Topic: sleep disorders

10 Steps to Lasting Health and Happiness From a Medical Expert

10 Steps to Lasting Health and Happiness From a Medical Expert

At Blisstree, we’re all about trying to get happier and healthier in order to live better, and we hope to help you do the same every day. But, of course, it’s not always easy to know how to make that intangible dream of happiness a reality. And even if you do know how to do it, it’s pretty challenging to keep all the parts of your life in balance so that often-elusive health and happiness last as long as possible. So I asked M.D., board-certified psychiatrist, and Blisstree contributor Dale Archer to give us ten steps we can take to promote and achieve lasting happiness in our own lives (and these are tactics he actually shares with his patients). So what are we waiting for? Let’s get happy — and healthy.
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20 Natural Sleep Tips From the Experts

20 Natural Sleep Tips From the Experts

Yesterday I mentioned Dr. Dale Archer (medical doctor and psychiatrist) in a post I wrote called Don’t Rely on Your GP for Advice About Ambien, as we’ve been talking about prescription drug addiction a lot lately on Blisstree. Turns out, Dr. Archer used to run a sleep disorder clinic for ten years. So I asked him for ten suggestions that he’d give his sleep-deprived patients about how to fall asleep (and stay asleep) the natural way without the use of prescription drugs. And I specifically asked him not to say chamomile tea! (But I’m not sold on his radical idea to give up naps. And no booze four hours before bed? Sheesh.)

Then I asked Blisstree’s resident nutritionist and Foodtrainers founder Lauren Slayton for her top ten natural sleep remedies to see how they’d compare and contrast to that of a medical doctor. (I like Lauren because she says I can eat carbs at dinner, but she definitely disagrees with Dr. Archer about the idea of reading in bed.) More »