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Sleep boosting supplements that also help with menopause

Treating sleep disruptions and menopause symptoms naturally So many women I talk to want to treat their sleep problems as naturally as possible. I’m on board with that idea! Lifestyle and behavioral changes, including diet, exercise, mind-body therapies,...

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Other Medications for Menopause

Many women I see in my practice have questions about hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. They wonder about the benefits versus the risks. And they want to know how HRT and other medications used for menopause symptoms might influence their sleep—for...

Insomnia

How menopause affects sleep

It’s one of the most frequent questions that I’m asked, by patients and non-patients alike: What’s the deal between menopause and sleep? What’s happened to my sleep? Why is it so much harder for me to sleep well? What can I do to sleep better...

Are your kids getting enough sleep?

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color=''] How to help your children sleep better If you’re a parent of school-age children, sleep is probably a hot-button issue in your household. In an ideal world, bedtime would be a quiet, relaxed affair,...

Snoring

How to fix a snoring problem

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color=''] Find out which chronotypes are most likely to snore Do you snore? Has your partner or your family teased you for your loud honking and huffing while you sleep? Snoring can make people laugh—but most...

Are your kids getting enough sleep?

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color=''] How to help your children sleep better If you’re a parent of school-age children, sleep is probably a hot-button issue in your household. In an ideal world, bedtime would be a quiet, relaxed affair,...

Snoring may be a warning of serious health risk

All too often, snoring is regarded as a nuisance rather than a real health problem. People who snore—and the partners who must listen to their snoring at night—usually have no problem acknowledging that snoring is disruptive and uncomfortable. But most don’t look for...

Sleep Disorders

How menopause affects sleep

It’s one of the most frequent questions that I’m asked, by patients and non-patients alike: What’s the deal between menopause and sleep? What’s happened to my sleep? Why is it so much harder for me to sleep well? What can I do to sleep better...

Sleep violence happens more often than you think

Over the years, I’ve treated a number of patients with violent and dangerous parasomnias. In all of these cases, the stakes are especially high. Not only is my patient’s sleep and health compromised, but their safety—and the safety of other...

CSI: Sleep Forensics

OK. So, one of my guilty pleasures is CSI. I like them all, but NCIS (the military one with Mark Harmon) is my favorite. I always like to see how they use science to solve the mystery. To be 100 percent honest, I feel like a science-detective...