Friday, January 19, 2018
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 This is part 2 of  “How About 5 Steps To Better Sleep?”  Are you getting not enough sleep, no sleep or poor quality sleep?   Is it because you are in perimenopause or menopause and you wake up with night sweats?  There can be many reasons why you can’t sleep.  That is just one of them. We wanted to share with you the highlights of our recent free Menogasm call about how to get better sleep.   Sleep Plan – Step 3 – Eat right for a good night sleep 1-  Caffeine It is best to avoid caffeine, but don’t get off of it by going cold turkey.  You may... (Read More ...)

If perimenopause/menopause symptoms are knocking on your door, is getting good sleep one of your issues?   Not getting your proper number of hours of sleep required can cost you your health in the long run.  As important, if not more important, is the quality of that sleep. Have you noticed that good sleep is associated with so many areas of your life?  If you are not getting enough hours or the quality of sleep, your productivity suffers, your memory suffers, your relationships suffer, your safety is at risk, it even affects your sexual life, your health, your appearance, and the ability to... (Read More ...)

[jbox color=”pink” title=”Do You Have Challenges Or Issues Around Feeling Completely Rested? “]   Women in menopause have so many challenges around the subject of “good quality sleep!”   Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get into bed, go to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed and feeling vibrant with so much energy?  For most of you in menopause, that is a pipe dream.  Right? Do you realize that poor quality or not enough hours of good sleep can affect you in a negative way, in every area in your life?  Have you ever wondered how to sleep... (Read More ...)

Do you remember when you were young, how you could get by on little or no sleep for a period of time, and still seemed to function at an okay level, maybe even higher than just okay? But now that you are older, you realize how important your sleep is to you and how it feels when you aren’t getting enough sleep or quality sleep.  You will do almost anything just to know how to sleep better! If you do have problems getting to sleep or staying asleep, you know how it feels to wake up, look at the clock and say, if only I had one more hour to sleep!  But in your heart, you know you have to... (Read More ...)

New studies by the British medical publication, BMJ Open, show that people taking sleeping aids – prescription medications for getting to sleep and staying asleep, are FAR more likely (up to four times more) to die from cancer and a premature death than those people who never take any sleeping medications! Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril and Sonata are the names of these prescription medications. There is a slice of the U.S. population, approximately 6 to 10% that relies on these dangerous medications to get any sleep at night.  It is a huge problem for people. You are so tired!  You can’t concentrate... (Read More ...)

What exactly is insomnia? The inability to fall asleep, to stay asleep or have non-restorative sleep.  All of these no doubt,  influence our daily functioning in a negative way. In Western medicine, therapy for insomnia is usually based on prescribed medications. For centuries, Chinese Herbal Medicine has been a traditional form of health care with a documented history. The oldest book about Chinese Herbal Medicine, which was written 2000 years ago, is apparently still used. Chinese Herbal Medicine is frequently used in the treatment of insomnia since millions of people are affected by it. ... (Read More ...)

Isn’t it wonderful to wake up feeling well rested and pain-free? Sleeping in the right position has a lot to do with that. The advice from the Mayo Clinic is to use pillows or rolled up towels in crucial spots to keep the body aligned. If you sleep on your side, it is recommended to: Place a pillow between your knees and possibly a small towel rolled under your waist if it is more comfortable.  This will relieve pressure on lumbar joints and your spine will be more in alignment. If you sleep on your back, it is recommended to: Place a pillow under your knees (this feels so good) and a small... (Read More ...)

In this economy, stress is already at an all time high. People are just trying to deal with the usual daily ups and downs and now what?  People we know losing jobs, or not being able to find one, life savings disappearing, losing a home, etc. When you catch a cold, what is your body trying to tell you? A new study came out at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.  They used 153 healthy volunteers. Their sleep patterns were studied for two weeks prior to being locked into a hotel room for five days.  Then they infected each one with a cold virus. What they found is that the people who... (Read More ...)