5 Reasons Why Sleep Hacks Don’t Always Work

It seems that sleep is the new black. Almost every day, I see more and more books, articles, and media coverage touting the health benefits of sleep. You know that sleep is now a mainstream topic when Ariana Huffington publishes a book about sleep: “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”    Shortcuts […]

Disappointing Results for Valerian as a Sleep Aid

In this month’s issue of Sleep Medicine, researchers reported that valerian, a popular herbal remedy that’s promoted as a sleep aid, was found no better than a placebo. Sixteen older women with insomnia were randomized and given either 300 mg of concentrated valerian extract or placebo before bedtime. Sleep quality was assessed at baseline and […]