Tagged: Your Guide to Better Sleep

What’s the Best Innerspring Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take 0

What’s the Best Innerspring Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take

Just a few years ago, if you were shopping for a new bed, you were probably deciding between the best innerspring mattresses. Today, there are a wealth of other options to consider, from memory foam to latex. But there’s a reason innerspring mattresses, made with systems of supportive coils, or “springs,” topped with a layer of padding, remain some of the best options on the market.

For starters, innerspring coils are a more durable material than foam, ensuring your mattress holds up over time. As far as the sleep surface goes, innerspring mattresses offer a “bouncy” feel that many sleepers love, and according to Michael Breus, Ph.D also known as the Sleep Doctor, spring mattresses allow for ease of movement during sleep. Finally, innerspring is traditionally a more affordable choice, especially compared to high-end hybrid mattress products and latex models.

As you consider your options in the innerspring mattress department, you’ll find that there are a number of bed-ina-box options to consider. This can make the mattress search rather daunting, but fear not–– the Sleep Doctor’s already done

What’s the Best Innerspring Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take 0

What’s the Best Innerspring Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take

Just a few years ago, if you were shopping for a new bed, you were probably deciding between the best innerspring mattresses. Today, there are a wealth of other options to consider, from memory foam to latex. But there’s a reason innerspring mattresses, made with systems of supportive coils, or “springs,” topped with a layer of padding, remain some of the best options on the market.

For starters, innerspring coils are a more durable material than foam, ensuring your mattress holds up over time. As far as the sleep surface goes, innerspring mattresses offer a “bouncy” feel that many sleepers love, and according to Michael Breus, Ph.D also known as the Sleep Doctor, spring mattresses allow for ease of movement during sleep. Finally, innerspring is traditionally a more affordable choice, especially compared to high-end hybrid mattress products and latex models.

As you consider your options in the innerspring mattress department, you’ll find that there are a number of bed-ina-box options to consider. This can make the mattress search rather daunting, but fear not–– the Sleep Doctor’s already done

What’s the Best Innerspring Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take 0

What’s the Best Innerspring Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take

Just a few years ago, if you were shopping for a new bed, you were probably deciding between the best innerspring mattresses. Today, there are a wealth of other options to consider, from memory foam to latex. But there’s a reason innerspring mattresses, made with systems of supportive coils, or “springs,” topped with a layer of padding, remain some of the best options on the market.

For starters, innerspring coils are a more durable material than foam, ensuring your mattress holds up over time. As far as the sleep surface goes, innerspring mattresses offer a “bouncy” feel that many sleepers love, and according to Michael Breus, Ph.D also known as the Sleep Doctor, spring mattresses allow for ease of movement during sleep. Finally, innerspring is traditionally a more affordable choice, especially compared to high-end hybrid mattress products and latex models.

As you consider your options in the innerspring mattress department, you’ll find that there are a number of bed-ina-box options to consider. This can make the mattress search rather daunting, but fear not–– the Sleep Doctor’s already done

What You Need to Know Before Taking Melatonin 0

What You Need to Know Before Taking Melatonin

If you can’t fall asleep night after night, it’s no wonder that you’re looking for a sleep aid–and as awareness grows about the addictive nature and side effects of sleeping pills, one natural supplement has nearly become a household name: melatonin.

Taking melatonin to help sleep, of course, is nothing new. But a problem I see is that so many clients are interested in natural sleep aids–without understanding when, how much, and who should take them.

With products flooding the market like melatonin gummies; Reddit threads advising dosage and how much melatonin you should take, and even questions about if dogs and kids can take melatonin, it’s safe to say there’s a lot you may not know about taking melatonin.

What is Melatonin?

Let’s start with the basics. Whenever a client comes to me looking for a way to help them sleep better, I like to start by making sure we can not only pinpoint reasons they’re having trouble falling and staying asleep, but also if natural sleep aids, like my Sleep Doctor PM Spray, lifestyle changes, or other …

Simplify Your Mattress Search With the 13 Best Mattresses in a Box, According to The Sleep Doctor 0

Simplify Your Mattress Search With the 13 Best Mattresses in a Box, According to The Sleep Doctor

What if there was a way for you to get a brand new mattress without having to leave your home? That’s the main selling point of the best mattress in a box brands on the market today. No longer do you have to trek down to a furniture warehouse to select your next new bed. Instead, you can conveniently browse the options at online mattress companies, pick the product that’s best-suited to your needs, and have it compressed in a box and shipped directly to your house. Some companies will actually send someone to come to your home and set up the mattress on your bed frame or box spring!

It’s an easy way to go mattress shopping, but with so many options to choose from, it may also be overwhelming. Luckily, The Sleep Doctor has already done the heavy lifting for you. Dr. Michael Breus, Ph.D. (aka, the Sleep Doctor) partnered with the expert review team at Mattress Advisor to compose a list of the 13 best mattresses in a box. With the help of their combined

5 Ways Better Sleep can Strengthen Your Intimate Relationship 0

5 Ways Better Sleep can Strengthen Your Intimate Relationship

I’ve just finished reading some interesting and sobering information about the strain that the pandemic is having on couples in the US. The polling organization Ipsos has been tracking the state of our unions in the pandemic, and earlier this month released their latest findings. Polling both married and partnered couples, they found that 1 in 10 consider themselves very likely to separate at least partially as a result of pandemic-related strain on their relationships. One in 5 couples say they are fighting more during the pandemic than they were before, and 1 in 3 feel more annoyed with their partner.

Given all that we’re dealing with right now, you might look at these numbers and be surprised and even grateful that they aren’t higher. Until you remember that these figures represent millions of couples struggling with conflict, frustration, and isolation in their intimate partnerships, which has been brought about (or made worse by) the intense, sweeping impact of coronavirus.

Better sleep can have a profound and transformative impact on our relationships, especially our most intimate ones. Studies show couples

Shocking Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease 0

Shocking Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how passionate I can get about sleep and its health benefits, from your mental health to increased energy and even better skin. But now, more than ever, there’s an especially critical reason why sleep is so important: the surprising links between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

Age related changes in sleep are normal, and all of us suffer from lack of sleep now and then, especially if we’re feeling stressed or are guilty of using smartphones at night without blue light blocking glasses. But excessive sleeping in, or dozing off during the day, could potentially point to signs of Alzheimer’s.

Before you worry too much, though, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the connections between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease, action steps you or a loved one can take to reduce your risk, and changes in sleep that could be signs of Alzheimer’s.

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

No doubt you’ve heard about Alzheimer’s disease, and no doubt you tend to associate it with nursing homes and …

What’s the Best Memory Foam Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take 0

What’s the Best Memory Foam Mattress for You? Here’s the Sleep Doctor’s Take

Memory foam is a favored material among today’s mattress companies — especially with online bed in a box mattress brands. Sleepers appreciate the best memory foam mattresses for their signature cushioning, contouring feel — which is why Michael Breus, Ph.D, aka the Sleep Doctor partnered with the team at Mattress Advisor to choose 9 of the best memory foam mattresses sleepers will love.

So how can a memory foam bed impact your overall health and the quality of your sleep? There are several factors to consider here. One of the biggest pros of memory foam is that it helps to evenly distribute your body weight, keeping strain off pressure points. Memory foam and its superb pressure relief qualities can also help to alleviate joint and back pain, so it’s no surprise that the pressure-relieving properties of memory foam make it especially popular among seniors.

Keep in mind that  memory foam can tend to trap body heat, which means your memory foam bed may run hot during the night time. For those who suffer from night sweats,

Say Goodbye to the Night Sweats and Hello To The Best Cooling Mattress 0

Say Goodbye to the Night Sweats and Hello To The Best Cooling Mattress

Some of us just run a little bit hotter than others. That can occasionally lead to some discomfort, especially at night. If you’re a hot-natured person, or have personal health factors like menopause that can cause hot flashes and night sweats it may make it more difficult for you to get comfortable enough to fall asleep — which is why finding the best cooling mattress for you is so important. The wrong choice of mattress can sometimes compound your hot-natured tendencies. That’s because some mattresses are simply constructed to be less cool than others. This is an especially common problem with memory foam mattresses, which aren’t always very breathable. Foam actually traps and retains heat from the body, meaning all-foam bedding can exacerbate a hot nature and night sweats.

So, what’s the solution? One important step is to shop for a mattress that’s designed with hot sleepers in mind and assembled to help mediate body temperature. While your new mattress may not solve feeling overheated from health conditions like menopause, or heat from the surrounding environment, it helps keep you

The Truth About Sleep And Blood Pressure 0

The Truth About Sleep And Blood Pressure

You’ve gone in for your routine physical examination, and you’re told what millions of Americans are: you have high blood pressure But, like many Americans, you may not be aware of the truth behind the powerful connection between blood pressure spikes and the quality of your sleep.

As a sleep doctor, I spend a lot of time explaining the health benefits of sleep, from everything like our mental health to even helping us look younger. In short, while quality, restorative sleep helps support our health, the opposite is also true: sleep disorders can affect our mind, bodies and even leave us more prone to depression.

This week I’m tackling the most common questions about high blood pressure and sleep, including is lack of sleep can cause high blood pressure; why sleep apnea may play a role, and what might be behind a sudden spike of high blood pressure at night.

I’ll finish by giving you tips to lower your blood pressure naturally, no prescription required, and how to more easily fall asleep and fall back asleep if you wake up …