Sleep Disorders

Can't Sleep? Try These Natural Remedies

…diagnosed sleep disorder and one in eight adults who simply have trouble sleeping use prescription sleep aids. This is just one of the key findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2005–2010, which was conducted to determine how many US adults use prescription sleep aids…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

…that more sleep could improve the condition. In fact, just one additional hour of sleep above six hours a night was shown to lower insulin resistance by nine percent. But teens aren’t the only ones at risk, sleepless adults are too. Dr. Mark Mahowald ofthe Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center cited…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…tremendous benefits imparted by a good night’s sleep. Sleep Apnea: A Serious, Common Sleep Disorder A flood of research reveals links between sleep deprivation and a broad range of health concerns. In addition to making you tired and cranky, poor sleep can wreck your memory and mood, make you fat, raise…

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The Reciprocal Relationship Between Blood Sugar and Sleep

…if you have blood sugar or sleep problems—and that’s the interrelationship between blood sugar and sleep. Inadequate Sleep Increases Risk of Diabetes First of all, research has shown that inadequate sleep increases risk of diabetes. One study found that after sleeping only four hours a night for…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling caffeine…

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ADHD Treatments That Really Work

…addictions, memory impairment, and other neurological ailments. Treating ADHD With Dilantin Dilantin is a prescription drug commonly used for seizure disorders. When taken in smaller doses, however, it calms down the “static” that gives rise to brooding thoughts, poor attention, irritability, anger outbursts…

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Treatments for Depression

…inexpensive anti-epileptic medication that has been around since the 1930s, was an effective therapy for treating depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. I was astonished. Like all physicians, I thought Dilantin was used only to control seizures. However, if you understand how this drug works, it’s…

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Natural Treatments for COPD

Nearly 13 million Americans suffer with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), an umbrella term for respiratory disorders that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD not only impairs quality of life, it is our third-leading cause of death. Although there is no known cure for this progressive…

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Acupuncture Benefits: The List Goes On and On

…symptoms, reduce anxiety and stress, and stamp out sleep problems. In addition to the conditions listed above, acupuncture benefits many other health concerns, including addiction control, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, infertility, joint pain…

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5 Signs of Hidden Health Problems

…problems and other conditions. Burning mouth syndrome may also be caused by neuropathy (nerve damage), allergies, insulin resistance, or thyroid disorders, so if symptoms persist, see your doctor. * Diagonal creases in earlobes can signal increased risk of heart disease, according to a few studies. If…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…Library of Medicine, and the list of conditions treated is diverse. That’s not surprising since people have been using heat to heal diseases and disorders for millennia. Hippocrates prescribed water and steam baths for pain and skin conditions, Native Americans sat in sweat lodges for rheumatism and…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

…can’t seem to shake? Whether it’s racking spasms that leave you red in the face and gasping for air, an irritating distraction that interferes with sleep or other activities, or just an annoying tickle in the throat that has to be “scratched,” chronic cough significantly impairs quality of life. Let’s…

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Flu Vaccines Are Even Less Effective Than Previously Thought

…remained about the same. Plus, I have other concerns about the flu vaccine. In past years it’s been associated with hundreds of cases of neurological disorders such as Guillan-Barre syndrome. In addition, several studies have demonstrated that the flu vaccine actually weakens the immune system. Finally, vigorously…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…Fibromyalgia * Check for vitamin D deficiencies. People with diffuse pain often have low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiencies can cause a bone disorder called osteomalacia, which mimics fibromyalgia’s aches and pains. Low levels of this vitamin are also associated with depression and weight gain…

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs only in winter. Also referred to as the “winter blues,” SAD is accompanied by longer sleep, increased appetite and carbohydrate cravings, often with weight gain. It resolves in the spring or summer and then recurs as shorter days…

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