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How to Sleep Better

Many women over 60 are wondering how to sleep better. As we get a little older, our aches and pains have a tendency to keep us up at night. In addition, changes in our hormones have us getting up early. The good news is that there are solutions. From meditation and aromatherapy to exercise and breathing exercises, we’ll help you get the rest you deserve.

How to Sleep Better by Changing the Way You Brush Your Teeth
2 years ago

How to Sleep Better by Changing the Way You Brush Your Teeth

In many ways, sleep is an incredibly complicated process. For centuries, it was the domain of myth and speculation.

Now, as brain measurement techniques improve, scientists are finally starting to understand how and why we sleep. They still don’t have the full picture yet, but, their findings have led to some surprisingly simple suggestions. Read More

Having Trouble Sleeping After Menopause? We Have Some Ideas
2 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping After Menopause? We Have Some Ideas

Getting a good night’s sleep is important. We live in a chaotic world, so, getting restful sleep can be challenging at any age. This is especially true after menopause.

Not only do we have the same distractions and stresses that everyone else has, but, we also have wonderfully active hormones swirling through our bodies. This makes the process of falling asleep even harder. Read More

How Using a Sleep Diary Can Help You to Sleep Better After 60
2 years ago

How Using a Sleep Diary Can Help You to Sleep Better After 60

As we get a little older, many of us find ourselves having trouble sleeping. The good news is that using a sleep diary can help us to get the rest that we deserve. Read More

Sleep Better at Any Age by Cleaning the Air in Your Home
2 years ago

Sleep Better at Any Age by Cleaning the Air in Your Home

As we get a little older, many of us find that our sleep patterns change. Instead of sleeping through the night, we find ourselves waking up at 4am, wondering whether to go back to bed or get started with the day. Well, we can’t change how the aging process impacts our bodies, but, we can change the environment that we live in. Read More

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary
2 years ago

How to Get Better Sleep After 60: Creating Your Very Own Sleep Sanctuary

Let’s take a minute to imagine life 10,000 years ago. It’s sunset, and while you don’t have a watch, you know that it’s time to sleep. Over the course of the last hour, the sun has gently descended behind the mountains, turning the sky from blue to yellow to red to purple. There are dangers in the night, but, you feel safe in your cave, surrounded by your family. Read More

Sleep Deprived but Staying Alive – The Importance of Sleep in Life After 60
2 years ago

Sleep Deprived but Staying Alive – The Importance of Sleep in Life After 60

Have you ever experienced something that sounded like a good idea… but, turned out not to be? This happened to me last week, when I joined a PhD research project on sleep and source memory at University of Texas. My boyfriend requested (more like pleading and imploring) that I join him. Read More

How to Sleep Well and Get More from Life After 60
3 years ago

How to Sleep Well and Get More from Life After 60

What pops into your mind when you think about the following question – what does it take to get the most from life after 60? If you are like most people, your thoughts probably jumped to suggestions like “being more productive” or “following your passions.” There is nothing wrong with these instincts. After all, getting the most from every day requires us to take a proactive approach to how we structure our days. Read More

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips
3 years ago

Having Trouble Sleeping? Try these 6 Unexpected Tips

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important components of overall health and well-being, especially for older women. Unfortunately, as we age, our sleep patterns often become more irregular. We might find ourselves getting tired earlier, waking up earlier, or sleeping less deeply than before.

This is not just a matter of inconvenience. As I learned from my conversation with author and molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, sleep is one of the most important things for the aging brain. But, what can we do about it? Read More

How Can I Sleep Better? Try Yoga for Insomnia
4 years ago

How Can I Sleep Better? Try Yoga for Insomnia

If, like many women our age, you are having trouble sleeping at night, yoga for insomnia may be just the ticket! Not only can the breathing exercises help you to relax, but, the poses can remove many of the aches and pains that keep you awake at night. Read More