Can your digestion affect your sleep?

The connection between digestion and sleep comes as a surprise to some of my patients. However, the science tells us that 70% to 90% of the neurotransmitters are produced in…

Best Podcasts for Sleep

Part audiobook, part radio show, the podcast is a fairly new form of media that is transforming all kinds of life experiences, from layovers to insomnia. Learn how a car…

Restless Leg Syndrome and Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can effectively treatment Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).  Restless Leg Syndrome is described as a tingling, prickling feeling, or sometimes pain, that is alleviated by moving. It…

Why High Schools Should Start Later

Two students in 7th grade, Grace and Maya, tell us why school start times should be pushed back for better sleep. Melatonin and the Sleep Cycle Melatonin is a hormone…

The minimum effective dose in sleep

The minimum effective dose is about finding what works and using the littlest and best amount. More is not necessarily better and can even be toxic. This can be applied…

Can’t Sleep? It Could Be Your Diet

We’ve all heard various theories about which foods and drinks to consume before bedtime in order to assure a good night’s rest—like warm milk, hot toddies, or chamomile tea. But…

Can’t Sleep? Your Prescriptions Could Be to Blame

Medications That Can Cause Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems Therapies such as acupuncture and herbal medicine can be highly effective treatments for insomnia. However, my clinical experience (and numerous studies)…