By Melanie Haiken on July 20, 2011
When you open the cupboards in search of a midnight snack, it helps to be aware that some foods can bring on insomnia, while others help you sleep more deeply. So choose carefully! Here are five foods proven to help you drift off: 1. Toast. Carbohydrate-rich foods cause a spike in blood sugar levels, triggering [...]
By Melanie Haiken on May 12, 2011
Studies have shown that the light from backlit computer screens and iPads — and to a slightly lesser extent, TV — are seriously sabotaging modern sleep habits.
By Melanie Haiken on December 12, 2009
Would you book a hotel room if you knew the bathroom was a walk away — outdoors? That subject came up recently when I recommended TreeBones, an incredible eco-resort in Big Sur, to a friend. I told her TreeBones was one of my favorite places I’ve ever stayed, but warned her that the elegantly furnished [...]
By Melanie Haiken on September 21, 2009
A few weeks ago I stumbled on some interesting research about foods that sabotage sleep and wrote it up in a short article for Caring.com, a website for Baby Boomers caring for aging family members. Last week the Atlanta Journal-Constitution‘s health blogger picked up my story, and it’s been an interesting ride ever since. On [...]