Progesterone Linked to Mid Life Sleep Disturbances in Women

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Can’t sleep? It might be menopause. New research is finding that women approaching the earliest stages of menopause, also known as perimenopause, experience sleep disturbances in a certain phase of their cycle. The recent study, published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, examined the sleep patterns of perimenopausal women. Fifty-five percent of subjects experienced … Continued

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You Should Sleep Naked

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Dr. Jen tells Cosmo why it’s a good idea to sleep in the buff. A recent study showed that less than 10 percent of Americans sleep in the buff. Whaa? Not only is it dead sexy, experts swear naked sleep is actually good for you. We asked them to spill on the top reasons you should ditch those pajamas … Continued

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Want to Get Your Sizzle Back?

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Libido, the desire for sex, is what drives us to find satisfaction in sexual activity. Sex helps couples bond, promoting intimacy and increasing feel-good hormones and brain chemicals. When a women no longer desires her partner, her relationship suffers. Sex is not just about a woman’s relationship, it’s about her health. Sex is a beneficial … Continued

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Calling All Insomniacs

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The FDA recently issued a new recommendation for doses of Ambien (a common sleep medication) due to excessive drowsiness the morning after taking the medication. Women break down the medication much slower than men and have reported drowsiness eight hours after taking the pill. This has led to increased car accidents. There are many non-prescription … Continued

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Wellness Project Winner Attributes Added Support to Success

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Yesterday, Angela McInnes shared her story of success after completing her first month on the program. Today, Angela shares with us one of the keys to her success. Jacqueline Mix, Angela’s mom, who nominated Angela for the The Wellness Project, has chosen to embark on a journey of total wellness alongside her daughter.  She is … Continued

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Top 3 lifestyle changes to be healthier in 2012

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Here it is again. That time of year when thoughts turn to the changes we want to make for the next year. We may tell ourselves: “this year things are going to be different!” You know what happens. Some changes are made which are gradually discontinued and we return to our old habits, using stress … Continued

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Catching the ZZZ’s

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Lack of sleep is one of the more common problems experienced by many adults. Adequate sleep is such a rare commodity.  How often do you find yourself struggling to fall asleep, stay asleep, or just plain missing  a good night’s restful sleep? Many important processes take place as we sleep. Regeneration and synthesis of neurotransmitters, … Continued

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Estrogen: a hormone that serves many needs

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It is quite common for female patients of mine to question me concerning the need for estrogen as part of their bioidentical hormone regimen This is especially true if they don’t have symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. In fact most physicians will only recommend estrogen to woman who have severe symptoms like … Continued

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Mood Management

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I see many patients who struggle with mood disorder. Many have dealt with it their entire life. Others say it has only bothered them in recent times. It is often associated with weight issues. Without a doubt…..hormone deficiencies can contribute to and even cause depression and anxiety. Often just balancing hormones resolves the affective disorder. … Continued

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The connection between hormones and sleep

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We often see patients that complain of insomnia or poor sleep as their main symptom. There are multiple reasons for insomnia, but certainly hormones play a big part in the treatment. Oftentimes, we see female patients that are going through menopause or perimenopause, and they seek our help because their current hormonal therapy is not … Continued

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