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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.

Not Sleeping Well? Here Are 10 Powerful Sleep Strategies from a Geriatrician
2 years ago

Not Sleeping Well? Here Are 10 Powerful Sleep Strategies from a Geriatrician

As a geriatrician, I work with senior patients who suffer from a diverse range of problems, including memory worries, anxiety, pain, diabetes, falls, and more. One symptom many of them have in common is poor sleep. 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

Want to Sleep Better? Stop Consuming these 6 Things Before Bed
2 years ago

Want to Sleep Better? Stop Consuming these 6 Things Before Bed

As with so many aspects of aging, it’s easy to blame our poor sleep patterns on our bodies. I reality, there are plenty of simple things we can do to sleep better after 60. In this article, I’ll explain how what you eat in the hours before bed may be keeping you up at night. Read More

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!
2 years ago

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!

Contrary to what you may have heard, the amount of sleep you need as you get older doesn’t decrease. Boomers need about as much sleep – between seven and nine hours – as younger adults. Read More

4 Power Foods That Help Women Over 50 Sleep Like a Baby
2 years ago

4 Power Foods That Help Women Over 50 Sleep Like a Baby

Whether it’s because of hormones, a busy brain, or a snoring partner, many women over 50 find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. What should we be eating before bed to help us drift off to Dreamland and stay there? Join us in conversation with registered dietitian Ashley Koff who has some great ideas for us to try. Enjoy the show! Read More

Are Nightmares Helpful? Why Bad Dreams May Be Good for You
3 years 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. Read More

Sleep Better After 50 with These 4 Power Foods
3 years ago

Sleep Better After 50 with These 4 Power Foods

It is no myth that sleeping patterns change with age. What can we do about it? Join us in conversation with registered dietitian Ashley Koff who has some great tips to share. Enjoy the show! Read More

Dying for Sleep: Risky Sedative Still Widely Used By Older Adults
3 years ago

Dying for Sleep: Risky Sedative Still Widely Used By Older Adults

When you are having trouble sleeping, everything else in your life suffers. You may feel cranky and irritable. You may have trouble focusing on your work. You may even feel like locking yourself up in your house, avoiding social contact all together.

So, perhaps it’s no surprise that so many of us turn to sedatives when we are having trouble sleeping. After all, things really couldn’t get any worse… right? Read More

Sleep After 60 Isn’t a Luxury – It’s a Must Have for a Long, Happy Life!
3 years ago

Sleep After 60 Isn’t a Luxury – It’s a Must Have for a Long, Happy Life!

I’ve never been a good sleeper. As a kid, I remember reading for hours by the hall light while my sister slept. Read More

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

Whether your bedtime is closer to 8:00 pm or 2:00 am, choosing the wrong snack can keep you from getting the sleep you need. Read More