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Sleep Tight, Slim Down

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on August 13th, 2014 Tags: ,

Sleep — most of us need much more of it. All the words that describe a bad sleeper apply to me: “light,” “sensitive,” “fitful,” “too much on my mind,” “insomniac.”

My excuses and reasons: hormonal therapy for breast cancer and early onset menopause, plus extended clinical hours, travel for speaking engagements, and my endless list of everyday demands, including taking care of the kids, filling…

Let Your Light Shine, Except at Night

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on July 22nd, 2011 Tags: , ,

We’ve become a 24-hour culture. It used to be that the only place to find a restaurant or hardware store open at 3 a.m. was New York City. Today, even the smallest communities have a 24-hour convenience store or burger joint. Our mobile phones buzz and blink with new emails and texts at all hours. Televisions and computer screens light up our rooms most of…

Sleep Well: Turn In, Tune Out, and Unplug

By Dr. Marisa Weiss on March 11th, 2011 Tags: , ,

March 7-13 is National Sleep Awareness week, which is a perfect time for me to offer some suggestions about habits that can help you sleep well.

The National Sleep Foundation reports that women are more likely than men to have problems falling asleep and staying asleep. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night, but polls have found that many women…

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