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 […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]