Category Archives: Sleep Better

Spring Ahead With Melatonin

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Did you remember to reset your clocks this past weekend? I know, the time changes twice a year and I should be used to it—but it still seems to take me a few days to adjust. Just because all the clocks in my house change, it doesn’t mean my inner clock changes too. Continue reading

Fall Asleep Naturally

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients revolves around sleep—or rather the lack thereof. They aren’t alone. Millions of Americans aren’t getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and their lack of shut-eye is taking its toll—on professional relationships, family life and public safety. It’s even putting a damper on their sex lives, according to a Sleep in America poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Continue reading

Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Feel groggy and grumpy? Is your brain in a fog? It’s common to feel like this if you’re running on too little sleep. But not getting enough sleep can have implications far beyond our general mood. For the nearly 50 million Americans who don’t get enough sleep, there are a number of health risks that are linked to sleep deprivation. Continue reading

Natural Remedies for Insomnia

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

There are plenty of natural remedies for insomnia but many people have problems getting to sleep – and staying that way. Maybe a dream wakes you up in the middle of the night and you have trouble drifting off again. Or you might find that your brain is still running hours after you’ve said goodnight. Continue reading

Natural Sedatives and Sleep Aids

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Natural sedatives and sleep aids are high in demand for Americans. According the National Sleep Foundation, 67 percent of Americans are sleep-deprived or have sleep disorders. Since I normally log about five hours a night and suffer from periodic insomnia, I suppose you could count me in that statistic. Nights when I don’t get enough sleep leave me unproductive and rather grumpy the next morning. Not a pleasant way to start the day, but I always figure I can “catch up” on the weekend. Then I started thinking – could my poor sleep habits have a more sinister, long-term affect on my health? Continue reading

Are You Getting Too Much of a Good Thing?

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

You know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Sleep helps repair your body, reduces stress, improves your memory and even helps you lose weight. Getting enough sleep also helps protect you from diabetes, heart disease, and even an early death. Continue reading

What To Do When You’re Tired

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

Are you feeling irritable and exhausted? Do you have trouble sleeping? Have you noticed an overwhelming urge to reach for sweet or salty foods? While these symptoms might sound like three separate problems, they’re actually indicators of one very common condition.
Adrenal fatigue is one of those conditions conventional medicine knows very little about. One reason is because of the sheer number of unrelated symptoms that patients can experience, including: Continue reading