Quality Sleep, Your Immune System, and the Coronavirus Outbreak

thesleepdoctor.com| Quality Sleep, Your Immune System, and the Coronavirus Outbreak The coronavirus outbreak that has devastated China and left the world scrambling for answers has also reinforced the important role sleep plays in building our immune systems. In a nutshell: Making sure we consistently get a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways…

7 Things Your Nutritionist Probably Doesn’t Know About Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| 7 Things Your Nutritionist Probably Doesn’t Know About Sleep Have you committed to a new healthy eating routine this year? Wondering how sleep can assist in making your healthful dietary choices easier to stick to and more effective? These are some of the most potent sleep and diet connections that even nutritionists often miss….

Want to Make More Money? Get More Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| Want to Make More Money? Get More Sleep Looking to make more money? Try getting more sleep. Now I know what you’re probably thinking: “if I’m laying in bed, how am I being productive — and earning more?” Of course, you can’t sleep the day away. But plenty of research in the last few…

Building a Better Brain Through Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| Building a Better Brain Through Sleep When we think of quality sleep, we typically think of it in relation to how it helps our body recover from a long day — and with good reason. As I’ve talked about before, a good night’s sleep can work wonders for the body, whether it’s alleviating severe…

Does Cannabis Help Insomnia?

thesleepdoctor.com| Does Cannabis Help Insomnia? In the United States and around the world, cannabis is more popular than ever. Attitudes about cannabis are changing fast—and so are laws that govern its use for medical and recreational purposes. As has been the case for thousands of years, people use cannabis for a variety of reasons, many…

How Sleep Impacts Testosterone and Why It’s Important

thesleepdoctor.com| How Sleep Impacts Testosterone and Why It’s Important Growing older comes with a few challenges. Beyond having your hair turn grey — if you’re lucky enough to keep it — your body also starts to decline. This includes a drop in testosterone production, a critical hormone for both men and women. The relationship between…

The Power of Naps: The Benefits of Napping We Can Learn From Da Vinci

thesleepdoctor.com| The Power of Naps: The Benefits of Napping We Can Learn From Da Vinci If you’re like me, you enjoy taking a good nap. And who doesn’t? Some of history’s brightest figures were known to be big time nappers, including Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Leonardo da Vinci. But while da Vinci was undoubtedly…

How Does Cannabis Affect the Stages of Your Sleep?

thesleepdoctor.com| How Does Cannabis Affect the Stages of Your Sleep? Always consult your doctor before you begin taking a supplement or medication, or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This is not medical advice; it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your physician at your next appointment. Interest…

How Good Sleep Can Jumpstart Your Sex Life

thesleepdoctor.com| How Good Sleep Can Jumpstart Your Sex Life This week I want to touch on something we can be a bit hesitant to talk about: sex.  It’s one of life’s great joys, and you don’t need to be a relationship counselor to know how important sex is to a healthy relationship.  Its importance is…

Three Ways Bad Sleep Hurts Your Work Performance

thesleepdoctor.com| Three Ways Bad Sleep Hurts Your Work Performance Bad sleep hurts work performance. You need a good night’s sleep to be at your best.  This, in a nutshell, is the underlying reason I stress the importance of quality sleep each week: You’re not you when you’re running on less than 7 hours of sleep…

5 More Flexible, Achievable, Totally Worth-it Sleep Goals for the New Year

thesleepdoctor.com| 5 More Flexible, Achievable, Totally Worth-it Sleep Goals for the New Year Love them or hate them, it’s that time of year: resolution time or what I like to call it REST-O-LUTION time. I like the spirit of renewal, reflection, and progress that comes with the new year, and gets embodied in resolutions. I…