What’s Your Relationship With Sleep And Insomnia?
Coping with seasonal allergies to rest and sleep

Nature is spewing fine powdery stuff onto your car, animal fur, insects, hair, clothes, nostrils, and lungs. It cascades from male cones and flower parts to reproduce with the plants’ female ovules. Sexy, right? Not if you’re exhausted from an allergy attack. It’s hard to rest when you can’t breathe, have itchy eyes, irritating coughs,…

How I Conquer Insomnia (Even if I Don’t Get Any Sleep)
How I Conquer Insomnia (Even if I Don’t Get Any Sleep)

My uneasy relationship with sleep began when I was a little girl. One day when I was eight, I asked my father if we could rearrange the furniture in my room. He agreed to help, and we spent Saturday morning putting the dressers and cabinets in new corners and moving my bed to a new…

What’s Your Relationship With Sleep And Insomnia?
What’s Your Relationship With Sleep And Insomnia?

Do you have insomnia a couple of nights a week, or does having a good night’s sleep feel like a distant dream? Are you irritable? Wandering through life like a zombie? Going from one coffee to the next…? Let’s face it – insomnia is the pits. But it doesn’t have to be. If you struggle with…

The side effects (and effectiveness) of sleeping pills prescribed to older adults
The side effects (and effectiveness) of sleeping pills prescribed to older adults

Insomnia tends to be more prevalent in older adults. As a result, older individuals are more likely to seek help for their sleep issues, which unfortunately leads to higher rates of sleeping pill use. A 2016 review published in Clinical Therapeutics set out to determine the safety and efficacy of sleep medicines prescribed to older adults. Its findings…

These are the insomnia treatments that can actually cure insomnia
These are the insomnia treatments that can actually cure insomnia

When it comes to the best treatment option for insomnia, there is a ton of conflicting information out there. I see plenty of bad advice handed out to people suffering from insomnia and I see many so-called insomnia cures that have little (or no) evidence on their safety or effectiveness get recommended on a regular basis….

Pre-Toddler Sleep Regression? 5 Tips To Help You Get Back To Sleep
Pre-Toddler Sleep Regression? 5 Tips To Help You Get Back To Sleep

I’m not going to claim that all babies experience a sleep regression or two, but most do. If there is one period that seems to be abundantly common, it’s the pre-toddler sleep regression. This is when babies learn to crawl and/or pull themselves to a standing position. It’s a huge step in their gross motor development, and…

Are we really getting less sleep today compared to the past?
Are we really getting less sleep today compared to the past?

If you read the news and believe all the sensationalist headlines, you’re probably under the impression that mankind is going through a stage of chronic sleep deprivation. That may not be the case, though. Although some studies have suggested that average sleep duration has declined over the last few decades, others have cast doubt on such findings….

Every night you try to fall asleep, you harm your sleep
Every night you try to fall asleep, you harm your sleep

A lot of insomnia sufferers I talk to have one thing in common —  no matter how hard they try to fall asleep and stay asleep, they just can’t do it.  And that’s the problem. Sleep is a natural process. As soon as we try to force sleep, we immediately make it more difficult to sleep….

Depression and Sleep Problems: How to Improve Without Medication
Depression and Sleep Problems: How to Improve Without Medication

he agony of insomnia affects about 10 to 35 percent of us. Once sleep loss starts, it becomes a psychological and physical battle. It can feel like the myth of Sisyphus, who night after night pushed a large weighted stone up a hill only to see it roll down again. But there are ways to…

What all women need to know about sleeping pills
What all women need to know about sleeping pills

Women appear to be more vulnerable to sleep disturbances compared to men. As a result, women are more likely to take sleeping pills for insomnia — and it’s important to be aware of the fact that sleep medications can act differently across genders. A 2016 review published in Current Sleep Medicine Reports highlighted the fact that two medications commonly used to treat…