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How Melatonin can help a few Different Behavioral or Mental Disorders in Children

How Melatonin can help a few Different Behavioral or Mental Disorders in Children

Dr. Craig Canapari wrote a fantastic article on how melatonin can help a few different behavioral or mental disorders in children.  We simply want to discuss and summarize some important points in his article.  Canapari discussed how melatonin can be beneficial for chronic insomnia, autism, ADHD, DSPS, neurodevelopment delay, blindness and eczema. It is incredible how many things melatonin supplements can help. Studies however are still being conducted so always speak with a specialist before trying any supplements. Children with chronic…

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How to Know if You have S.A.D

How to Know if You have S.A.D

We have written past articles about Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D the definition, symptoms etc. You can read these past articles by clicking S.A.D Articles. Some might feel very depressed during certain times of the year. Some might wonder how do you discover if you have S.A.D. What is the diagnosis process. Mayo Clinic online has provided some insight into the process that we would like to share. Physical Exam- Your doctor might do a full physical exam. Sometimes depression is linked…

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What is Your Sleep Type?

What is Your Sleep Type?

Many have heard the question, “Are you an Early Bird or Night Owl?” Though recently CBS News reported a study done by sleep specialist and best-selling author Dr. Michael Breus. He stated that there are actually 4 different sleep types. Lions- Early Risers Bears- People who have energy mid-day Wolves- those who enjoy late evening Dolphins- Insomniacs CBS reported these statistics, “It turns out that roughly 15 percent of people are lions (the category more commonly known as “early birds”)….

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Try These Tips For a Deeper Sleep

Try These Tips For a Deeper Sleep

When asked what are your strategies for a longer deeper sleep this is what some people submitted. Try some of these tips and see if they work for you. Glass of milk before you brush your teeth.  Sentimental sounds (music boxes, lullabies, white noise etc) Try a homemade milk bath: two parts powdered milk, one part cornstarch to relax your body Meditation breathing exercises – they even have apps to help guide you Create a routine that relaxes you Invest…

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Alternative Ways To Conquer Jet Lag

Alternative Ways To Conquer Jet Lag

We have discussed in previous articles the benefit of melatonin in defeating Jet Lag. (click Jet Lag Articles to read) In this post we want to dive a little deeper into the benefits of melatonin and other possible alternatives that might help you survive the symptoms of jet lag that can ruin any adventure. Many know the most common side effects of jet lag are  Disturbed sleep — such as insomnia, early waking or excessive sleepiness Daytime fatigue Difficulty concentrating or…

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What Is Your Sleep Quality?

What Is Your Sleep Quality?

Many people ask, “How much sleep do I really need?” The answer to that is difficult because every person is different. The sleep you need is individual. However everyone should beware of oversleeping. Staying in bed too long can be a symptom of other issues such as depression or other physical disorders. Doctors suggest that adults receive six to nine hours of sleep. Finding your personal sleep cycle that works for you is the key goal.   As too much…

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Summer Benefits of Melatonin for Livestock Producers

Summer Benefits of Melatonin for Livestock Producers

During the summer heat, livestock producers face financial challenges with taking care of their animals.  A few researchers have recently studied the benefits of melatonin supplements in certain livestock animals. The research stated that, “ Melatonin has hypothermic and antioxidant effects and may counter the detrimental effect of heat stress on livestock production.” The study also showed that melatonin supplements might be able to protect certain animals from heat stress which can cause other physical problems.  With the benefits of…

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4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

4 Hacks To Benefit Bedtime

  Many people are searching for ways to improve their quality of sleep here are 4 of the hacks from an article on KSL. Check your sleeping surface– Do you wake up with muscle pain? Or does it take forever to get comfortable at night? If you are not getting the hours of sleep needed each night it might be time to invest in a better mattress or even a better pillow. Do your research! Your time spent on finding the…

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How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

How to Help a Night Owl Get to Bed on Time

Sometimes our sleeping habits happen within us. Some kids like to arise with the sun while others just want to dance in the moonlight. So how do you help your child who just can’t sleep at night and then is sleepy at school? Here are some tips to help your little night owl get the Zzzz he or she needs. One helpful tool can be melatonin supplements. Pediatricians advise to only use this supplement  short-term. Use this as a re-setter…

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Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Tips To Overcome Sleeping Problems

Many adults toss and turn at night. There can be many causes for being restless. These can include loud noises, snoring, anxiety, habits, device use etc. The following are summarized expert advice on how to cope with sleeping problems. Accept Waking Up-  Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating. If you accept this instead of getting annoyed with yourself you might be able to get back to sleep faster. If you lay in bed wondering what…

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