours a night, despite the fact that long-term deprivation has been linked with […]

100% Bamboo Luxury Queen Size Pillowcase Hypoallergenic White

Here is your chance to see if Bamboo is right for you. I actually love Bamboo because it keeps me cool when I have hot flashes but bamboo products are pricey. You can try one pillowcase and see how it works for you before buying the full sheet set. I only have the queen size […]