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Category: Insomnia

Finding Your Seasonal Sleep Rhythm

As we approach winter and the sun sets earlier and rises later, our circadian rhythm naturally changes as well.  In our modernized world, many of us are unaware and continue on the same schedule of bedtime and waking as we have all Summer, but our bodies and brains are still tuned into the changing rhythm. […]

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sleep by Leigh Evans

Sleep and the Art of Rest

Do you lie in bed with your thoughts spinning out of control and an exhausted body, begging for sleep? Are you one of the 70 million Americans who struggles with sleeplessness? How can we let go of our overstimulated minds from keeping us up, or waking us up in the middle of the night. As […]

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Sleep Like a Baby

A good night’s sleep is as important to your health as a nourishing diet or getting enough exercise and sleep problems are often an indication that you’re out of balance. That’s why at the YinOva Center we ask you lots of questions about your sleep. Your acupuncturist is likely to ask you some or all […]

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Diabetes and Sleep

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. In our country, Diabetes has reached epidemic levels. There are 20 million diabetics in the USA!

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Why do I Wake Up at the Same Time Every Night?

Many of my patients ask me this question. The Chinese medicine clock offers answers. Every 2 hours the energy runs through a different meridian. If the energy is unbalanced in a certain meridian, we may have trouble sleeping during the corresponding time. Take a look at the chart below and see if it resonates with […]

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The best sleep tip and why you should use it

Not sleeping well is one thing, but emphasizing that insomnia will speed up the aging process, makes people pay attention more than anything else.  After all, who doesn’t want to age gracefully?  

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Why am I a Night Owl?

In New York, being a “night owl” is often a blessing.  People who can’t sleep are effortlessly celebrating life all over town. For those who don’t need to wake up early in the morning, it works.  But what makes some of us want to stay up all night?

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7 tips to sleep better tonight

“If you are operating on less than five hours of sleep for five days in a row, you are actually functioning as if you were legally intoxicated,” says Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General, at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Insufficient sleep can come in several forms – not […]

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Is Melatonin a dangerous supplement?

New York has a reputation for sleeplessness. Based in the heart of downtown in a city that never sleeps, here at the YinOva Center, we know a thing or two about insomnia and it probably won’t surprise you to hear that we treat large numbers of sleepless New Yorkers. Many of them come to us […]

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Get Some Zzzzz…..s

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”  ~Irish Proverb Sleep is one of the most important aspects of life and it is something that the average person spends about a third of their life doing.  Just as every person differs, sleep is a highly individualized affair as […]

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Insomnia Solution

We all understand the importance of a good night’s sleep, but for some of us it can be hard to achieve.  This is something we treat a lot at the Yinova Center and we’re very fortunate to have a big bag of tricks for this troubling issue. When someone comes in with difficulty sleeping, we […]

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