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)…

Acupuncture: The Best Bedwetting Solution

Every child experiencing bedwetting that I have ever worked with has had one dream: to be able to have sleepovers with their friends. But the extent of bedwetting (enuresis) goes…

Bedwetting: Possible Causes and Solutions

Why does my child wet the bed? What’s the best cure for bedwetting? Studies show that about 15% of children age 5 are bedwetters, 8% around age 10, and approximately…

Why Do I Wake Up at the Same Time Every Night?

Many of my patients ask me this question. The Chinese medicine clock offers answers. Every 2 hours the energy runs through a different meridian. If the energy is unbalanced in…

Why Can't I Sleep? 5 Common Mistakes You Can Fix

You may know of common causes for poor sleep such as having a new baby, going through menopause, or struggling with stress and depression. But here are some sleep thieves that that you might not be aware of, which you can fix right away.

What Is Insomnia

Most people think insomnia means simply not falling asleep or being able to stay asleep. It is more complex than that, so here are five scenarios I typically see in my practice from patients that suffer of insomnia:

I go to bed and it takes more then 20 minutes to fall asleep. My eyes feel tired, the anxiety grows but I just can’t fall asleep.
I wake a couple of hours after I fall asleep. I feel wide-awake, wired, and exhausted. Anxiety grows eventually, wondering how I will be able to face tomorrow.
I wake up at about 3am at least a few times a week. By the time I get to sleep again the alarm goes off and I feel as if I need a few more hours of sleep to feel ready for the day.

Need Help To Sleep? Easy Steps To Sound Sleep

Do you need help to sleep? Here are a few tips that will help you sleep soundly.

“If you are operating on less than five hours of sleep for five days in a row, you are actually functioning as if you were legally intoxicated,” says Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General, at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Insufficient sleep can come in several forms – not enough hours dedicated to sleep, or poor quality sleep, even if sleeping for up to 10 hours. More and more research shows that poor sleep quality is closely linked to the development of disorders such as diabetes, obesity, depression, chronic fatigue, and heart disease.

What To Do When Too Stressed To Sleep

When I moved to Boulder without knowing a single person, sleep was the last thing in my mind. How can you sleep when you have so much to do and…

What 20 Seconds Of Courage Can Do For You

I recently watched the movie “We Bought A Zoo” and I was moved to tears as I watched the scene where the father tells his children that this is all…