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Improved Sleep For Older Adults using Noise

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 12, 2022 9:16:00 AM

Sleep quality tends to decline with age, making it very difficult for older adults to fall asleep and stay asleep. However, Pink noise may be just the thing to help these individuals get the sleep they need. Pink noises include sounds like falling rain, a flowing river, crashing waves, or other sounds from nature that cover a wide range of frequencies. It better emphasize lower frequencies, however.

Researchers played pink noise audio through a headband to older adults while they slept, and the study showed that pink nose during deep sleep increased slow waves in the brain for some participants. Continue reading for more information regarding deep sleep for older adults and pink noise. 

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Topics: meditation

What to Do When You Can't Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Sep 5, 2022 8:54:00 AM

Insomnia is a very common sleep disturbance that many Americans deal with. It is the inability to sleep due to primary or secondary causes. Primary insomnia is when you just can't sleep for seemingly no reason. Secondary insomnia is when something else keeps you awake - such a depression, anxiety, pain, sleep disorders, etc. 

Sleep latency is the amount of time it takes for you to fall asleep. With the right approach to sleep, you can fall asleep in a matter of minutes. One of the biggest keys to falling asleep is being relaxed. Reducing stress and anxiety can positively impact the relaxation response which is a physiological process that positively affects the mind and body. 

It can take time to get a solid approach down, but the practice pays off with some a better chance of getting a good night's rest. Continue reading to find out how to augment your own relaxation response. 

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Topics: meditation

Sleep Apnea vs Narcolepsy

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 1, 2022 8:56:00 AM

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a symptoms that probably a majority of adults deal with. Normally it's due to just the lack of time and ability to get the recommended number of hours of sleep. However, sometimes it's due to an underlying sleep disorder. Two common causes of excess daytime sleepiness are sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

Their symptoms and presentations may seem very similar, but it's important to know the difference between them for treatment purposes. Continue reading to find out more about the differences between sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

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Topics: meditation

Supine Hypotensive Syndrome

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 4, 2022 5:56:00 PM

Women late in their pregnancy often have many discomforts in ailments. One of the ways that late-term pregnancy can negatively impact women’s health is by interrupting their sleep. Pregnancy makes sleeping very difficult, which is unfortunate considering how important sleep is for pregnant women. Bladder issues, back pain, and just general discomfort can make sleeping very hard when you are several months pregnant.

It's also common for women to feel dizzy, lightheaded, and as if they are not getting enough blood to their brain when they are lying down as well. This is known as supine hypotensive syndrome, or inferior vena cava syndrome. We are going to talk about what the syndrome is and what you can do to help yourself if you feel like the symptoms describe things that you have felt.

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Topics: meditation

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