June 2010 Ann Fonfa, founder of the Annie Appleseed Project (AAPr)was a terrific sleeper all of her life until 2007. In that year she was busily planning the first annual educational conference sponsored by AAPr and was way too tense.

She stayed fully awake at least one night each week. The following year things were a bit better - sleep came most weeks, but still. Finally she began taking an herbal product suggested by friends/corporate sponsor American BioSciences, Inc. SleepSolve 24/7. And it has worked to reduce sleepless nights. Now they occur only once a quarter or even less.

Ann's in menopause (11th year), still suffering from hot flashes and had many different sleep problems including not being able to fall asleep, as well as waking up and not falling back asleep. But things are much better now. We urge people to try many of the non-toxic ideas shown below before getting caught up with prescription sleeping pills.

May 2007 Ann Fonfa just saw an news article discussing the benefits of a Tempur-pedic mattress as a sleep aide. The mattress itself is quite expensive but Ann has been using their pillow for years. It is a definite help in finding a comfortable way to lie down. BUT make sure you 'air' it out first as this material is definitely toxic otherwise.

Insomnia in the Context of Cancer: A Review of a Neglected Problem

ABSTRACT: This article reviews the evidence on the diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, and treatment of insomnia in the context of cancer and proposes several areas for future research. Clinical and diagnostic features of insomnia are described and prevalence estimates of insomnia complaints in cancer patients are summarized.

Then, potential etiologic factors (ie, predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors) and consequences of insomnia (ie, psychologic, behavioral, and health impact) in the context of cancer are discussed.

Finally, pharmacologic and psychologic treatments previously shown effective to treat insomnia in healthy individuals are discussed as valuable treatment options for cancer patients as well. Because long-term use of hypnotic medications is associated with some risks (eg, dependence), it is argued that psychologic interventions (eg, stimulus control, sleep restriction, cognitive therapy) are the treatment of choice for sleep disturbances in the context of cancer, especially when it has reached a chronic course. However, the efficacy of these treatments has yet to be verified specifically in cancer patients.

02/07/2001; Journal of Clinical Oncology

Terry Willard: Herbal Advice for Insomnia

President of the Canadian Ass of Herbal Practitioners

David L. Hoffman, B.Sc: Insomnia Advice

More herbal advice-depression, hypertension, headaches & more

Janet Zand, Naturopathic Phys: Insomnia

Naturopathic Physician from LA. combines Oriental Medicine, nutrition and homeopathy UPDATE, 11/07

Dana Ullman, MPH on Insomnia

Homeopathic 'strategies'

Advice and Information on Insomnia

Drs. Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman and Robert Ullman (naturopathic and homeopathic physicians)

Poppy Seeds (Ayurvedic)


Clinical Trial for Insomnia-11/02

NCCAM sponsored study on Yoga & Insomnia

Tibetan Yoga & Sleep Quality
Butternut Squash/Pumpkin Seeds for Insomnia

Guelph Food Technology Centre, Canada, 3/03

Just Relax

"A spoken word and sound therapy program"

Managing Insomnia: Physicians w/ Non-Drug Options

J Clin Pharm & Thera, 12/03

Sleep Helps Cancer Recovery

Am Assoc for Advancement in Science, 2/04

Study Shows Sleeping On It Helps Resolve Problems
Insomnia & Lung Cancer Symptoms
Ear Acupuncture Found to be Effective for Relieving Insomnia

J Altern Complement Med, 2007; 13(6): 669-76. August 2007

Sleep Easily

LINK to site of Dr. Richard Shane, Ph.D. "medication-free method to resolve sleep difficulties"

SleepSolve 24/7

What Ann has been taking lately.

Teaspoon of Honey BEFORE Bed

Source: Newsletter September 2010

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