Category Archives: sleep

Alcohol Before Bed – Not the Best For Restorative Sleep

It comes as no surprise that although plenty of people use alcohol to relax and unwind at the end of the day, it’s no friend to your sleep. In fact this Japanese study showed that alcohol may help you relax enough to fall asleep but actually gets in the way of staying asleep. Continue reading

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Seven Activities to Boost Your Brain

It looks like, according to Dr. Siegel, the things that make your day fun and enjoyable and worth living are also good for your brain. I think there is some happy coincidence at work here! If you’re interested in learning more see his book Mindsight. Continue reading

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Epidemic Sleeplessness in Children

According to the 2011 World Sleep Day Update 45% of the world’s population suffers from sleep problems. This can include insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome (or RLS), and sleep deprivation. Sadder still, is the shocking fact that 25% of the world’s children are also struggling to sleep. Continue reading

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Restless Leg Syndrome? Magnesium Deficiency.

Restless leg syndrome is a topic of very little controversy, which surprises me endlessly. Somehow this disease has popped up in a relatively short amount of time and been accepted as something that our neurological and musculo-skeletal systems just do. We’ve got pharmaceutical medications for it and yet it looks almost exactly the same as a simple nutritional deficiency. Continue reading

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Sleep Like A Champion

I don’t know about you, but I don’t meet many people who actually sleep anymore. Maybe you can’t fall asleep because your mind is racing, or you’re in bed for 8 hours, but you still wake up tired. The kids wake you up or you really only have 3 hours, so you make the best of it. Sleep has become a luxury, when it used to be just a part of life. Continue reading

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