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Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...

Learning from the Breath with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Learning from how we breathe is a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and also between consciousnes and uncounscious. Listening to the breath has a profound effect on how we breathe. Balancing this with heart rate variability adds another powerful tool.            

Modest Weight Loss has Lasting Health Benefits

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Overweight and obese people can benefit from a decade of health benefits by losing just 10% of their weight, even if they regain this weight later in the decade. This reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. This minimal weight loss has been shown to have benefits on the long term impact of sleep apnes, high blood pressure, mobility, and overall...

Shocking Effects of Taking an Occasional Sleeping Pill

submitted by: admin on 05/28/2014
  Sleeping pills are not safe for anyone! Not for people with congestive heart failure (CHF), and not for healthy adults with insomnia. We are not talking about minor issues; we're talking about problems leading to hospital re-admissions, death, or an increased risk for developing cancer! According to information presented in May of 2014 at the...

Sleep Apnea Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive and central nervous system induced. Sleep is non-restorative even though people often sleep through the whole night. Fatigue the next day and accidents are problems. Symptoms are aggravated by smoking, use of alcohol or sedatives. A sleep study is important in making the diagnosis. Treatment is with a...

Sleep Apnea with Dr. Fred Nachtwey

submitted by: admin on 03/24/2015
Sleep apnea has a wide range of negative health effects that include anxiety, fatigue, hypertension, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and much more. Dr. Natchtwey is a pulmonary physiologist who explains some of these interconnections and what can be done to manage them.  

Sleep Gets Better with Age

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
According to a 150,000 person study the March issue of the journal, Sleep, aging does not seem to be related to poor sleep. Actually, sleep seemed to improve as people aged and people in their 80s had the fewest complaints! Health issues and depression were common problems in people with insomnia. Sleeping patterns are helpful in determining the cause for...

Sleeping Pills Associated with Increased Risk of Death and Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Adults using hypnotics (sleeping pills) to help with sleep have an associated 3 fold increased risk for early death and a 35% increase risk for cancer according to a study published in the British Medical Journal in February of 2012. Drugs studied include Restoril, Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, and some antihistamines such as Benadryl. While this is only an association...

Sleeping Pills: The Answer to Insomnia?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Sleeping pills are a short term solution, but addiction and tolerance develop and they're no better than placebo, especially over the long haul. Relaxation is the key to allowing sleep. Pain, stress, hot flashes, depression, and sleep apnea are discussed. Treatment with drugs, herbs, supplements, essential oils are reviewed.          

The Importance of Sleep

submitted by: admin on 09/26/2017
Sleep is one of the most important lifestyle factors. Prolonged insomnia leads to inflammation and a whole host of illnesses that include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, overweight, and suppressed immunity. There are hormonal imbalances as well, that include insulin, leptin, ghrelin, adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters that cause profound...

Treating Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Many of the most common reasons for insomnia are reviewed. Treatment should be directed to the underlying cause. Sleeping aids are addicting and only effective for short periods. Alternatives are reviewed.