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.

1 month ago

Sleep Hygiene: A Healthy Beginning to Your Day

Our bodies are genetically programmed to sleep for at least a third of our lives. This is where healthy living starts, and it’s also the foundation of a wise lifestyle. The factors that determine the quality of a person’s sleep are called sleep hygiene…

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4 months ago

Sweet Sleep and Dreams – And the Benefits

I’ve had a book on the bedside table for a year or so, slowly reading it chapter by chapter. I started and finished many other books in the meantime, but this one was not to be hurried through. The book, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams…

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5 months ago

To Sleep or Not to Sleep: How Feng Shui Can Help Banish Your Senior Insomnia

For a variety of reasons, many of us over 60 experience sleep issues. You may have a hard time falling asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. Or maybe you just wake up too early…

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6 months ago

How (and Why) to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

My interest in the healing power of sleep really began while recovering from bacterial meningitis four years ago. For weeks after leaving the hospital, I slept 15-20 hours per day. Although this alarmed my caregivers, who wanted me…

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7 months ago

Groggy? Can’t Get Out of Bed? Try These Easy Wake-up Tips for Older Adults

Does a fog envelope you when you awaken in the morning, leaving you groggy and in-between the worlds of night and day? Or perhaps you feel like you are somewhere between Jekyll and Hyde?

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9 months ago

5 Ways Inadequate Sleep Can Undermine Your Weight Loss Efforts After 60

Do you have some days when you feel hungry all day, no matter what you eat? That might be because you didn’t get enough sleep the night before. What does the amount of sleep have to do with your weight?

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10 months ago

3 Surprising Late-Night Snacks to Help You Get Better Sleep

If you’re like many of us, you’re a little hungry when bedtime rolls around. Although you know you shouldn’t eat a big meal just before retiring for the night, you need something in your tummy before you can fall asleep…

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11 months ago

The Scoop on Afternoon Naps for Women Over 60

Spring has sprung, and we are replacing our winter’s rest with renewed energy and activity. So why am I thinking about naps? Turns out I didn’t sleep well last night, and I thought a short afternoon nap might restore my sleep deficit. But is that true?

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12 months ago

Are Nightmares Helpful? Why Bad Dreams May Be Good for You

I’ve long been an active dreamer. My dreams are lengthy, plot-driven and very detailed. I nearly always remember them when I wake up…

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12 months ago

Need a Sleep Ritual for Satisfying Sleep?

Is sleep becoming an increasingly precious commodity? If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep, you aren’t alone. Recent reports show that up to 50% of older Americans suffer from sleep complaints or insomnia and as our population…

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