Why can’t Katie sleep through the night? She’s got a team of experts here to help! Find out about America’s sleep crisis, the dangers of sleeplessness, and if sleep medications are safe. Plus, what do your dreams really mean?
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More than seventy million Americans suffer from some type of sleeping disorder. But the good news is that help is on the way! Dr. Carol Ash is a sleep expert and Attiya and Lauren are two people who, like Katie, can’t seem to get a good night’s rest.
“Temperature regulation is very critical for sleep.” -Dr. Carol Ash
— Robert Keil (@RJKeil) June 24, 2013
According to the National Sleep Foundation, 25% of Americans take some type of medication to help them sleep. One of the most popular is zolpidem, the active ingredient found in sleeping aids like Ambien. But reports have shown that these medications can sometimes cause people to do a lot more than sleep! Just ask Lauren Moscato and Linda Fuller.
“Start at the lowest dose.” -Dr. Carol Ash
— Purse-Les (@purseles) June 24, 2013
What all natural products can help you sleep that you can’t find in your medicine cabinet? Pina Loguidice is a doctor of naturo-pathic medicine and says there are a host of things that she has found to be very effective natural alternatives.
“Pumpkin seeds have a very high level of tryptophan.” -Pina Loguidice
@KatieShow I think that it could really help me. That was a great episode. Thanks!
— NotSoOddInPublic (@1983swim) June 24, 2013
Could the person sleeping next to you be keeping you awake? If you can’t kick him or her out, there are still solutions. David Jack, wellness coach and contributing editor of Men’s Health magazine, explains what you can do.
“That reduction of stress is so important for setting an environment of good sleep” -David Jack
I am cracking up watching @katiecouric in bed with the guy from Men's Health.
— ConcertSandy (@ConcertSandy) June 24, 2013
Ever wonder what your dreams mean? Well, you’re in luck. Lauri Loewenberg is a certified dream analyst and author of Dream On It, Unlock Your Dreams and Change Your Life.
“It is your subconscious at work when you are dreaming.” -Lauri Loewenberg
@KatieShow I kid you not, had my first ever teeth-falling-out dream last night! Your show is so topical!
— megan jones (@megtopper10) June 24, 2013
What do you do if you’re up all night? Your options are limited, especially if there are other people in the house. You can play a game on your phone, you can read a book or you can turn on the TV, and when you do, you’ll probably see a lot of informercials. But are those products worth your money? Katie brought in the real king of late night TV, Anthony Sullivan, to find out.
“If you want to lose weight, look great, sharpen your knives, clean it, we’ve got it!” -Anthony Sullivan
— Cathy Wojcik (@cathwojcik) June 24, 2013
Want to find out if you’re getting enough sleep? Try this simple test at home!
— KatelinMantey (@KatelinMantey) June 24, 2013