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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.

5 years ago

Trouble Sleeping After 60? It May be Too Hot (or Cold) in the Bedroom

Sleep is a mysterious process.

For hours a day, we are whisked away to a magical world, fueled by our subconscious. As a result, we have a tendency to think of sleep as being out of our control. Read More

5 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

5 years ago

Sleep and the Art of Embracing Your Aging Internal Clock

Do you ever find yourself nodding off while watching your favorite evening TV show? Are you frustrated by the fact that you wake up at 4:00 in the morning? Read More

5 years ago

10 Supercharged Sleep Strategies from a Geriatrician

Poor sleep is just a natural part of the aging process, isn’t it? Absolutely not! In fact, a growing number of sleep scientists are publicly stating that good sleep is just as important at 58 as it is at 18. At the same time, there is no denying that our sleep patterns change as we […]

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5 years ago

How to Sleep Well After 60, According to Science

Well, it’s 4:30am here as I write this email to you… which seems appropriate since today’s topic is how to sleep well after 60! All joking aside, this is a serious issue that can have a major impact on your life (for better or for worse), so, I hope that you will take the time to watch today’s video. In it, I offer some solutions for sleeping better that have actually been backed up by research. I hope you will join me! Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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