Terpenes: They are Not Just in Marijuana and They Can Help with Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| Terpenes: They are Not Just in Marijuana and They Can Help with Sleep If you’ve used any kind of botanical therapy for sleep or other health issues—taken an herbal supplement, used aromatherapy or essential oils—you’ve almost certainly benefitted from terpenes. These tiny molecules are found in many plants, fruits and flowers, including lavender, citrus,…

How To Fall Asleep Fast With A Warm Bath Tonight

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Fall Asleep Fast With A Warm Bath Tonight Almost everyone asks me how to fall asleep fast and they are often not surprised when I tell them a warm bath is a good option but they are often surprised by how it works … it’s not only for the reasons you may…

Can Intermittent Fasting Help Your Sleep this Holiday Season?

thesleepdoctor.com| Can Intermittent Fasting Help Your Sleep this Holiday Season? Always consult your doctor before undertaking a new diet or fasting routine. This is not medical advice, but it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your physician or nutritionist. I’m currently conducting a sleep course online and there’s one thing people are…

How To Sleep Well On Thanksgiving

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Sleep Well On Thanksgiving You’d think everyone knows how to sleep well on Thanksgiving, and why they are sleepy. It’s estimated that over 700 million pounds of turkey will be gobbled up this Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you’ll eat your portion (or perhaps a plant-based substitute) surrounded by the people in your life that…

How To Sleep Well On Thanksgiving

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Sleep Well On Thanksgiving You’d think everyone knows how to sleep well on Thanksgiving, and why they are sleepy. It’s estimated that over 700 million pounds of turkey will be gobbled up this Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you’ll eat your portion (or perhaps a plant-based substitute) surrounded by the people in your life that…

Hyperhidrosis: An Uncomfortable—and Common—Problem for Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| Hyperhidrosis: An Uncomfortable—and Common—Problem for Sleep When you hear about night sweats, you probably think: menopause. It’s true that the menopausal transition is often accompanied by night sweats that significantly affect sleep. But hyperhidrosis—that’s the medical term for excessive sweating—can happen to anyone, adults and children, and for a variety of reasons. And hyperhidrosis…

Sleep And Exercise A Necessary Partnership

thesleepdoctor.com| Sleep And Exercise A Necessary Partnership This might come as a surprise to my readers, but people often choose fitness and nutrition over sleep. According to a 2018 poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 35% percent of people say they prioritize fitness and nutrition over everything else. Sleep (10%) narrowly beat out Social Life…

How Eating Vegetarian (and Vegan) Affects Your Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| How Eating Vegetarian (and Vegan) Affects Your Sleep This is not medical advice. It is information you can use as a conversation starter with your physician or nutritionist. With plant-based diets exploding in popularity, this seems like a good time to talk about how vegan and vegetarian diets interact with sleep. These diets hold…

Sleep, Anxiety, And The End Of Daylight Savings Time

thesleepdoctor.com| Sleep, Anxiety, And The End Of Daylight Savings Time Sleep, anxiety and daylight savings. With the beginning and end of daylight savings time (DST) comes sleep anxiety for some. As you likely know (or do now and are scrambling but just realized you have an “extra hour”), daylight savings time ended early this morning,…

Sleep. Self Control, And Weight Gain

thesleepdoctor.com| Sleep. Self Control, And Weight Gain Intuitively, you can probably guess that sleep affects self-control, but the ways in which that happens and leads to weight gain may be surprising. I think you’ll find this interesting as we approach the indulgent holidays beginning with Halloween. Halloween is just around the corner and that means…

The Latest on the Sleep-Weight Connection and How Sleep Affects Gut Health

thesleepdoctor.com| The Latest on the Sleep-Weight Connection and How Sleep Affects Gut Health I know a lot of you are interested in the connection between sleep and weight. Me too! (In fact, I wrote a best-selling book about it.) I’m also deeply interested in the relationship between sleep and gut health. As we’re learning, the…

9 Tips For Sleeping Smarter And Better Tonight

thesleepdoctor.com| 9 Tips For Sleeping Smarter And Better Tonight People sometimes look at me funny when I say the goal is to sleep smarter and better, not harder; let me explain. In terms of day-to-day maintenance, proper sleep can help protect you from illnesses, poor judgment and even car accidents. However, good sleep habits also…