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.
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.
Prebiotics Improve Stress Resilience and SleepLois Maharg, , Sleep, The Savvy Insomniac - Lois Maharg
Is stress the driver of your insomnia? Eating more high-fiber foods—sometimes called prebiotics (different from probiotics)—may help both your stomach and your sleep.
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.
Are you experiencing insomnia in late Spring every year? Although the problem may have to do with lengthening days, there are strategies you can use to overcome it.
Is there a link Between Protein Consumption and Sleep Quality?
Good news: a small body of research suggests that tart cherry juice holds promise as an alternative treatment for insomnia.