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Month: April 2018

3 Reasons You Wake Up At Night And What To Do About It

This week was one for the record books! This past weekend I was invited to attend Dr. Oz yearly Gala for his charity called HealthCorps. We had a blast and I got to see a bunch of old friends and make quite a few new ones. While attending the Gala, I had 3 people ask me the same questions about waking up in the middle of the night, and all three had different reasons why it was happening. I realized that many of you may have this issue as well, so I thought that this week I would detail out a few thoughts surrounding waking up at 3am! Head on over to my blog to learn about three reasons why you may wake up in the middle of the night and what to do about it:

Wake Up Reason #1 – To go to the bathroom. There are several reasons why a person may need to go to the bathroom at night: enlarged prostate, pre-diabetes, excessive fluid intake, just to name a few. Here are a few tips on what to do when you do have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Step 1: Do not look at the clock– You will instantly do the mental math and get anxious that you …

Have You Heard About The Nokia Sleep?

At this point in time, nothing seems impossible anymore. With the right resources and ideas, you can create something innovative and useful and hopefully crack the market for real. It is what Nokia probably has in mind when they launched Nokia Sleep. For some who are no longer familiar with this mobile phone giant, Nokia once dominated the world with its sturdy and ever reliable Nokia handsets before iPhone released its first ever iPhone and when smart technology was somewhat unheard of. The sad fate of this Finnish tech giant is one riches to rags story we should keep in mind because it is relatively so easy for people to forget about you no matter your past achievements. But if there’s one commendable thing about them is that despite their failure to evolve and the passage of time, it did not stop them from giving it a try again and attempting to be relevant once more amidst the countless competition.

This time around, they have given up on the consumer phone industry completely and delved into an entirely new market: sleep technology. The technology they have developed is highly similar to Apple’s previous acquisition: Beddit. You’ve probably already come across several devices that promise to help you deal with sleep problems once and for all by informing you about important …

When Should I Put My Baby to Bed?

It sounds like a simple question, but like all things baby-related, it’s not such a simple answer. The optimal bedtime for your baby can depend on a lot of factors which can vary from day to day.

In today’s video, I’ll give you some tips to help you figure out what those factors are and how they can help you determine the right time to say goodnight to your little one.

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A New Theory About ADHD And Sleep

In last week’s discussion of the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain, I mentioned recent research that gives us some additional insight into the relationship between sleep and ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.   I’ve been interested for a long time in the relationship between ADHD and sleep, and particularly in the risk of misdiagnosis of ADHD for what may be sleep problems. In both adults and children with ADHD, sleep problems are common—often significantly more common than in the general population. What’s more, the symptoms of sleeplessness and the symptoms of ADHD, including difficulty with focus, mood swings, and hyperactivity, are often very similar—so similar that it can be difficult to distinguish between the two.   Sleep deprivation and ADHD have long been recognized having a relationship. But they also have tended to be viewed as separate conditions. A new theory suggests that separation may not be entirely accurate, and that sleep problems and ADHD may be even more closely connected than we thought.   At a conference in Paris last fall, an international group of scientists proposed a theory linking the symptoms of ADHD to disruptions in normal circadian rhythm function—disruptions that also can bring about chronic problems with sleep.   The scientists were careful to make clear: they’re not attributing all ADHD symptoms to circadian rhythm dysfunction. But they

Does Warm Milk Help With Sleep? Your Bedroom May Play A Role In Sleep Apnea and How You Lose Weight When You Sleep.

I had a great weekend meeting with some of the top minds in Health and Fitness at The Consumer Health Summit. I spent time with some amazing founders like Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof; Vishen Lakhiani founder of MindValley; and Derek Flanzraich founder of the website www.greatist.com. It is wonderful to see people embracing the message of the importance getting good sleep and understanding that it is the foundation for better health and wellness across all categories.  I’m happy to play a role in getting this message into important programs across the health spectrum.

I can’t believe it’s still cold. Even though I have the least of it here in Southern California, we are feeling it all over the US. I had to chuckle when I heard someone say it was the 137thday of January! That said, I was inside this week, catching up on my reading; I have some fascinating new insights for you.

I actually get this question quite often, “Does drinking warm milk help you sleep?” This week the question came from a writer at Kitchn. The short answer is, maybe, but not for the reason you think. Basically, it would take about a gallon of warm milk to jumpstart the sleep process. L-tryptophan in milk is commonly thought to be the cause of

Gadgets To Help You Sleep Better

Most of us are guilty of doing this: sacrificing sleep in order to pursue many of the things we want in life. Sleep can be the first on our list of what we can afford to lose because we have an unending and insatiable desire to do more each day. Back then, sleep wasn’t a big of an issue as we don’t have anything sensible to do once nighttime falls. However, it is an entirely different story today. Day or night, you won’t run out of things to do and the list will likely just get longer as the years go by. But has it ever occurred to you that you can use technology to your advantage? After all, “if you can’t beat them, join them” can’t be any truer. When used right, technology can help you get back on lost sleep and not the other way around. This site can help with that.

There are newer advancements today that are geared toward promoting sleep health. These innovative sleep technologies are designed to help you sleep like a baby once more and not pose as distractions like what most technologies we are more familiar with nowadays. If you really do have sleep issues, you better start doing your research on the available products on the market that screams high-tech …

What Does “Cry-it-Out” Really Mean?

We hear the term “cry-it-out” a lot when it comes to sleep training, and it doesn’t always have the nicest connotation. Many new parents tend to think it involves placing their newborn in the crib, closing the door, and leaving their precious new baby alone until 7:00 rolls around. For anyone under this impression, I can happily tell you that isn’t the case.

I personally don’t use a traditional cry-it-out approach in The Sleep Sense Program, but I feel like the term itself needs a little clarification so that everyone has the facts they need to decide for themselves if it’s the approach they want to take.

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Sleep Apnea: A Silent Killer

It is not uncommon for people to die in their sleep. As horrible as it sounds, it may seem a welcome reprieve for some rather than to die a tragic death from a terrible accident or suffer long from a debilitating and painful medical condition. Of course, dying in your sleep seems like rather smooth and easy but if you still want more in life, the last thing you want to happen to you is to no longer wake up the next day. People slip off of life in their slumber for several reasons. Some suffer from a fatal heart attack or a stroke while for some, it can be a sleeping disorder. Sleep apnea is a common condition affecting millions of Americans today. It is no longer a funny case of how we view it decades ago when we joke around our snoring sleeping uncles.

Sleep apnea can kill you and it is not just from the loud and annoying snoring sound patients with sleep apnea make but more so because of the deadly breathing gaps while they are asleep. When you have sleep apnea, your brain essentially has to constantly decide whether to breathe or sleep during your slumber. It is such a scary thought that you are basically in a 50/50 situation while sleeping; there are those …