How to Sleep Well in the Summer Heat

Annie MillerInsomnia

Summer brings longer days, warmer temperatures, and changes in our daily routines. While these changes can be enjoyable, they often disrupt our sleep patterns, making it harder to maintain a good sleep schedule. Understanding how the summer sun and heat affect your sleep can help you create a consistent sleep routine for better rest. Here’s how you can adjust your … Read More

Your Guide to Ditching Sleep Medications Safely

Annie MillerInsomnia

Are you thinking about stopping your sleep medications and embracing more natural sleep habits? Transitioning off sleep meds can lead to healthier, more restorative sleep in the long run. Here’s a straightforward guide to help you navigate this process. Check with Your Doctor First things first, always check with your prescribing doctor before making any changes to your medication regimen. … Read More

Hypnic Jerks: What Are They and How They Affect Your Sleep

Annie MillerInsomnia

Have you ever been on the verge of falling asleep, only to be suddenly jolted awake by a muscle twitch or sensation of falling? Or perhaps you’ve noticed your partner experiencing these twitches during sleep, leaving you curious about their significance. If so, you’re not alone. These involuntary muscle contractions, known as hypnic jerks, are a common occurrence during the … Read More

Finding Your Sleep Sweet Spot: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Annie MillerInsomnia

Do you often wonder how much sleep you truly need? It’s a question many of us grapple with, and the answer may not be as straightforward as we think. It’s important to consider: how much sleep do you need for what? Indeed, the amount of sleep required just to stay awake throughout the day may differ from what’s needed for … Read More

Exploring Why You Are Still Tired, Even After a Good Night’s Sleep

Annie MillerInsomnia

Have you ever woken up after what should have been a restful night’s sleep, only to find yourself still feeling exhausted? It’s a frustrating experience that many face, and the reasons behind it can be complex. Despite our best efforts to prioritize sleep, the reality is that fatigue can persist even when we give ourselves adequate time in bed. While … Read More

How Trauma in One Generation Can Impact Sleep in the Next

Annie MillerEMDR, Insomnia

Trauma is a powerful force that can leave a lasting imprint on individuals, affecting not only their mental and emotional well-being but also their physical health, including sleep patterns. What’s often overlooked is the potential for these traumatic effects to transcend generations, impacting the sleep of children and grandchildren. Let’s explore how trauma can alter the brain and nervous system, … Read More

Is a Sleep Divorce Right for You? Understanding the Benefits

Annie MillerInsomnia

Do you find yourself tossing and turning, unable to get a good night’s sleep because your partner’s snoring, tossing, or different sleep schedule keeps you awake? If so, you’re not alone. Many couples struggle with incompatible sleep patterns, leading to a lack of sleep for one or both partners and a whole lot of frustration. If you have a hard … Read More

Your Guide to Better Sleep Over the Holidays

Annie MillerInsomnia

The holiday season is a time of joy, but it can also bring its fair share of sleep challenges. Late-night festivities, irregular schedules, and family activities often take a toll on our sleep and self-care practices. But don’t worry, strategies from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) can help you keep your sleep on track, even during the holidays. The Impact … Read More

The Power of Perception: Why Your Feelings About Sleep Shape Your Well-Being

Annie MillerInsomnia

A recent study from the University of Warwick uncovered a new aspect in the complex world of sleep challenges. It emphasizes how your thoughts and feelings about sleep can significantly affect your overall well-being. Unlike the common belief that sleep trackers give accurate insights into sleep quality, this research suggests that how you personally perceive your sleep is more crucial … Read More

Navigating Night Owl Life

Annie MillerInsomnia

Are you the kind of person who feels alive and more alert once the sun sets? Do you find yourself more productive and focused during the stillness of the night? If so, you might be a night owl—a person whose feels more awake at night and tends to stay up later in the evening. This trait comes with its own … Read More