Category Archives: Fatigue and Insomnia

Why Sleep Matters

Every time I see a patient at Women to Women and ask about what is going on in her life, I always hear a long list of responsibilities and priorities: women today have very full plates! Whenever I ask a patient about her sleep and whether she gets enough, it seems that almost every woman […]

Help For Insomnia

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Insomnia can be one of the reasons patients see a healthcare practitioner. Night after night of unplanned wakefulness can take its toll on women – and so many women are aware of the far reaching health effects that they are often looking for ‘anything’ that will help. Conventional healthcare practitioners […]

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome And How It Can Be Treated

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Our bodies have some interesting sensations from time to time, and sometimes we don’t know why. Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is one of those perplexing conditions that leave patients, and their doctors, with some unanswered questions. When patients come to me describing their legs as having the “creepy crawlies,” and […]

Fatigue And Insomnia

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Stress affects women in so many ways – one of the greatest reasons women come to see me is because they aren’t sleeping – most of the time it’s related to stress. Fuzzy thinking, fatigue, insomnia can have profound effects on the way women navigate through their day – and […]

Natural Sleep Aids – The Impossible Dream

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Topics covered in this article: Herbal sleep remedies Sleep aids from natural biochemical Nutritional tips to improve sleep It’s no secret that many women today will say they need more sleep. Even when we do finally get to go to bed, the quality of our sleep is not what it […]

Sleep – Keeping The Stress Away!

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Our ancestors had it pretty easy when it came to sleep – when the sun went down you went to bed and to sleep – and when the sun arose so did you! Simpler times…… Women today talk of waking well before the sun, staying up well into the night […]

Lyme Disease and Fatigue

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP I’m sure that you’ve heard a lot about Lyme disease and how it can affect our bodies. Let’s explore more about this disease and what it might mean for you. Low-grade Lyme disease is very persistent and can exist in your body for years without being diagnosed. It usually is […]

Yoga For Insomnia

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Something new to try – yoga techniques for insomnia Getting a good night’s sleep is underrated in our fast-paced culture and it can be hard to get into the habit of a good sleep routine. Research has shown that yoga can help insomnia. A small Harvard study showed that by […]

Chronic Fatigue — Get Your Energy Back!

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP As primary caregivers, working mothers and instinctive people-pleasers, women are extremely prone to fatigue. Every day I see patients who commute to work 40+ hours a week, then zoom home to the demands of children, aging parents, and running a household, remaining on the go throughout the day and getting […]

Why Am I So Tired All The Time?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP If you’re suffering from constant fatigue, it’s a sign that your body’s normal systems are being disrupted. There’s no reason to try to push through or ignore it. If you’ve tried to get more sleep, reduce stress and change your lifestyle— but you’re still relentlessly tired — your fatigue deserves […]