Less stress, more sleep: Your prescription for a healthy new year! AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Stress & Sleep SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL For most Americans, stress, insomnia and mental health issues have never been as troubling as they are today. After all, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, recession and political unrest—all at the same time. The good news is you can get a handle on this troubling trifecta and live a calmer, healthier life. Let’s take a look at the stress-sleep connection and a few, simple lifestyle changes that could make a huge difference for you. What came first, the chicken … umm … stress or insomnia? What about anxiety? It actually works both ways. Anyone who has experienced stress (that’s most of
Melatonin: A powerful antioxidant for sleep, preventing disease and so much more . AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Melatonin SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The hormone melatonin has long been touted for supporting a good nights sleep but does it really work? And do the benefits of melatonin stop there? If better sleep, immune system support, preventing disease or weight loss matter to you, understanding how this powerhouse antioxidant works could set the stage for better health. Along with supporting the body’s circadian rhythm, research suggests melatonin may help ward off inflammation, obesity and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more. Let’s take a deeper dive into how melatonin works (for sleep and disease prevention) and a closer look at melatonin supplements (dosage, side effects, etc.).