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Topic: sleep disorders
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.
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
Today’s Question: Didn’t get much sleep last night? Chances are you’ll be drinking more coffee today, but do you know whether it’ll make you eat more, too? Answer to Yesterday’s Question: Choline could help protect against senility — who wouldn’t … More
Violent Dreams May Signal Future Brain Disease: As soon as half a century before brain disorders manifest, violent and vivid dreams could signal that a brain disease will eventually develop. (via ABC)
Stress is linked to weight gain, and we think that may have to do with all the lattes we drink and stress eating we do when we’re bugged out and busy. But we also have a harder time sleeping when … More
Before you spend $60,000 on a new bed hoping for a better night’s sleep, check out this Q&A about insomnia in today’s Consults, the New York Times health blog.
How’d you sleep last night? I slept pretty well myself, thanks for asking. The other day, I told you all about my first few nights sharing my bed with the Sleeptracker Sleep Phase Monitor®. (Our relationship is still very new.) … More