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…

What Is A Lucid Dream And How They Happen

thesleepdoctor.com| What Is A Lucid Dream And How They Happen I have been a lucid dreamer all my life.  At first, I had no idea what it was or what was happening. I probably just thought is was a regular dream state, but obviously there was much more to it! For anyone who does not…

5 Things to Know—and DO—If You Aren’t Sure Your Chronotype is Right

thesleepdoctor.com| 5 Things to Know—and DO—If You Aren’t Sure Your Chronotype is Right Have you identified your chronotype yet? It’s an incredibly important piece of information about your individual preferences for sleep, as well as nearly every aspect of health and performance. Knowing your circadian bio type gives you a guide to the best times…

New Sleep Apps Put Better Sleep On Your Phone

thesleepdoctor.com| New Sleep Apps Put Better Sleep On Your Phone Sleep therapy may soon be as close as your keyboard. Sleep apps for sleep therapy are becoming more common and effective and your employer may even pay for it.  That’s the latest plan from pharmacy giant CVS Health anyway. They’re encouraging businesses to cover the…