Tip/Thought of the Day

People Who Sleep 5 Hours or Less Are More Likely to Have Health Issues Later in Life

Sleep is an essential function to our health. During the time that we sleep, our body does not just recharge. Nerve cells reorganize and reestablish communication. The entire body repairs, even the brain restores information and removes waste. Quality sleep helps manage blood pressure, can improve symptoms of depression, and also helps weight loss. These… Continue reading People Who Sleep 5 Hours or Less Are More Likely to Have Health Issues Later in Life

Living With Chronic Pain

How to Sleep Better (While Living With Chronic Pain)

Those of us who suffer from chronic pain know how precious and elusive sleep can be. Awakening repeatedly or having trouble getting to or staying asleep is a constant issue. In order to function at our best we need to experience all stages of sleep since each one is vital to awakening refreshed and ready… Continue reading How to Sleep Better (While Living With Chronic Pain)

Living With Chronic Pain

20 Tips to Stop Morning Pain

For those of us who suffer from chronic pain, morning stiffness and trouble getting out of bed are common complaints. We just don’t jump out like we used to. Anything can impact pain- a long day at work, the weather, travel, a sleepless night, and additional stress, but nothing compares to those first few minutes… Continue reading 20 Tips to Stop Morning Pain

Tip/Thought of the Day

Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Diagnosis and Treatment

The Greek word "apnea" means "without breath." Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder experienced by over 12 million people in the U.S. During sleep, breathing can be shallow, with breathing stopping and starting at times. During this sleep pattern, your diaphragm and chest muscles are doing the work to keep your airway open. You usually… Continue reading Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Diagnosis and Treatment

how daylight savings time impacts health
Tip/Thought of the Day

How Daylight Savings Time Impacts The Body

Daylight savings started on the second Sunday of March, leading most Americans to push their clocks forward one hour. Understandably, losing the extra hour of sleep and the disruption to routine is a dreaded experience for many. Sleep is greatly impacted by circadian rhythms, which are mental, physical, and behavioral. DST disrupts our natural cycles… Continue reading How Daylight Savings Time Impacts The Body