One of the most frequent topics of discussion with my patients regards sleep – how much they’re getting and how not getting enough sleep can affect them. My patients are amazed when I tell them all the poor health effects that can occur from not getting enough sleep. In fact, research studies find more and … Read more
Many times my patients will tell me that they have problems sleeping – they either have trouble getting to sleep or they have problems staying asleep. Not surprising, generally around our late 40’s – 50’s we start to become deficient in melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep patterns. As we near age 60, melatonin stores decrease even further.