How to Sleep Better

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep?  Or worse yet, you wake up in the middle of the night and just lay there for hours?  Maybe you wake up early in the morning and can’t fall back to sleep (if so, cut out alcohol before bed time).  Here are some simple ways that you can change your behaviors and add some nutrients to improve your sleep.

Chronic stress can create nutritional deficits, which can cause and perpetuate sleep problems.  For example, Vitamin B12 deficits are associated with problems falling and staying asleep because this vitamin plays an important role in converting serotonin to melatonin.   Continue reading “How to Sleep Better” »

How to Sleep Better

Yesterday, I posted about the main reasons that many people have sleep problems:  chronic stress and the resulting vitamin deficiencies. Apparently, you’re not alone in your sleep problems-here is a great tweet from yesterday:

“When I can’t sleep, nothing is better than some chamomile tea with a teaspoon of honey and a lemon wedge and one or two lumps of Rohypnol.”  @BarrettChase

My thoughts exactly, Chase.  Let’s get into some more healthy approaches to sleeping well.

Here is an excellent post by Charles Poliquin on the best ways to get a good night’s sleep.  Before I leave you to Charles, I’d like to offer the following not so generic sleep tips: Continue reading “How to Sleep Better” »

The Reason You Can’t Sleep: Vitamin B12 and Chronic Stress

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep?  Or worse yet, you wake up in the middle of the night and just lay there for hours?  I remember having this problem after my daughter was born.  Though I was terribly exhausted and desperate for sleep, I would lay there for hours unable to fall asleep!

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Vitamin Bs, Sleep, Mood

Do you ever have trouble falling asleep?  Are you on antidepressants?  If you’ve ever had trouble with sleep or mood, this is an article you need to read.

Vitamin B is crucial for healthy sleep and mood.  Actually, Vitamin B is a family of vitamins, not just one vitamin.  You pretty much need an optimal balance of the entire family of Vitamin B, but most people don’t get enough of it.   Continue reading “Vitamin Bs, Sleep, Mood” »

Expectations

Whenever I visit Disney World, I always find myself wondering why so many parents look pissed off mid-day.  It never fails that I see several Pissy Parents shortly after our arrival.  I think to myself, ‘what is that about???  how could anyone look so annoyed in Disney World?’  Last week, I figured it out.

Conversation with husband on first day of trip: Continue reading “Expectations” »

Pleasant Conversations

A conversation with Spirit Airline Flight Attendant Five Star General Bossy Pants:

Bossy Pants:  Ma’am, we’re preparing for landing.

Me: OK, thanks.

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