10 Tips to Skip the ‘Script and Fall Asleep Faster

Dr. Chris Renna spoke with Kim Delatorre with Shop With Me Momma about the ways our sleep patterns change as we age and ways we can be empowered to build healthy sleeping patterns.  There are a number of conditions which affect healthy sleeping patterns.  Many who suffer from chronic lower back pain or osteoarthritis find their ability to sleep impaired.

Sleep patterns evolve as we age. Dr. Renna presents a list of 10 things you can do which promote healthy sleep patterns no matter your age.  There are some smart things you can do that can help you sleep without a trip to the pharmacy for an unhealthy sleep cocktail.

Dr. Chris Renna, the founder of LifeSpan medicine, has a few simple and effective tips for improving your sleep:
  1. Turn off overhead lights

  2. Avoid artificial blue rays from electronics

  3. Eat dinner earlier

  4. Avoid stimulating activities and exercise

  5. Take 2-5 mg of sublingual melatonin

  6. Take 25 mg of Benadryl as needed

  7. Watch TV from a distance of 10 feet or more

  8. Read instead of watching TV

  9. Turn off lights at the first hint of sleepiness

  10. Quiet your mind, however, you can
— Kim Delatorre

Lifespan medicine’s recommendations and plans consist of integrative, natural therapies as well as leading edge diagnostic testing and effective prescription medication when needed.  Patients can turn to LifeSpan for help with restlessness and sleeplessness. LifeSpan’s integrative approach can help sooth such symptoms as sleep loss or fatigue.  Whether the issue is falling asleep, staying asleep, fatigue, or low energy, Dr. Renna’s approach is an effective and a sustainable solution. Start with these 10 things to try.  Be serious about it.  The light of your cell phone and the other various electronics in your environment agitate you and make it much harder to relax. There are applications to add to your computer and devices that reduce Blue Light like f.lux. If you want to focus on reaching optimal health, please call LifeSpan medicine to arrange an intake interview and learn about the many programs to help you live a longer, better life.

Posted on June 6, 2016 .