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What is Jet Lag?

What is Jet Lag?

In the past we have written articles about how to overcome jet lag which you can read by clicking Travel and The Body Clock This article is all about what Jet lag is and what the main symptoms and causes are. Mayo Clinic defines Jet lag as,”Jet lag, also called jet lag disorder, is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels across multiple time zones.”  Our bodies have biological clocks that tell us when to be…

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5 Sleeping Aids Recommended By Doctors

5 Sleeping Aids Recommended By Doctors

  Getting to sleep can be a challenge at times. Here is a list of 5 Doctor recommended sleeping aids, when to use them and how. Aromatherapy This tip is best when you are sleepy but tense. To use arometherapy massage a small amount of aroma-therapeutic oil or balm on shoulders and neck and then breathe deeply before you lay your head down.  Studies show that lavender and lemon balm have relaxing properties. Though any fragrance you find calming can do the…

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6 MORE Bedtime Snacks To Help You Snooze

6 MORE Bedtime Snacks To Help You Snooze

Previously we posted about 5 snacks and 5 beverages to help you fall asleep. To read those articles click Bedtime Snacks Part 1 or Bedtime Beverages This article is about 6 more bedtime snacks that can make falling asleep easier. These following foods have several different natural chemicals that can help your fall asleep. Bedtime Snacks and Their Benefits  Lettuce- Having a light salad before bed can benefit you. Lettuce contains lactucarium which has similar affects as opium which both have sedative properties….

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The Benefits Of Melatonin For Dogs

The Benefits Of Melatonin For Dogs

You might have heard that supplements of melatonin can help with sleeping for people but there are actually a lot of benefits of melatonin for dogs. Melatonin is a natural hormone in the brain that is  produced to induce sleep. Melatonin can help dogs with the following problems. Insomnia Hair loss Separation Anxiety Phobias Melatonin supplements for dogs is considered “experimental” even though it appears to be safe. For dosage use this guideline. “In general, when given orally, dogs under…

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News-Study Showed Melatonin Shrinking Lab Grown Cancer Cells

News-Study Showed Melatonin Shrinking Lab Grown Cancer Cells

6 Sep. 2016 – WWNYTV Source  “Researchers at Michigan State University say a brain hormone could help fight breast cancer. Scientists treated cancerous tumors they grew in a laboratory with the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin. They concluded the melatonin significantly decreased the number and size of breast cancer tumors when compared to a control group. Disease specialists have long suspected a link between sleep deprivation and breast cancer.” What an incredible discovery. We hope that research continues and that there will be…

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Is Your Child Having Trouble Sleeping?

Is Your Child Having Trouble Sleeping?

Many parents have the looming question of, “My child is not sleeping! What should I do? Are melatonin supplements safe?” The first thing all parents should do is consult with a pediatrician if their child is having trouble sleeping.  “Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, has studied melatonin and children. She said that the supplement appears to have a good safety record, not only with special needs children but with healthy children as…

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The Risk Factors of S.A.D

The Risk Factors of S.A.D

Click the link to read our previous articles on Seasonal Affective Disorder . We have discussed what S.A.D is, the causes and the symptoms. In this article we will discuss the possible risks of the increased chances to develop Seasonal Affective Disorder. The risks are the following.   Being female- S.A.D is more common in women. However men experience more severe symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Age- Younger people are more likely to develop S.A.D then those who are older. Family History- Having a…

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Jet Lag Triggers And How to Beat Them

Jet Lag Triggers And How to Beat Them

There are many tips floating around online on how to beat jet lag. Though what are some of the triggers of jet lag? If you know what causes jet lag symptoms it is easier to overcome them. The greatest cause of jet lag is an abrupt change in the biological schedule.  The body trains itself when to produce melatonin by exposure to light and darkness. When this changes the body is confused and causes uncomfortable symptoms such as irritability, and…

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Five Bedtime Beverages to Help You Snooze

Five Bedtime Beverages to Help You Snooze

Last month we had an article on Five Bedtime Snacks To Help You Sleep. This article is all about bedtime beverages that can soothe your mind to help you drift off to dream land. Bedtime Beverages and their Benefits  Natural Tea Brew- Simmering three to four lettuce leaves for 15 minutes and adding mint leaves can be a calming natural tea. Lettuce has lactucarium a natural chemical which has a sedative affect. Sipping this brew might help you ease into sleep.  Cherry Juice…

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Melatonin as A Biological Clock Reset for Children

Melatonin as A Biological Clock Reset for Children

With holidays around the corner and school in session bedtime can be a little hectic. Many children refuse to go to bed this is nick named “bedtime resistance” there are things parents can do to help their children to actually get to bed and not push back. A good nights rest is especially important for children because it can affect their health. Children with ADHD are most likely to have troubles going to bed because their mind is racing. Other…

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