Rest & Relaxation

 

 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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 […]

 

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

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 […]

 

Drowsy Driving

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 level. […]

 

6 Trips to Take to Tackle Stress

Some­times life throws so much at you and it’s so hard to han­dle that the best thing to do is just get away from it. When can’t stand life’s heat, here are six great places to go to get out of the kitchen. Take a Drive to a Quiet Place Gain a sense of self-awareness. […]

 

Defusing Stress

Life is a mad­cap, Can­non­ball Run-like race these days. We all have too many things to do and too lit­tle time in which to do them. Fam­ily respon­si­bil­i­ties, work duties, and social oblig­a­tions can pull us in a thou­sand dif­fer­ent direc­tions all at once. That can really stress a brother (or sis­ter) out. Stress is very […]

 

The Whys and Hows of Prayer and Meditation

Why Prayer or Med­i­ta­tion is Impor­tant to Your Health Prayer and med­i­ta­tion are both excel­lent ways to lower your stress level. Peo­ple who med­i­tate reg­u­larly age bet­ter, live longer, and han­dle adver­sity bet­ter. Prayer and med­i­ta­tion fos­ter a sense of belong­ing and con­nec­tion to some­thing big­ger than one­self. Through prayer or med­i­ta­tion, one can detoxify […]

 

Massage Style Smorgasbord

If you’re hav­ing trou­ble stress or chronic pain, mas­sage may be one of the avenues you’ve con­sid­ered trav­el­ling down to find relief. There are, how­ever, a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent styles of mas­sage to choose from. Each style employs dif­fer­ent meth­ods and results in dif­fer­ent ben­e­fits. Here’s a quick break­down of some of the most popular […]

 

The Healing Touch

Mas­sage used to be just for wealthy folks who wanted to be pam­pered or ath­letes try­ing to stave off injury. How­ever, it’s grow­ing ever more preva­lent as a way to treat all kinds of med­ical con­di­tions, as well as pro­mote gen­eral well being. More and more stud­ies are reveal­ing that mas­sage has some sur­pris­ing and immensely […]