Research shows that not getting enough sleep, or getting poor-quality sleep, increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Sleep deprivation also affects mood, leading to irritability; problems with relationships, especially for children and teenagers; and depression. …

It has been shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep (a good 8 hours) in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones.

Hormone imbalances can be a reason for poor sleep, come to the BHRT at the Brewery Event May 15th to learn more about his.  It will be a fun event with Dr. Tyler Adam and myself speaking on all issues related to hormones (including ways to improve your sleep).

We have a great line of natural supplement to help you sleep better at Good Life Pharmacy.  These supplements are custom made for our patients. It is “The only vitamin line in the marketplace designed by pharmacists for pharmacists and their patients”  It is a line of pharmaceutical grade chemicals that are all FDA approved.    Not all supplements are of this high standard.  You can find more information about these supplements on our supplement web page.

Ten Simple Tips I use to try to Improve my sleep –

#1 Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, Nicotine, and Other Chemicals that Interfere with Sleep
#2 Turn my Bedroom into a sleep-Inducing environment (no falling asleep when the TV is on)
#3 Establish a Soothing Pre-Sleep Routine
#4 Go to Sleep When I’m Truly Tired (this may be 9pm)
#5 Don’t Be a Nighttime Clock-Watcher (don’t look at the clock)
#6 Lighten Up on my Evening Meals
#7 Balance Fluid Intake (drink more water during the day, not as much in the evening)
#8 Exercise Early
#9 Keep My Internal Clock Set with a Consistent Sleep Schedule
#10 Use Light to my Advantage – Natural light keeps my internal clock on a healthy sleep-wake cycle. So let in the light first thing in the morning and get out of the office for a sun break during the day.

Several example of products I recommend –