Sleep

Sleep Routine

The Be Well Team’s Sleep Routine

With our patients’ 24-hour lifestyles, sleep often takes a backseat. But when they skimp on sleep, they not only feel extra tired but they are also speeding the aging process, driving weight gain and increasing risk for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular problems. While a sleep strategy can be very individualized, here’s how the Be Well team conquers the almighty sleep routine.

Wireless Wake-up Call

Wireless Wake-up Call

A Silicon-valley engineer turned technology health advocate, Jeromy Johnson discusses our attachment to technology and the health hazards such an addiction may hold.

Sleep Factor

The Most Underrated Sleep Factor: Light

As a holistic psychiatrist practicing in New York City, I see a lot of people who struggle with sleep. Sleep problems include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, not getting tired at night, not having enough time to get adequate sleep, and sleeping well but not feeling rested in the morning. While I can’t shorten your commute time or work hours, and I can’t stop a crying infant from disrupting your sleep, we can improve the quality of your sleep with a few easy fixes.

Sleep Deficit

Why Sleep Deficit is Real and Serious

Sleep is often the first casualty of our busy lives. We cut out an hour here and there in our quest to fit more into the day, working on the assumption that sleep is unproductive. “I might be wiped out tomorrow,” we think, “but if I stay up a little later, I can accomplish more.” To pass sleep off as an extended stretch of downtime is to dangerously mischaracterize it. Far from being at total rest during sleep, our bodies are intensely busy: While our waking minds go on autopilot, some of our bodies’ most sophisticated mechanisms rev up to do the hard work of repairing and maintaining nearly every aspect of our physiology and psychology.

non-toxic matress

What to Avoid When Buying a Non-toxic Mattress

I often tell my private consulting clients that their mattress should be the first thing they replace if they want a non-toxic home. I feel so strongly about this because of the fact that a) we spend such a large portion of our lives in our beds, and b) most mattresses contain a range of chemical components, linked with everything from nervous system disorders to cancer.

Sleep

Why Sleep Keeps You Young, Slim and Sexy

Sleep. We all know we need it, but with our 24-hour lifestyles, many people view sleep as a waste of time that could be better spent doing just about anything else. Problem is, when you skimp on sleep you’re not only making yourself tired and compromising your ability to fight off everyday ills, you’re also speeding the aging process, driving weight gain and increasing your risk for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular problems.

One More Reason to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

One More Reason to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.

A Good Nights Sleep

The Best Mattress for a Healthy Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep is a major component of a healthy lifestyle, and yet it’s elusive for many people. I’ve talked at length about circadian rhythms, the importance of creating a sleep routine, and other sleep tips, but cleaning up your sleep environment can have a big impact too. Your mattress plays a big part in that. Here are the 3 most important questions to consider in choosing a mattress to support a healthy night’s sleep:

Sleep

The Healing Power of Sleep

New science shows that sleep is essential to our mental and physical health — and most of us aren’t getting enough. Jason Karp is a successful hedge-fund manager and restaurateur with a close-knit family and a deep respect for work-life balance. Today, his world is cruising along quite nicely. More than a decade ago, though, he was in near-constant overdrive — and dangerously close to crashing. Karp graduated at the top of his class at Wharton business school. He was the youngest person to make partner in his elite financial firm. He had a great deal of ambition and a nearly unquenchable thirst for knowledge.