Tag: insomnia relief

Manage insomnia in the summer by cooling off & darkening the house

15 Tips for Better Sleep in the Summer

I love warm weather and long summer days. Birds singing, trees leafed out, garden thriving. Me, outside in shorts and a tee-shirt, able to appreciate the natural beauty till almost 10 p.m. What’s not to like?

Insomnia, in a word. On long, hot days I’m just not sleepy at my usual bedtime. I’m up later and later till—oops—I’m in the insomnia trap again.

You’d think I’d know by now: heat and light may boost my spirits but, in too big a dose, they’re a bane to sleep. So now it’s time to knuckle down and observe the rules for better sleep in the summer. Here they are:

Insomnia and back pain can be alleviated by placing pillows correctly

Use Pillows Strategically for Pain-Free Nights

I know from experience that pillows can make a difference between a good night’s sleep and a bad one.

A reader suffering low back pain and insomnia wrote in with a question about pillows a few days ago, prompting me to do a little research. Here’s what I found out.