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…

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…

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)…

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.