Sleep Apnea – Health Complications and Treatment

In my last blog, “Sleep Apnea – What to Look Out For,” I outlined the symptoms and risk factors for sleep apnea, an often under diagnosed breathing disorder that can disrupt sleep and affect health, including cognitive function. If you or a loved one have a suspicion that sleep apnea is a concern, it is […] Read More

Sleep Apnea – What to Look Out For

Do you feel tired after a full night of sleep? Has anyone ever complained that you snore or have disrupted breathing while you sleep? If so, you may want to speak with your doctor about being tested for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which your breathing stops and starts throughout the […] Read More

Tuck Yourself Into Bed

When kids are little, parents often rely on a consistent bedtime routine to help them fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. In fact, when my boys were small this bedtime routine was key to sleep for all of us – if the routine varied, sleep was inevitably harder to come by. It is […] Read More

Ladies, Your Lifestyle Choices Impact Your Brain Health: What’s Your Health Style?

Wondering how you are doing on health behaviors? Did you know that your sleep habits, exercise routine, food choices, stress management, and environmental health (cleaning products, beauty products, etc.) all impact your brain health?  Check-out this quiz from the to find out what your health style is, so you can identify areas you can […] Read More

Sleep Health: What is Impacting Your Ability to Fall Asleep?

     Am I the Only One Not Sleeping? When you were a child, your parents likely told you to get a good night’s sleep as they tucked you in bed each night. Contrary to the common myth that sleep requirements decline as we age, sufficient sleep is important for both adults and children. Most […] Read More

Reduce your Risk for Alzheimer’s disease: Smell Your Way to a Restful Night’s Sleep

Individuals with sleep problems have 1.68 times higher risk for the cognitive impairment and/or Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 15% of Alzheimer’s disease may be attributed to sleep problems.1 Sleep is a lifestyle factor that can be affected by many different stimuli and health conditions. Finding natural ways to improve sleep may be important for reducing the […] Read More

Falling Back or Stepping Ahead

Research has taught us that maintaining a consistent bed and rising time are helpful in having a restful night of sleep. It is also recommended that adults attain approximately 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. However, many of us have erratic sleep schedules, and thus some days we struggle with energy and alertness. […] Read More