Sleep basics
What is REM sleep vs. deep sleep?

What is REM sleep vs. deep sleep?

When in doubt, ask an expert.  Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, simplifies and differentiates REM sleep vs. deep sleep for us. REM sleep = Mental restoration   Deep sleep = Physical restoration   REM sleep is imperative because of its mental restoration benefits....

Sleep apnea in children

Sleep apnea in children

“97% of sleep apnea cases is obstructive,” said Dr. Daniel Klein, who is affiliated with UCLA School of Dentistry. The body goes through stages of sleep. The key stage is the REM (rapid eye movement) cycle. Our body is still hard at work when we are sound asleep. It’s...

Can lack of sleep make me sick?

Can lack of sleep make me sick?

Why you’re not sleeping and the cascading health issues that stem from lack of sleep are very individualized. The National Sleep Foundation stated, “50-70 million adults in the U.S. have sleep disorders and most of them are having sleep apnea.” Common sleep disorders...

What can help me sleep?

What can help me sleep?

If you are desperate for sleep but want to make an informed decision based on facts provided by a sleep expert, you’ve found the right source. Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, clears the air on popular over-the-counter options, outlining the pros and cons. First off, if you...

5 tips to clean up your sleep

5 tips to clean up your sleep

When we lie down in bed, the goal is to promote sleep. Are you helping yourself sleep well? Here are my 5 tips: Make your bedroom an all-around serene, safe space Take the minimalist route!  A few candles, a sound machine, no TV, a cozy bed, extra pillows. Whatever...

What is brain fog?

What is brain fog?

Commonly referred to as brain fog, experts call it cognitive exhaustion. Fatigue resulting from pain and debilitating health conditions doesn’t just affect the body,” said Dr. Nancy Klimas. “Cognitive energy is a different thing,” Klimas said. “Your brain is making...

Sleep and migraine: Friend and enemy?

Sleep and migraine: Friend and enemy?

A lot of factors come into play when living with migraine. For me, I know sleep, stress, and certain foods can send me down the path of a migraine episode.  I also know that sleep, extra rest in a dimly-lit room with limited noise, healthy, nourishing foods and...

Neuro-rich foods beneficial; catching more zzz’s helpful

Neuro-rich foods beneficial; catching more zzz’s helpful

The role that foods we ingest play in our wellbeing is quite frankly, unparalleled. I’ve previously touched on toxins in the foods we eat, with the expert help of Dr. Nancy Klimas. Another valuable behavior interlinked with toxins is sleep. “The evidence that sleep is...

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