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Mind blown: headaches and poor sleep

May 20, 2016
Headaches and Sleep

If you suffer from migraines, you know the drill. Avoid caffeine and strong scents. Cross your fingers and hope the barometric pressure doesn’t change. Have some sumatriptan on hand. Keep the lights low and try hard not to throw up. Gulp. Five million Americans had at least one migraine last month, and 30% of women suffer from Read More »

Amazing New Sleep Fabrics

May 16, 2016
new bed sheet materials

When was the last time you changed your bed sheets? Hang on—we’re not talking about just putting on a fresh pair when the last set goes in the wash. We’re talking about a more substantial change, a change that could seriously impact the sleep quality of you and your loved ones: we’re talking about bed Read More »

Daily Cycles in Women’s Health

May 10, 2016
Daily Cycles in Women's Health

Think your body has just one biological clock? Or that sleep only minimally affects how your body works?  In this column, Dr. Ben Smarr takes his time and explains all.

What Is Your Sleeping Pattern?

Hand on Bed Sheets

Sleeping Patterns Explained While some of us are following in Rip Van Winkle’s footsteps, others might relate more to the princess sleeping on a pea. The National Sleep Foundation has identified five predominant sleeping patterns or “sleeping personalities” with the majority of respondents reporting not-so-good sleep. Where do you fall?  The Good Sleepers Healthy, Lively Read More »