Keep it light before bed 

This is a very tricky one for me. I am a thinker and have been since I was a little girl. It is my natural tendency to analyze, re-visit the past and plan for the future. My thoughts left to their own devices can be easily lost in hours of...

Permission to Nap 

Studies show that a daily nap is both restorative and can actually contribute to good night sleep. We are much like our toddler children. I remember the first few times my 2-year-old, would miss her afternoon nap, I would mistakenly think, no...

My husband and I sleep in different beds

My husband and I have a wonderful connection, fantastic sex life and are totally in tune with each other’s lives and yes this all happens despite the fact that we do not sleep in the same room Our story is one of hope, I was 38 years old very,...

Let’s talk about Sex!

My husband, I have sex.  In fact, we recently set a goal, to have more of it.  I agree, this sounds like it lacks spontaneity and excitement but setting a goal, with actual numbers, is how we know we will have more sex.  We are very committed...

Passing out is not restorative sleep

Are you one of those people who crash as soon as your head hits the pillow? You sleep 8 hours, yet wake up every morning exhausted? 
Is your first thought of the day, when can I go back to bed? 
When asked you report back with confidence that...

When quality sleep is just not an option

You are not lost on me, new mamma with 3 children under the age of 6.  I get that quality sleep is not going to be something that you have access to at this time. Quite frankly, you are not who I am talking to right now. Your nights have turned...

Stop telling yourself you can’t sleep

For the past 5 years, I have been telling my family, friends, social media followers and even the Starbucks barista that my sleep sucks. The truth is that I really have not fully recovered from mommy’s insomnia, you know the condition where...

Put your phone to bed

I have a love-hate relationship with social media.  Full disclosure, at the time of writing this blog, I am a 46-year-old woman, so that puts my birth year in the early 70’s.  Just so you're super clear the technology in my house when I was growing up was a rotary...

Sleep is everything!

Trying to lose weight, be more patient with your kids, strengthen your immune system or all of the above? Folks, it can’t happen without restorative sleep. I can’t even begin to tell you how many patients come into my practice with lofty health...

Our choices during the day impact our sleep at night

Of course, it does, isn’t that super obvious?   But, how many of us go upstairs, wash our face, brush our teeth, kiss the kiddies one last time and think okay now it’s my turn to get some sleep.  You get into bed, close your eyes and drift off into…thinking about...