Toe Cramps While You Sleep

Toe Cramps While You Sleep

  Do you ever wake up from a deep sleep with your creepy, cramped toes giving you a deformed peace sign? Cramping toes can be disruptive to your sleep, not to mention embarrassing in the middle of a yoga class if they happen while you’re awake. Here’s why and what to do about toe cramps. […]

Sore Throat Every Morning?

Sore Throat Every Morning?

Do you wake up with a sore throat every morning? Does it go away a few hours after you wake up? It could be your sleeping position. Read on to find out how a simple change of position can help solve the problem of a dry, itchy sore throat every morning. Reflux Causes a Sore Throat […]

Waking Up with a Headache

Waking Up with a Headache

Infinite things can cause headaches, but if you’re waking up with a headache every morning that eventually goes away, we can narrow it down to a few possibilities. Waking up with a headache is a good indication that you slept on your stomach, or you’re unknowingly doing something at night to cause the pain. Disclaimer: […]

Why Am I So Tired: Fatigue Causes and Symptoms

Why Am I So Tired: Fatigue Causes and Symptoms

Why am I so tired? If you’re asking yourself this every day, know that the causes of fatigue can be simple, like not drinking enough water, or more serious, like an underlying heart condition. You can change some things about your sleeping routine and lifestyle habits that will not only increase your energy, but give […]

Types of Prescription Sleep Aids

Types of Prescription Sleep Aids

Insomnia is a horrible, frustrating and taxing condition. Prescription sleep aids are a way to give you a respite and strengthen you enough to deal with the cause of your insomnia—they aren’t a cure. Many types of prescription sleep aids exist to address the different types of insomnia. Here’s a table from my book: Good […]

Ten Facts About Insomnia

Ten Facts About Insomnia

We know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Let’s talk about when you can’t—a condition known as insomnia. I realize that I’ve written about natural remedies for insomnia without really talking about insomnia in depth. If you do some research yourself on the topic you’ll see a lot of varying information […]

It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks

It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks

                        The expression “It hit me like a ton of bricks” means that some thought took you by surprise, or caught you unawares. My idea for The Proper Pillow definitely hit me like a ton of bricks. Here is an excerpt from my book, […]

Benefits of a Wearable Sleep Tracker

Benefits of a Wearable Sleep Tracker

    Wearables, or more specifically health-tracking wristbands, have been the hottest trend for 2014. The information wearables gather on sleep is: total sleep time, sleep cycles and awake times. We see a lot of value in a wearable sleep tracker, as this information is empowering if you take action. Health tracking wristbands, according to […]