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21 08, 2015

Feel tired often?

By | August 21st, 2015|Article Summaries|0 Comments

Do you often find yourself feeling tired in the mornings after a full night of sleep? You are not alone. Many people feel groggy or sluggish upon waking up in the morning. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. Some of the more common reasons have to do with habits that stimulate our nervous system prior to going to bed such as: spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, foods high in sugar, stress, and use of smart-phone or computer. Although we may feel like we are sleeping, this doesn’t mean we are actually getting the deep and regenerative rest our bodies need to feel refreshed the next day. Changing one’s sleeping habits to favour more relaxing activities prior to going to bed is of vital importance. Some relaxing habits can include reading a book, meditating, praying, taking a bath, having some relaxing herbal tea blend, or journalling or contemplating on the things we are grateful for. If you suffer from insomnia or poor sleep, Acupuncture can be very helpful in relaxing your body and mind for a more restful and restorative sleep. Chronic tiredness can have multiple negative consequences, and is best to address it sooner than later.

For more tips on getting better sleep please read: http://www.alaskasleep.com/blog/why-tired-after-full-nights-sleep

15 08, 2015

In Praise of Gratitude

By | August 15th, 2015|Article Summaries|0 Comments

Everybody knows that having an attitude of gratitude makes people happier. Another positive effect however, is that it can make you physically healthier. Psychologists Dr. Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Dr. Michael E. McCullough of the University of Miami have been conducting research experiments on the effects of gratitude in people’s lives. People that are thankful have shown to have better lifestyles and less visits to the doctor. It is hard to completely prove if the reduction in visits to the doctor has a direct correlation with an attitude of gratitude. However, whether it is a direct or indirect effect, it is still a very valuable finding. Being grateful doesn’t cost any money and doesn’t have any negative side effects, so why not give it a try! Interested in reading more? Read the full article: In Praise of Gratitude.