Articles in: Sleep Health

The two major reasons folks have trouble sleeping are deep exhaustion, where the body is too depleted to calm itself down for sleep, and unstable blood sugar. When the blood sugar is unstable, the body becomes dependent on burning carbohydrates and sugar for fuel. Consequently, when it’s time for bed and the body tries to make the blood sugar levels last for 8-9 hours, the blood sugar may crash and we may wake up hungry. To encourage uninterrupted sleep, we must have stable blood sugar and be great fat burners. In this section, learn how to create this for yourself with our list of well-referenced and time tested methods.

Nightmarish Side Effects of Sleep Meds

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Concerns about certain sleep medications including the pharmaceutical giant Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) have come to a head as reports continue to surface of Ambien users experiencing sleepwalking, memory loss/amnesia, binge eating while sleeping, having sex while sleeping, and other troubling side effects. Ambien has been on the market since 1999. […]

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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You’ve heard different things – from 8 hours a night, to 4 hours a night – eek! – to 20 minute catnaps throughout a 24 hour day being sufficient. So, what’s the science have to say about how much sleep we really need? A new study published in the Proceedings […]

Night Shift Survival

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In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, more than 2,200 women were evaluated for the risks of night work. At the time of the evaluation, 1,134 of the women evaluated had breast cancer and 1,179 did not. Interestingly, the women that […]

Ayurvedic Hot Milk Recipe For Healthy Sleep

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That cup of hot milk your grandmother gave you before bed has been shown to deliver special peptides that support healthy and natural sleep cycles. Researchers have found that when milk is taken before bed, the milk’s bioactive peptides: ¢  Support deep healthy sleep (1) ¢  Support restorative sleep (1) ¢  Promote relaxationneeded […]

The Amazing Benefits of a Siesta

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In a study published on February 12, 2007, in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Athens Medical School reported that Greek people who took regular siestas were 37% less likely to die of heart disease than those who never […]

Drink This and Sleep Like a Baby – It’s Delicious!

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That hot cup of milk your grandmother gave you before bed may have been a powerful sleep medicine after all. While a staggering 30% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia (1), few realize that chronic insomnia can increase the risk of most degenerative diseases (2). Experts link rising stress levels […]

Sleep Interrupted? The Blood Sugar and Sleep Connection

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In my last newsletter, I wrote about how most people with sleep trouble think they have too much energy and simply can’t settle down. I also discussed that one of the main causes of insomnia is actually a deep level of exhaustion. Odd as it may seem, the body needs […]