Sleep Hygiene Archives – Build Better Sleep

Joe Penniston via Compfight I’m sure this post will raise some anxiety if I dismiss an insomnia treatment that happens to work for you. I’m sorry,  but as you’ll read later, I wonder if it’s really doing anything. I generally put most primary insomnia treatments (secondary insomnia is a whole other thing) into one of five… … Read more

Eight Natural Cures For Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder, and often the people that have it don’t even realize that they have it. In this article, we’ll quickly go through the types of sleep apnea, it’s causes, symptoms and some conventional, and not so conventional, treatments. Sleep Apnea – Symptoms and Types Sleep Apnea is the technical … Read more

Sleeptracks Archives – Build Better Sleep

This will be the first post in a series about learning to sleep better. For those that have followed this blog for a bit, you’ll know that I’ve talked a lot about my experiments with all kinds of sleep remedies. From Valerian Tea to Calcium Supplements to Isochronic Tracks to my awful experience with Ativan… … Read more

The Sleep Riddle

In my never-ending quest to get a better night’s sleep, I really thought that I had it figured out. When I examined my Zeo data that I had uploaded for the last several weeks, it seemed that there was a big correlation between moderate exercise, getting to bed early, and a high ZQ score. Last … Read more

Prescription Drug Archives – Build Better Sleep

This is a really interesting press release I saw regarding the use of zolpidem (Ambien) and its effects to enhance memory consolidation. It will be interesting to see where this leads, although it begs the question “at what point to the risks of taking Ambien outweigh the potential rewards?”. From The University of California, Riverside:… … Read more

Different Types of Sleepers Deserve Different Types of Pillows: Which One Is Right For You? – Build Better Sleep

ElMarto via Compfight Anyone with access to a TV and late night infomercials is aware that there are different kinds of sleepers and different kinds of mattresses to facilitate each. Many are now familiar with terms such as hard, soft, or posturepedic used to describe these kinds of mattresses. But what most don’t know, is … Read more

Melatonin – Build Better Sleep

Melatonin is one of the more popular and available (over-the-counter in the US and Canada) drugs for people to take as a sleep aid. In addition to it’s use for insomnia, it is reported to affect maladies as diverse as delirium, fertility, migraine headaches, and cancer among several others – check out Wikepedia for a full list. … Read more

The Quantified Self – Fitness Equipment to Measure Sleep

As the “quantified self” movement/phenomenon rolls forward, I thought it was appropriate to talk about a few different ways to measure sleep. This isn’t an all-inclusive list, but it covers the major “technologies” involved – so if there’s something not talked about here, it will more than likely fall into one of these major categories. … Read more

Calcium/Magnesium – Build Better Sleep

I watched a segment of the Dr. Oz program the other day, where he had as a guest Dr. Michael Breus, PhD. Dr. Breus is also known as “The Sleep Doctor“, and I happened to be on a Twitter chat with him (and a few thousand others) later that week. He said something interesting on the TV … Read more