Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of sleep problem. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or trouble staying you are not alone. Here you will find great resources on how to ensure you get your full eight hours every night.
Natural solutions to fight sleeplessness without scary side effects
Tossing and turning. Watching the clock tick minute by minute, with multiple thoughts passing through your mind. This is what it is like for tens of millions of sleepless Americans every night. But it doesn’t have to be like this. If you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep, it is possible get a great […]
How to reset your habits derailed by 2020
I know you gave it your best shot. You stuck to your 2020 New Year’s resolutions as long as you could. That is, up until the gyms closed and all your good intentions to workout at home gave in to the weight of a global pandemic. Good try! What better time than the mid-year to get […]
Is daytime sleepiness putting your heart at risk?
Having trouble staying awake all day? Are you drowsy in the morning? Dozing off in the afternoon? You could be at risk for a heart attack or stroke, and even your doctor doesn’t know it! Like many of our readers, I’ll bet you take heart health seriously. You’ve worked hard to lower your cholesterol and […]
8 natural ways to balance your emotional and physical health
Today, I’d like to talk to you about a touchy subject—how emotional health affects your physical health. In Western medicine, doctors are trained to separate mind and body, when the two are inseparable. In fact, treating emotional difficulties very often improves physical ailments dramatically. That’s what happened with a reader we’ll call Brian. After several […]
7 ways to keep illness from spoiling your summer travel
It’s summertime and that can only mean one thing: travel! Regardless of whether you’re planning a low-key, local “staycation,” a road trip to a different part of the country, or a big international trip, travel can wreak havoc on your body. It can strain your immune system, mess with your sleep, and even cause you […]
Is your bedtime affecting your heart health?
In a culture where naps and resting are seen as a sign as laziness, the importance of sleep cannot be overstated. Getting enough quality sleep is just as critical for good health as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It’s not just about getting rest. Several very beneficial things happen while you sleep: Your blood pressure […]
Stressed out during the COVID-19 pandemic? This can help.
How are you dealing with stress these days? If you’re like most of us, 2+ months of self-quarantining, potential job loss, financial and economic worries, and concerns over you, or someone you love, getting sick with COVID-19 have taken their toll on your sanity. Please know, you are NOT alone. And not only is there […]
10 tips for better sleep in uncertain times
If you’re anything like me, these uncertain times are taking a toll on your peace of mind. I’ve been having trouble falling asleep. I’m waking up at weird hours—it takes forever to fall back asleep. Even when I do sleep, these days I still don’t wake up feeling rested. I don’t know about you, but […]
Can “catch up sleep” be good for your health?
Ask everyone you see today if they regularly get enough sleep. Chances are they will say no. And research shows that we collectively are an under-slept nation. For a while, the conventional wisdom was that you can’t “catch up” on lost sleep—that the sleep you didn’t get last night is gone and each night of poor sleep you get will continue to eat at your health. But a new study suggests that that’s not actually the case. Learn how to make deposits into your “sleep bank” for better health and less chance of illness and disease.
Magnolia bark’s health benefits for sleep, anxiety, and more
Asian art is rich with images of a tranquil, natural world. Clear spring waters and blossoming trees, none as lovely as the beautiful magnolia. Imagine gazing on these images as you lie down for sleep, like a lullaby for your eyes. We now know that the sweet magnolia tree gives us a natural, herbal “lullaby” that really can help you into a deep, restful sleep. Read on and learn the sleepy secrets contained in this tranquil-looking tree.