4 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

4 Natural Remedies for Insomnia

You can manage sleep in a healthy, positive way by using natural remedies.  This isn’t news for most of us. We eat right, exercise regularly and establish a bedtime routine. Even if we take great care of our bodies, there are times in our lives when the stress just piles on, leading us to lose […]

3 Scientific Excuses for the Post Turkey Nap

3 Scientific Excuses for the Post Turkey Nap

Who doesn’t want to take a long nap after eating all that food on Thanksgiving Day? While you kick your feet up and watch football or the Macy’s Day Parade, your body gets down to the business of digestion. If anyone suggests you do the dishes, use these three scientific excuses for post turkey dinner […]

Sleepwalking as a Defense

Sleepwalking as a Defense

In recent BBC news a famous professional horse jockey was found passed out drunk in his car at a gas station in the middle of the night. The English jockey tested over the legal limit for alcohol and has come up with a rather unique defense–he was sleepwalking! Sleepwalking, also called non-insane automatism, is a reasonable defense […]

Sleeping Helps You Live Longer

Sleeping Helps You Live Longer

  Rip Van Winkle slept twenty years and woke up an old man. Recent research is showing that had he really slept twenty years, he might not have aged at all. Sleeping helps you live longer. We know that while some cells in our bodies (like brain cells) never replenish themselves, the rest of the cells […]

Vertigo (BPV) Causes Dizziness and Nausea

Vertigo (BPV) Causes Dizziness and Nausea

  Ever shift around in bed, or get out of bed and the room starts spinning? This is called Vertigo, Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV) or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) depending on how technical you want to be. Vertigo is caused by a dysfunction of the inner ear, usually an infection, trauma, or even aging. BPV […]

Foot Pain in the Morning

Foot Pain in the Morning

                    If you have foot pain in the morning from the very first step you take out of bed, you may have plantar fasciitis. Your feet might feel fine after a few steps, or you could have shooting pain in the heels or balls of your feet, which […]

Daylight Savings Time 2014: Get Ready to Fall Back

Daylight Savings Time 2014: Get Ready to Fall Back

“Spring forward, fall back,” as the saying goes. Daylight savings time 2014 ends Sunday, November 2. Are you ready for it? Setting the clocks back or forward is really disruptive to your sleep cycle. If you think you’re gaining an hour of sleep; it’s not that simple.  Get ready for daylight savings time 2014 by […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS) and Back Sleeping

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OAS) and Back Sleeping

Obstructive sleep apnea (or obstructive sleep apnoea) is a condition where your tongue and/or soft palate relaxes while you’re sleeping and drops back into your airway, either completely or partially obstructing your breathing. One little known second line of treatment for OAS is back sleeping on the proper pillow. If you put your head into […]

Gravity and Sleep Injuries

Gravity and Sleep Injuries

Throughout your day, gravity pushes on your whole body, constantly. You actively resist gravity all day long by consciously walking upright, standing straight and holding your head up.  Gravity works against you when you sleep, too, aggressively trying to crumple you up into a ball. The difference is, while sleeping, you cannot actively resist it. Gravity is why it’s so easy […]

Scar Tissue is a Chronic Pain in the Neck

Scar Tissue is a Chronic Pain in the Neck

Chronic neck pain can be explained by starting with scar tissue, or what we call Fibrosis. Fibrosis is scar tissue that develops inside of your body, on muscles, tendons or inside of a joint capsule. Fibrosis always occurs at the end stage of inflammation, or swelling.  While scar tissue on the outside of the body doesn’t cause […]