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Prebiotics, Probiotics and Sleep

Probiotics are all the rage these days, and rightly so. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in our gut, aiding in digestion, immunity and many more things. Many foods contain probiotics, like fermented foods, yogurt, kimchi, kombucha and an ever-increasing variety of new foods. It is thought that probiotics may influence brain activity, which [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Diet, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Prebiotics, Probiotics and Sleep

Why Gut Bacteria Matters

How to take care of your vital gut flora of bacteria Bacteria is just now starting to come into the light as a friend of the human body, where for many decades it was simplistically considered a bad thing to most Americans. As scientists and medical researchers learn about the fantastic world of bacteria, [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Diet, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Why Gut Bacteria Matters

Meditation: Should I Try It?

Meditation is unfamiliar and foreign to most people, so they don’t even consider trying it. It doesn’t help that Hollywood makes it seem like monks are the only people who meditate. In reality, meditation is a well studied practice that has a variety of excellent benefits. It is becoming increasingly popular and recognized in [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Sleep and Health, Sleep Tips|Comments Off on Meditation: Should I Try It?

Starchy Foods, Coffee, Vitamin B Shots, Cleanses: Answering Common Questions

We're always looking for reliable health advice to better navigate the increasingly complicated health world. We've found some videos from a Dr. Gundry that may be helpful. See here. Dr. Gundry talks about a few common concerns people have, like how much coffee is too much, whether or not juice cleanses are worthwhile, and [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Diet, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Starchy Foods, Coffee, Vitamin B Shots, Cleanses: Answering Common Questions

Dietary Changes To Sleep Better

Being overweight can greatly influence and disrupt sleep, and this can form into a dangerous cycle. People who have sleep problems find it difficult to exercise and stay active during the day. They may experience daytime sleepiness, which can make it very difficult to sustain a healthy workout regimen. This often means the weight problems [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Dietary Changes To Sleep Better

The ASMF proudly announces the 2017 “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest

The ASMF proudly announces the 2017 "Sleep Recharges You" High School Video Contest Please share the following and encourage your teenage patients to enter the 2017 ASMF “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest! The American Sleep Medicine Foundation invites U.S. high school students to enter the 2017 ASMF “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video [...]

By |January 5th, 2017|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on The ASMF proudly announces the 2017 “Sleep Recharges You” High School Video Contest

Show Brotherly Love By Fixing Your Sleep Problems

Missing out on just 1-2 hours of sleep can drastically increase the chances of getting in a car accident. A new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that drivers who only sleep for 5-6 hours in a 24-hour period are twice as a likely to crash, compared to drivers who get [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Show Brotherly Love By Fixing Your Sleep Problems

The Newest on Caffeine, Sleep and Alertness

Recent studies reveal how caffeine affects performance and sleep You may have heard that drinking coffee, or any type of caffeinated beverage before bed, can disrupt your sleep cycle. In fact, a research study published back in 2013 states that caffeine taken 3 to 6 hours before bed significantly disrupts sleep by 1 hour or [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on The Newest on Caffeine, Sleep and Alertness

Want to Snore Less? Start Singing, Study Says

A study from the UK found that regular singing may help reduce snoring and improve sleep for some sleep apnea patients. Many people begin to snore simply because they’ve lost tone in their throat muscles. Participants in this study focused on singing certain sounds, which specifically tone certain muscles in the throat related to snoring. [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Want to Snore Less? Start Singing, Study Says