Promoting Better Sleep

If your clients or patients have complained about not getting enough sleep, know they’re not alone. It’s estimated that about 68% of Americans struggle with obtaining quality sleep at least once per week, and about 1 in 3 American adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. What’s causing this? And why does it […]

Fight OSA With Food

It’s 3:00 in the morning and the deep snoring seems to be coming from every room in the small beach house. Is it my husband, one of my brothers, or maybe even my sister? All of them refuse to wear their (what they consider embarrassing) appliances for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) while on vacation. OSA […]

Dangers of Too Much Sleep

Moderation is a cornerstone precept in nutrition and dietetics. Excesses in lifestyle factors such as calories, alcohol, exercise, and stress are related to negative health outcomes. The same appears to be true with sleep. The most recent study, published in the August 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association, found a “J-shaped” relationship […]

Let’s Talk About Sleep

Lack of sleep is one of the most overlooked health markers that all health care professionals—including dietitians—should address more often. For instance, a dietitian may counsel someone with diabetes or address a group about weight management—both of which can be negatively affected by sleep deprivation. Whether you’re in clinical practice, academia, public health, or any […]