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An uncommonly good way to cope with the common cold.

February 22, 2017
sleep better with colds and flu

Last week I found myself down for the count with the flu. Yuck. It wasn’t like a truck ran over me. It was like a whole fleet of trucks. My nose felt like a hot air balloon was pumped up inside and straining to get out. My eyes itched. And my infamous attack sneeze was Read More »

Top 10 Signs You Need a New Mattress

January 26, 2017
woman sleeping in bed

Your mattress is an essential part of your everyday life, and you put a lot of thought into selecting just the right mattress for you. So it can be easy—and tempting—to believe that you and your mattress will be together forever. Unfortunately, no matter how amazing your mattress may be, this is one relationship that Read More »

Sleeping with a newborn baby: an ObGyn gives advice

January 20, 2017
mother and baby

Congratulations, and welcome to motherhood for the first, second, or greater time. It is the hardest job you will ever have but it comes with the greatest benefits package. For me, the most difficult part of the newborn period is sleep deprivation. My daughter needed to nurse every 2-3 hours for one week, and every Read More »

Sleep and Weight Loss: Why Shut-Eye Is Essential

January 17, 2017
sleeping for weight loss

Sleep and Weight Loss There are a couple oft-cited “epidemics” in America, one being obesity, and the other inadequate sleep. Unfortunately, it’s not just attention-grabbing headlines: according to studies, over one third of Americans are obese, and one third don’t get enough sleep. The closeness of these two figures may be more than coincidence. A Read More »