It may be a vicious cycle- the older you get, the more your sleep is disrupted, leading to more risks to your health…which may then lead to further sleep disruptions. While no one knows definitively how to improve sleep for any one individual, what we do know pretty clearly is that insufficient sleep can impact such essential body functions as cognition and heart health. So finding ways to improve your sleep is essential to your overall health. One recent study in the British Journal of Pharmacology has again put a spotlight on the role of melatonin in sleep enhancement. To read more about this study, and whether you should discuss melatonin supplements with your physician, Read Here. Or, if you’re a tech nerd, you may be interested in a new sleep companion that will soon be available- the Somnox Sleep Robot. It’s a robot whose purring sounds and softness may help lull you to sleep. Read the story behind this nighttime buddy- and a review of it’s effectiveness- Here.