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Sleep as a Vital Part of Vibrant Aging

Sleep is one of the three most important elements humans need to function properly, food and water being the other two.

In our busy-valued world, sleep deprivation has become a national crisis.

Seniors, especially women, often have trouble falling asleep which leads to sleep deprivation and can cause physical, mental, emotional and other issues.

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Quick Facts on Sleep for Vibrant Aging

Lack of Sleep

Lack of sleep can cause numerous physical issues, as well as impacts on mental and emotional health.

Physical Issues

• weight gain and obesity
•cardiovascular disease
• diabetes
• link to Alzheimer’s
• psychiatric symptoms
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Hormone Impact on Sleep

Another cause of disruptive, fragmented, less restorative sleep? Post-menopausal hormone levels.

Post-Menopause Sleep Disruption

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) and bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis-NE) are just two of the impacts that hormones can have on sleep. Click to read more.
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Good Sleep Suggestions

How can women over 55 get the healing slow wave activity and REM sleep they need to take over the world?

Actionable Sleep Tips

Dr. Breus, Clinical Psychologist and author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep says, “If you do only one thing to improve your sleep, this is it: Set a sleep schedule—and stick with it.” Click to read a few more tips.
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The Second Wind

Drilling into the science, I find as we get older, we experience a shift in our various circadian rhythms.

Second Wind Can Interrupt Sleep

We know the experience of the Wake Maintaince Zone more commonly as “getting a second wind.” When our second wind kicks in, we get a seemingly “burst” of energy for two or three hours more, making sleep virtually impossible. This one tip will help.
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Additional Sleep Resources

Sleep Tips from Around the Web

Sleep Tips
A Natural Approach to Better Sleep: An Interview with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.
How does a world-renowned doctor with more than 35 years of experience in natural medicine achieve quality sleep—and encourage her patients to do the same? We spoke with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., integrative physician and chief medical officer of the luxury Well & Being resort spas to find out.
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Sleep Tips
Optimistic People Sleep Better
More than 3,500 people ages 32 to 51 from four U.S. cities took part in the study, first responding to a questionnaire designed to reveal how optimistic they were.
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