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Will Melatonin Supplements Help Lull You to Sleep?

If you’re over the age of 40, your natural melatonin has slowed production. So why not turn to a melatonin supplement as a replacement? Well, for starters, there’s little evidence that shows its worth as a sleep aid.

By Ask HealthCentral
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Combat Your Narcolepsy With Diet

Loading up on foods high in hypocretin — a chemical in the brain responsible for keeping us awake — can help you ward off narcolepsy. Turn to trendy foods like kimchi, yogurt, and kombucha.

By Martin Reed
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How to Catch Some Z's When Living With Gout

Studies show that people with gout have more flares in the nighttime than during the day — making it nearly impossible to sleep. So how do you push through the flare to get some Z’s?

By Martin Reed
Woman having problems sleeping.

Is Your Thyroid Causing Sleep Problems?

An underactive or overactive thyroid is associated with a variety of sleep-related symptoms. A look at some of the ways that hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can affect your sleep, and some solutions to help ensure a good night’s rest, every night.

By Mary Shomon
A glass of beer and fresh hops can help improve sleep.

Hops Can Help Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep

Hops have a sedative effect that can help you sleep better. But before you reach for a beer, try these other ways to get a healthy dose of hops.

By Martin Reed
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Wild Lettuce: Unlikely Natural Sleep Remedy

Poor sleep is all too common, yet sleep is vital for maintaining your overall health. Wild lettuce is a natural sedative that can ease sleepless nights.

By Leury Pichardo
Woman sleeping in bed and touching alarm clock.

Sleep Hygiene (Probably) Won't Cure Your Insomnia

The effectiveness of sleep hygiene as a treatment option for insomnia is, in the end, not certain.

By Martin Reed
White noise machine by bed, 'pink noise' may be better

How 'Pink Noise' Can Improve Sleep and Memory

What’s the difference between “white” and “pink” noise? (And why should we care?)

By Martin Reed
Woman performing pilates.

The Pilates Exercises That Improve Sleep

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, this stretching and strengthening workout can help you get the rest you need.

By Martin Reed
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10 Mistakes Insomnia Sufferers Regularly Make

The very things that many insomniacs do to improve their sleep can actually harm their sleep.

By Martin Reed