Dr. Robyn Benson


“An estimated 30%-50% of the general population is affected by insomnia, and 10% have chronic insomnia.” ---Sleep Management Institute (2010)

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

Many of us do not seem to meet the mark for our recommended sleep based on our age. This will certainly have negative side effects during your waking hours, and most likely you have experienced the feeling that comes from a lack of sleep during your waking hours, and it isn’t a good.

The Sleep Management Institute lists the following side effects due to sleep deprivation:

  • Poor concentration and focus
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Impaired motor coordination (being uncoordinated)
  • Irritability and impaired social interaction
  • Motor vehicle accidents because of fatigued, sleep-deprived drivers

There are serious consequences to living a life without enough sleep, so learn what you can do about insomnia.  Join me in my next YOUNGER podcast episode called, “Overcome Your Insomnia” I will share with you some natural and effective ways to get the sleep you need to optimize your health and live a youthful life.

“Insomnia refers to trouble falling or staying asleep. It can affect someone for a short time, such as a few nights or weeks. In other cases, insomnia is chronic and can last for months or years”

—American Sleep Association (2017)

Title: Overcoming Your Insomnia

Key Takeaways:

  • The definition of Insomnia
  • The amount of sleep you must consider getting
  • The negative effects of sleep deprivation
  • Diet and optimal sleep
  • Natural sleep recipes
  • What to avoid . . .
  • Learn the power of setting your routine
  • Insomnia specific workouts
  • Deep breathing exercises and stress reduction
  • Mantras for insomnia sufferers
  • How technology is affecting your sleep
  • Sleep inducing sounds
  • Essential oils for better sleep
  • The sleepy teas that work
  • Rinse away insomnia
  • An ideal temperature for sleeping

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

Additional YOUNGER podcast episode #80 The Truth about Inflammation with Dr. Robyn Bensonhttps://robynbenson.com/podcasts/

Healthy Conscious Travelers Summit (HCT) interview with Dr. Michael Breus (direct transcription): http://robynbenson.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/MichaelBreus_hts_2.pdf

Below are the resources used to put this presentation together for you:

Here are some resources we have compiled for you:

American Sleep Association. (2017). “Insomnia overview – causes, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment.” Retrieved from https://www.sleepassociation.org/patients-general-public/insomnia/insomnia/ , 2/12/2018.

Awesome Green, The. (2017). “Turmeric Golden Milk for a Better Sleep.” Retrieved from https://www.theawesomegreen.com/turmeric-golden-milk-for-a-better-sleep/ , 2/12/2018.

Axe, Josh, Dr. (2014). “5 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress and Improve Sleep”. Retrieved from https://draxe.com/breathing-exercises/ , 2/12/2018.

Axe, Josh, Dr. (2014). “Natural Cures for Insomnia.” Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=s3vaI15ICQg , 2/12/2018.

Axe, Josh, Dr. (2014). “Natural Cures for Insomnia.” Retrieved from https://draxe.com/insomnia-cures/ , 2/12/2018.

Borreli, Lizette. (2013). “Top Ten Foods That Induce Insomnia.” Retrieved from http://www.medicaldaily.com/top-ten-foods-induce-insomnia-245486 , 2/12/2018.

Find Your Balance. (2016). “Sleep Better With This Simple Banana Peel Tea.” Retrieved from https://findyourbalancehealth.com/2016/10/bananapeel/ , 2/12/2018.

Harrison, Martin Paul. (2011). “3 Sleep Mantras That Will Cure Your Insomnia Problem”. Retrieved from https://www.thedailymeditation.com/3-powerful-mantras-for-good-sleep-and-curing-insomnia , 2/12/2018.

Heartbeet Kitchen. (2017). “Pink Moon Milk.” Retrieved from https://heartbeetkitchen.com/2017/recipes/pink-moon-milk-sleep-tonic/ , 2/12/2018.

Hello Glow. (2017). “DE-STRESS WITH THIS CALMING CHAMOMILE LAVENDER LATTE.” Retrieve from https://helloglow.co/chamomile-lavender-latte/ , 2/12/2018.

Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine. (2012). “Sleep. Well. Naturally”. Retrieved from http://www.naturalsleepmedicine.net/2012/05/24/does-a-hot-bath-help-sleep/ , 2/12/2018.

Kauffman, Vyga, Dr. (2015) “How do I Sleep Better?”. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNj1Y11t_x8 , 2/12/2018.

National Sleep Foundation. (n.d.) “The Best Exercises for Sleep.” Retrieved from https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/the-best-exercises-sleep , 2/12/2018.

National Sleep Foundation. (n.d.) “How to get to Sleep on a Schedule.” Retrieved from https://sleep.org/articles/get-sleep-schedule/ , 2/12/2018.

National Sleep Foundation. (n.d.) “Scary Ways Technology Affects Your Sleep.” Retrieved from https://sleep.org/articles/ways-technology-affects-sleep/ , 2/12/2018.

North American Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Experts. (n.d.). “The Best Essential Oils for

Sleep & Insomnia | Blends for Sleep”. Retrieved from https://essentialoilexperts.com/essential-oils-for-sleep/ , 2/12/2018.

Organic 4 Green Living. (2016). “7 Herbal Teas to Help you SleepWell!”. Retrieved from https://organic4greenlivings.com/7-herbal-teas-to-help-you-sleep-well/ , 2/12/2018.

Relaxing White Noise. (2016). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwXZX7XKWMs , 2/12/2018.

Sleep Management Institute. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.sleepmanagement.md/sleepdisorders/Insomnia.aspx , 2/18/2018.


“When we are looking to make changes for better sleep, let’s begin assesses what may affect your sleep quality and cause restlessness.”

“Healthy fats, like avocado or sugar-free yogurt, are great choices for late-night eating because they are high in relaxation inducing nutrients, such as magnesium and potassium.”

“There is a solution for night owls according to the National Sleep Organization who suggests simply subtracting 15 minutes slowly each night to your regular sleep time until you reach your bedtime goal.”