Rest & Relaxation

 

 

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TV Rots More Than Your Brain

Remember back in the day when you were a kid and your mother shooed you from in front of the TV, claiming wild implausibilities like too much tube would blind you? Well, it turns out Mom may not have been so nutty after all. Study after study has concluded that prolonged TV-watching sessions can lead […]

 

 

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Body and Mind

Up until the 1800s, scientists believed that negative emotions were the root of diseases. As science advanced and researchers discovered the nature of germs, emotions fell out of favor as a cause of physical maladies. More recently, researchers have discovered that there indeed is a very real link between body and mind. The health of […]

 

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Finding Peace of Mind

Contemporary life is a rush of chaotic, disparate events that push and pull us to and fro and causes much distress. Many people are seeking a way to quiet down their minds, bringing much-needed peace to their day-to-day existences. Peace of mind is one of the most sought-after commodities in modern society. While peace of […]

 

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How Well Are You Sleeping

How well do you sleep?  Me?  Not so great.  I’ve never been a very good sleeper (just ask my mom.) As we get older it seems we crave sleep more and more, but find ourselves tossing and turning for any number of reasons. This incredible app uses the accelerometer in your iPhone to track your […]

 

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Drowsy Driving (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

According to studies, a full 60% of Americans have driven while sleepy, and 37% admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driver fatigue figures in nearly 100,000 police-reported collisions every year. Clearly, this is a very serious issue, one that must be addressed at the individual […]

 

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stop and starts during sleep. Although there are several types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles supporting the soft palate, tonsils, uvula, and tongue relax and cause blockage of your airways. This leads to the cessation […]

 

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Restless Legs Syndrome (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the nervous system which affects the legs. The condition causes victims to have uncomfortable sensations in the legs: itching, “pins and needles”, or “creepy crawly” feelings. The feelings cause an uncontrollable urge to move the legs in order to relieve the sensation. RLS affects an estimated 10% […]

 

 

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The Effects of Sleep Deprivation (Sponsored by The Sleep Institute)

It is estimated that 50 – 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep or wakefulness disorder. These disorders cost U.S. employers $18 billion every year. The causes of sleep deprivation are many, but they lead to the same kind erosion in your quality of life. Effects of sleep deprivation can include: Irritability Cognitive Impairment Memory […]