The Doctor Is In

Sleep Problems and Remedies Demystified

Sleep is critical to our health and well-being, yet many of us don't understand the causes and treatments for common sleep problems. Pyschiratrist, Dr. Tracey Marks, a specialist in sleep, offers insight into sleep patterns, the stages of sleep and sleep disorders, such as snoring, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.  She also weighs in on new and existing technologies for diagnosis and treatment and explores natural sleep remedies, prescription medications and behavioral therapies. Dr. Marks believes “your sleep is a measure of your health and a reflection of your lifestyle" and offers practical suggestions for finding the balance between life, work and sleep. 

Who are the culprits of weight gain at bedtime?  Well, Leptin and Gherlin are, dear friends.  Sounding a little like horror movie characters, they are the hormones implicated in putting on the poundage.  Lose zzzs and gain LBs.....Doesn't sound fair, but Dr. Tracey Marks helps you get ahead of their evil ways.

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Dr. Tracey Marks explores the new generation of sleeping pills.  Not right for every day and not right for everybody, is it possible to get "closer," to a remedy for those hard to sleep nights?

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Dr. Tracey Marks returns with Part II of her sleep advice for college students. Sometimes most vulnerable to an erratic lifestyle and sleep deprivation,  5 easy guidelines can keep even the loftiest student grounded and in bed on time.  

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During Lisa Mercurio's interview with Dr. Dan Barone, the good sleep doctor said, "I would hope that the need for sleep becomes as prevalent as the knowledge that smoking is bad for you.  This is my hope for the future."  During National Sleep Awareness Week, we close this three part interview by saying we couldn't agree more.  "Insomnia be gone.  Amen."

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How much does the good doctor himself need to sleep and how much do you?  Is there a "magic bullet" fix for insomnia?  Our National Sleep Awareness Week feature with Dr. Daniel Barone continues...

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Bedtime Network's co-founder Lisa Mercurio interviews Dr. Daniel Barone of New York's Weill Cornell Medical College Center for Sleep Medicine.  Just in time for National Sleep Awareness Week, and SpaFinder's Wellness week, this is the first of a three part series that we hope will help you stay healthier from this moment on. Not surprisingly, this gentle sleep MD knows a lot about what goes on with you between the hours of 11 pm and 8 am.  

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Free at last.  That's the way many college students feel.  But along with that new found freedom comes a need to be ever more vigilant about one's own health and habits.  Sleep is the secret to memory recall.  Sleep.  Dream.  Ace that test.

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Now hear this: Time to cut down on your Ambien.  If you're female, the findings are that Ambien is not metabolized in your system as quickly as it is if you are male.  And there's more, but mostly, this is the perfect time to reconsider your sleep ritual. Dr. Tracey Marks breaks it down.

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We've all heard the commercial.  "Depression hurts." But did you know that lack of sleep also hurts?  Dr. Tracey Marks explores the connection between lack of zzzzs and increased owwwws.....

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A brief, afternoon nap might be just the thing to help you make it through the holidays or any day more joyfully.  There is a skill to napping: the when and the how long are definitely key.  First you put your feet up...

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