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Posts Tagged ‘melatonin’

Spring Forward 2018

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (on Sunday at 2 a.m.). Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) I have never been a fan of time change. I don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. I say, let’s Spring Forward […]


Fall Back 2017

Wow, It’s been months and months since I’ve written a post. There are definitely things I want to share with you all. Just time isn’t on my side these days. You can keep up with me via social media and my monthly newsletter (you can sign up with the button to the top right.) On […]


Finally, some sleep relief

Recently I realized one night as I was reading my 900-page book before bed that I was finally sleeping better. For years I have had a battle with sleep. And lack of sleep and tiredness was winning. I usually fall asleep without an issue, but I wake up a lot (sometimes more than 10 times […]


Reducing screen time, increasing read time

Last month I had an appointment with my doctor to talk about my sleep issues. I usually don’t have a problem falling asleep. But I wake up numerous times during the night. A good night of sleep means I only wake up two to three times a night. A bad night can be two to three […]


Getting my calcium & vitamin D

The other day I had a doctor’s appointment to establish the new doctor/new patient relationship. As we discussed my health history my doctor (who I think is great) asked me what supplements I take. I told her I take melatonin to help with sleep. I also take Tums for the calcium. (I started taking calcium […]


Fall Back

Oh, time change, how I dislike you very, very, very much. (Hate is a strong word.) Many of my readers are from Arizona, so this doesn’t apply to you as much. But I think the suggestions I am going to make are great whenever you cross time zones. One of my family members once asked […]


It’s time to Spring Forward

It’s that time of year again. Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. To my Arizona family: No more confusion. Starting tomorrow we will be back in the same time zone. (For those of you who don’t know, Arizona doesn’t participate in Daylight Saving Time.) I hate Springing Forward or […]