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.

2 weeks 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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1 month 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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2 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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2 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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3 months ago

Best Mattresses for Seniors – How to Choose the Best Mattress for Your Aging Body

As we get older, we learn to put up with life’s little aches and pains. Even if we have avoided major injuries and chronic health conditions, we probably feel a little stiff from time to time. “It’s ok,” we think to ourselves, “that’s just a part…

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3 months ago

What Living in Mexico Taught Me About Sleep

Some time ago, brain researchers warned that lack of sleep is a public health crisis. According to the CDC, one in three adults in the U.S. do not get enough sleep. On the daily level, lack of sleep causes mental distress. When you are tired, the world is tired…

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3 months ago

How I Improved My Sleep with Meditation and Yoga Lifestyle

When it comes to health and wellness, most people probably think, “I’ve got it all together.” I am a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, personal trainer, and wellness coach…

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5 months ago

Want to Keep Mentally Sharp? Get Enough Good Quality Sleep

The idea that “older people do not need much sleep” has been shown to be a myth. Many of us have experienced how not getting enough sleep leaves us – grouchy, not as quick-on-the-draw mentally, tired or perhaps feeling low or anxious…

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5 months ago

3 Powerful Benefits Senior Women Can Reap from Setting Up the Right Morning Routine

With the rise of all the scary stats among seniors (like Alzheimer’s, loneliness, depression, divorce, and nursing home occupancy), and that’s without Covid in the picture, it’s becoming more and more difficult to lead an active, healthy…

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5 months ago

Sleeping Well After 60: Dos and Don’ts Backed by the Latest Sleep Research

How did you sleep last night? I was up at 3:30 a.m. and found myself finishing Why We Sleep by neuro-scientist and sleep researcher, Matthew Walker. I had always been a good sleeper. That is, until I hit my 60s…

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