Category Archives: Sleep Better

Want to Fall Asleep Faster? Try This.

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

January 8, 2018

  • Want to fall asleep faster?
  • How your devices are messing with your sleep
  • Amber-tinted glasses may provide relief for insomnia

When I was growing up there weren’t any smartphones or tablets. And once the television went off the air at midnight, the house went dark. Everyone was tucked in for tonight.

My how things have changed! These days, people are snuggled up with their personal devices or watching their flat screen TVs well into the wee hours of the morning. And it’s not only ruining their sleep, it’s destroying their health.

If you’re not getting a full seven or eight hours of quality sleep each night, you already know you’re going to muddle through the next day. But I’ll bet you didn’t know that poor sleep is associated with all sorts of chronic health conditions – ones that you want nothing to do with.

This includes some pretty serious health issues, such as an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, a 75% greater chance of developing diabetes and higher odds of cognitive decline.

Lack of sleep also leads to chronic inflammation, depression and weight gain – which further increase your risk of falling prey to dangerous health conditions.

And here’s the thing. Continue reading

Snoring: Not Just a Harmless Annoyance

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

July 14, 2017

  • If you snore, you could have sleep apnea
  • How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
  • What to do if you can’t adapt to CPAP

I can’t count the number of patients over the years that have come into my office feeling worn out and tired… then immediately blamed their exhaustion on a snoring spouse.

I feel for them. I really do. It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep if the person next to you is snorting and snuffling all night long.

But my stronger concern is for the snoring spouse.

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#1 Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 31, 2017

  • Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise
  • Here’s what can a good night’s sleep do for you
  • What’s keeping you awake at night… and how to fix it

Some of my patients despair because they can’t get enough sleep. Others seem to think that sleep is over-rated… they have too much to do and don’t want spend their time in bed.

Well, you might be able to swing a few sleepless nights when you’re young. But if you continue to deprive yourself of sleep over the years, it’s eventually going to show up in one way or another. Continue reading

Something You May Not Know About Sleep

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 26, 2016

  • If you aren’t sleeping well, you’re aging too quickly
  • Sleep your way to a younger you
  • Here’s how to get more shuteye

So many of my patients would love to get a good night sleep, but they just haven’t found the way that works for them. Others simply don’t make the time for it. “I have too much to do. I’ll sleep after I’m dead,” they tell me.

Well, if you don’t (or can’t) give you body the rest that it needs now, that old “sleep when I’m dead” saying could come true sooner than you think.

Now, we all have those nights when we just can’t fall asleep… or stay asleep. But if you’re regularly getting less than seven hours a night, it could be a big problem. For many of us, a biphasic sleep pattern (three or four hours at a time) is the best that we can do… Continue reading

The Bedtime Trap that’s Keeping You Awake

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 13, 2016

  • Having a hard time getting to sleep?
  • The simple trap that may be keeping you up at night
  • Here’s how to break the cycle for a good night’s sleep

If you normally have a problem getting to sleep on time, I’ll bet it’s gotten a lot worse since the time change last month. This is something I’ve noticed among a few of my patients, and the lack of sleep is really having an impact on their ability to function.

When you don’t get enough sleep, it makes it harder to concentrate and remember things. It also affects your driving abilities, decision making skills and emotional health.

But that’s not all it does. Continue reading

Live with Gusto. Sleep with Passion.

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

August 14, 2015

  • Are you eating your meals upside down?
  • Why you should eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper
  • Experience a more energetic day…and a more restful night

You know what you’re supposed to eat, but do you know when you should eat it? Continue reading

Bedtime Reading Gone Wrong

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 4, 2015

  • Is there a “wrong” way to read?
  • A natural circadian rhythm is essential to health
  • The best e-readers for bedtime reading

If you like to read, you probably get a great deal of pleasure spending a few hours with a good book or magazine before bedtime. It’s a great way to clear your mind, soothe your nerves and prepare for a good night’s sleep. Continue reading

My Secret Weapon Against Sleepless Nights

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 29, 2014

  • Why aren’t you sleeping?
  • The top 7 reasons to get your Z’s
  • Here’s how to sleep your way to good health

When patients come into my office, they usually have some pretty specific health concerns. Their joints are aching. They’re fatigued. Some are worried about their memory; others are anxious about their heart health. Continue reading

New Research Reveals “Sweet Sleep Spot”

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

August 20, 2014

  • The nighttime thief that’s stealing your memories
  • Stop mental decline before it starts
  • Protect your precious memories with deep, restorative sleep

Far too many people have trouble sleeping. Maybe you’re one of them. Continue reading