The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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Good Night, Wish I Could Sleep Tight


For the month of January, I will be focusing on two problems near and dear to my heart – one is sleep – the other, you will find out about tomorrow.

We are all sleep deprived – there’s no doubt about it.  Dr. Oz recommends getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night.  I’m assuming that’s uninterrupted.  I’m very lucky if I get 5 hours a night and it’s a broken sleep.  I’ve had issues sleeping since I was born.  I was more interested in playing all night.  In my 20’s and 30’s, I would stay out late and work early in the morning.  Now, it’s hard to get out of that cycle and get a good night’s rest. 

To get started on my path to a better night’s sleep, I took Dr. Oz’s Sleep Quiz  My score was 67%, but some of the questions were about % of sleep deprived Americans – so I don’t feel that badly about my low score. 

Some of the recommendations that I found in a video interview of Dr. Oz were:

-Sleep in a dark room (I do)

-Your room should be cool (I’ll try this)

-Wear loose fitting clothing (Does he think that we are all falling into bed wearing club clothes?  Done!)

-Deal with noise issues AKA make sure your room is quiet (I’ll turn off my humidifier)

-Turn your digital clock away from you (I’ll do this – I’m a clock watcher)

He also recommends getting out of bed after 15 minutes if you aren’t falling asleep and doing something quiet (no TV or computers).  This will be hard since my clock won’t be facing me and technically, I shouldn’t know if 15 minutes have passed, but I’ll give it a try.  It takes 21 days to develop a habit – I’ll keep you posted on my progress and other tips and tricks that the “Whiz-ard” recommends on the quest for a good night’s sleep.


Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

3 thoughts on “Good Night, Wish I Could Sleep Tight

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  3. Just an FYI – I appreciate and will follow anyone who comments on my blog, but my goal is to take Dr. Oz’s advice for the full year. I have read your blogs and they are great! I’ll cross reference some of your suggestions with his to make sure that I stay on track. Thanks!


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