Fall Back Into Good Sleeping Habits

Fall Back Into Good Sleeping Habits

Tips for Natural Ways to Fall Back Asleep
Nearly one-third of all Americans suffer from sleep disturbances, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though we just gained an hour of sleep when the clocks fell back over the weekend, our body's internal clock needs time to adjust.

A recent survey from the Better Sleep Council revealed that 61% of US adults feel the effects of Daylight Saving Time changes. People struggle to jump back into their normal schedule and often feel less productive at home and at work. And, disrupting sleeping patterns impacts overall health, and is considered an important risk factor for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other health problems.

Dr. Carol Ash, Director of Sleep Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, offers theses tips for natural ways to fall back asleep:

·        How to mind your sleep footprint- whether its the pillow, lighting, bedtime or room temperature.

·        Natural ways to help get a better nights rest - including going red before bed by switching to an 8 oz. of tart cherry juice which has been indicated as a natural source of melatonin.
 
Dr. Ash is a board-certified general internist and a fellowship-trained pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine specialist with more than 15 years of experience in clinical medicine. She's currently in practice at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter's University Hospital, a major teaching institute of Drexel University. She is married to a corporate airline pilot and is the mother of a 14-year-old son.

Interview Source: Cherry Marketing Institute
 



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