Herbals for Insomnia? Now You Can Test Them at Home

Jun 21st, 2017

Herbal remedies for insomnia are abundant online—valerian, hops, and chamomile, among the most common. Find out if a sedating herb works for you with our easy to use self-testing flow chart.

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Exercise Improves Sleep, Preserves Mental Fitness

May 5th, 2017

You may have been a couch potato for most of your life, but now, if you’re middle-aged and envisioning a healthy retirement, you’d better change your ways. Moderate-to-vigorous exercise can mitigate some effects of aging, including poor sleep quality and cognitive decline. Research generally supports this claim, so especially if you’re prone to insomnia, you’ll want to check this out. […]

What’s That Antidepressant Doing to Your Sleep?

Sep 7th, 2016

Antidepressants, the third most commonly taken medication in the United States today, tend to suppress and/or delay REM sleep (the stage associated with dreaming). This can help people with depression.

Tart Cherries: Helpful to Sleep

May 16th, 2016

Good news: a small body of research suggests that tart cherry juice holds promise as an alternative treatment for insomnia.

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