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Managing the End of Daylight Saving Time

  • Posted: October 29, 2013 
  • Filed under: Articles

We spring forward for Daylight Saving Time, and then we fall back to Standard Time when it ends.  This year we fall back on Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m.  While the time change in the spring is generally regarded as the more problematic one because you’re actually losing an hour, “falling back” and gaining…
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Dr. Lisa: Take Other Steps Before Reaching for Allergy Medicines

  • Posted: April 25, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

A warmer than usual winter and early spring in many parts of the country has triggered a bumper crop of springtime pollen, and that could mean sleeping problems for millions who suffer from allergies and hay fever. “Trying to sleep when you can’t breathe properly is a recipe for a bad night,” says Dr. Lisa…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Muscle Repair During Sleep?

  • Posted: April 5, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

You’ve got questions, and Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert, will answer them!  We gather sleep questions from our Facebook page, and Dr. Shives answers them right here.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from someone who wonders what happens to our muscles while we sleep… Guy Beardsley asks: Does muscle and joint repair only…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Co-sleeping Good For Baby’s Sleep?

  • Posted: March 12, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

You’ve got questions, and Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert, will answer them!  We gather sleep questions from our Facebook page, and Dr. Shives answers them right here.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from someone who wonders whether co-sleeping helps babies sleep better… Warren Marler asks: I know views differ widely on this, and…
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Don’t Change Your Clocks For Daylight Saving Time

  • Posted: March 8, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

The switch to Daylight Saving Time, which in the United States, Canada and Mexico happens at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, brings some wonderful benefits. Not only is it a sign that warm temperatures are on the way, it also means more daylight during your waking hours. The downside, however, is that you will…
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Dr. Lisa: For Some, Spending Valentine’s Night Apart May Lead To Better Sleep

  • Posted: February 9, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

Valentine’s Day is upon us, bringing thoughts of romance and togetherness. However, a leading sleep expert says that for many who are in committed relationships, sharing a bed may not be the best thing. “It’s a modern notion that it will damage a relationship if partners sleep separately,” said Dr. Lisa Shives (a.k.a. “Dr. Lisa,…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: How Can I Get to Sleep Earlier?

  • Posted: January 30, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

Time for sleep Q&A with Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert!  We gather questions from our Facebook page, and they’re answered by Dr. Shives.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from someone who needs a shift in her sleep schedule… Sonia asks: My night is my day and my day is my night. I…
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Fibromyalgia Sufferers May Benefit from Sleep Evaluation

  • Posted: January 19, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

By Dr. Lisa Shives (The Sleep M.D.) I’ve noticed quite a bit of discussion lately about fibromyalgia on the SleepBetter Facebook Page. All of the discussion, unfortunately, is about how difficult it is to sleep with this and other chronic pain conditions. Fibromyalgia is one of a number of disorders that cause the kind of…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Tips Needed for Sleeping With a Partner

  • Posted: December 15, 2011 
  • Filed under: Articles

Time for sleep Q&A with Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert!  We gather questions from our Facebook page, and they’re answered by Dr. Shives.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa talks about a co-sleeping with your partner. Josh Campos asks: I have a hard time sleeping next to my girlfriend. Our sleep schedules are very different. But,…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Child’s Nighttime Wakings a Sleep Issue or Discipline Issue?

  • Posted: November 13, 2011 
  • Filed under: Articles

Time for another edition of Ask Dr. Lisa, where you get to ask a sleep doctor your sleep questions … without an appointment!  We pick out sleep-related questions submitted on our Facebook Page, and send them to our medical sleep expert, Dr. Lisa Shives, for an answer. In this installment, Dr. Lisa talks about a…
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