Personal Mastery and Organizational Performance

Personal Mastery and Organizational Performance

Personal mastery is not something you can accomplish overnight. It is not just going beyond what you can do with your skills and talents.
Personal mastery is how you understand and direct your life. Therefore, for an organization to succeed, each organization member has to be part of its purpose and make it their purpose.

When each member of the organization adapts its purpose as its purpose, personal and organizational growth increases. Imagine the power of an organization whose members believe and are committed to one idea? This is the most profound commitment an organization could ever have.

On a “journey” toward personal mastery, you are in search of your life direction and purpose.
You are aware of your weaknesses and strength, responsible for your actions, and accept who you are.
Followers of personal mastery can accept the harsh realities and learn to adapt to the changes happening in their surroundings. Those with a high level of personal proficiency can commit to their lives and see themselves as part of the whole.

When combined with the members of the group or an organization, these people can influence others to have the same thought. They can influence but not control. Since they are grounded in reality, they can objectively identify the areas where improvements are needed in the organization.
They became a part of the system and saw themselves as part of the holistic development of the organization.

Not only do people with a high level of personal mastery able to influence others, but their commitment could also be an example, and they could also take on leadership in the organization.
Effective managing is one of the necessary methods that can be performed to help other organization members to commit to the organization’s purpose. In addition, simple acts like coaching and counseling can be a great help in promoting personal growth.

Personal mastery also helps organization members to step out of the box or their comfort zones.
Some organization leaders are sometimes uncomfortable with this idea, mainly if the activities in the comfort zone have produced success. But stepping out of the comfort zone strips people of their self-imposed limitations. Personal mastery is about creatively expressing your talents and yourself.

Growth and development are the concepts encouraged by personal mastery. When organization members work to attain personal mastery, their vision clears and starts getting fulfilled. When organization members work for intimate knowledge, like easy resolution even under challenging issues and cases, some changes can happen. Teams and groups work well even if they do not belong in the same department, and accomplishments are starting to be expected.

An organization can help its members attain personal mastery; there are training, consultancy, and coaching that we can provide to individuals, teams, and even the whole organization. For example, training and consultations could include self-leadership, stress- management, well-being, emotional and social intelligence, and other related disciplines.

Dealing with these different aspects would surely improve the organization’s performance.
Organizations should capitalize on their most important asset, their people. Organization members who have attained personal mastery would understand the organization’s strategy, how their actions contribute to their colleagues’ and superiors’ performance, and how their tasks are part of the whole performance.

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By |2022-04-22T21:22:38-04:00October 1st, 2022|

Bottled Drinking Water Pure or Impure

Bottled Drinking Water – Pure or Impure?

Some people think it is foolish to buy bottled drinking water and ask, “Why to pay for water in bottles when you can get it from your kitchen faucet?” Others prefer having choices in drinking water. They want to know what is going into their bodies, they say. The faucet-water drinkers counter, “Have you ever run tests on your faucet water and your bottled drinking water?

Whichever way you think, you should choose your drinking water carefully. You may even want to run tests – or obtain literature showing the results of tests run on the various drinking waters available to you.

Take bottled drinking water. To many people, the water that is bottled is pure. But is it? Might it be possible that your bottled drinking water contains as great a colony of “water criminals” as your tap water does?

Bottled Drinking Water Terminology

The following are definitions frequently used on the labels of bottled drinking water to describe the water’s characteristics, sources, and methods of treatment. They may surprise you. These definitions are taken from the pamphlet “Bottled Water Basics” published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

* Artesian water, groundwater, spring water, well water – water from an underground aquifer that may or may not be treated. Well, water and artesian water are tapped through a well. Springwater is collected as it flows to the surface or via a borehole. Groundwater can be either.

* Distilled water – steam from boiling water is recondensed and bottled. Distilling water kills microbes and removes water’s natural minerals, giving it a flat taste.

* Drinking water – water intended for human consumption and sealed in bottles or other containers with no ingredients except that it may optionally contain safe and suitable disinfectants. Fluoride may be added within limitations set in the bottled water quality standards.

* Mineral water – Groundwater naturally contains 250 or more parts per million of total dissolved solids.

* Bottled drinking water is not necessarily pure, just as tap water is not pure.

* Bottled drinking water may come from an aquifer that has been treated with chemicals or not treated at all. Tap water will usually be treated.

* Bottled drinking water may contain any number of impurities such as human or animal waste – many that tap water is not permitted to have.

* Bottled drinking water may contain disinfectants and fluorides – just as tap water does!

* Bottled drinking water may contain minerals, even lead!

Bottled drinking water is often much more impure than you could hope!

Bottled Drinking Water Standards

The USFDA does set standards for bottled drinking water. You will want to read them if you are serious about providing pure drinking water for your family.

Bottled drinking water sold in U.D. interstate commerce, including products bottled overseas, must meet the following minimum federal standards:

* Bottled drinking water must meet FDA standards for physical, chemical, microbial, and radiological contaminants. When EPA sets a new standard for a contaminant in tap water, FDA must establish a new standard for the same contaminant in bottled drinking water or find that EPA’s new standard does not apply to bottled drinking water.

Translation: Bottled drinking water need be no better than tap water. It may be held to less stringent standards.

* Bottlers must include the product’s name and type of water, the name and address of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor, and the net content on their labels.

Translation: Labels on bottled drinking water do not have to tell you what has been added to the water.

* New bottled drinking water sources must be approved by a state or local jurisdiction. Bottlers must also test their heads and finish bottled drinking water products at least once a week for microbiological contaminants and at least once a year for physical, chemical, and radiological contaminants.

Translation: Once the source is approved by the government, using EPA and FDA standards, it is up to the bottler to maintain its cleanliness.

* If bottled drinking water is contaminated or hazardous to health, it is subject to FDA enforcement action, such as the seizure of domestic products and refusal of entry of imports.

Translation: Bottled drinking water is not guaranteed pure by anyone. Only if actual hazards are found may enforcement action take place.

* Bottlers must operate their plants by FDA’s good manufacturing practices to ensure that their bottled drinking water products are safe and produced under safe and sanitary conditions.

Translation: Your bottled drinking water must be produced under safe and sanitary conditions, but actual contents are not strictly controlled.

Bottled drinking water is good to have on hand in case of an emergency, but don’t think of bottled drinking water as pure drinking water. Purity can vary from one brand to another and from one batch to another.

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By |2022-04-22T21:21:04-04:00September 24th, 2022|

Excellent Tips for Healthy and Manageable Skin

Excellent Tips for Healthy and Manageable Skin

Skincare is a vast discipline that encompasses both the physical properties and appearance of the skin on your face and body. Suppose you have unanswered questions about the best way to protect, nourish, and care for your skin. In that case, the information in these tips is an excellent starting point.

Find your skin type, and afterward, find a skin care regime targeted for that type. Most skincare collections contain a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Make sure to do each step in your new skin care regime twice a day for healthy, clean skin. By giving your skin proper daily attention, you’ll find it easier to notice changes in your skin.

Use a moisturizer at least two times a day. This will keep your skin soft and smooth. It would help if you were sure to use a lotion after you shower or bath. It would help if you also used a moisturizer before going to sleep at night because this is when your skin is best able to absorb moisturizer.

For long-lasting beauty, make sure to use a moisturizer with sunscreen at all times of the year. Even in the wintertime, the sun’s glare on the snow can damage your skin. Don’t rely on just moisturizer for a trip to the beach. Ensure you have absolute sunscreen with you whenever long exposure to the sun is necessary.

Apple cider vinegar can be a natural and effective treatment for acne. Use half apple cider vinegar and half water as your toner daily to help your skin maintain the proper pH balance. A proper pH is essential in keeping skin healthy and preventing acne breakouts.

Taking hot baths and showers feel good, but they aren’t perfect for your skin. Hot water can damage your skin. Tap water contains chlorine, which works to kill bacteria and can also cause skin damage. The more scalding the water, the more damage it can cause because the chemical reaction rates increase as the water temperature increases.

Avoid taking long, scalding baths or showers. The intense heat from the hot water and the prolonged exposure to water breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin, leading to moisture loss and dry, cracked skin. Lukewarm baths with added essential oils or short showers are much healthier options for your skin.

If you avoid sunscreen or moisturizer with sunscreen because of the texture, try applying it with a sponge instead. A sponge helps your skin absorb the moisturizer and sunscreen easier and frees your hands of any gooey messes. This way, you will have no excuse for skimping on sun protection.

To avoid acne, wash your hands before you touch your face. The oil and bacteria that you often have on your hands at any given moment during the day can easily clog the pores on your face. Washing your hands is a free and simple solution to stopping bothersome acne!

By applying the knowledge you have just gained from reading this article, you are taking a big step toward improving your life by improving how you care for your skin. In addition, you are sure to enjoy increased confidence in your skin’s overall appearance, texture, and health.

 

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:37:26-04:00September 17th, 2022|

Influenza its Symptoms and Causes

Influenza – its Symptoms and Causes

Know more about Influenza
Influenza, better known as the “flu,” is an infection of the respiratory tract that can affect millions of people. The influenza virus can be spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing of an infected individual.

Statistics show about 20,000 Americans die from Influenza or Influenza related pneumonia each year. Pneumonia and Influenza are the sixth most common cause of death in the United States. The elderly (65+) make up more than 90% of the 20,000 Americans who die from this illness each year.

A person may contract the influenza virus and not experience any symptoms for a few days. The incubation period for the influenza virus ranges from 1-to 4 days.
Is there more than one type of Influenza virus?
What is Influenza?

There are three different kinds of Influenza viruses: Influenza A, Influenza B, and Influenza C. Influenza A can attack animals and humans, and the remaining two (Influenza B and Influenza C) can only attack humans. Influenza C causes a very mild infection and does not provoke epidemics.

When observed through an electron microscope, influenza viruses are figured like filaments or spheres. Therefore, immunity to one strain of the influenza virus will not protect you against newly born strains of the virus, which have undergone minor changes or mutations.

The Influenza B and Influenza C viruses may infect only human beings. In contrast, Influenza A may infect several different types of animals. Influenza A virus can sicken many animals, including humans, aquatic mammals, birds, horses, swine, and others.

When two different strains of viruses combine in humans or animals, they result in a new unique theme of the virus with more immunity. For example, the modern 2004 Influenza Vaccine comprises three strains, including two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B.

 

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By |2022-04-22T13:36:27-04:00September 10th, 2022|

A Sleepless Nation 70 Million Strong

A Sleepless Nation 70 Million Strong

A new report by the National Academies Institute of Medicine shows that between 50 and 70 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep problems. And according to the United States Surgeon General, sleep deprivation and disorders cost the nation $15 billion in health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity each year.

A lack of sleep can take a toll both psychologically and physically, from daytime sleepiness to weakened immune systems. In addition, long-term sleep deprivation leads to problems that can include memory lapses, depression, irritability, and impaired work performance.

To win the battle over sleepless nights, many Americans turn to medication. In 2005, 42 million prescriptions for sleeping pills were filled. In addition, an analysis by Medco Health Solutions, Inc. found that the number of adults ages 20 to 44 using sleeping medications rose 128 percent between 2000 and 2005 and was up 114 percent among 10 to 19-year-olds in that same period.

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting between 30 and 40 percent of adults within a given year. Other sleep disorders include sleep apnea- a temporary suspension of breathing that occurs throughout the night- and restless leg syndrome, characterized by intense discomfort, mostly felt in the legs when at rest. One of the first steps to relieving sleep problems is to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about it.

Here are some tips for insomniacs:
Keep to a regular sleep schedule: Go to sleep and wake up at about the same time each day, even on weekends.

Exercise regularly: Exercise done early in the day can reduce stress and help put you to sleep at night.
Watch what you eat and drink: Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and meals close to bedtime, but a cup of warm milk can help make you sleepy.
Unplug: This is particularly important for teens with sleep problems. Ensure the bedroom is free of computers, video games, TVs, and phones.

Sleep troubles can be a symptom of a physical or psychological condition that requires treatment, so it’s essential to see your doctor if your sleep problem persists. Your physician may recommend behavioral therapy and possible drug treatments for severe sleep disorders, depending on the diagnosis. Medications include both over-the-counter and prescription drugs called hypnotics. Drug therapy is usually only recommended for short-term use. A combination of medication and behavioral interventions is often more effective than either approach alone for those with chronic insomnia.

As many as one in four Americans report trouble sleeping.
Please consult your physician if you are having trouble sleeping.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:32:55-04:00September 3rd, 2022|

Think You May Have Diabetes?

Think You May Have Diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not adequately control the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. As a result, the level of sugar in the blood is too high. This disease occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it properly.

Recognizing a symptom or sign of diabetes is essential – diabetes can be life-threatening. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin in the body or the inability to utilize insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which regulates blood sugar levels. Over 15 million people in the US alone have diabetes.

The main types of diabetes are:

Type 1 diabetes (often called juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes) – is a chronic (lifelong) disease that occurs when the pancreas produces too little insulin to regulate blood sugar levels appropriately.

Type 2 diabetes (often called adult or non-insulin-dependent diabetes) – is the most common form of diabetes. About 90 to 95 percent of people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes produce insulin, but either do not produce enough insulin or their bodies do not utilize the insulin made. Most of the people who have this type of diabetes are overweight.

Gestational Diabetes – is high blood glucose that develops during pregnancy in a woman.

How would you know if you might have diabetes?

The most common symptoms of diabetes include – fatigue, increased appetite, increased thirst, blurred vision, frequent urination, slow healing infections, and even impotence in adult males.

Exhibiting any of these signs does not necessarily mean you have diabetes, though. The best way to determine this is to visit your doctor and request a fasting blood glucose level test. Diabetes is diagnosed if this test shows the blood glucose level is higher than 126 mg/dl on two different tests.

There is no cure for diabetes, so what should one do if diagnosed with diabetes? The objectives are to keep your blood sugars stabilized as much as possible. By maintaining a balanced blood sugar level, you can eliminate any possibility of immediate or semi-immediate problems. In turn, you are prolonging one’s life.

Remember, life doesn’t stop because you have diabetes; it merely becomes more of a challenge. On the other hand, the good news is the cure for diabetes may not be that far off. Keep your blood sugars regulated, eat right, and exercise daily. Consult your physician to learn more about diabetes.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:31:19-04:00August 27th, 2022|

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Walk Everyday

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Walk Everyday

1. Walking every day promotes weight loss. If you move at a reasonably brisk pace, you can burn between 240 and 440 calories per hour of walking. This can translate into approximately one pound of weight loss per week or 52 pounds per year.

2. Walking every day will increase your energy level. Energy comes from energy. That’s why the more you move, the more you feel like moving.

3. Walking every day will support you in feeling good about yourself. There is an incredible sense of accomplishment accompanying doing something good for you.

4. Walking every day will improve your ability to cope with stress.
It will help you relax and better manage everyday life’s unexpected twists and turns.

5. Walking every day will improve your appearance. A regular walking routine will help you to lengthen and tone your muscles. This will make you appear slimmer.

6. Walking every day will increase your overall sense of well-being.
Regular physical activity will increase the release of the hormones that make you feel happier and emotionally balanced.

7. Walking every day will increase your mental acuity.
Research has shown that people who walk daily think more clearly and can better focus and concentrate.

8. Walking every day will help you become physically fit. It will improve your stamina and strengthen your muscles.

9. Walking every day will help you stay active. The more time you spend walking, the less time you will devote to sedentary activities like watching television and mildewing on the couch.

10. Walking every day will help you stay healthy. It increases the efficiency of your heart and lungs.
It also reduces your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and your risk of major illnesses such as heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:29:15-04:00August 20th, 2022|

The Secret to Healthier Eating Is in the Oil

Whether you want to add a healthy flair to your cooking style or maintain your ideal weight for bathing-suit season, something as simple as preparing food with the right cooking oil can be a positive step toward good health.

It’s a common misconception that all fats and oils are bad for you. In fact, the right fats and oils provide an effective energy source for the body, as well as enhance the texture, taste and aroma of many foods.

While olive and canola oils have long been heralded as two of the healthiest cooking oils, a new alternative is available to cooks who have health at the forefront of their minds.

After becoming hugely popular in Japan, diacylglycerol (DAG) oil is now available in the United States under the Enova brand name and is clinically shown to help consumers maintain a healthy lifestyle when used as part of a sensible diet. DAG oil tastes much like other conventional cooking oils but when consumed, less is stored in the body as fat.

“Enova is made from all natural soy and canola oil, and since it is not a fat substitute, digestive disturbances are not expected,” said Mary Lee Chin, a registered dietitian. “More importantly, the oil has a light, mild taste and can be substituted for conventional cooking or salad oil in any cooking routine.”

Whatever oil you choose, follow these important tips.

* Choose oil with the greatest health benefits, such as the new DAG oil, canola, soy or olive oil. These oils are versatile and can be used for all types of recipes. Use these oils instead of butter or shortening for your recipes.

* A little oil goes a long way. One teaspoon of oil per person is adequate.

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By |2022-04-22T13:27:52-04:00August 13th, 2022|

Heart Rate Monitors Your Essential Guide

What is a heart-rate monitor?

Monitoring your heart rate is easy: You’ve got one if you’re living. A heart rate monitor allows you to effectively train at your target heart rate for optimal results during competition. But, first, you’ve got to understand how monitors work. Most look like wristwatches and combine timekeeping functions with heart monitoring. For constant heart rate readout, purchase one with a chest strap transmitter that sends heart data to the wrist unit. Devices without a chest strap provide heart rate data but only when touching the monitor with your hand. If you decide to buy one, you can find a few examples of what’s available, plus some characteristics.

One of the leading manufacturers is Polar (www.polar.fi), which offers, amongst many others, these products:

Polar FS1

The heart rate monitor target zone has an audible high/low heart rate monitor alarm. It displays heart rate and exercise duration during exercise. Has the option to recall total exercise duration and average heart rate after a workout. Its clock has a selectable 12/24-hour display. It includes a T31 chest heart rate monitor transmitter and elastic strap. It is available in dark blue or yellow colors. This is just the thing for beginners and basic exercises.

Polar AXN 700

These heart rate monitors offer a complete set of features for hiking, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, or other outdoor activities. It has a titanium case and the following features: a resting heart rate test, a slope counter, three sets of heart rate limits, and a bearing set. Amongst the usual specs of a heart rate monitor, you can also find:

HeartTouch™, button-free operation of wrist unit – lap information can be momentarily displayed by touching the Polar wrist unit to the chest transmitter belt.

Polar OwnCode® prevents cross-talk from other heart rate monitors. As more and more people use heart rate monitors today, preventing cross-talk from other devices in-group situations at the gym or when jogging with a friend becomes essential. The unique coded technology blocks unwanted signals from other heart rate monitors, ensuring the disturbance-free transmission of your heart rate data.

Another manufacturer is Reebok (www.reebok.com), where I found a few designs of heart rate monitors, presented below:

Reebok Personal Trainer Heart Monitor measures your heart rate to ECG accuracy. In addition, it displays the time of day and calendar and has a daily alarm function. Scan Sequence – Press a button; the unit will show average heart rate, highest & lowest heart rate, and total exercise time. Contour Lite Transmitter included.

Reebok Precision Trainer Monitor

It has a heart rate zone high/low limit in 1 beat steps for the same heart zone and a zone alarm audible warning when out of the area. In addition, it displays heart rate and percentage of maximum heart rate. You don’t have to calculate the percentages since it does that for you—for example, 99 Hour stopwatch with 50 lap memory plus an accumulated time in the target zone. The triple display is its main feature, which makes it unique; it can be swapped through: Time of Day, Heart rate and percentage of maximum heart rate, Stop Watch, Heart rate and percentage of maximum heart rate, or Time in Zone, Heart rate and percentage of maximum heart rate.

The best advice is to do your research and consult with your physician.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:26:18-04:00August 6th, 2022|

The Importance of Stretching

Among the methods applied in sports training, stretching has been used more and more lately. The word, English in origin, is used as such in many other languages, and it comes from the verb to stretch (meaning, in this sense, ‘to make your arms, legs, and body as straight as possible so that your muscles become long and tight’). More precisely, we talk about stretching the muscles, the joints, the tendons, the ligaments, etc.

Even before the term itself and the specific methods gained individuality, stretching was used a lot, especially in sports or activities which require excellent mobility of the joints and exceptional muscle suppleness (gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, etc.). The positions specific to hatha yoga were a source of inspiration for the different movements practiced in stretching, but these positions underwent many transformations, adaptations, and simplifications.

The most important effect of stretching is the suppleness of muscles and joints, enabling increased effectiveness during the training. However, there are different opinions about the exact time when stretching should be introduced in the training program.

Thus, some authors support the idea that stretching is indicated for both warming up and relaxation, and even for the central part of the training. But, on the other hand, there is the opinion that stretching must be done only in the relaxation phase because the movements specific to it induce a state of relaxation that you do not want at the beginning of the training. This state comes from maintaining the passive faze of the positions.

Everybody agrees that stretching needs to be anticipated by general warming up; this way, the practitioner will avoid tightening the muscles.

General warming up takes about 5 minutes, and it contains aerobic exercises. Stretching muscles that have not been warmed up might be dangerous for the integrity of the muscle fibers, which could rupture easily.

Both weight and resistance training should include stretching; the effectiveness will only increase once this type of movement is done during training.

Another reason for higher effectiveness is that a more significant number of motive units are involved in the movement, and they are mobilized faster once the volitional order is transmitted, through the motive impulse, to the muscles. Moreover, given the fact that the range of the movements is more extensive, the sportsman can cover more considerable distances, larger scopes, saving, at the same time, vital energy, especially in very demanding sports (athletics, canoeing, etc.).

You can have a full training only with stretching exercises. However, this is not advisable: the muscles will quickly get used to only relaxing without contracting, which can produce a certain misbalance.

Another possible adverse effect of exaggerated stretching movements (over the physiological limit) is laxity of the joints or even accidents like sprains, dislocations, tightening of ligaments or tendons, etc.). This is because the main joints (knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.) are protected by their mobility and the elasticity of the muscles surrounding them (periarticular).

In conclusion, stretching must be accompanied by other forms of training so that the sportsman will have a complete and secure fitness program.

of the patient’s airway. For decades, tracheostomy was the only effective treatment for sleep apnea. It is used today only in very rare, intractable cases that have withstood other attempts at treatment.
Modern treatments try one or more of several options, tailored to the patient’s needs. Often the long-term success rate is low, prompting many doctors to favor CPAP as the treatment of choice.

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By |2022-04-22T13:22:25-04:00July 30th, 2022|

Be Safe While You Slim Down with Weightloss Drugs

A day came when my physician advised me to take a weight-loss drug. Thanks to weight loss drugs. I had lost weight with weight loss drug,

Weight reduction! Like me, everybody believes that it is tough to lose weight and regain versatility. However, the advancement of medical science has proved it incorrect. We put on weight when the consumption of calories is more significant than the calories burned. A minimal about of calories contributes to the source of energy. The excess calories that live in the body stay in the type of fat.

Excess weight can cause numerous unfavorable effects like:
– Chronic joint discomfort, lower neck and back pain.
– Heart failure and.
– Diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
One method to eliminate excess weight is to indulge more of your time in workouts and daily strolls. In addition, medical professionals guide low-fat food to prevent the weight from increasing.
Only fatless food doesn’t restrict body weight to lower down.

Then medical science found weight reduction drugs for quicker weight loss. This weight loss resembles a benefit for those who dislike working out. So a variety of medications are offered to eliminate that additional punch of flesh on the body: -.
– Phentermine.
– Meridian.
– Xenical.
– Adipex and many more.

These weight loss drugs are indicated for short-term use, as long-term usage of these medications might develop some complications. One can lose weight with weight reduction drugs with a well-balanced diet. The absence of a well-balanced diet plan with these weight-loss drugs may trigger weak points in the body.

Consulting a doctor is necessary if you want to utilize a weight-loss drug. Without a doctor’s knowledge, one must not count on these weight reduction drugs for more than 4-6 weeks. These weight loss drugs alone may not offer needed results. A little bit of exercise is necessary for much better outcomes.

Though these weight loss drugs help slim down, one should not forget their adverse effects. For example, these weight reduction drugs may trigger moderate headaches, sleep, drooping of muscles, etc. Therefore, before taking these weight reduction drugs, one needs to thoroughly consult their physician to avoid their adverse effects.

Medical science discovered weight-loss drugs for quicker weight loss. One can lose weight with a weight loss drug with a well-balanced diet. These weight loss drugs are advantageous in losing weight, but one should not forget their side results. Therefore, before taking these weight-loss medications, one needs to thoroughly consult their physician to avoid their negative impacts.

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By |2022-04-22T13:17:17-04:00July 23rd, 2022|

Quick Fixes

This is the age of the Quick Fix – the magic bullets that claim to take away our sorrows, tiredness, and sadness.

It would be best to look no farther than your mailbox to see the range of remedies – prescription drugs and supplements – being plugged for everything from stress to low energy.
In the age of modern-day stresses, recessions, and depressions, most people find it hard to resist the cure-all promises of “safe and natural” products.

Quick fixes are everywhere, from those that claim to calm a hyperactive child to those that give you a much-needed energy boost or revive a sagging love life.
And the fact that the people selling them are raking in a fortune shows that there is indeed a great demand for these products.

There’s no doubt that supplements provide genuine relief to those who suffer from organic disease. And some may provide a ‘safer’ alternative for those who cannot tolerate prescriptions.
But with more and more people reaching for a “safe” pill to get through the day, taking supplements to cope with life is becoming the norm rather than the exception.
Most of us don’t have the time or the inclination to address the root cause of our stress. Besides, it costs considerably more to consult a therapist than to buy a bottle of kava-kava from an online store.

But quick fixes are a short-term solution. And by using them as coping strategies, we risk slipping into a never-ending cycle of psychological dependence while ignoring the root cause of our stress.
Stress results from the way we react to situations, emotions, behavior patterns, and habits that are part of our mental makeup.
Changing the attitudes or habits of a lifetime is never easy. Instead, we must find coping strategies – support from friends, family, community, religion, spirituality – and our inner strength.

We need to use whatever works best to avoid slipping back into stress and despair.
If we care enough to look for solutions, the solutions are often there right in front of us. You could find them in a book, a church, a family reunion, a new love.
Often the answers are right there in your mind, but you have to CHOOSE to accept them.

Solving a problem takes three conscious steps:
Awareness: Realizing that we have a problem
Acceptance: That we have to do something about it, and
Action: Taking concrete steps to resolve it

Once you start eliminating the root cause of your stress, you’ll find yourself reaching less and less for that magic pill, that upper, that quick fix.

A pill might give you a few moments of bliss. But when you eliminate the attitudes and behavior that keep you down, the peace it brings will last you a lifetime.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:15:15-04:00July 16th, 2022|

Reasons to get Health Insurance for the Family Feline

Because it appears as if felines never get ill, most people do not believe in purchasing pet health insurance for the family feline. The veterinary issue most cat owners stress over is what will occur if their family feline gets run over by a passing car or truck. Cat owners who keep their cats in your house do not stress over that. The fact is that there are lots of health problems that can cause the household feline to require to visit the family veterinarian, and most of them are costly. In the unusual events, cat owners discover themselves dealing with an emergency vet expense they want they had acquired a family pet health care policy for their feline.

When people think about cat allergies, they instantly assume you are talking about humans allergic to feline hair. They do not realize that felines can have allergic reactions all of their own that can pester them for the rest of their lives. Some cats struggle with inhalant allergic reactions; these are allergic reactions brought on by inhalant irritants that are airborne particles that irritate the breathing system. Inhalant allergies often make themselves apparent in asthma-like signs. Some felines who experience inhalant allergies will also have skin sores and experience loss of hair. Dusty kitty litters, pollen, fragrances, cleaning up sprays, deodorizers, dust, and smoke are all things your family feline may be allergic to.

The second kind of allergic reaction felines struggle with is called contact allergic reactions, which are triggered by physical contact with a substance that triggers a physical reaction (typically hives, swelling, and hair loss). Contact allergens a house feline may be exposed to are plants, carpet fresheners/cleaners, family cleaners, dust, synthetic fibers, wool fibers, medicated skin stuff, and ink.

If your cat has any allergies, do not treat it with an over-the-counter anti-allergy medication without your vet’s suggestions. In addition, some cats need veterinary care for anal gland issues.

Veterinarians say that a lot of cat irregularity is brought on by a hairball plugging up the feline’s system. If the hairball is vast, your vet may have to perform the instant surgical treatment to remove it. Like their human owners, some cats suffer from liver and kidney disease. Liver and kidney illness is most frequently seen in older cats. However, some younger cats will suffer liver illnesses that can be triggered by parasites, medications, infections, cancers, and toxic substances. Blood tests are typically required to precisely medical diagnose kidney or liver disease.

Cats with pancreatitis generally have abdominal pain, fever, and elevated heart rate. If you presume your feline is suffering from pancreatitis, you can attempt to withhold food and press water increased with electrolytes.

Pancreatitis is often related to diabetes.

Many people do not believe in acquiring pet health insurance for the household cat simply due to the fact that it appears as if felines never get ill. Many cat owners fret about the veterinary issue is what will happen if their household cat gets run over by a passing car or truck. On rare occasions, cat owners discover facing an emergency veterinarian expense they want they had bought a family pet health care policy for their cat.

When humans believe about feline allergic reactions, they automatically presume you are talking about people who are allergic to feline hair. They don’t recognize that felines can have allergies all of their own that can pester them for the rest of their lives. Liver and kidney disease is most typically seen in older cats, although some younger cats will suffer liver illness that can be triggered by parasites, medications, infections, cancers, and toxins.

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By |2022-04-22T13:12:22-04:00July 9th, 2022|

New Laws Make Finding Allergic Reaction Treatments Harder

Pollen is in the air, and an intense allergic reaction season is underway, affecting approximately 36 million Americans with seasonal allergic reactions. Many patients with stuffy noses or watery eyes will visit their pharmacies for relief. However, they might not discover their familiar medications on shop shelves this year.

Many states have restricted access to some popular over-the-counter treatments for nasal blockage because they consist of pseudoephedrine, a common active ingredient in decongestant medications that have been utilized to make illegal drugs.

As a decongestant, pseudoephedrine is safe and reliable when used as directed. However, the state laws imply allergy patients may have to ask for these treatments at the pharmacy counter, sign a central computer registry to monitor their purchases, or show image recognition before buying. And some states likewise have enforced limitations on how much medicine a client can buy.

In addition to state laws, the president recently signed federal constraints on these decongestants, which will eventually cause national regulations for pseudoephedrine at the drug store.

What’s an Allergy Sufferer to Do?

These arrangements make seeing a physician a lot more crucial this season. A physician can effectively diagnose allergic reactions and recommend suitable medications to deal with symptoms. There is a combination of antihistamine and decongestant treatments, such as CLARINEX-D ® 12 Hour (desloratadine 2.5 mg/pseudoephedrine sulfate, USP 120 mg) Extended-Release. Tablets are available by prescription to help control the non-nasal and nasal signs of allergic rhinitis, likewise called “hay fever.” These treatments are not affected by the brand-new constraints and can be gotten at the pharmacy like any other prescription medication.

” It can be hard for clients to discover the ideal medication at the pharmacy, with a frustrating variety of various alternatives on the shelves,” stated Dr. Sandra Gawchik, co-director of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa. “That’s why it’s crucial to deal with a doctor, who can establish a treatment routine tailored for the needs of each client.”

Seasonal allergic reaction signs brought on by pollen from trees and grass might consist of nasal congestion, watery or scratchy eyes, scratchy throat, a runny nose, and sneezing.

” My clients typically say their symptoms are the most serious in the early morning, which nasal blockage is their most annoying one,” said Dr. Gawchik. “For these patients, I generally suggest an antihistamine and decongestant combination treatment, which will assist relieve their nasal congestion and alleviate their other symptoms.”

See your physician early on if you are finding yourself suffering from allergies.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:08:37-04:00July 2nd, 2022|

Natures Oils and Herbal Remedies

Why not look for the options for daily fixes from Mother Nature?
There are numerous different approaches to getting pain relief.

Some natural pain relief natural remedies are known to prevent or alleviate symptoms. Dried herbs can be utilized to make teas or tinctures. Natural extracts are potent and need to be watered down before use.

Capsules come in many herbal mixes and are readily available at most natural or organic food stores. In addition, vital oils such as Chamomile, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Lavender are utilized to treat symptoms.
Ginger has long been understood to be helpful as an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain.

To use Peppermint internally, try a beverage of peppermint tea. To use externally, blend several drops of peppermint oil with cream or body oil and massage onto the temples.

Other pain triggers consist of tension, changes in sleeping patterns, hormonal imbalances, and—modifications in elevation.
Natural relief remedies can help reduce the length and severity of your pain.
Try various treatments till you find the ones that work best for you but always consult your physician first.

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By |2022-04-22T13:07:01-04:00June 25th, 2022|

Insomnia Treatment Start to Sleep Well Again

For people suffering from insomnia, there is nothing so important as finding a good insomnia treatment. After all, the persistent inability to sleep, the constant fatigue, and the frustration of failing to get any rest night after night takes their toll. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available for insomnia, and an effective insomnia treatment can be found for those who need one.

The first thing to do when looking for insomnia treatment is to look at insomnia prevention. Eliminating caffeine in the evening hours, exercising in the early evening, avoiding television and the internet near bedtime, and getting to bed early are all excellent ways to prevent insomnia before it starts. And prevention is the best way to start treatment.

Probably the best-known insomnia treatment is the classic glass of warm milk. For as long as anyone can remember, someone has recommended a nice glass of warm milk when somebody has trouble falling asleep. Its effectiveness is still not entirely understood, but warm milk does help people fall asleep. Though it will not necessarily help someone suffering from chronic insomnia, it will help people who need a little something that will help them relax enough to get to sleep.

When insomnia is a little more stubborn, more potent methods may be necessary. There are several herbal insomnia treatments available, and they can be very effective assistants when someone is having trouble falling asleep. The most common herbal remedies include ingredients such as lavender, chamomile, or valerian, and they can be very effective when sleep does not come otherwise.

Another option for people who need help falling asleep is melatonin, a naturally-occurring hormone. This hormone is vital in regulating human sleep cycles, and when taken in pill form, it can help people get their insomnia under control and fall asleep when they need to fall asleep. And because it is a naturally occurring hormone in mammals, it is not as hazardous as some of the more vital insomnia treatments.

Unfortunately, some people do not respond to these methods and need a more robust insomnia treatment. This means, of course, sleeping pills. Admittedly, sleeping pills are very effective. However, they also carry a risk of dependency and even addiction and should be used sparingly. But, there is sometimes no other choice for people with extreme chronic insomnia, and sleeping pills are needed to get a good night’s sleep finally. So, while it is not a method that should be taken lightly, severe insomnia sometimes requires serious measures, and sleeping pills are highly effective.

Insomnia treatment is vital for people who want to get a good night’s sleep again. And there are several treatment options available for people who are suffering from an inability to sleep, ranging from simple prevention methods to the use of sleeping pills. But the best approach is one created by sitting down with a doctor and putting together an insomnia treatment plan tailored to the person who is struggling with sleep.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-22T13:03:58-04:00June 18th, 2022|

Depression

Being in pain so intense that the only recourse is to hide in a dark, peaceful space till it is over several times a year would make anyone sad. Migraineurs, though, are five times most likely to develop depression than individuals who do not have these incapacitating headaches. Alternatively, people who are depressed are three times more likely than delighted individuals to become migraineurs.

Many researchers view the intertwining of migraine and depression as a chicken or egg circumstance. They are patently comorbid, but does one cause the other? Which one begins the depression, the migraine, or the process? The response is not that basic. Unsurprisingly, migraines, anxiety, and sleeping disorders, a state related to both conditions, have something typical. All three are associated with neurotransmitter shortages in the brain.

Doctors think that depression and migraine headaches have unique causes with comparative neurobiology while they are related. For years, medical professionals blamed depression in migraineurs on their resultant loss of quality of life due to headaches. However, the link is a shared biological mechanism instead of psychology.

One danger for scientifically depressed migraineurs is a possible drug interaction between their anxiety medication and migraine drugs. In July 2006, the FDA acknowledged one such danger: blending triptans for migraines with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) utilized to deal with depression and mood conditions. Combining the drugs can lead to a condition called serotonin syndrome.

Serotonin syndrome happens when there is too much serotonin in the body. Symptoms include hallucinations, increased heart rate, body temperature, fast changes in blood pressure, and intestinal upset. In some cases, a client has no choice but to take these medications together. However, they require to weigh their choices with their physician and keep track of carefully for serotonin syndrome.

Doctors believe that anxiety and migraine headaches have unique causes with similar neurobiology while they are related. Therefore, one risk for medically depressed migraineurs is a possible drug interaction between their depression medication and migraine drugs. In July 2006, the FDA acknowledged one such threat: blending triptans for migraines with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) used to deal with anxiety and mood conditions.

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By |2022-04-22T12:47:03-04:00June 11th, 2022|

Menopause and Headaches

Throughout the mid-life phenomenon understood as menopause, changes in headache strength, type, and duration are more typical. Throbbing, explosive headaches can pain the sides of your head, and your energy becomes depleted.

Menopause and headache modifications, particularly migraine headaches, trigger a repetitive stronger-than-normal headache that lives on one side of your head. Throughout menopause, a lady’s hormonal agent system goes awry in part because estrogen is not being produced at typical rates.

The majority of women nearing the end of a menstrual lifecycle find that their progesterone levels can become considerably reduced and cause signs such as headaches they never had in the past or worsened ones they have. In addition, throughout menopause, other things like foods such as cheese, avocado, nuts, meat tenderizers, and chocolate have been known to induce a migraine. Other elements a lady must search for are particular medications consisting of contraceptive pills, modifications in weather, fatigue, and liquors.

Throughout these headache modifications, capillary walls in the brain broaden and narrow quickly, causing discomfort nerves to promote and overreact discomfort. The ¨ throbbing ¨ sensation in the head is because of this bodily reaction. Throughout menopause, signals that a migraine is coming can be frequent.

Some ladies get a warning; their eyesight might suddenly change, or bright spots or zigzag lines are seen. They report experiencing double vision and sometimes momentary, partial loss of sight. Sometimes these modifications might be followed by numbness and tingling of the lips, face, hands, and weakness of an arm or leg.

It would help if you focused on symptoms such as dizziness, severe mental and physical tiredness, unsteadiness in walking, slight confusion of thinking, and minor slurring of speech. Any of these can indicate the onset of a migraine headache. The intensity of the headache can develop until you have a full-force, throbbing headache that usually impacts one side of your head. Some migraines take place immediately.

These are pretty common, and women report that these headaches can last from several hours to days in extreme cases. In severe cases, migraines can trigger vomiting and intense sensitivity to light and sound.

A method that assists some females is breathing into a paper bag if you desire a quick repair to migraine headaches. Inhaling and exhaling out of a paper bag can bring back carbon dioxide consumption and eliminate or minimize the results induced by stress and anxiety attacks. In addition, utilizing an ice bag and often applying heat to the location can help.

Attempt staying in a dark room and lying still as this can bring relief once a migraine has struck. In addition, lying down supplies relaxation, which reduces the pain.

Some women gain from night primrose oil, progesterone cream, and dandelion tea to cleanse the liver. But, of course, there are some women with symptoms so extreme they require drugs such as Imitrex. That’s where you need to follow your physician’s advice.

The details in this article are for educational functions only and are not planned as medical advice.

Throughout the mid-life phenomenon understood as menopause, changes in headache intensity, period, and type are more common. In addition, many females nearing the end of a menstrual cycle discover that their progesterone levels can substantially decrease and trigger symptoms such as headaches they never had before or get worse ones. Any of these can suggest the onset of a migraine headache. The headache’s strength can build until you have a full-force, throbbing headache that generally affects one side of your head. If you want a fast fix to migraine headaches, a strategy that helps some females is breathing into a paper bag.

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By |2022-04-22T02:15:13-04:00June 4th, 2022|

Identifying the Kinds of Sleeping Condition

Sleep is one of the most necessary ways to keep a sound and everyday health and way of life. But unfortunately, more than 50 million people suffer from different sleeping conditions in the United States alone.

Babies are the ones who require the most extended hours of sleeping, averaging from 16 to 18 hours of sleep. However, according to the most current sleep studies, adults who are over 60 years of age are the ones who are diagnosed to have sleeping disorders.

Today, there are nearly 70 kinds of sleeping disorders that are typically defined into three classifications:

1. Interrupted sleep
2. Extreme sleep
3. Lack of sleep

Many sleep disorders are quickly treated through numerous medical treatments if conditions are identified likewise. As soon as a medical professional provides a diagnosis, the state may be classified as either of the three types discussed above.

1. Disturbed sleep

A disrupted sleeping condition is associated with obstructive sleep apnea, known as a cut-off mode of breathing while a private sleep. This condition, which primarily sets off grownups, may occur due to respiratory or neurological disorders. An individual identified with this condition experiences loud snoring; thus, it appears that they are gasping for air. Apart from issues in the nasal passages, obstructive sleep apnea may likewise happen due to weight problems, alcohol addiction, and more enormous tonsils.

In sleep apnea, the sleeping cycle is interrupted or disturbed because the person needs to awaken a minimum of 100 times each night to ease off the muscles and resume breathing. As the amount of oxygen in the brain decreases, early morning issues like headaches might eventually occur. Individuals who struggle with this sleep condition are likewise prone to stroke and cardiovascular disease.

2. Extreme sleep

Narcolepsy is the most typical condition of extreme sleep disorder. In this condition, a person tends to have unmanageable sleep patterns. The period of abrupt sleep ranges from minutes to hours. Rest attacks anytime, anywhere, affecting a person’s everyday activities, for they can drop off to sleep even while working.

Generally regarded as an inherited sleeping condition, narcolepsy is also accounted for neurological and brain illnesses. In addition, people who struggle with this sleeping disorder tend to tire quickly and have hallucinations.

3. Lack of sleep

Sleeping disorder is a typical sleeping disorder defined as the inability to fall asleep. Many individuals experience this condition at some point in their lives. As insomnia significantly affects an individual’s life, this condition generally results in stress, a balanced diet plan, and emotional concerns as patients fret and consume about not getting adequate sleep.

Babies are the ones who require the most extended hours of sleeping, balancing from 16 to 18 hours of sleep. However, according to the most current sleep studies, adults who are over 60 years of age are the ones who are identified to have sleeping conditions.

A disrupted sleeping condition is related to obstructive sleep apnea, known as a disturbing mode of breathing while an individual sleeps. In sleep apnea, the sleeping cycle is cut off or disturbed because the individual must wake up at least 100 times each night to lessen the muscles and resume breathing. Narcolepsy is the most common condition of extreme sleep disorder.
If you think you might have a sleep disorder, please reach out to your physician to talk about this.

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By |2022-04-22T02:12:45-04:00May 28th, 2022|

Golf Tips You Cannot Lose out On

Golf is an exciting sport that can be as enjoyable to play as a watch. Nevertheless, it isn’t simple, and everybody from the beginner to the pro can benefit from the following techniques and tips. By attempting one of these tricks, you might find out something you didn’t know in the past.

A straightforward recommendation for attempting to strike a fade is adding a little more capture to your grip. While you might not have the total distance you would gain from your typical grip, using a little bit more strength, particularly in the non-dominant hand, will give you that additional motion on the ball when you need it. Practice this on the driving range.

Golfing can be fantastic unless you forget to examine the wind and climate conditions. By reviewing the course conditions beforehand, you can conserve yourself great deals of headaches and plan which method to take your swing. If it’s going to be raining, that would be good to know, so you don’t go out there for no factor!

This will offer you a strong base as you get ready to swing your golf club. Whatever on your body must be in proper alignment to get the ball to go where you desire it to.

Consider an exercise plan in addition to lessons when you wish to improve your golf video game. Establishing a strategy will assist you in approaching exercise with the knowledge that it will pay off on the green. Many options in the world of workouts will help your body, video game, and mind.

If you are driving a golf cart, ensure that you remain in designated areas. This is essential so that you do not damage the course and the security of you and the other golfers.

Avoid slow play out on the course at all costs. Nobody likes to permanently have their round drag on, and a quiet space can cause frustration and poor ratings. Instead, be aware of when it’s your turn to play, have a club or two in mind for your next shot, and avoid being among those gamers who require five practice swings before hitting the ball.

If you want to include a little more workout to your golf round, think about walking instead of riding in a cart. The intermediate course is over 3 miles long, giving you the chance to get some good cardiovascular operation while enjoying your afternoon of golf. Merely rent a pull cart and turn your round from the same old golf into an enjoyable walk through nature if your bag is too big to bring.

A little research can go a long method, and you might see a genuine improvement in your video game and technique by giving the previous tips a try. In the end, however, the very best thing you can do is head out there and take the sport seriously while still having a great time.

Golf is an intriguing and exciting sport that can be as enjoyable to play as a watch. Exercise and think about strategy in addition to lessons when you desire to enhance your golf video game. Think about strolling instead of riding in a cart if you want to include a little more exercise in your golf round. The intermediate course is over 3 miles long, allowing you to get some excellent cardiovascular work in while you enjoy your afternoon of golf. If your bag is too big to carry, just rent a pull cart and turn your round from the same old golf into a fun walk through nature.
Get your swing on!

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By |2022-04-22T02:10:46-04:00May 21st, 2022|

Effective Gain from Yoga

Yoga is expected to cut discomfort by helping the mind’s discomfort center govern the gate-controlling mechanism in the spinal cord and the secretion of typical painkillers in the system. Breathing workouts utilized in Yoga can cut the pain. Yoga’s addition of loosening techniques and meditation can assist out to cure discomfort.

Effectiveness of yoga assistance in decreasing discomfort due to its application to self-awareness. Following Yoga likewise results in a more significant reduction in anxiety scores than drug therapy. In addition, Yoga has continuously been used to deal with and prevent back discomfort by enhancing strength and versatility.

Practicing Yoga can recognize chronic pain victims with helpful tools to dynamically deal with their pain and help counter feelings of vulnerability and anxiety. Yoga is efficient for all, despite age, color, caste, creed, or faith; from the healthiest to the sickest, from the wealthiest to the poorest, from the whitest to the blackest. In addition, routine yoga practice can assist in weight management.

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By |2022-04-22T01:53:44-04:00May 14th, 2022|

The Reality About Topamax Dosage for Weight-loss

However, health care providers have started recommending particular Topamax dosages for weight loss, only for specific situations. Because Topamax is not suggested or even acknowledged as a drug or medication for weight loss by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), this ends up being an “off label” prescription or use of the drug.

An “off-label” prescription of a particular drug is utilized when the specific drug, i.e., Topamax, used to deal with a medical condition or illness is not approved by the United States FDA. The US FDA will regulate how this prescription drug can be marketed or produced by the producing business. These same guidelines do not restrict a health care service provider from recommending the drug for various medical conditions.

Prescription of a minimum amount of Topamax dosage for weight loss falls under an “off label” prescription. Do not expect a dramatic weight loss, though, as the quantity of weight loss is still in percentage with a person’s body weight.

Topamax has been recommended to treat weight loss and obesity and help decline the event of binge consumption. Nevertheless, Topamax prescription for weight loss has led to numerous undesirable adverse effects. For example, health reports have noted that patients who have utilized Topamax for weight reduction have experienced memory loss and difficulty concentrating.

These adverse effects make it harder to endure Topamax and harder for the drug to work successfully. This is why Topamax will not be authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a suggested prescription drug for weight reduction because there is no balance. In addition, recommending Topamax has proven challenging because consuming an excess dose can result in unfavorable results that can cause something more harmful. Common adverse effects consist of a modification in taste, nausea, diarrhea, and lightheadedness. In addition, dangerous side effects include memory issues, tiredness, confusion, and impairment of fine motor skills.

Suppose an excess dose or intake of Topamax is consumed. In that case, issues may include an overdose, apparent through seizures, speech problems, blurred vision, loss of coordination, loss of consciousness and coma, muscle weakness, and bone discomfort. Since of this, despite the outcome, any quantity of Topamax dose and weight loss is not an excellent mix. It may result in undesirable results that can turn deadly.

Be aware and never take a supplement without consulting your physician; your health matters!

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By |2022-04-22T01:30:06-04:00May 7th, 2022|

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is a rare condition defined by a cessation or reduction in breathing throughout sleep due to issues with signals from the brain that manage breathing.

The signs of central sleep apnea are loud snoring, hypersomnolence (extreme daytime drowsiness), an uneasy sleep. The problem of excessive daytime drowsiness (mainly while driving, working, or talking) has developed slowly over the years and is visible to associates and buddies. Hypersomnolence and neurocognitive disruptions stand as a cause of a vehicle or work-related accidents in sleep apnea patients.

Other signs of central sleep apnea include gasping or choking throughout sleep, unrefreshing sleep, early morning headaches, daytime fatigue, personality changes, memory problems, impaired concentration, terrible judgment, mood disruptions, current weight gain, impotence, and polyurea.

The hypoxic and hypercapnic drives can be impaired by brain stem lesions or exposure to reoccurring hypoxia and hypercapnia, resulting in central sleep apnea. The stimulus to breathe instead from the cortex and reticular triggering system is lost throughout sleep, and the client stops breathing, the so-called “Ondine’s curse.” Central sleep apnea can likewise be caused by another rare condition of bilateral diaphragm paralysis, which typically happens as part of a general, neuromuscular condition; however, in many cases can result in respiratory failure before general weakness appears.
If you find yourself gasping or choking at night, please consult your physician, as this is a sign of a serious issue and can easily be treated once addressed.

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By |2022-04-22T01:24:10-04:00April 30th, 2022|

Migraine Medications

Medical professionals prescribe two types of migraine medications to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.

There are two standard classes of migraine prescriptions, ergots, and triptans.

This efficiently ends the migraine for many. When utilized early enough, triptans can abort up to 80% of migraine headaches within two hours of taking the medication.

Common triptan adverse effects are facial flushing, tightness in the chest and throat, and skin tingling. Though still not considered severe, lightheadedness, tiredness, and sleepiness are less typical. The biggest threat of triptans is cardiovascular disease or stroke in people with previously undiagnosed cardiovascular illness or dangerous aspects like obesity and hypertension.

Ergots (ergotamine or dihydroergotamine preparations), ergotamine abort migraines by constricting blood vessels. Ergots are not as targeted as triptans, nevertheless, and cause constraint of vessels throughout the body, not simply in the brain. Therefore, they are not considered safe as triptans and are generally only recommended for clients who cannot find relief with more secure options.

Ergots cause extended contraction of the uterus and can drive a pregnant lady to miscarry. Ergots are likewise more likely than triptans to trigger nausea and throwing up. Ergot brand include Cafergot, Wigraine, Migranal, and Ergomar.

If you suffer from migraines, consult your physician. There are remedies to help you through this.

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By |2022-04-22T01:22:29-04:00April 23rd, 2022|

Can’t Get Enough on Sleeping Disorders

Everybody needs to sleep; one of the main functions of sleep is to reset and renew the psychological capacity of our brain circuits so we can approach the day’s emotional obstacles in proper ways. But unfortunately, some people go through irritating sleep problems.

Sleep issues are a widespread medical concern that impacts countless people each year. While some individuals struggle with mild sleeping issues, such as occasional problems, others have very extreme sleep disorders that can adversely affect their health if left unattended. This impressive number means that many individuals aren’t getting the treatment they require, putting them at threat of permanently harming their health. If one doesn’t get enough sleep, they will eventually make irrational choices due to lack of concentration. If this lack of sleep constantly hounds an individual, they may have some sleeping conditions such as insomnia.

Insomnia is a condition in which an individual has a problem falling or remaining asleep. Some individuals with sleeping disorders might have the ability to get asleep fast, but they simply as quickly awaken. Other people might have the opposite issue, or they have a problem falling asleep and remaining asleep. When they wake up, the end outcome is poor-quality sleep that does not leave them feeling refreshed.

Insomnia consists of problems with going to sleep, staying asleep, intermittent wakefulness, and early-morning awakening. Episodes might be transient, short term or chronic. Insomnia may likewise arise from psychological or physical causes. The most typical psychological problems include stress and anxiety, tension, and depression. In addition, many individuals will have sleeping disorders during the severe stages of a mental illness. Other medical conditions that trigger insomnia are persistent pain syndromes, heart disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or Alzheimer’s Disease.

Individuals often utilize alcohol to assist cause sleep, such as a nightcap. Alcohol is associated with sleep disturbance and produces a sense of non-refreshed rest in the morning. A disruptive bed partner with loud snoring or regular leg movements also may impair one’s capability to get an excellent night’s sleep.

Sleeping disorders that last for less time are commonly known as acute or short-term insomnia. Secondary sleeping disorders are often enhanced or fixed without treatment if an individual can remove its cause.

There are treatments for insomnia that can help put a person back on the course to an excellent night’s sleep. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for sleeping disorders (CBT-I), hypnotics (FDA-approved medications for sleeping disorders), and other treatments such as low-dose antidepressant medications.

Better sleep routines and lifestyle changes frequently assist ease insomnia. However, one may require to sleep or see a professional medical expert to get the best relief for relentless insomnia or for which the reason for the sleep issue is unclear.

While some individuals suffer from moderate sleeping issues, such as occasional nightmares, others have very extreme sleep conditions that can negatively impact their health if left untreated. If one doesn’t get enough sleep, they will ultimately make irrational options due to lack of concentration. If this lack of sleep constantly hounds a person, they might have some sleeping disorders such as sleeping disorders.

Alcohol is associated with sleep disturbance and develops a sense of non-refreshed sleep in the morning. Insomnia that lasts for less time is an acute or short-term sleeping disorder.

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By |2022-04-22T01:17:37-04:00April 16th, 2022|

Are Herbal Weight Reduction Pills the Cure?

The fertility rate in overweight ladies is less when compared to a typical individual. Therefore, heavy women need to speak with a physician at the earliest and have his guidance to decrease their body weight. Natural weight loss medications are used nowadays since they provide a cure without any side impacts.

Antibiotics produce specific side results in due course of time, so antibiotics are not preferred to treat weight problems, and the much better option of treatment comes in the kind of natural weight loss treatments. These organic weight loss treatments have more protein and fewer fats and carbohydrates.

Herbal weight-loss medications have therapeutic qualities. Organic weight reduction medicines are a lot more trustworthy than conventional prescriptions. Herbal weight loss medicines must not be taken in large quantities, as they may cause specific adverse effects. Pregnant ladies should utilize herbal weight loss medicine with precaution. Only a health care expert will know about the precise amount of herbal weight loss medication.

Few herbal weight-loss medications are Ephedrine, hydroxytryptophan, pyruvate, aloe, dandelion, and guarana. These are pretty effective in the treatment of weight issues. As the appetite in an individual is diminished, the person eats less food; less food means absorption of fewer calories into the body; as fewer calories are taken into the body, weight loss is achieved efficiently. Organic weight reduction medication dandelion efficiently removes water from the body, thus decreasing an individual’s weight.

As with any supplement, consult your physician before starting any new regimen. Your health is our focus!

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By |2022-04-22T01:15:43-04:00April 9th, 2022|

Herbs to Supplement Diet and Beauty

Herbs have been around because the earth’s starts and can typically be discovered in spices and spices we utilize, plants, numerous organic foods, and herbal supplements. Unfortunately, with the onslaught of pharmaceutical business and modern medicine, an herb used for excellent and anti-aging health diminished for a while. But now, baby boomers recognize the many benefits of holistic health, which herbs provide an inexpensive option to lots of prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

Some popular herbs for enhanced health and anti-aging include oregano, alfalfa, wheat germ, Echinacea root, fenugreek, arginine, witch hazel, cinnamon, cardamom, dill, peppermint, thyme, ginseng, ginger, rosemary, black pepper, green tea, cat’s claw, and many others. Alfalfa works and detoxifies the body as a natural diuretic, hormonal balancer, and cholesterol reducer. Cinnamon boosts the metabolism to help with weight loss, and it is recommended for fungal infections, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes, yeast infection, and other disorders.

Select All-Natural Beauty Products Over Chemically-Based Products

Chemically-based beauty items may work wonders at enhancing beauty; for now, however, long-term use can accelerate the aging procedure. Some products that promise beauty may, in fact, dry or damage the skin, damage hair, and cause pre-mature wrinkles. Luckily, there are numerous natural charm items offered in lotions, shampoos, makeup, bath oils, and soaps to assist skin stay stunning and decrease signs of aging. These are made of natural ingredients instead of unsafe contaminants that can be soaked up into the body through the skin.

These methods have assisted many people; however, a doctor must be seen with any significant health problem. Herbs and natural medicines are not automatic cure-alls. However, they are indicated to enhance health and help the body heal itself of minor illnesses.

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By |2022-04-22T01:12:15-04:00April 2nd, 2022|

Anti-Aging Tips for Child Boomers in Retirement

Numerous infant boomers in retirement are becoming increasingly worried about their health requirements. Aging has come true, so they need to take action to improve or preserve good health and slow the aging process.

 

According to a current study by Herbal News Magazine, infant boomers born between 1948 and 1953 evaluated their essential health more inadequately than their elders, based upon a similar research study carried out in 1992. Perhaps this occurred because the Baby Boom generation was typically less physically active than their elders had been, both in the house and at work. As a result, less physical activity and poor eating habits have led to many cases of diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure among infant boomers in retirement.

Infant boomers in retirement don’t need to stand by and view their health downhill. The Internet is an excellent resource to start and research various herbs and their health benefits. It’s time to take action with these natural health and antiaging tips!

 

Natural Healing

 

One method infant boomers can try to enhance health and extend the aging procedure is natural approaches and recovery remedies. Natural healing is readily available for colds and congestion, back or neck tension, tension and pain, headaches, circulatory issues, and others.

 

There are numerous natural recovery techniques. Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment in which fine needles are used to unblock energy in the body so the healing procedure can occur naturally. Chiropractic approaches consist of re-aligning or adjusting skeletal systems in the body to assist the body release obstructions and recovering itself. The cranial sacral is the process of changing or aligning the bones of the skull to help with headaches, persistent pain, joint syndrome, or injuries to the head or spine. Rubbing is a natural healing method in which the hands gently release stress and stress through movement and pressure on particular muscles. Other natural healing approaches consist of Rolfing, Shiatsu, reflexology, and the recovery touch.

 

Child boomers in retirement can see a holistic doctor or one that specializes in homeopathy to discover herbs or natural medicines that will work best for them.

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By |2022-04-22T01:10:16-04:00March 26th, 2022|

What You Ought to Know Before Taking Adderall

Adderall is a pharmaceutical stimulant amphetamine used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

 

The exact mechanism of Adderall is unidentified; it is believed that Adderall works by blocking the reuptake of dopamine and norepinephrine into the presynaptic nerve cell and reverses the reuptake mechanism, turning it into a pump instead of a vacuum.

 

The increased flow of dopamine and norepinephrine into the extraneuronal space causes the brain, as one psychiatrist describes, to experience a more intense level of concentration, triggering an increased capability to focus for prolonged periods and a heightened interest in performing psychological jobs.

 

Though unusual, Adderall can cause psychotic episodes at recommended doses in patients with a history of psychosis.

 

Some individuals feel that they are less innovative while taking Adderall, while others report that the focusing effect can assist in creative work.

 

Typical adverse effects of Adderall consist of:

 

* Increased heart rate

* Insomnia

* Loss of Appetite

* Vertigo

* Headache

* Diarrhea

* Sweating

* Sexual dysfunction

* Dry Mouth

* Irritability

* Tremor

 

Because Adderall uses amphetamine stimulants to assist the user in concentrating for a prolonged number of times, many students today demand Adderall from physicians to utilize it as a research study help. Therefore, it is increasingly popular in college schools. The most significant advantage to students, however, is Adderall’s capability to give students the power to focus on and learn what would typically be a dull product.

 

It is likewise sought after by those wanting to lose weight since the appetite-suppressing residential or commercial properties of amphetamines. Another less typical usage for students is to take Adderall before or during a night of heavy drinking to remain alert and active despite being intoxicated.

 

On the street, Adderall is offered unlawfully for 2 to 8 a tablet (pills varying from 5 to 35 mg) (Purdie) or about 4- 10 for 20 mg (Peter). Slang terms for Adderall are: “study pals”, “clever pills”, “beenies”, “amps”, “a-bombs”, “addies”, “blue buddies”, “Blue Betties”, “jollies”, “smurfs”, “diet plan coke”, “Davies”, “team blue”, “the A train”, “A+” in reference to its stimulant result (Ambien or Zolpidem is typically referred to as “A-“, the reverse effect of Adderall), and in some regions of the U.S., “railguns” and “that’ da young boy( s).” On some college campuses taking Adderall is referred to as “taking the A train” or “getting some vitamin A.

 

Because Adderall utilizes amphetamine stimulants to help the user concentrate for extended durations of time, numerous students today demand Adderall from medical professionals to use as a research study help; therefore, it is increasingly popular on college campuses. However, the most significant benefit to trainees is Adderall’s ability to offer students the power to focus on and learn what would typically be an uninteresting product.

Disclaimer: The information presented here must not be translated as medical recommendations. Talk to your medical professional for additional details on Adderall

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By |2022-04-22T01:08:02-04:00March 19th, 2022|

A More Convenient Approach to Heart Health

Here’s news numerous Americans can take to heart. In addition to diet and workout, there is a new heart health item with aspirin available to help in reducing heart disease danger aspects.

Cardiovascular disease poses a significant health danger to males and females in the U.S. According to the American Heart Association, more than 71 million adults in the U.S. have at least one kind of heart disease. These consist of dysfunctional conditions of the heart, arteries, and veins that supply oxygen to life-sustaining locations of the body, such as the brain, the heart itself, and other essential organs.

These conditions can be caused by an accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, and inadequate flow. As a result, clients with cardiovascular disease are at increased danger of cardiac arrest, strokes, and death.

A healthy diet and regular exercise are necessary steps in preventing heart disease. In addition, a new and total heart health item has been established that integrates the known advantages of doctor-recommended, low-dose aspirin with heart health vitamins and other supplements. These components have been medically revealed to lower cardiovascular disease and stroke and may assist lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and handling other cardio danger factors.

Called Cardio TEA and Cardio EZ; Enhanced with Aspirin, each safety-coated caplet includes 81 mg of doctor-recommended, low-dose aspirin plus a complex of vitamins B6, B12, Folic Acid, L-Arginine, and Aged Garlic Extract (AGE). It offers heart health-conscious consumers the opportunity to assist manage many of the threat elements that add to heart problems with a single day-to-day caplet rather than taking different supplements and aspirin every day.

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By |2022-04-22T01:03:01-04:00March 12th, 2022|

Stress Management

Aside from handling our consuming habits, we likewise need to control our emotions. The daily pressures at work and in the house can be excessive for some people. Many executives and city slickers are caught in a life inconsistent rush. Busy individuals can be so frantic that even their consuming habits can be affected. Just observe a regular dining establishment in the middle of the business and financial district. Most likely, you’ll notice individuals simply demolishing whatever remains on their plate, not genuinely delighting in the meal. And to make it even worse, they consume massive quantities of food, thinking that they need to renew themselves after working so hard. The worst part is that instead of getting great nutrition, hectic individuals consume high fat, high-calorie foods that are not good for one’s health.

If you are severe about not getting too fat or becoming obese, you should eliminate the many things that can cause tension in your life. More than just managing the amount of food you eat; you need likewise to attempt several of the following health-enhancing activities:

1. Experiment with a Yoga Program or DIY Yoga – all you require is a mat and a yoga video revealing the different Yoga positions.

2. Laugh till you drop- laughter is still the best medication.

3. Meditation – although a bit hard to master, it is an excellent tension reducer. It involves focusing inwardly and locking out all the noise, bringing back the body and providing us relaxation.

4. Diet – There are specific foods that add to an individual’s stress, such as excessive caffeine. Enjoy what you consume and know what essential foods that provide you strength and endurance. Getting the suitable proteins and balancing them with veggies keeps you healthy and strong!

A healthy option to combat stress and weight problems is that you must decrease your hectic, busy life.

Eliminate the thousand and one things that bring turmoil to your life. Try eating healthy foods to keep in mind to do everything in moderation. Do something else with your hands besides dipping it into a bucket of chicken or holding a liter of soda.

When you consider it, the solutions to tension and obesity remain in your hands.

The significant changes in food consumption or diet, the ease of transport, and the evolution of work into a more passive activity have contributed to the rise of obesity.

Another significant aspect that has been left behind in the news is the fact that tension is a contributing cause of weight problems. Although a bit difficult to master, Meditation is a good stress reliever. Diet plan – Particular foods contribute to a person being worried, for instance, too much caffeine. Try and consume healthy foods to keep in mind to do whatever in small amounts.

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By |2022-04-22T01:01:00-04:00March 5th, 2022|

Are Steroids Worth It for Muscle-Builders & Jocks

Sustanon 250 is an oil-based injectable steroid, a blend of four testosterone compounds. The substances and their amounts that make up Sustanon 250 include: testosterone propionate – 30 mg; testosterone phenylpropionate – 60 mg; testosterone isocaproate – 60mg; and testosterone decanoate – 100 mg.

The testosterone blend is time-released and supplies an immediate impact while staying active within the body for approximately a month. As with other testosterones, Sustanon 250 is an androgenic steroid with a marked anabolic outcome. For that reason, jocks typically take advantage of Sustanon 250 to place on mass and size while increasing capability. But its usage results in less water retention and estrogenic fallouts, which is truly helpful to muscle-builders suffering from gynecomastia yet still trying to discover the significant anabolic impact of an injectable androgenic hormonal agent.

The reduced water retention likewise makes Sustanon 250 a desirable steroid for muscle-builders in addition to jocks interested in cutting or ramping up a large structure of the quality mass. The testosterone esters contained by Sustanon 250 have varying action durations. Once they get into the general circulation, these esters get hydrolyzed into the natural hormone testosterone.

A single dose of Sustanon 250 in male users boosts total plasma testosterone that attains its peak level within 24 to 48 hours after administration. However, these (plasma testosterone) levels revert to their lower (standard) capacity after about 21 days.

A few of the fallouts that are related to Sustanon 250 include sleep disorders, harsh acne, water, and sodium retention, disturbance of liver function, polycythemia, hypertension, increased body weight (in female-to-male trans), oligospermia, reduced ejaculatory volume, priapism and other indications of extreme sexual stimulation.

Sustanon 250 is not prescribed to the person experiencing prostate cancer, breast cancer (males), kidney swelling, and high calcium quantity. Sustanon 250 is not advised for females. Proper cautions need to be taken in young boys who have not yet reached adolescence, elderly individuals, kidney or liver issue, heart problems, hypertension, epilepsy, migraines, diabetes, cancer, sleep apnea, and blood clotting conditions.

The standard dosages of Sustanon range from 250 mg every other week up to 2000 mg or more a week. A more typical dosage would range from 250 mg to 1000 mg a week.
As with other testosterones, Sustanon 250 is an androgenic steroid with a significant anabolic outcome but at what cost to your overall health?

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By |2022-04-22T00:58:35-04:00February 26th, 2022|

SIDS – Unexpected Baby Death Syndrome – What You Need to Know

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a frightening worry for many moms. SIDS is often referred to as baby crib death and is the unexpected death of an infant who stops breathing. It is uncommon, impacting less than 2 in 1000 babies in the US, but its worry plagues all brand-new mothers.

SIDS was when the thought of as random, striking healthy babies, which made it all the more frightening. In reality, some things can show that a baby is at a higher threat of SIDS. The first is any child who formerly had an episode where he turned blue or needed to have breathing restored. Premature or low birth weight infants are more susceptible. In addition, moms who have had poor prenatal care or smoked throughout pregnancy are most likely to have a kid with SIDS. Kids with detected heart or lung conditions are also in danger, and young boys are more vulnerable than women.

What do I do?
There does appear to be a connection between SIDS and infants who sleep on their stomachs, especially if they sleep on a soft bed mattress. Don’t put unnecessary products, even blankets, in the crib with the infant, and do not let him get overheated. Discover infant CPR– so you are prepared if you need to perform CPR on your child.

What if my infant has had an episode?
Your physician will want to run tests, and if he fears that the infant is likely to have another episode (though 95% do not), he may recommend a display for the baby. On occasion, these screens will inform you that the child stops breathing but are only utilized in high threat scenarios.

When Can I Stop Worrying?
The hazard of SIDS is over when your kid reaches his first birthday and decreases dramatically as soon as he is six months old. Unfortunately, many SIDS deaths happen between two and four months. Take some preventative measures; however, unless your infant has an elevated danger, keep in mind that SIDS is, in fact, uncommon and is not something to consume over.

SIDS is typically referred to as crib death and is the sudden death of an infant who stops breathing. SIDS was once thought of as random, striking healthy children, making it all the more frightening. In truth, some things can suggest that an infant is at a more significant threat of SIDS. There does seem to be a connection between SIDS and infants who sleep on their stomachs, especially if they sleep on a soft bed mattress. Take some precautions; however, unless your infant has a raised threat, consider that SIDS is uncommon and is not something to obsess over, just something to pay attention to.

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By |2022-04-22T00:12:13-04:00February 19th, 2022|

Intestinal Tract Weight Loss Surgery Today

In the past, weight reduction surgical treatment was constantly considered an extreme course of action for the morbidly overweight. Weight-loss surgery was primarily a dangerous proposal, often including slicing into the intestines and re-routing or stapling. Even nowadays, it holds that several types of weight reduction surgery are invasive, hard to reverse, and can cause serious problems. But, as more technology appears to surgeons, weight-loss surgery is now more straightforward and less dangerous than ever and hence, more typical.

Attempting to slim down for many individuals can be highly aggravating. No matter just how much dieting or exercise they do, nothing appears to help. Whether it is because of a hereditary component, a malfunction of the metabolism, or some subtle imbalance in the dedication, self-discipline, and body are not enough.

Weight loss surgery has become a more mainstream option as brand-new treatments and innovations make it less intrusive and safer. As a result, several types of weight loss surgery are frequently performed on obese patients.

Malabsorptive weight-loss surgical treatment is more invasive; in other words, it requires more internal surgical work than different types. Malabsorptive surgical treatment shortens the digestive tract and restricts the number of calories you can take. Amalgamations of malabsorptive and restrictive weight-loss surgical treatment procedures are also usually utilized. These surgical treatments limit the quantity of food in the stomach.

Bringing around too much weight can cause myriad health and emotional troubles. For example, the obese are more responsible for experiencing heart issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other health issue. In addition, individuals who are morbidly obese have a much shorter life expectancy.

If standard weight reduction approaches have stopped working, you may want to consider weight reduction surgery. However, every one of the three above types of weight-loss surgical treatment has its benefits and drawbacks, so it’s essential to speak to a weight-loss surgery specialist to learn if these surgical treatments are an excellent solution for you.

Even nowadays, it is accurate that several types of weight-loss surgical treatments are invasive, hard to reverse, and can trigger severe issues. Weight loss surgery has become a more traditional option as brand-new treatments and innovations make it less intrusive and safer. Several types of weight-loss surgical treatments are typically carried out on overweight clients. Malabsorptive weight-loss surgical treatment is more invasive; in other words, it requires more internal surgical work than different types.

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By |2022-04-22T00:07:25-04:00February 12th, 2022|

Pain Relief and Hypnosis

For many years now, hypnosis has been used for different purposes. But did you know that it can also be an effective tool for pain relief?

Hypnosis is just another alternative method to rid your body of pain, but you should not use it as a substitute for medical examinations. Pain can be eliminated using different hypnosis techniques. Is there a connection between pain relief and hypnosis? Read on, and you will find out.

You’re probably aware that your brain is responsible for telling your body that it is in pain. Hypnosis is a method that concentrates on the minds of its patients. Now, if hypnosis can tell your brain that there is no pain, then there is a possibility that you won’t feel any pain.

People tend to have different pain levels. For instance, mild irritation can be viewed by others as agony. However, pain is not the same among individuals. What might seem very painful to you may be a slight pain to your friend. Hypnosis works on your subconscious mind, redirecting the body’s pain indicators. Such pain indicators should not reach the brain because you will feel pain once it does.

Giving birth is painful. In some clinics and hospitals, women who give birth utilize hypnosis as a pain killer, and it works. However, hypnosis can only be performed by an experienced individual. Although some patients may welcome it, others still hesitate to try it. They fear that such a technique won’t work and the pain will persist.

If you want to get rid of your pain, you should always think positively. Chronic pain can be very irritating as it affects your routine activities. According to some studies, hypnosis can address chronic pain. Who can benefit from hypnosis as a pain relief method? Individuals suffering from hip pain, knee pain, arthritis, and chronic pain can turn to hypnosis for pain relief.

Even those patients who lost their limbs (i.e., arms and legs) can turn to hypnosis. Losing an arm or a leg is devastating. Even if the wounds are healed, the patient still feels pain. Hypnosis is an excellent tool to get rid of the pain. It will also help the individual in accepting his present condition. Acceptance is essential in getting rid of the pain. Again, it’s all in mind. If you tell your mind that everything’s fine and that it’s okay to have lost an arm/leg, the pain will gradually disappear; find a qualified individual who performs hypnosis in your area. If you want, you can also ask how much it will cost you. Often, the rate is per session of the hypnosis. If you can afford to pay for regular sessions, you can start as soon as possible.

Pain receptors are quick, but if a particular method or medicine can redirect it, the pain will indeed be gone in no time. Search the internet now for professionals who practice hypnosis. There are lots of online resources that can help you out. If you’re still unsure about this procedure, do some research. By learning more about this effective procedure, you will have no second thoughts about trying it out. So hurry and try it now, especially if you’re suffering from chronic or progressive pain.

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By |2022-04-22T00:03:32-04:00February 5th, 2022|

Green Tea

There is finally one easy way to aid with the pressures of weight reduction. Green tea extract has been proven in studies that it increases thermogenesis and weight loss. Nearly everyone understands that green tea has effective antioxidants; now, it might help in actual weight loss from green tea extract. Since it does not increase the heart rate, the weight loss from green tea is a safe option to conventional diet drugs in specific.

There are just two ways to deal with obesity. One method is dieting, and the other substantially increases daily energy expenses. For example, weight loss from green tea is due primarily to an increasing +4% energy expenditure every day. No one knows precisely why this occurs, but scientists feel that it relates to the high amount of catechin and polyphenols in the green tea extract.

Hypertension

Green tea and weight reduction are now a standard in obese weight-loss programs. The majority of obese people struggle with hypertension or other cardiovascular issues, and green tea weight reduction findings are becoming a phenomenon. People with hypertension can relax knowing there is a safe way to increase their energy and shed pounds.

They can exercise, understanding their heart rate will not skyrocket due to the chemicals in their diet plan tablets, and they will not be running the risk of a cardiac arrest. In addition, the catechin and polyphenols in green tea extract work with other chemicals in the body to increase fat oxidation and thermogenesis; therefore, the body burns more fuel.

Try drinking green tea daily with a healthy diet and moderate exercise. After a few weeks, many people will notice a difference in their bodies and energy levels.

Green tea weight loss programs are starting to nationally turn up in health clubs. It is a simple, affordable method to integrate into a basic weight loss program. Now green tea weight loss programs are being promoted as such, Green Tea Weight Loss.

These weight loss programs follow a more vegetarian and organic diet plan. At least it is another choice for the obese individual. Losing weight is an essential concern, and if green tea is the part that makes it work for you, then green tea weight loss is a success.

Almost everybody understands that green tea has powerful antioxidants; however, now it might assist in actual weight loss from green tea extract. Green tea and weight loss are now a requirement in overweight weight loss programs. Now green tea weight loss programs are being promoted as such, Green Tea Weight Loss.

Losing weight is the most crucial issue, and if green tea is the component that makes it work for you, then green tea weight loss is a success.

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By |2022-04-21T23:58:31-04:00January 29th, 2022|

Train Yourself To Lose Weight

It’s essential to develop healthy eating habits, but do not anticipate changing whatever overnight. Instead, start by training yourself to consume without doing anything else simultaneously.

It is also crucial to be physically active. An excellent objective for many individuals is to work up to working out for a minimum of 30 minutes, 4 to 6 times a week.

Regular workout assists you burn calories quicker, even when sitting still. Workout also assists you in burning fat and constructing muscle. Aerobic exercise raises your heart rate and assists you burn calories. Aerobic exercises include swimming, brisk walking, running, and cycling. These are perfect workout alternatives for people who wish to burn calories regularly. Anaerobic exercise, such as weight training, is also good since it adds muscle mass to your body and permits you to burn even more calories.

Most weight-loss medicines are for individuals who weigh 20% or above the ideal suggested weight for their height and body type or have a high body mass index (BMI). Your medical professional can inform you if weight loss medications may be helpful for you.

Weight loss medicines can assist you in getting off to an excellent start and are a great method to get inspired early on, as you see fast results. However, if you choose the weight-loss medicines that aren’t right for you, by exercise and proper diet, you can still train yourself to adjust and, in time, satisfy your weight loss goals.

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By |2022-04-21T23:51:35-04:00January 22nd, 2022|

How to Keep the New Year’s Resolution to Exercise

New Year’s Resolutions motivate many to make commitments to exercise. Fitness centers will have many people with great intentions during the first week of January. Sadly, within a few short weeks after New Year’s Day, fitness center visits begin to decline.

Fitness Strategy for the Long-Haul
Want an easy way to stay off the fitness commitment dropout rolls? Here’s a simple tip that could double your workouts this year. The key to long-term fitness training is to know that motivation levels come and go.

The one day that you decide to miss could be the last workout for a year. Long-term training is not a physical issue; it is a mental one. I have a mental practice that I use to help me through the tough days when I do not feel like training. It’s simple – I don’t decide to miss a workout until I first change into my training clothes.

If I decide to miss a workout, that’s okay (sometimes it’s unavoidable), but I always make an effort to change clothes first. Just changing into training clothes is enough to get me started most of the time. Once activated, this typically becomes the best workout of the week!

Why People Stop Exercising
Never have I met anyone who made a conscious decision to stop exercising. On the contrary, everyone who has stopped exercising began by “missing once.”
That one miss led to another, then another. The key to long-term training is to understand the mental risk of missing “one workout.”

I can’t overemphasize the importance of mentally making an issue of missing “one workout.”
Missing one workout will not hurt you physically. Mentally, however, missing a workout permanently breaks the habit of training – until you do the next exercise.

The Take Home
When deciding to miss a workout, make a mental note that you just decided to “stop training permanently”. . . until you have completed the next exercise.

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By |2022-04-21T21:29:10-04:00January 15th, 2022|

Healthy Solutions for Stress and Obesity

Advances in science and technology have reinvented how people live and work. The developments in 21st Century medical science have extended life span rates and eliminated a few of the illnesses that were as soon believed to be incurable.

Still, these modern miracles have disappointed in getting rid of two of the most problematic conditions that have afflicted humanity: tension and anxiety. No matter how many vitamins we take, or how many physical fitness programs we try … absolutely nobody can get resistance from life’s issues.

Another health problem that postures a challenge to medical science is the silent afflict of obesity. According to the U.S. Obesity Society, a minimum of 64% of Americans are overweight or now obese. The dramatic modifications in food intake or diet plan, the ease of transportation, and the modification of work into a more inactive activity have all added to the increase of weight problems.

Another significant aspect that has been left behind in the news is the truth that stress is a contributing cause of obesity. Food! You start to develop food yearnings as a way to relax your nerves and keep your mind off your issues for a while.

No surprise there is such as term as “home cooking.” Depressed people are more prone to give in to food yearnings. Studies reveal that a typical healthy person carries around about seven to ten pounds of hazardous waste. So, it is not tough to envision just how much waste obese people need to move around with. Other research studies expose that 10 percent of individuals who are overweight began overindulging as a method to get away from their stress and anxieties. The satisfaction of consuming had ended up being a method to block off all unfavorable thoughts and feelings.

Having a healthy mind and a healthy body is something that we cannot attain separately. Our ideas have a very huge influence on how our bodies feel. In some way, our bodies reveal our psychological and mental condition. Obesity, for that reason, could most likely be a sign of a more severe emotional and psychological issue.

Tension and anxiety, as indirect causes of overindulging and weight problems, must be addressed to avoid more severe health problems. To figure out whether you or an individual you know is being gradually drawn into a stress spiral, see if you have any of these stress symptoms:

Fatigue
High Blood Pressure
Insomnia
Irritability
Memory loss
Low self-esteem
Nervous twitches
Changes in sleep patterns
Withdrawal
Teeth-grinding
If you find yourself in the above categories, please talk to a health care professional. There are solutions available and Advanced Sleep Therapy can help you get on the right path to a better you!

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By |2022-04-21T21:31:32-04:00January 8th, 2022|

Does Weight Loss Medication Actually Work

When integrated with a reduced-calorie diet plan and regular physical activity, weight-loss medicines can help. People that have a problem with their weight reduction weight over a consistent period. These drugs make you feel satiated or may feel full after eating only a small amount of food.

Weight-loss medications consist of diethylpropion (trademark name: Tenuate); phentermine (brand names: Apidex-P, Ionamin, Pro-Fast); sibutramine (trademark name: Meridia); and orlistat (brand: Xenical). Unlike other weight reduction medications, orlistat works by keeping your body from absorbing some of the fat that you eat.

Although some weight loss supplements containing caffeine, ephedrine, or ephedra are available without a prescription, it’s not known whether these drugs are safe. In addition, such supplements have been linked to heart attack, death, stroke, and seizure reports. Therefore, it is essential to speak to your physician if you think about taking a weight-loss supplement or already taking one.

Weight-loss medications are not for people who are just a little obese. They are reserved for individuals who are overweight. Many weight-loss medicines are developed for individuals who weigh 20% or above the perfect suggested weight for their height and body type or who have a high body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a step of your weight and size. Your medical professional can tell you if weight reduction medications might be handy for you.

There is no magic remedy for being overweight. Weight reduction medications can assist you in leaving to a good start and are an excellent method to get inspired early on, as you see quick outcomes. However, once you stop taking them, the weight you lose might return if you have not also started a well-balanced eating plan and an exercise program.

To keep the weight off, you must eat a healthy, low-calorie diet and be physically active regularly. It would be best to continue these healthy habits even after you stop taking medicine. Remember that reducing weight and keeping it off is a lifelong effort.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

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By |2022-04-21T21:32:58-04:00January 1st, 2022|

Surgical Intervention for OSA patients

Surgical Intervention for OSA patients

A number of different surgeries are often tried to improve the size or tone of the patient’s airway. For decades, tracheostomy was the only effective treatment for sleep apnea. It is used today only in very rare, intractable cases that have withstood other attempts at treatment.
Modern treatments try one or more of several options, tailored to the patient’s needs. Often the long-term success rate is low, prompting many doctors to favor CPAP as the treatment of choice.

Nasal surgery, including turbinectomy (removal or reduction of a nasal turbinate), or straightening of the nasal septum, in patients with nasal obstruction or congestion which reduces airway pressure and complicates OSA.
Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in an attempt to increase the size of the airway.
Removal or reduction of parts of the soft palate and some or all of the uvula, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty. Variations of this procedure sometimes use radio frequency waves to heat and remove tissue.
Reduction of the tongue base, either with laser excision or radio frequency ablation.
Genioglossus Advancement, in which a small portion of the lower jaw which attaches to the tongue is moved forward, to pull the tongue away from the back of the airway.
Hyoid Suspension, in which the hyoid bone in the neck, another attachment point for tongue muscles, is pulled forward in front of the larynx.
Maxillomandibular advancement. A more invasive surgery usually only tried in difficult cases where other surgeries have not relieved the patient’s OSA, or where an abnormal facial structure is suspected as a root cause.
Pillar procedure, three small inserts are injected into the soft palate to offer support, reducing snoring and sleep apnea.

The type of surgery is necessary for you will depend on the severity of your sleep apnea. Explore all the possibilities with your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a CPAP first.
One of the best CPAP machines that BECPAP offers is the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is a premium auto-adjusting pressure device with a built-in humidifier, cellular connectivity as well as advanced event detection.
The AirSense™10 Autoset with built-in HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier from ResMed is at the cutting edge of CPAP technology. This model functions with a high powered AutoSet Algorithm and provides a completely individualized and dependable treatment session for you. When it comes CPAP machines, the AirSense™10 Autoset™ with HumidAir™ provides a great alternative.

The AirSense™10 Autoset™ with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier features an Expiratory Pressure Relief or EPR, system which enables the pressure to be continuously adjusted with regard to allowing for more natural breathing.

The LCD Display features an easy-to-read menu and tracking for many of the major data points of a therapy session. Both you and your Clinician can use the screen to review data such as ramp time, humidity level, pressure relief and others in order to adjust these settings for the needs of each patient. Clinicians can use the “Sleep Report” option on the menu in order to retrieve advanced data regarding each therapy session.

Additionally, ladies, if you are looking for a sleep therapy machine that offers high performance and customization options, the AirSense™10 Autoset™ CPAP for Her with integrated HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier and ClimateLineAir Tube offers an attractive option that you will love.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00December 25th, 2021|

Trainer’s advice for Walking

Trainer’s advice for Walking

Heart rate is one of the factors for burning calories and thus controls weight loss. Higher the heart rate, higher calories will be burn and thus walking will be more effective for you, but at the same time you should also consult to an expert trainer, physiotherapist or physician for maintaining a specific heart rate. Ageing may cause some reduction in efficiency and pump ability of heart and a 20 years young male can achieve a maximum heart rate of 200 beats per minute and the same person at the age of 40 may achieve a maximum heart rate of 180 only. Your trainer may advice you to attain not more than 60 % of the maximum heart rate, if you observe any difficulty you should consult to the trainer or the physician.

Make a simple program for walking.

• Start with a few minutes in initial days and gradually increase the duration.

• For achieving effective results of the walking, you should continue walking for a minimum of 30 minutes daily or at least 5 to 6 days of a week.

• If your conditions allow you to walk briskly, walk as much as you can. In case you observe any symptoms of breathlessness, vomiting, dizziness or any unusual symptoms, you should contact to your doctor.

• Before walking do exercise for stretching of the body parts such as arms, head, shoulder, ankles, stomach, back etc., for a few minutes.

• If you get tired during walking, you should gradually slow down your speed.

• Too much of brisk walk can cause breathlessness in some of the people.

• You should adhere to your walking schedule daily and try to convert your walk in three time zones, first slow walking for 4-5 minutes, second brisk walking and third slow walking for 4-5 minutes.

• The first and third time zones are for warm up and clod down zones. Brisk walking should be gradually increased from 405 minutes in initial week to 25-30 minutes after 8-10 weeks.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:48:45-05:00December 18th, 2021|

What is Meditation?

What is Meditation?

Most techniques called meditation include these components:
1. You sit or lie in a relaxed position.
2. You breathe regularly. You breathe in deep enough to get enough oxygen. When you breathe out, you relax your muscles so that your lungs are well emptied, but without straining.
3. You stop thinking about everyday problems and matters.
4. You concentrate your thoughts upon some sound, some word you repeat, some image, some abstract concept or some feeling. Your whole attention should be pointed at the object you have chosen to concentrate upon.
5. If some foreign thoughts creep in, you just stop this foreign thought, and go back to the object of meditation.
The different meditation techniques differ according to the degree of concentration, and how foreign thoughts are handled. By some techniques, the objective is to concentrate so intensely that no foreign thoughts occur at all.
In other techniques, the concentration is more relaxed so that foreign thoughts easily pop up. When these foreign thoughts are discovered, one stops these and goes back to the pure meditation in a relaxed manner. Thoughts coming up, will often be about things you have forgotten or suppressed, and allow you to rediscover hidden memory material. This rediscovery will have a psychotherapeutic effect.
As any kind of training, meditation may be exaggerated so that you get tired and worn out. Therefore, you should not meditate so long or so concentrated that you feel tired or mentally emptied.

Meditation may sometimes give problems for people suffering from mental diseases, epilepsy, serious heart problems or neurological diseases. On the other hand, meditation may be of help in the treatment of these and other conditions.
People suffering from such conditions should check out what effects the different kinds of meditation have on their own kind of health problems, before beginning to practice meditation, and be cautious if they choose to begin to meditate. It may be wise to learn meditation from an experienced teacher, psychologist or health worker that use meditation as a treatment module for the actual disease.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:47:26-05:00December 11th, 2021|

Four Hygiene Facts to Keep You Safe

Four Hygiene Facts to Keep You Safe

Fact One:
Did you know that your hands can spread germs. Yes, they are germ machines. So, make sure that you are cleaning your hands regularly and that your visitors are too. Put out hand sanitizers and liquid dispensers with soap to encourage healthy cleansing.
Fact Two:
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not create antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Although alcohol-based hand sanitizers kill germs quickly and in a different way than antibiotics. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers to clean your hands does not cause antibiotic resistance.
Fact Three:
Even if you clean your hands before preparing or eating food alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not kill C. difficile.
Clostridium difficile or “C.diff” is a common healthcare-associated infection that causes severe diarrhea.
Fact Four:
Your kids and visitors may infect a surface even after you have already disinfected the area such as a countertop or table.

Ask your loved ones to clean their hands.
Protect your loved ones and be safe!

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:46:02-05:00December 4th, 2021|

Common Cold Care and Prevention

Common Cold Care and Prevention

For all its findings, discoveries, and achievements, medical science still has yet to come up with a cure. Common cold occurs more often than any other disease hence, its name. There are approximately 200 viruses that can cause a cold. Most colds are caused by rhinoviruses (the name comes from “rhin,” the Greek word for nose) that are in invisible droplets in the air we breathe or on the things we touch. Aside from rhinoviruses, there are more than 100 subtypes that cause up to half of all colds. They can infiltrate the protective lining of the nose and throat, triggering an immune system reaction that can lead to sore throat, headache, and experience difficulty breathing through the nose. A common cold results from exposure to the virus. Infections are spread from one person to another, by hand-to-hand contact, or by a cough or sneeze that sprays many virus particles into the air. Its intensity, however, depends upon the state of health of the person and environmental factors.

The common cold (also called viral rhinitis) is a viral infection, characterized by nasal congestion, a clear, runny nose, sneezing, scratchy throat and general malaise. Low vitality, exposure to cold, lack of sleep, depression, fatigue, and factors such as sudden changes in temperature, dust, and other irritating inhalations are important contributory causes.

Normally, common cold symptoms can be treated at home. Antibiotics are not prescribed because they do not work against viruses, however, if the cold leads to complications such as sinusitis, ear infection, tonsilitis, or chronic bronchitis, a physician may prescribe antibiotics. Moreover, a person in good health who becomes the victim of a cold may not need to see a doctor.

To relieve the symptoms of a cold, the following self-care advice may be helpful:
Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids to keep yourself hydrated. This is especially important for children. Water is best, but warm drinks can be soothing.
Rest and avoid stress and strenuous activity.
Keep the room at a comfortable temperature, but make sure that fresh air is circulating.
Smoke irritates the nose and throat. Try to avoid being around people who smoke and avoid smoke-filled environments like pubs or clubs. If you are a smoker, try to smoke as little as possible while you are feeling unwell,

If common cold is accompanied with coughing, a cough medicine may help to soothe a ticklish or dry cough. Over-the-counter products available from the local pharmacist are often sold as combined remedies for treating a cough and cold. Preparations may contain several ingredients and it should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure one is taking the right dosage for the symptoms. As so many different viruses can cause the common cold, no vaccination against it has yet been developed. However, there are some things one can do to help prevent it from spreading:

Wash your hands regularly and properly, especially after touching your nose or mouth and before handling food.

Always sneeze and cough into tissues. This should help prevent the virus-containing droplets from your nose and mouth entering the air where they can infect others. Throw away used tissues immediately and then wash your hands.

Do not share cups or kitchen utensils with others. Use your own cup, plates and cutlery.

If a cold becomes nasty, like if a person develops chest pain or starting to experience difficulty in breathing, immediately seek medical attention. A doctor will likely examine the throat and ears, and the doctor may take a throat culture by brushing your throat with a long cotton-tipped swab. This will show whether a person has a bacterial infection, which requires treatment with antibiotics. Otherwise, a person battling a common cold, can treat all the symptoms at home.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:44:34-05:00November 27th, 2021|

It’s No Joke, Laughter is Awesome Medicine!

It’s No Joke, Laughter is Awesome Medicine!

You go right ahead! Laugh and cackle to the point of losing your breath! Laughter has enormous amounts of health benefits ranging from affecting diabetes to lowering risks of heart attacks and everything in between!

In this modern world that we live in, full of medicinal remedies and medical breakthroughs, who would ever dream that something as simple as laughter could induce such amazing benefits to your health that could rival highly scientific compounds found in drugs of today?

The idea that laughter may have some serious benefits to our health may have been what spurned on many scientific research projects pertaining to the benefits of laughter on our bodies. Over the years, countless experiments have concluded with scientific data that laughter has one of the most astounding benefits for your health. We have heard about the positive impact animals and clowns have had on nursing home and terminally ill children. Scientists have taken that idea a step further. Experiments have been conducted on such things as type II Diabetes which is an increasing problem for many Americans today. A study done in Japan at the Foundation for Advancement of International Science, Bio-Laboratory, found that laughter helps regulate gene expression to help control type II Diabetes. This is a huge discovery. This means that laughter has such a homeopathic effect on even the gene expression on our DNA that perhaps if we were a happier sort the gene that causes type II Diabetes may possibly never be expressed. Granted, it will likely not take the place of insulin therapy, but it may be key in helping to prevent the disease.

Studies also suggest that laughter positively affects rheumatoid arthritis by affecting the level of the condition as well as psychological benefits in controlling stress and stress related conditions. Perhaps the biggest discovery, published by S. Karger AG, Basel, is that laughter is now being proven to alleviate some of the lasting effects of heart attacks such as less medication and fewer repeat attacks with humor therapy of just thirty minutes per day. Can you imagine the impact?

Go ahead and laugh. Point and giggle, do it with pride and do it for your health. You may be preventing Diabetes when you cackle aloud. You could be keeping yourself from having a heart attack or stroke when you belly laugh to the point of tears. It’s ok! It will be contagious and soon everyone around you will be laughing too. Life can sometimes be serious and tiring, but if you look around and can draw some laughter out of what may seem mundane you could possibly be helping your health. Learn a new joke and tell it to everyone you know no matter if you are a good joke teller or not! Join a Laughter Yoga class at your local ‘Y’ even! Go ahead, laugh! Your health can truly depend on it!

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:51:06-05:00November 20th, 2021|

Bedding Buying Guide

Bedding Buying Guide

Bedding is an important home and furnishing article and there are different factors that deserve consideration like durability and comfort level. You get designer bedding items like covers, sets, pillows and cushions that allow supreme comfort while adding a touch of class and sophistication to any bedroom area. You can say, you get what you burn your pocket for, as quality is an important factor for deciding on the value of a bedding collection. The best rule of thumb remains the old cliché, “You get what you pay for”. This buying guide aims to inform you on different aspects of bedding in terms of quality and technicalities that will help you determine the best thing within your budget. Some factors you don’t want to miss on,

Thread-Count: The thread count in a fabric allows you to determine its quality. For sheets, it ranges anywhere between 80 to 12000 TC. A TC ranging between 180-to-500 thread-counts is considered good and often found in most of the stores. However, quality also depends on other technical factors and not just the thread count. So, you should not be surprised to find higher count sheets and lower count sheets to have a similar price tag.

Fabric: High count cotton with satin finish is a popular bedding material. It is important to determine the exact percentage of cotton used in the fabric. Sometimes, you may end up buying labeled sheets with cotton tags but actually use little of cotton percentage and in combination of unnatural or synthetic fiber.

Mattress: One of the most important bedding item, mattresses come in two types—spring mattress and regular foam mattress. While regular high-density foam mattress is good, you get highly advanced mattresses that have layers of high-density foam to provide complete body support. Spring mattresses are relatively expensive and more durable.

Pocket: Carefully measure your mattresses pocket depth. To measure, start from the highest point on the mattress to the bottom edge. Do not forget to include the mattress pad and/or any additional bedding to be used beneath your sheets. Once you have checked the pocket depth of your sheets for adequate thickness of your mattress, it will surely enhance the comfort level of your fitted sheet adding to the bedding.

Fitted sheets: Fitted sheets come with elastic anchor bands at both the corner pockets and around the boundary line of the fitted sheet. This feature is what makes a fitting sheet stay intact no matter what the mattress size. It also allows a uniform feel and smooth sleeping surface for a great night sleep.

Pilling: When any bedding fabric gathers pills or groups of short or broken fibers on its surface resulting in tangling of the fabric due to the tangling resulting in small balls making. the surface uneven. It is one of the most common problem and the following laundering tips can fix up the problem like nothing else,

To avoid and minimize piling,

• While washing in machine, it is advisable to select less shake ups and opt for short wash cycles
• Follow the care instructions and avoid washing with other clothing articles, especially towels etc.
• During machine wash, be sure not to over dry. Remove clothes from the dryer as soon as possible

Cushions and pillows: Cushions and pillows are not just great for comfort, but also add a fresh touch of décor. Any bed would look incomplete without these beauties done with embellishment and embroidery work that enhances the beauty and aesthetics of your bed and room by many folds. The idea is to choose as many complimenting and contrasting colors that go well with your bedroom theme. You could match up with the bed covers, or opt for a neutral cover and do the cushions in great colors, prints, work and embroidery.

Go with your personal style when choosing bedding items. But make sure that the fabric is comfortable, the cushions are not overly decorative or studded, and that the theme harmonizes with the entire thing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00November 13th, 2021|

The Sound of Silence and The Agony of Sleeplessness

The Sound of Silence and The Agony of Sleeplessness

Most people use sleeping pills as a drug to relieve stress and anxiety, muscle tension, and insomnia. A sleeping pill is a prescription medication that helps a person fall asleep or at least remain asleep. There are two categories of sleeping aids sold in the U.S today: prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills. The prescription sleeping pills contains an active ingredient called Benzodiazepines and diazepam. Over-the-counter-sleeping pills can be bought without prescription and it contains antihistamines.

Sleeping pills have been around for centuries. The earliest form of sleeping aids were the herbal potions and the opiate laudanum. Barbiturates were later introduced in the early 1900’s and this type of drug actually had 25,000 known compounds. However, barbiturates were eventually regulated due to its very addictive effects. Other sleeping pills being marketed today are known as sedatives, muscle relaxants, and nerve pills. These medications are often used for relief of depression, anxiety or those who have difficulties in sleeping. Difficulty in sleeping is caused by stress factors in life like the loss of a job, early retirement, the loss of loved ones, and financial problems.

Listed below are some of the known side-effects of sleeping pills:

drowsiness
lack of concentration
confusion
irritability
anxious
headache
nausea
constipation
blurred vision
dry mouth and throat

Other concerns related to the use of both over-the-counter and prescription sleeping pills also include:

drug dependence
drug tolerance
interactions with other drugs
rebound insomnia
withdrawal symptoms

Even if there have been advances in terms of the manufacturing of sleeping pills, misuse can still lead to cases of sleeping pill overdose.

There are actually alternatives to the use of sleeping pills and tranquillizers. If you think that taking sleeping pills is not for you, these healthy and non-drug alternatives might just help you deal with your sleeping problems:

Drink warm milk
Take a hot water bath before you go to bed
Make your bed more comfortable
Avoid coffee, soft drinks and tea after 5 pm
Don’t drink alcohol in the evening—it can keep you awake

However, if you really must use prescription sleeping pills, please make sure to follow these safety guidelines:

1. Do not take the sleeping pills when you are stressed out or have certain anxieties. Don’t use it as an instant cure for your depression, loneliness, and other emotional problems.
2. Know your medication, how often you should take it, how long and if it’s safe to use it even if one is taking alcohol.
3. Do not keep on taking the medication if you find it that is not suitable for you.
4. Check with your doctor when you stop taking sleeping pills or tranquillizers.
5. Never share nor borrow medication.

The main purpose of taking sleeping aids or medications that induce sleep is to provide you some temporary relief from insomnia. It is not the long-term solution to sleeping problems. The resolution of your anxieties and other problems is the best sleep inducer you can take.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:48:45-05:00November 6th, 2021|

Living Wills and Healthcare Power of Attorneys Help to Make Sure Your Wishes are Met

Living Wills and Healthcare Power of Attorneys Help to Make Sure Your Wishes are Met

No one can foresee problems that may arise should he become incapacitated. Yet, you can avoid negative consequences of unforeseen problems by creating Living Wills and Healthcare Power of Attorneys (HCPOA).

Setting up a Living Will or HCPOA is a relatively simple task. The first step it to consult with an attorney that specializes in estate planning to ensure that your documents are clear. Here’s an overview of what you can expect from your Living Will and HCPOA.

Healthcare Power of Attorney
The HCPOA, otherwise known as a “healthcare proxy” is a legal document that enables an individual that you appoint (your “agent”) to act as your healthcare representative if you become incapacitated. The agent becomes your acting representative at the moment you become incapacitated, thus eliminating the need for your loved ones to argue over your rights and wishes in court.

Your agent has the authority to request or deny any medical treatment that he determines to be appropriate. Therefore, it is a good idea to choose someone that you trust as your agent. Please note: In most states, your spouse will be your default agent. If you are not married but are in a lifelong relationship your partner, he does not automatically become your agent. Make sure that you appoint your partner as your agent to ensure that he or she has control over your medical decisions if you are unable to make them.

Because your agent has whatever powers you give him or her, make sure that he or she understands your desires. Some of the decisions he or she may need to make include but are not limited to:
Deciding whether or not you will receive medical treatment
Withdrawing life-support

Living Will
A Living Will and HCPOA should be used in tandem, since one document complements the other. Your Living Will is a document that clearly expresses your desires. In short, your Living Will provides your medical team with instructions for how to carry out your wishes should you become incapacitated. For example, if you become brain dead, you can state in your Living Will that you wish to receive or not to receive life support.

By creating a Living Will, you ensure that your desires will be carried out without court involvement that can be costly and stressful for your family. Criteria for enacting a Living Will vary by state; so, make sure that you consult with an attorney to ensure that your Living Will complies with the rules in your state.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:47:26-05:00October 30th, 2021|

Can I Afford Health Insurance?

Can I Afford Health Insurance?

In light of today’s health care costs, a better question would be, “Can I afford NOT to have health insurance?”. Indeed, medical expenses are a leading cause of bankruptcy in the US. A health insurance plan should be an essential part of any responsible financial plan, whether married or single. Even young, healthy adults should bear in mind that a single emergency room visit can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and intensive care can cost thousands per day. And that’s not even counting the costs of prescription drugs.

There are steps to take to minimize the expense of health insurance. Many employers offer health insurance as a benefit for employees. Rates for group health insurance such as this are usually lower than private insurance rates; employers can negotiate better rates as a group. Labor and trade unions also may offer group health insurance for their members. Spouses and children can often be added to most employee health plan, though the rate will be higher. Premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance can be deducted from the employees’ paycheck, often with pre-tax dollars, increasing the savings. Many employers offer multiple health plans. The employee may be able to select from PPO, HMO, and traditional plans. Compare the options, check the policy to determine what medical expenses are covered, and select the plan that most suits the needs of you and/or your family.

If a group plan is not available, private health insurance coverage is available. Private health insurance is usually more expensive than group health insurance, but there are ways to minimize the rate. Shop around and compare rates offered by various health insurance companies. Health insurance companies usually offer lower rates for younger persons, for nonsmokers, and those with normal weight. Rates will be higher, or coverage denied for pre-existing health conditions, for those working in high-risk occupations, and those who engage in high-risk activities such as race car driving.

A relative newcomer to health insurance plans is the health savings account, or HSA. An HSA allows the individual to save money to pay routine health care expenses, deductibles and co-pays. The IRS allows this money to be set aside pre-tax as well. HSAs are paired with a health insurance plan with low premiums and high deductible to cover major health expenses. In a sense, the individual is “self-insured” for routine health care, with a major medical plan for bigger expenses. Many experts predict that HSAs will become more popular in time as an alternative to traditional health insurance plans.

Whatever health plan that you choose, health care coverage is essential. A major surgery and/or extended critical care stay could easily bankrupt any individual or family. Consider the options available. Be certain of what is and is not covered, and consider how appropriate that coverage is for your situation.

These home snoring treatments might also help in reducing the incidence of snoring. Lose weight, if you are overweight, because fats can add to bulk in the throat or thick soft palate. Sleeping at a certain position, like at your sides, prevents your tongue from falling backward and helps you breath better. Nasal Strips are adhesive strips placed on your nose to rid of obstructions and enhance breathing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:46:03-05:00October 23rd, 2021|

Cardiovascular Disease and Women

Cardiovascular Disease and Women

Cardiovascular disease, also known as CVD, is the number one killer of men and women of all ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular diseases include such ailments as high blood pressure, arrythmia, valve disease, congestive heart failure and stroke. Though worries of more “high profile” diseases such as breast cancer are on the forefront in many women’s minds, the hard truth is that one in four women are affected with some form of cardiovascular disease.

Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases are things such as high blood pressure, obesity, abnormal blood glucose, and even the use of tobacco, among other factors. When caught at an early age, these risk factors can be muted to help prevent manifesting themselves as cardiovascular disease later on.

Altering your lifestyle can help to lower your chances for cardiovascular diseases. Such alterations as eating a diet that is low in fat and cholesterol, adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, drinking enough water daily, and exercising for half an hour a day are all ways that physicians suggest can assist in lowering your chances for cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular diseases are known as silent killers, as they often have no symptoms. If you think you may be having any symptoms of heart disease, you should speak to your doctor about the many tests available. Doctors often begin with simple tests, the results of which can lead to tests that are more complex.

In connection with cardiovascular disease are “extra” heartbeats, which typically happen when there is an irritation in the lower part of the heart’s pumping chambers. They interrupt the normal heart rhythm, which can feel like a missed beat. This can actually be a harmless “quirk” of your body’s functions, or can lead to problems that are far more serious.

If a woman has these palpitations or any other symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision, or shortness of breath, she should contact her doctor right away. A complete medical history, physical exam, and other tests will be run to determine the cause of these behaviors, which can be anything from stress-related behavior to something far more dangerous. The advice and consultation of a physician where heart disease is concerned is the only way to go.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:44:34-05:00October 16th, 2021|

Migraine Headaches Be Gone

Migraine Headaches Be Gone

Twenty-Four million people in the United States alone suffer from migraines. A migraine is typically a throbbing or pulsing headache, often focused on one-side of the head, and associated with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, as well as certain smells. Attacks are typically recurring, and can be less severe as the migraine sufferer ages.

Migraines can occur at any age, but typically begin between the ages of 10 and 40. While some people experience several migraines a month, a select few only have a few migraines throughout their lifetime. Nearly 75% of migraine sufferers are women. Though migraines can happen at any time, some women experience migraines just prior to or during menstruation. These migraines, called menstrual migraines, are related to hormonal changes and often do not occur during pregnancy. Meanwhile, some women only develop migraines for the first-time during pregnancy, or even after menopause.

The actual cause of a migraine is unknown. It is believed, however, that the condition results from a series of reactions in the central nervous system, usually caused by changes in the body or in the environment. Migraines often appear to be inherited, as there is often a family history of the condition. These migraine sufferers may inherit the sensitivity to triggers that produce inflammation in blood vessels and nerves around the brain, which cause pain.

The signs and symptoms of migraine pain are often intense and severe, described by throbbing or pulsating pain that only gets intensified by routine physical activity, coughing, straining, or even moving the head. These headaches can often get so severe that they interfere with the day-to-day activity of a person. Sleeping migraine sufferers can be awakened by the attack, which can also cause a numbing sensation in hands and lips, as well as interfere with eyesight and vision for the duration of the attack. Migraines can be so debilitating – causing sufferers to feel tired and weak even long after the migraine has passed.

Migraines typically begin in a specific area, usually on one side of the head, and can spread and build in intensity over a course of a few hours, then gradually subside. They can last an entire day, or in some extremely severe cases, several days.

The problem with migraine symptoms is that they are as varied as the individual sufferer. The strange sensations, such as tingling or the feeling of numbness, are known as auras, and can start anywhere from ten to thirty minutes before the migraine pain actually sets in.

Migraine treatment is possible. Knowing what triggers your migraines and avoiding them is one of the best ways to avoid a migraine. Treating acute attacks as they appear is crucial. Talking to your doctor, who may prescribe regular use of a preventative medication can also be the way to go. Over the counter treatments for migraines can be helpful, as well as resting or sleeping in a completely dark and quiet place.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:51:06-05:00October 9th, 2021|

Keeping Your Furry Family Member Healthy Throughout the Year

Keeping Your Furry Family Member Healthy Throughout the Year

Pet owners know the bond that forms between people and their four-legged friends. That’s why many treat their pet like a member of the family-including when it comes to health care.

Making sure your dog, cat, bird or exotic pet has proper medical care is a key component of responsible pet ownership and it’s important to be aware of the costs. Americans spend almost $8.6 million on veterinary services for their pets each year, according to a report by Packaged Facts.

Here are some tips on keeping your pet healthy:

Bored cats will pick up overeating as a hobby if food is always available.
Just as an overweight human faces a health risk, so does an overweight cat or dog. Be sure your pet gets plenty of exercise. Dogs can be just as stoic about pain and wounds as people. Be alert for abnormal behavior. Be aware that even clean pets kept indoors can get fleas.

Fortunately, a pet insurance plan can help you pay for preventive and medical costs, and can remind you to take your pet for a checkup at the veterinarian. Owners may be reimbursed hundreds of dollars annually for preventive care.

Being fiscally prepared for any catastrophic accident or illness that might be inflicted upon your furry family member is just as important as annual visits to the veterinarian. Your pet can develop illnesses much like one’s humans are susceptible to. Cancer-related claims were the third most common claim in 2004, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of health insurance for pets. It’s also not uncommon for pets to suffer from diabetes, periodontal disease, arthritis and dozens of other ailments you insure your family against.

Medical plans that provide year-round coverage for dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets can start at less than twenty dollars a month for dogs and cats and under ten dollars monthly for pets such as reptiles. Coverage spans thousands of conditions related to accidents and illnesses and helps pay for diagnostic tests, treatments, office visits, lab fees, prescriptions, hospitalization, X-rays, and surgical procedures.

Even indoor-only pets should be protected. There is no such thing as a “pet-proofed” home. Potential hazards loom even in the best-protected homes and many pets have been injured when they accidentally escaped from the home. It is always wise to prepare for the unexpected.

Unlike your health insurance, pet insurance doesn’t restrict you to certain providers or networks. For example, VPI lets pet owners visit their favorite licensed veterinarian, whether within the U.S. or other countries. That means you have the freedom to get the best care for your pet. When your pet is ill or requires emergency treatment, you won’t want the additional stress of worrying about how you will pay the veterinary bill. After each veterinary visit, a claim form is submitted to the company and the pet owner is then reimbursed.

Knowing that you have taken an extra step to keep your pet healthy will provide you with peace of mind.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00October 2nd, 2021|

How To Choose The Best Office Chairs

How To Choose The Best Office Chairs

While many business deals are made outside the office, it is important to furnish one’s office with the proper equipment and furniture. This is important because the office is where you make most of your initial deals, and it is the place you use for planning out and implementing business strategies.

One of the most important furniture a home office can have is the office chair. There are a variety of office chairs to choose from, depending on the purpose for which they would be used. There are office chairs simply to be sat on and to make your guests comfortable. On the other hand, there are office chairs that are intended to keep the user awake and alert while working.

The first rule to remember when choosing office chairs is to not buy office chairs without first trying its fit. This means you have to try sitting on the office chairs you intend to purchase. This way, you make sure that you are comfortable sitting in that chair and you fit in it.

There are people who buy chairs with their eyes-only o find out later that the chair does not fit their bottoms. Find office chairs that are not only aesthetically built, but most importantly, find office chairs that are very comfortable to sit in whatever your purpose in buying that chair is.

You also have to consider the build of the people who will be sitting on those office chairs. There are people who buy office chairs for their office staff only to find out later that the chair is too small for a bulky office worker. Make sure you buy office chairs that are suitable for everyone even if they come in only one size or adjustment.

Another thing to consider when buying office chairs is their ability to support the lower back of the people who will be sitting in it. There are ergonomic office chairs that can provide maximum comfort and safety to the user. However, make sure that your office chairs are not too comfortable to be slept in or else, you may find workers sleeping during office hours at your expense.

If you need to purchase office chairs for an office with many employees, it would be best to contact companies or dealers who can make office chairs at discounted prices. Aside from the discount, you can also choose the fabric you want and you can have them made according to your specifications. Also make sure the dealer offers a warranty.

While the physical looks of an ergonomic chair matters, it should be the least concern because the reason why you are buying office chairs is to make your stay in the office more comfortable, safer and healthy.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:48:45-05:00September 25th, 2021|

Lessen the rate at which you snore!

Lessen the rate at which you snore!

When you are trying to lessen or stop the rate at which you snore, you need to limit the vibration of surrounding tissues in your throat and breathing passages

The vibration in your throat of your throat and other breathing muscles and organs is what causes your snoring sounds. If you are looking to stop, just stop the vibrations, or limit them. A throat spray often works well, so you should try that one out. It will tighten your throat so that you don’t get as much vibrations as you might have otherwise. There are lots of specially made dental appliances you can use when you are trying to stop snoring. Referred to as mandibular advancement splints, they cause your lower jaw to protrude slightly and pull your tongue forward in this way. Without the tongue to block you air passage, there should be no reason for you to snore.

There are lots of pharmacies in the areas all around you in which you can pick up medications that can help with your snoring. You don’t have to take everything they say in the commercials at face value; read the labels yourself and decide if it is the type that will work for you before using it.

CPAP machines, are actually useful in stopping snoring in your sleep. They have air pumps in their bases, as well as a device to absorb sounds. The pumps give you the air you need in regulated amounts and you get to sleep without snoring.
If your doctor prescribes a CPAP machine you might want to check out the popular ResMed AirSense
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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:47:26-05:00September 18th, 2021|

Getting Sound Sleep with Help from the Kitchen

Bigger than a Snore: snoring treatment

Snoring treatment is more than just nudging your partner to make him stop snoring for a few minutes. But then the loud vibratory sound comes back again disrupting your sleep or makes you head to the other room or couch to get some decent sleep.

Although snoring is common, this condition can strain relationships and complicate to sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder characterized by a pause in breathing for a minimum of 10 seconds several times in one night, and in turn can lead to other serious health problems like hypertension, high blood pressure, heart ailments, and stroke according to recent studies.

Various factors contribute to snoring

The following factors can trigger snoring. These include irregularities in the anatomy of the air passages and the throat. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can create a blockage in the throat. Likewise, an elongated uvula (the soft tissue hanging from the soft palate) is also a factor in blocking the airflow leading to increased vibration. Surgery might be a snoring treatment for these. An obese person has the tendency to snore because the fats around the neck narrow the air passage obstructing the free flow of air.

A full meal, alcohol and sedatives initiate snoring because they relax the muscles around the throat, including the tongue those behind the soft palate, causing them to collapse and create a blockade. As a snoring treatment, doctors advise avoiding the consumption of these 3 hours before going to bed.

Irregularities in the nose’s cartilage, such as a deviated septum, also contributes in obstructing the airflow and lead to snoring. Snoring treatment may be surgery to correct this problem.

Snoring treatment

Before finding a snoring treatment, understanding the causes of snoring would be helpful in deciding what time of snoring treatment to use. Your doctor can examine you to evaluate at what part of your air passage needs treatment or refer you to an otolaryngologist. At this point, snoring treatment would range from oral appliances, traditional surgery, laser surgery, somnoplasty, to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure.

CPAP is the most popular snoring treatment these days because it’s non-invasive and safe. Traditional or laser surgery is not recommended as a snoring treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as it could aggravate their conditions. Oral appliances work by gently advancing you lower jaw or tongue forward to create a wider opening in the air throat.

These home snoring treatments might also help in reducing the incidence of snoring. Lose weight, if you are overweight, because fats can add to bulk in the throat or thick soft palate. Sleeping at a certain position, like at your sides, prevents your tongue from falling backward and helps you breath better. Nasal Strips are adhesive strips placed on your nose to rid of obstructions and enhance breathing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:46:03-05:00September 11th, 2021|

Trouble Sleeping? Why Not Ask Your Grannies!

Trouble Sleeping? Why Not Ask Your Grannies!

Sleep is a basic necessity of life. It is as important to our health and well-being as air, food, and water. When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed, alert, and ready to face daily challenges. When we don’t, every part of our lives can suffer. Our jobs, relationships, productivity, health and safety. Those around us are also put at risk. Definitely, excessive loss of sleep or sleep disorders take a serious toll on one’s productivity and quality of life.

According to the 2002 National Sleep Foundation (NSF), a recent poll on sleeping in America found that 74 percent of American adults are experiencing a sleeping problem a few nights a week or more; and that 39% get less than seven hours of sleep each weeknight. The statistics also show that more than one in three Americans or 37% of respondents are so sleepy during the day that it interferes with their daily activities.

In the past century that was relatively less stressful compared with the average schedule of a worker, the number of hours of lost sleep grew steadily. Though our society has changed and evolved our lives into a more complex and rigorous task, our brains and bodies have not adjusted to those changes. Based on health and productivity statistics, sleep deprivation is affecting us all and we are paying the high price.

Though a lot of us have suffered from sleep deprivation, as every sleep researcher knows, the surest way to hear complaints about sleep is to ask the elderly. More than half of men and women over the age of 65 years complain of at least one sleep problem. Many older people experience insomnia and other sleep difficulties on a regular basis.

As we get older, our sleep patterns change. In general, older people sleep less and experience more fragmented sleep. They also spend less time in deep sleep and dream sleep than younger people. There are several factors that may contribute to these sleep disorders, namely:

· Poor Sleep Habits

· Medical Illness

· Medications

· Depression or Psychiatric Disorders

· Sleep Disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder
· Retirement and Boredom

Irregular sleep-wake patterns can affect an individual’s circadian rhythm and make it hard to maintain a regular sleep schedule. Other behavioral issues, such as consumption of alcohol before bedtime, increased wakeful time in bed, or daytime napping, can also affect a person’s ability to sleep. Certain chronic medical conditions are common in older people. Some of these conditions, including heart failure, arthritis, heartburn, menopause and Alzheimer’s disease, can affect sleep. These conditions can make it hard to fall sleep or may cause the person to awaken frequently. This will ultimately affect the duration and the quality of sleep of the elderly. Some medications may impair a person’s ability to fall asleep or stay asleep and may even stimulate wakefulness at night.

Old age is characterized by many life-events, both positive and negative. Life changes such as the death of a loved one, moving from a family home, or physical limitations due to illness can cause significant stress and sleep difficulties. Retirement often leads to a lot of downtime with less daytime activity and can lead to an irregular sleep-wake schedule and chronic sleep problems.

Every person’s sleep needs are different. If one is getting less sleep than when they were younger, but still feel rested and energetic during the day, it might just be that the person needs less sleep. However, if a person noticed that lack of sleep is affecting his or her daytime activities, a visit to the doctor is essential. There are steps that can take to improve a person’s sleep quality, whatever age we might be, but help is most especially needed among the elderly.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:44:34-05:00September 4th, 2021|

Skin Care Advice Anyone Can Use

Skin Care Advice Anyone Can Use

Caring for your skin can range from simple tasks such as applying sun tan lotion before going outside for a long period of time to more complex things such as visiting the dermatologist. You will learn the best ways to care of your skin in the following.

Men can cause some damage to the skin on their faces by shaving without using proper procedures. It is important for men to make sure that their pores are open before shaving. An easy way to do this would be to let steam from the shower loosen up your skin. When the pores are open, the hair follicles will be able to be cut closer to the skin with fewer passes, effectively preventing the need to continuously shave the same area of the face and reducing risks such as razor rash.

To maintain proper skin care for yourself, be sure to keep your skin clean. This is important to prevent your pores from becoming clogged. Clogged pores will result in ugly blemishes due to infections. Be sure to not use harsh soaps so as to not dry out the skin, use mild temperature water, and be sure to not over clean.

Help improve and care for your skin by eating dark chocolate. Studies indicate that it can give you flavanols, which are nutrients that seem to attract UV light and help with blood flow to the skin. This causes the skin to look healthier, feel softer and be less sensitive to the sun.

To get better looking hair and skin through your diet, eat foods rich in Vitamin E. Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants and is able to fight off free radicals. Foods high in Vitamin E include blueberries, almonds, and papaya. Dark leafy greens are also a great source of this nutrient.

Beautiful skin starts from within. To keep your complexion in tip top shape, always remember to eat healthy fruits and vegetables; and don’t forget the importance of water. Taking a daily multivitamin can be beneficial as well. Always remember, a glowing, youthful complexion depends on maintaining healthy dietary habits.

If your skin is not dry, you may not need to use a moisturizer. Moisturizers can cost a lot of money and many are filled with artificial chemicals. Also, if your skin is not dry, moisturizers can clog your pores and cause blackheads, whiteheads and spots to form on your skin.

Taking hot baths and showers feel good, but they aren’t particularly good for your skin. Hot water can actually damage your skin. Tap water contains chlorine, which works to kill bacteria and can also cause skin damage. The hotter the water, the more damage it can cause because the chemical reaction rates increase as the water temperature gets higher.

Many different things can be done to care for one’s skin. Different methods can be taken to protect it from burns, rashes, or other ailments. Skin care is a hands-on process that requires effort from the individual to maintain. You now need to dedicate yourself if you wish to give your skin the best care.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:51:06-05:00August 28th, 2021|

The Magic of The Thyroid Diet

Bigger than a Snore: snoring treatment

Snoring treatment is more than just nudging your partner to make him stop snoring for a few minutes. But then the loud vibratory sound comes back again disrupting your sleep or makes you head to the other room or couch to get some decent sleep.

Although snoring is common, this condition can strain relationships and complicate to sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder characterized by a pause in breathing for a minimum of 10 seconds several times in one night, and in turn can lead to other serious health problems like hypertension, high blood pressure, heart ailments, and stroke according to recent studies.

Various factors contribute to snoring

The following factors can trigger snoring. These include irregularities in the anatomy of the air passages and the throat. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can create a blockage in the throat. Likewise, an elongated uvula (the soft tissue hanging from the soft palate) is also a factor in blocking the airflow leading to increased vibration. Surgery might be a snoring treatment for these. An obese person has the tendency to snore because the fats around the neck narrow the air passage obstructing the free flow of air.

A full meal, alcohol and sedatives initiate snoring because they relax the muscles around the throat, including the tongue those behind the soft palate, causing them to collapse and create a blockade. As a snoring treatment, doctors advise avoiding the consumption of these 3 hours before going to bed.

Irregularities in the nose’s cartilage, such as a deviated septum, also contributes in obstructing the airflow and lead to snoring. Snoring treatment may be surgery to correct this problem.

Snoring treatment

Before finding a snoring treatment, understanding the causes of snoring would be helpful in deciding what time of snoring treatment to use. Your doctor can examine you to evaluate at what part of your air passage needs treatment or refer you to an otolaryngologist. At this point, snoring treatment would range from oral appliances, traditional surgery, laser surgery, somnoplasty, to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure.

CPAP is the most popular snoring treatment these days because it’s non-invasive and safe. Traditional or laser surgery is not recommended as a snoring treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as it could aggravate their conditions. Oral appliances work by gently advancing you lower jaw or tongue forward to create a wider opening in the air throat.

These home snoring treatments might also help in reducing the incidence of snoring. Lose weight, if you are overweight, because fats can add to bulk in the throat or thick soft palate. Sleeping at a certain position, like at your sides, prevents your tongue from falling backward and helps you breath better. Nasal Strips are adhesive strips placed on your nose to rid of obstructions and enhance breathing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00August 21st, 2021|

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Bigger than a Snore: snoring treatment

Snoring treatment is more than just nudging your partner to make him stop snoring for a few minutes. But then the loud vibratory sound comes back again disrupting your sleep or makes you head to the other room or couch to get some decent sleep.

Although snoring is common, this condition can strain relationships and complicate to sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder characterized by a pause in breathing for a minimum of 10 seconds several times in one night, and in turn can lead to other serious health problems like hypertension, high blood pressure, heart ailments, and stroke according to recent studies.

Various factors contribute to snoring

The following factors can trigger snoring. These include irregularities in the anatomy of the air passages and the throat. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can create a blockage in the throat. Likewise, an elongated uvula (the soft tissue hanging from the soft palate) is also a factor in blocking the airflow leading to increased vibration. Surgery might be a snoring treatment for these. An obese person has the tendency to snore because the fats around the neck narrow the air passage obstructing the free flow of air.

A full meal, alcohol and sedatives initiate snoring because they relax the muscles around the throat, including the tongue those behind the soft palate, causing them to collapse and create a blockade. As a snoring treatment, doctors advise avoiding the consumption of these 3 hours before going to bed.

Irregularities in the nose’s cartilage, such as a deviated septum, also contributes in obstructing the airflow and lead to snoring. Snoring treatment may be surgery to correct this problem.

Snoring treatment

Before finding a snoring treatment, understanding the causes of snoring would be helpful in deciding what time of snoring treatment to use. Your doctor can examine you to evaluate at what part of your air passage needs treatment or refer you to an otolaryngologist. At this point, snoring treatment would range from oral appliances, traditional surgery, laser surgery, somnoplasty, to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure.

CPAP is the most popular snoring treatment these days because it’s non-invasive and safe. Traditional or laser surgery is not recommended as a snoring treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as it could aggravate their conditions. Oral appliances work by gently advancing you lower jaw or tongue forward to create a wider opening in the air throat.

These home snoring treatments might also help in reducing the incidence of snoring. Lose weight, if you are overweight, because fats can add to bulk in the throat or thick soft palate. Sleeping at a certain position, like at your sides, prevents your tongue from falling backward and helps you breath better. Nasal Strips are adhesive strips placed on your nose to rid of obstructions and enhance breathing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:48:45-05:00August 14th, 2021|

How To Overcome Anger And Road Rage

How To Overcome Anger And Road Rage

Recently it was reported that a 41-year-old driver was shot because he pulled into the exact change lane and a driver was angry with him for his slowness? Yikes it is terrible to read about this and so sad the desperation and daily blow ups that occur. This can happen a lot when someone drives slowly in left lane, sees a tailgater or watches someone else steal a parking space.

Why else do we have road rage reactions? Seeing someone ignore a traffic sign, excessive honking, watching someone on their cell phone who is oblivious to traffic patterns and excessive speeding are other reasons. We even feel anger growing inside of us as we see others being aggressive on the highway. What does that tell us?

The truth is that when people are doing these activities, they are already themselves in need of an anger management strategy, but it’s a chain reaction then where observers around them get enraged as well by having to be subject to these behaviors. Is there a way to gain more control over our reactions that are the common cause of road rage? Can we stay calm if someone is making an obscene gesture on the highway? Why do we take things so personally when they are from a stranger?

As a therapist, I find that seeing the highway as a time to view one’s mind with humor and to practice compassion and patience is a very good habit to get into. I’ll try to think about the fact that people are struggling with fears of being late, family tensions or job issues and this contributes to poor and inattentive driving. I try to give someone a break. Don’t take it personally or think someone is out to get you.

Gaining perspective is very important and I also remember that I won’t be thinking about this situation an hour from now and it is going to pass. It is not permanent; you won’t see these people again and it is temporary. You may ride this road daily to work but you don’t even see the same people.

I’ll breathe in slowly and exhale twice as slowly. This helps to calm the mind and is a good tool for stress control and staying centered. Relaxing music is calming and also using audio tapes on books or self-help lessons are great ways to use the driving time for self-growth.

There is no point in getting into a state while driving where you are sweating, have stomach cramps, look glaringly at others or have your heart racing. Just bring yourself back to your own breathing and how this situation isn’t worth stressing over.

Road rage can be helped with anger management skills, techniques and tips so that your day is not carrying these dark feelings but you instead learn skills that keep you balanced and can make you a more harmonious person in all situations.

It is so worthwhile to cultivate because if you master this, you also master other situations such as a friend being late, a child picking on his younger brother or a significant other raising his or her voice. This is a true skill you can carry with you everywhere.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:47:26-05:00August 7th, 2021|

The fundamental facts of Weight Loss Surgery

The fundamental facts of Weight Loss Surgery

Individuals, who have faced obesity since long and have tried many medications, but in vain, are now losing sleep. Weight loss surgery is an optimal solution for those who want to lose weight in a snapshot.

Weight loss surgery is ideal for those who want to lose excessive weight. It is not meant for those who are just slightly overweight or mildly obese.
Before embarking upon a weight loss surgery, get familiar with various surgical options. A gamut of weight loss surgeries is available to help you in your weight loss pursuit. Your surgeon can be the best resource in gathering the information about the procedure of the surgery. Do not be reluctant in asking questions regarding your weight. Make sure you clear all your doubts about the weight loss surgery that you have to undergo.

In order to go through a weight loss surgery, an informed consent of the patient is mandatory. Informed consent is a legal term which implies that the patient concurs that he had complete information and understanding of the surgical procedure. He is well aware of the pros and cons of it. He can sign the consent form after agreeing on the terms and conditions of the weight loss surgery.

Although a weight loss surgery can show marvelous results, but there are some hidden risks and complications involved in it too. Since the surgery does not involve the removal of fat through suction, there may be a possibility of bleeding after the operation. The risk of developing gallstones also increases. One can even acquire nutritional deficiency such as anemia, osteoporosis, and metabolic bone disease. Complications can also occur due to anesthesia. In some cases, a weight loss surgery may require reoperation in order to rectify the complications. A successful weight loss surgery is laced with long term changes in the lifestyle. Diet and exercises is the underlying fact of a thriving surgery. Often, people fail to pace with this commitment and tend to face the percussions. Hence, weight loss surgery can lead to threatening health conditions. Moreover, the cost incurred in a weight loss surgery is also not within the reach of every individual.

Weight loss surgery is not the only solution to get rid of obesity. The efficacy of diet pills in this endeavor cannot be ignored. Diet pills are showing outstanding results in the weight loss procedure. They are safe to use and materialize with fewer side-effects.

Always consult your physician before starting any exercise or diet regimen. Be healthy and well!

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:46:03-05:00July 31st, 2021|

How Long Will It Take to Gain Muscles| Build Muscle Mass

How Long Will It Take to Gain Muscles | Build Muscle Mass

There are many factors to consider when you want to know how long will it take for you to gain and build muscle mass. Questions like are you eating enough and the right nutrients to accelerate muscle growth, are you exercising correctly and regularly and do you have the genes for quick muscle growth need to be addressed.

In this article, we shall discuss whether you have the genetic make up to gain and build muscles quickly. Don’t despair if you don’t because this is only one of the several factors that determine how long will it take for you to build muscle mass.

It is certainly helpful to know your body type when you want to build muscles. By knowing your own body type, you can then plan your nutritional and exercise program to suit your specific body type to encourage muscle growth.

We shall discuss the 3 common body types and their characteristics here.

• Endomorph: You have naturally big frame body and usually have a round face, wide hips, big bones and slow metabolism. You are the type that gain weight and body fat easily. However, you also have potential for gaining muscle mass quickly. Only problem is that your muscles may be hiding under your body fat making you look big bulky and clumsy. Your six pack abs is hidden under your tummy fat is not going to show.

So, you will have to build muscles and then burn off the fats to reveal your muscle definition. That means you will take slightly longer time than the next body type to show off your muscle gain and mass because you need time to cut away body fats as well.

• Mesomorph: You are blessed with a naturally muscular body and have wide shoulders, small waist, athletic body frame structure, low body fat with a somewhat high metabolism. With your natural predisposition, you can pack on muscles real fast and are the type that can take up bodybuilding as a career if you want to. You excel naturally in sports and will always have that sexy and handsome body that is to everyone’s envy.

You are the type that will not take a long time to see your muscle gaining size, mass and definition. In fact, if you train, eat and rest correctly, you will visibly see your muscles growing week after week right before your eyes until you hit a body building plateau.

• Ectomorph: You are the skinny type with small muscles, very high metabolism, narrow shoulders, hips and waist. You find it hard to put on weight and muscles no matter how much you eat. You will need much greater effort than others to build muscle mass on your skinny frame. People call you the hard gainer.

You will take a longer time and need extra effort to gain muscle mass. Although it can be done, it is a constant battle for you because you are fighting what nature has given you.

Most people fall in between the three types. For example, a person can be a mixture of Mesomorph and Endomorph or Mesomorph and Ectomorphs.

Now that you have identified your body type, you can then write down your goals, objectives and the methodology you wish to take to gain muscle mass. By having a specific body building program to follow, it allows you to take concrete actions each day to achieve your muscle gain goals. How long will it take to build muscles and gain muscle mass certainly depends on the body type you have but it will also depend on numerous other factors.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:44:34-05:00July 17th, 2021|

Are you or your elderly parents moving to an Apartment from a house? Here’s Help

Are you or your elderly parents moving to an Apartment from a house? Here’s Help

So, you’re moving to an apartment, what do you do with all your favorite things you can’t live without? Are your parent’s elderly and you’re downsizing them? Sure, you can’t take everything, but you probably can manage your/their most valued pieces.

Admit it. We all have items that are precious to us and must be in the interior of our homes to make it home! Let’s say Grandmas “chamber pot”..ok….maybe not that. But something.
First decide what you’re able to afford as far as rent or mortgage. Then do an inventory of all things you wish to keep with you. If you’re a pack rat…well…now’s the time to go Cold Turkey and toss out some stuff…yard sale the good stuff…and save the best stuff for your new domain.

Now, try to shop around and see how much space you can get for your buck. The bigger… the more you get to take with you. If you can afford the den or the extra room…take it! Perhaps you can sacrifice indoor space for a small yard to garden or tinker in.

Ok, I know you will be taking the major elements with you (like the couch and coffee table, kitchen table and bedroom furnishings). Keep this in mind when looking at your new space. Take measurements with you. Don’t assume it will fit. Measure the item length and width, height as well if needed. If your older and need assistance ask one of your children or grandchildren to help you.

As you put the major elements into your new space, this is your chance to be a interior decorator yourself. Put the biggest pieces in first and on the biggest walls. Then bring in the small must have items (coffee and end tables, lamps and so on) Now just because you are used to things a certain way…break out of the box…or cycle, and change it up some. Move things around this way and that way. Which looks better?

When accessorizing the room, group things together that match or would normally be seen together. Say you collect old radios and they are here and there. Bring them together in one room…now arrange them to complement each other on a bookcase or shelf. Same with anything that you find collectable…dolls…trains…or if you’re brave enough glass things!

Now for the walls. Perhaps you can turn some loved things into wall decor. Put small things together in a shadowbox. Before hanging anything arrange it on the floor or bed and see if it works together. Play around with it and be sure you want it where you put it. Measure from the ceiling to the desired height of the hanging area. This works great for pictures that need to be even horizontally. Space evenly to keep it uniform.

Following these helpful tips will help you are you settle in.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:51:06-05:00July 10th, 2021|

Smart Baby Boomer Travelers

Smart Baby Boomer Travelers

If you ask a representative sample of baby boomers that are approaching their retirement years what they are looking forward to the most about retirement, the most common answer that comes back is, “travel”. There is something about the romance and fun of travel that appeals to us as we think about stepping out of the work world and doing things, we have been hoping to do for all our lives. And travel has that sense of adventure that calls to us when we look forward to a time when our responsibilities are few but we have the resources to realize our dreams.

If travel is a major objective of your retirement planning, the earlier in life you get started planning your travel adventures, the more fun your trips will be. They say that anticipation is half the fun of a trip. So why not start now planning for your various destinations and the adventures you want to have when you get there?

If the baby boomer got a chance to travel during those child rearing years, you no doubt already have some solid travel disciplines in place to use for routine trips. Most of us have learned to travel smart from business travel or traveling to see family over the years. But it’s a good idea to review your preparation check lists when you start thinking of longer trips, perhaps to more exotic and unknown locations such as Europe, The Middle East or South America.

Remember that when you are retired and planning longer trips, that is going to present some unique challenges in terms of packing. It’s one thing to pack for three days in Orlando but its something else entirely to pack for two weeks in Germany or Greece. It takes an experienced and prepared traveler to only take the essentials and to keep your packing light and efficient. Some core principles that will help you include…

. Take things that don’t need pressing or a lot of maintenance. If you can use the same garment over several days, that cuts down on your bulk considerably. You can even rinse out wash and wear garments in your hotel room and hang them up in the bathroom while you sleep and they will good as new in the morning.

. Don’t pack it. Buy it. It might pay to pick up some of your disposable items when you get to your destination. You can buy your toiletries and even a garment or two if something gets left behind once you arrive. And by not taking a lot of disposable items, you cut down on the chances you will have trouble with security.

. Check your bags. You see people who try to drag everything on board with them to avoid baggage claim. These are your rookie travelers. Better to trust the airline with the bag and be prepared if your bag gets lost than to have all that struggle trying to get everything into bags you can take on board.

. Be prepared to lose your bags. Just pack a small carry on with what you must have that first night in the hotel. Include small items for changing clothes, sleepwear and hard to replace toiletries so if you do find your bags didn’t make the trip, you can stay comfortable until they catch up to you.

Be smart and think ahead about where you are going and what you will need there. Read as much as you can about your destination and book your accommodations well in advance so you know you are expected even in a part of the world that is new to you. These kinds of preparations will make your retirement travel fun and exciting and keep you on the road regularly for many years to come.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:05-05:00July 3rd, 2021|

Yoga Exercises – Healthy Lifeline with The Yoga Experience

Yoga Exercises – Healthy Lifeline with The Yoga Experience

No debate can arise from Yoga Exercises or is questionable on just how powerful yoga can be. Yoga has proven to give beneficial rewards to millions of people in helping them to keep in shape while at the same time assisting them to lead a healthy lifestyle. Your health and yoga are a match made in heaven. Yoga Exercises and the people who practice regular routines are finding it easier to cope with stress on top of easing body aches and pains.

Times have changed dramatically from the days of yesterday – in the days gone by life was a struggle for families – but somehow, they coped with the illnesses that plagued and terrorized their wellbeing. In those days you never seen a jogger a treadmill or come to think of it any form of exercise like yoga. The only thing that the modern world has in common from the days of the notorious Jack the ripper is the plague. Citizens today are plagued by stress brought on by pressure from work commitments to running the home and much more. Why do we put up with the torment of coping like the people of yesterday who were a lot less fortunate than ourselves – where their options to help reduce any health risks were zilch?

Yes, changes have dramatically altered but in our best interest where health matters are a major concern.

Yoga Exercises do go back to ancient times but why did so many poor unfortunate urchins die from cholera etc. while trying to pick a pocket or two. The answer to that is there was no awareness program administered on how to stay healthy and fit. (Which may have helped save lives?) Could this be the reason why so many children have been introduced to Yoga Exercises by their parents in the 21st century?

Yoga exercises for children start with simple and easy moves – yoga moves and poses for kids are normally named after animals to make it more fun as well as interesting. For example, the butterfly pose is very popular among the children – this exercise includes where the child will sit with their knees bent leaning down towards the floor and the soles of the feet slightly touching. Parents are becoming more involved with health maintenance procedures in keeping their children fit and healthy.

By enlisting your kiddies to join local yoga classes you have just thrown them a lifeline where they will learn more on body awareness. One of the main reasons for introducing a child to the world of yoga is – obesity.
Some children take to yoga exercises like a duck to water and pick up quickly on the understanding as to why they are performing such exercises. But then you have those who struggle to come to terms with their exercise and have no idea to what rewards can be gained. What really matters is – as long as the kiddies are enjoying themselves then that is one rewarding result in itself.

Later in life when the child is fit and healthy – it is then that you will find the child`s perception of the whole yoga experience will answer their question as to why mummy and daddy did what they did and that was to send them to practice yoga exercises.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:48:45-05:00June 26th, 2021|

How to Fight the Effects of Aging

How to Fight the Effects of Aging

Like any battle, the fight against aging is best fought on several fronts
simultaneously.

Get Up and Get Moving
Exercise is the key to a healthy life if you’re eight or 80. A brisk 30 minute
walk every day can do wonders. Take friends along or get a dog for company. It helps with motivation too. Even those unable to walk can still get some exercise while stationary through repetitive movement exercises. It’s important to do what you can.

Eat Smart
The right kind of foods in the right quantities can do wonders to stave off the
aging process. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, particularly the most colorful ones, which tend to be rich in nutrients, are important. So is keeping your total fat intake down, saturated fats in particular. Read food labels and substitute saturated fat in the diet for complex carbohydrates like starch and fiber.

Busy Body, Busy Mind
Exercise keeps the body working, but a flexible mind is just as important. The more occupied the mind stays, the more its cells are stretched, the better shape it stays in. Start tackling the daily crossword and read the rest of the newspaper while you’re at it. Take up a hobby, keep busy and give yourself things to look forward to.

Products
It never hurts to have a little help and there are a wide variety of anti-aging products on the market to help beat the aging process. Aging most obviously
manifests itself in outward appearance and there’s no shortage of products that tackle that problem. Anti-wrinkle creams that hydrate and tighten skin can take years off a face and are a more cost effective and safer alternative to expensive plastic surgery procedures or injections of substances like Botox.

As well as creams and lotions, there are numerous hormone supplements and pharmaceuticals available that make varying claims of slowing or even reversing the aging process. The production of the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA for short, decline sharply in the elderly and has been popular in the marketplace for almost 10 years thanks to its reported life-extending qualities.

Other natural supplements that have been lauded include fish oil, which helps combat heart disease, and green tea, which is said to inhibit the growth of
undesirable cells in the body.

Laugh Loud, Live Long
It’s the best medicine, it keeps you young, it’s birthed a thousand clichés, but there’s no getting around it – laughter feels good and that can’t be bad. Rent
a comedy, read a book of humorous fiction, share some jokes, get together with friends and reminisce about the good old days. Whatever gets you
laughing keeps you young at heart, which is a good thing physically and emotionally. Smiling makes you look younger, too.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:47:26-05:00June 19th, 2021|

Seven Psychological Benefits of Running

Seven Psychological Benefits of Running

Running has been recommended by many doctors and therapists to people who are in the quest to improving their mental health. This is because running, like other exercises, unquestionably takes care of the mental health as efficiently as it does to one’s physical well-being. There are many psychological benefits of running, but here are the seven most cited:

1. Reduces stress and anxiety
Runners are known to be less stressed and are more able to deal with their daily stressors effectively. This is attributed to the fact that running refreshes their thoughts, keeps their minds off worries, and gives them ample and undistracted time to think, reflect, and concentrate. In addition, according to some reports, running is more efficient in addressing anxieties better than medications.

2. Enhances mood
When running, the body produces a substance called endorphin (endogenous morphine) that creates a different sense of euphoria. This state of euphoria is called runner’s high basically because after running, individuals are in a good mood, are happier, and indescribably feel better. Runner’s high is also believed to be responsible for the runners’ seeming “addiction” to running: Because they are always intensely post-euphoric, runners keep running every chance they get.

3. Improves confidence
The sense of achievement after finishing a run or completing a target distance boosts the runners’ confidence. This is especially true of people who are naturally competitive they regularly sign up for marathons and other running events. Improved confidence also comes to people who have noticeably lost weight and achieved more toned and firmer muscles through running.

4. Fights addiction
Running is conceived to be a natural tranquilizer, which is why therapists recommend it to those who are battling with their addiction. Many successful stories have been documented, saying that recovering patients use the time they would otherwise spend to satisfy their addiction in running. Through running, patients also become mentally stronger to resist the urge of alcohol, drugs, or anything they feel addicted to.

5. Develops mental alertness and focus
Because running keeps the mind on the “now,” the mind is trained to focus and concentrate. Running also relieves mental fatigue, sharpens memory, and improves overall mental stamina. Runners, in effect, are found to have better problem-solving skills and are more mentally alert than before.

6. Relieves depression
Running is found successful in treating clinical depression. The act of running, according to therapists, serves as a psychotherapy, which gives the patients their own space to heal and connect with their selves better. They also say it is a good distraction from all depressing things. Other than depression, physicians also find running an effective therapy for people with other types of psychological disorders.

7. Enhances coordination
The coordination of mind and body is improved with regular running. Whether running on a flat, paved surface or on an uneven trail, the mind is trained to

harmoniously work with the body to prevent stumbling and tripping over. Like the other psychological benefits of running, better mind-body coordination is important in daily activities.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:46:03-05:00June 5th, 2021|

Herbal heat packs

Herbal heat packs

Herbal heat packs are used for back pain, neck pain, eye strain and to give other forms of relaxation. Commercial herbal packs could cost some money anywhere between $18 and 35 per herbal pack. Herbal heat packs use all kinds of fillers where certain amounts of herbs are added. Fillers for herbal heat packs could be wheat or rice, husks of grains, buckwheat husks, cattails seeds, lavender and other herbs. The beauty of the commercial herbal heat packs is that they are reusable and can be reheated a number of times of times without losing their effectiveness. These herbal heat packs are safe to use. And the ingredients of these commercial herbal packs are entirely organic. On the other hand, making your own herbal heat packs especially if you have your own botanical can be another alternative. All you need to do is assemble different herbs freshly picked from your garden. You can discard them and change them once the effect has lessened.

Herbal heat packs are particularly effective when relaxing. To heat herbal pack, place the pack in the microwave oven for as little time as possible, usually less as a minute depending on the size of the pack. Herbs will lose their effectiveness if heated for a long time especially the mints. If the smell of mint has dissipated, you don’t need to make new herbal heat packs, just dab on essential oils in the pack. The same herbal heat pack can be put in the freezer and used as a cold herbal pack to treat inflammation. You can use the herb catnip as effective herbal heat packs or pillows for relaxation and to relieve congestion. Just hang the plants up to dry, put them into an old pillowslip and use them as a pillow to aid sleep. You can use other herbs for your herbal pillows. Lavender, hops or chamomile are good alternatives. You can use mints herbal pillows to relieve congestion.

Herbal heat packs usually contain the following ingredients:

For the base content: rice and lavender, buckwheat husks, popping corn, other grains, peas or beans and cherry pits.
For the herbal content: lavender which is for relaxation, catnip as sleep aid, peppermint, spearmint, eucalyptus for congestion, garlic for severe congestion, yucca to treat inflammation and other herbal ingredients.

Before using any herbal remedies always consult with your physician.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:44:34-05:00May 22nd, 2021|

Healthy Living Hand Hygiene COVID Tips for Busy People

Healthy Living Hand Hygiene COVID Tips for Busy People

Practicing dedicated hand hygiene makes good sense when it comes to fighting the spread of germs. Many of the common, and not so common viruses are transmitted from the hand to the ears, eyes and nose, and that is why surgical masks and disposable plastic gloves are items most commonly used as protection from COVID.

Hand washing is essential and it is even better if our hands are sanitized regularly. Killing germs during handwashing is effective only if you scrub thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 to 60 seconds and if you pay close attention to cleansing the thumbs, fingertips, and fingernails.
For those of us in the workplace, in hospitals, schools, or attending to everyday demands, this advice makes hand washing necessary several times each day. Indeed, it can’t always be done and that is why additional and effective measures to fight germs are also in place. The use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an effective answer when soap and water are not available, due to their fast, germ-killing ability. The good news is: this type of hand sanitizer can be used anywhere, anytime and no water or rinsing is required.

Keeping a small 60 mL container of gel in your pocket or purse is peace-of-mind for people who can’t curtail their daily encounters with the public.
For best results use alcohol-based hand sanitizer as follows; apply product liberally (at least 3 mL), rub hands together, let hands remain wet with the product for 30 seconds.

If you travel, pack the 60 mL travel size. If you work in a health care facility, in restaurants, retail shops, salons, or any other service industry, bring in the 1L dispenser for you and other staff.

Just as you sanitize your workspace and home, remember to sanitize your CPAP mask. A great way to do this is with a Transcend Lumin CPAP Mask and accessory cleaner like the one we sell: https://breatheeasycpap.com/lumin-cpap-mask-accessory-cleaner/

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:05-05:00May 22nd, 2021|

Tips for Helping Your Aching Back Feel Better

Tips for Helping Your Aching Back Feel Better

Back pain is something that can be a truly debilitating affliction for many. The key to conquering the inconvenience and agony of this condition is to learn as much as possible about its causes and treatments. Put the tips and information in this article to work, and you will stand a good chance of greatly increasing your quality of life.

Sleep in the proper position to prevent back pain and avoid aggravating existing back pain. If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your knees. If you sleep on your back, try placing the pillow under your knees. A firm mattress will also help to alleviate pain.

Heat therapy is a good method to relieve back pain. Heat therapy (such as heating pads, hot bath, etc.) will not only relieve pain in the affected area, but also will provide some healing benefits. Applying heat directly to the affected area will provide instant relief, some people find alternating heat and ice therapy provides the maximum benefit.

Stay positive. Back pain can be upsetting for you, especially if it becomes chronic back pain. Staying positive and working on decreasing stress in other areas of your life can help your back, by allowing you to distract yourself and to focus on things that bring you happiness and pleasure instead.

Try physical therapy. If you think that your back pain has been caused by some recent trauma to your back, a physical therapist can help you strengthen your back so you can get full function back again. It can also be helpful to have someone supportive helping you with your back.

If you are sitting in a chair working at a desk, make sure your chair has good support and is the right height. You should never have to strain to get on or off a chair. If you are not comfortable, any office supply store will carry a variety of chairs.

A good mattress is vital to a healthy back! Mattresses seem to be very expensive and even over priced in a lot of instances, but nothing should keep you from getting a good one. Do your homework, test drive the different brands available and sink some money into a serious mattress that will provide you with years of quality sleep and help alleviate back pain!

Obesity has been shown to be an important factor in chronic back pain. Losing pounds and keeping weight within normal ranges can greatly reduce pain and strain on the back. Regular exercise can also help strengthen back muscles. These are the top recommendations by doctors to obese patients suffering from back pain.

Buy a bag, purse or backpack with a long strap that can be worn on the opposite shoulder as the item. This allows the weight of the bag to be distributed more evenly across both sides of your body. It also helps keep the shoulders aligned, which helps keep your back from injury.

Back pain sufferers know all too well the difficulty and misery their condition causes in their everyday lives. However, by acquiring the right knowledge about how to approach the problem, it is possible to achieve relief. Take the advice in this article to heart, and you will have the power to drastically reduce the impact back pain has on your life.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:48:45-05:00May 15th, 2021|

Find Peace and Happiness Through Gardening

Find Peace and Happiness Through Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful and relaxing hobby enjoyed by many all over the world. People who enjoy gardening often feel a deep-rooted sense of calm and tranquility, and they also forge a stronger connection with nature.

There are many types and forms of gardening. Organic gardening is a unique method of gardening and allows the gardener to really bond with Mother Nature. Organic gardening really gets down to the basics of growing fruits and vegetables, using only what Mother Nature provides. Container gardening is another way of gardening and allows many people who do not have their own garden to still enjoy gardening using pots and containers.

Container gardening is a great way to decorate and accentuate your house and your outdoor area. Plant containers such as clay urns, metal pans, terra cotta pots, wine tubs, wood boxes, bath tubs, glass bowls, wire baskets, sisal rope planters, cement hollows etc. all work well. You want to be sure to have an assortment of beautiful flowers and plants of varying heights as well as shapes and textures when planning your garden.

Organic gardening requires much more attention and involvement in the whole process. When you grow the plants organically, you do not add any artificial or chemical substances to the soil to avoid their negative health consequences. In organic gardening natural compost is needed to fertilize the soil. Natural compost is derived from plant, fruit or kitchen waste and contains no harmful chemical pesticides in it.

Whether you go for container gardening or organic gardening, the preparation and gardening methods are pretty similar. After you decide on what type of gardening you want to do, prepare your spot and soil for planting. You must remove all weeds, grass, stones, etc using various gardening supplies or herbicides. When this is completed, you can plow the planting area and add nutrients such as manure, compost, peat or sand to the soil. If your soil is too sandy, you will need to add compost to give it the necessary nutrients it needs.

Gardening supplies are essential for good gardening. They make gardening easy, and there are certain gardening supplies that gardeners find indispensable, including gloves, spade, scissors, pruners, levelers etc. Make sure to buy good quality gardening supplies for ease of use, such as gardening gloves made of high-quality leather, and gardening spades or pruners made of stainless steel.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:47:26-05:00May 8th, 2021|

Pampering Natural Sleeping Aids for Your Body

Pampering Natural Sleeping Aids for Your Body

Sleeping is one of the body’s most essential needs, hence, much fuss is raised when it comes to the subject of lost sleep. Today’s fast and hectic lifestyle contributes to the increasing incidence of lost sleep among most people. Increasing work demands together social pressures are enough reasons for a person to lose sleep.

Most often than not, people who experience bouts of lost sleep try all sorts of medicines and treatments that promise sufficient shut-eye. However, most people do not realize that what they need is to slow down, take a break, and just pamper themselves to recover lost sleep. The following are some natural sleeping aids that can help one get some well-deserved shut-eye sans the drugs:

– Soothing music

Listening to soothing music before going to bed can calm the senses and provide a sense of peace and well-being. Since being calm and relaxed is important for quality sleep, soothing music prepares the body and mind for sleep. Aside from these benefits, soothing music can also block obtrusive background noises that can disturb sleep.

– Quality bed linens

People often settle for what is practical when shopping for bed linens and sheets. Most think that spending for 500-thread count sheets is impractical when in fact, spending a bit more can help them save a lot. Lost sleep can trigger sub-par work performance, decreased productivity, and deteriorating health. These can cost more than some great sheets. Sheets with 500-thread count are more comfortable and relaxing than regular sheets and can help induce stress-free sleep.

– Great feather pillows

Pillows are essential for having a good night’s sleep. They provide additional comfort as well as neck and head support during sleep. Regular feather pillows are great for sleeping but they can get flat over the years. Ideally, feather pillows must be replaced or, at least, refilled every one or two years to enjoy maximum comfort and support.

– Memory foam pillows and mattresses

Some people experience allergic reactions to down and feathers. In this case, using pillows made of memory foam are more beneficial for restful sleep. Memory foam is called as such since it follows the contours of your head and body which enables it to provide sufficient support for a comfortable sleep.

– Warm bubble baths

Soaking in a warm bath can induce sleepiness and promote restful sleep. The warmth of the water and its gentle movement calm the nerves and relieve stress. In addition, the gradual lessening of body temperature after a soak can help a person fall asleep easily.

– Aromatherapy

It is common knowledge that certain scents are capable of relaxing the body and promoting peaceful sleep. Lavender and chamomile oils are two popular items that are often used in aromatherapy for sleeplessness. Lighting chamomile-scented candles, slathering on lotions scented with lavender, or putting aromatic pouches inside pillows can help a lot in inducing sleep.

– Sleep-friendly diet

Foods rich in tryptophan – an essential amino acid with sedative properties – can help promote better sleep. Turkey is one of the known sources of tryptophan so having a light turkey dinner before bedtime can help prime the body for sleeping. In addition, milk and herbal teas are also great in inducing sleep.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:46:04-05:00May 1st, 2021|

Do you have Sinus Infection Symptoms?

Do you have Sinus Infection Symptoms?

You’ve heard the saying, “No pain, no gain” but for many of us who have experienced the tremendous, annoying pain associated with having a sinus infection, I am sure you feel as I do; there isn’t anything that I can gain or want to gain from having a sinus infection. Most of us have all experienced the pain and pressure in our head and face that only seems to get worse before it gets better. In the following article I will be talking about what causes sinus infections, some general sinus infection symptoms, where sinus infections occur, and some possible remedies to treating your sinus infection symptoms.
What causes sinus infection symptoms?
First of all, we need to know what the sinuses are. The sinuses are hollow packets of air located on either side of the nose, behind and in-between the eyes, and in the forehead. The sinuses produce mucus that cleans and moistens the membranes of the nose and throat. Each sinus has an opening into the nose that allows for free exchange of mucus and air. Sinus infection symptoms are the result of inflammation and blockage of the openings. The mucus and pressure then build in the sinuses creating a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Sinus infection symptoms generally follow a cold or some other respiratory illness. For someone who suffers from allergies they can also be caused by an allergic reaction. Other causes include: blowing the nose too hard, not completely treating the first sinus infection, or frequent swimming.
General sinus infection symptoms:
Headache
Pain
Upper jaw and tooth ache
Tenderness around the nose, forehead and cheeks
Swelling and pressure around the eyes
Ear ache and infection
Fever
Weakness or fatigue
A cough, runny nose or nasal congestion
Bad breath
Snoring
Other symptoms can include:
Nasal sounding speech
Only being able to breathe through your mouth because your nasal passages are so plugged.
A decreased or total loss of smell
A nasty, possibility green, stinky nasal discharge. (Sounds exciting doesn’t it!?)
That gross feeling of mucus draining down the back of your throat known as post nasal drip.
Where areas do Sinus infection symptoms affect?
There are essentially four areas where you can feel the pain and pressure from a sinus infection. You may have experienced a headache in the forehead caused by an infection in the frontal sinuses. If the pain is more focused in the cheekbone area then your maxillary sinuses are infected. Your sphenoid sinuses may be infected if the pain you experience is more general and goes all the way to the top of your head. The sphenoid sinuses are located deep behind the eyes right above the throat. Finally, if the infection centers in the ethmoidal sinuses, you’ll get that extremely uncomfortable pain behind the eyes.
What are the remedies for sinus infection symptoms?
Sinus infection symptoms are usually treated with an antibiotic, various nasal sprays, or other medication. Because sinus infection symptoms are common and chronic for many individuals, prevention is much better than the cure. There are some simple activities, such as using a humidifier and regularly cleansing nasal passages, which can greatly decrease your chances of experiencing sinus infection symptoms.

In this article we have looked at what causes sinus infection symptoms, some of the general sinus infection symptoms, where the sinus infections take place and some possible remedies to curing your sinus infection symptoms. I hope that you learned as much from reading this article as I did from writing it. I also hope that you will find the information in this article valuable to the health of you and your loved ones.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:44:35-05:00April 24th, 2021|

About Meditation

About Meditation – how to meditate to reduce stress and improve mental abilities

Here you find a general definition of meditation, and an easy meditation technique is explained.
Meditation is a group of mental training techniques. You can use meditation to improve mental health and capacities, and also to help improve the physical health. Some of these techniques are very simple, so you can learn them from a book or an article; others require guidance by a qualified meditation teacher.
THE EFFECTS OF MEDITATION
Meditation has the following effects:
1. Meditation will give you rest and recreation.
2. You learn to relax.
3. You learn to concentrate better on problem solving.
4. Meditation often has a good effect upon the blood pressure.
5. Meditation has beneficial effects upon inner body processes, like circulation, respiration and digestion.
6. Regular meditation will have a psychotherapeutically effect.
7. Regular meditation will facilitate the immune system.
8. Meditation is usually pleasant.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYPNOSIS AND MEDITATION
Hypnosis may have some of the same relaxing and psychotherapeutic effects as meditation. However, when you meditate you are in control yourself; by hypnosis you let some other person or some mechanical device control you. Also, hypnosis will not have a training effect upon the ability to concentrate.
A SIMPLE FORM OF MEDITATION
Here is a simple form of meditation. By this meditation technique, you should concentrate in an easy manner. This will allow foreign thoughts to pop up. These are handled one by one as they appear. You proceed as follows:
1. Sit in a good chair in a comfortable position.
2. Relax all your muscles as well as you can.
3. Stop thinking about anything, or at least try not to think about anything.
4. Breath out, relaxing all the muscles in your breathing apparatus.
5. Repeat the following in 10 – 20 minutes:
— Breath in so deep that you feel you get enough oxygen.
— Breath out, relaxing your chest and diaphragm completely.
— Every time you breathe out, think the word “one” or another simple word inside yourself. You should think the word in a prolonged manner, and so that you hear it inside you, but you should try to avoid using your mouth or voice.

6. If foreign thoughts come in, just stop these thoughts in a relaxed manner, and keep on concentrating upon the breathing and the word you repeat.
As you proceed through this meditation, you should feel steadily more relaxed in your mind and body, feel that you breathe steadily more effectively, and that the blood circulation throughout your body gets more efficient. You may also feel an increasing mental pleasure throughout the meditation.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:19:14-05:00April 17th, 2021|

Walking to lose weight

Walking to lose weight

Walking at a continuous pace not only boost your energy level, but also reduces your weight. Walking should be aimed at particular distance or duration covered to maintain the proper health and control weight.
Walking is one of the best exercises to control weight and to burn excess calories if good methods of walking are practiced.

Walking styles:

It is always necessary to maintain good walking style to get the maximum benefits of this exercise and at the same time minimizing any health risk. The following walking styles should be maintained for obtaining the benefits.

• Try to be as straight as possible including back while walking.

• Your arms should be swing in front and back straight at a maximum angle of 90 degree centigrade with the body.

• Take more steps per minute instead of taking longer steps.

• Walking should be maintained in a straight line as possible and try to keep your foot very close.

• Try to breath deeply.

• You should start walking slowly in initial days and should increase the speed and miles gradually as you proceed, keeping in mind your body’s response to these exercises.

Being overweight can cause a decreased level of fitness. Burning extra calories by walking will not only make you slim and trim but also increase your overall fitness level. A lack in exercise always tries the decrease in efficiency of muscle and energy levels.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:18:56-05:00April 10th, 2021|

Sleep Apnea – Obesity – Lose Neck Fat

Sleep Apnea – Obesity – Lose Neck Fat

If you or someone you love has sleep apnea, obesity may be a contributing factor. Maybe you are kept awake by the horrendous snoring, snorting or get worried because sometimes your spouse sounds like they are choking. These are all signs and symptoms of sleep apnea and you should encourage them to go to the doctor or get yourself to the doctor if this is you.

The way obesity comes into play with sleep apnea is that the fatty tissue that has built up around the neck affects the neck muscles and soft palate and even the little flap in the back of your throat called the uvula and when you go to sleep all the muscles relax and the fatty tissue relaxes also and closes off your airway. This is dangerous because at some point you may just stop breathing all together.

This is called respiratory failure and it is fatal. This does not happen frequently but it does happen, the best advice you can get is to get the treatment you need so you do not have to worry about it happening to you. Talk to your doctor before it is too late. Sudden death can occur at any time.

The next best piece of advice I can give you about sleep apnea obesity is to lose the excess weight. did you know if you lose just 10% of your total body fat you can decrease the seriousness of your sleep apnea by 30% and it just goes up from there. The more you lose the better off you will be and when you get to your ideal weight or even just meet your weight loss goal you may not have sleep apnea anymore.

How do you know if you have sleep apnea? Well, there are ways to tell that you might if you do not have someone to tell you snore. Do you ever wake up and your mouth is so dry you feel like you have to pry your tongue from the roof of your mouth with a pry bar? Are you always tired? Do you need more coffee than usual to stay awake during the day? Could be sleep apnea is affecting the quality of your sleep and your life.

If you and your doctor agree that you may have sleep apnea, he or she will refer you to the respiratory care center of the clinic or hospital and get you fitted for a CPAP machine and mask. This will take some getting used to because you will have to wear the mask when you are sleeping. If you also make a lifestyle change and start to lose the weight you probably will not have to use the machine for too long. It all depends on how quickly you can lose the weight.

As soon as you lose the weight sleep apnea obesity will be a thing of the past and you can rest easy and get back to a normal way of life.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:18:40-05:00April 3rd, 2021|

Allergies to Pets

Allergies to Pets

In this article we’re going to discuss one of the most annoying kinds of allergies that there is, especially for us animal lovers – allergies to pets and what can be done to reduce the allergens produced by pets.

The sad fact is that 10 to 15% of all the people in the world suffer from some kind of allergy to animals, which can make owning a pet not only annoying but potentially dangerous if the allergy is severe enough. Cat allergies are actually twice as common as dog allergies. The body’s reaction to the animals is caused by a certain protein found in the animal’s saliva, urine or dander. People aren’t really allergic to the pet’s fur but to the allergen that sticks to the fur, the carpeting or the furniture; basically, anywhere your pet has been. Also, these microscopic flakes of dander travel through the air. As a matter of fact, studies show that these allergens can stay in the air even 3 years after an animal has actually been in the home.

Many people ask if there are any breeds of animals that people are not allergic to. The answer is, since all animals have dead skin there are no non allergic breeds. People may be more tolerant of certain breeds of dogs than others but there is no such thing as 100% non-allergic. All animals produce some amount of allergen, even if it is a small amount. The allergic symptoms themselves build over time after handling or being near an animal, with the peak time being around 12 hours after. Also, as the pet spends more time living in the person’s home the allergens begin to accumulate and a person who showed no symptoms when handling the pet at the store when buying it will start to show symptoms after it has been home for a while, usually within a day.

So, what’s the answer for people who want to have a pet but are allergic? What can they do in order to have a pet? Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is try to reduce your exposure to the allergens. You’re not going to be able to get rid of them completely. One thing you can do to try to prevent the accumulation of allergens is to cover your furniture with plastic mattresses and pillow covers. Replace your carpeting with hard wooden floors and washable throw rugs. Clean the house as often as you can. Make sure you vacuum with a cleaner that has a HEPA filter otherwise allergens are just going to end up getting spread into the air. Your pet should be kept out of your bedroom completely. This may be hard for a real pet lover but it is essential. When you brush your pet, wear a face mask.

Then change your clothes immediately afterward. Unfortunately, the success rate of allergy shots and other treatments for pet allergies is only about 50%. Currently however, a vaccine for people allergic to cats is being tested. This may be a major breakthrough in the future.

Until then, there really isn’t much more you can do. If your allergies are severe it is probably best to stick with a fish for a pet.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:18:27-05:00March 27th, 2021|

Support Needed for People with Breathing Problems

Support Needed for People with Breathing Problems

The emotional Burden of Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema may make some patients reluctant to seek treatment.

Imagine how you’d feel if walking up even a few stairs made you so winded that you gasped for air and had to sit down to catch your breath. For millions of Americans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, that scenario is part of their everyday lives, and the simple act of breathing can be a constant struggle.

COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive respiratory disease characterized by a loss of lung function over time. Primarily triggered by cigarette smoking, COPD is the second-leading cause of disability and the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease. Beyond COPD’s physical symptoms lies a range of troubling emotions-frustration, anxiety and depression-which, according to a national survey conducted by Efforts (Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive), may affect the way patients manage their disease. Efforts is a nonprofit patient organization dedicated to supporting and educating COPD patients.

“I’d wake up in the middle of the night scared and anxious because I couldn’t breathe,” says COPD sufferer Jacquie Bossert, 72, from San Diego. “To me, this disease meant I would have to give up all the important things in my life. But with the right resources, I’ve learned to manage my disease, so instead of feeling frustrated, I now feel empowered to get back to doing some of the things I enjoy.”

Overall, the 649 COPD patients in the survey, which was supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer Inc., said that they most frequently felt uncomfortable, tired and frustrated. More than half reported more extreme emotions, saying that they “always” or “very frequently” felt troubling emotions. These included feeling burdened, overwhelmed, depressed, isolated, defeated, embarrassed or ashamed because of their disease. Nearly all said that they think about their condition at least once a day; are concerned about experiencing an exacerbation, a worsening of symptoms; and believe that other people think that they caused their condition themselves.

Importantly, patients who experienced extreme emotions were more likely to be very concerned about their condition worsening, think that there is nothing they can do to control it or were uncomfortable or reluctant to seek treatment. This group was also more likely to consider immediate symptom relief important and use short-term medications, often called rescue medications, at least once a day.

“These findings illustrate the fear and hopelessness that many patients feel, along with a possible emotional attachment to rescue medications,” says Dennis E. Doherty, M.D., Professor of Medicine and head of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and Chairman of the National Lung Health Education Program, which is dedicated to the identification and treatment of patients in the early stages of emphysema and related chronic bronchitis. “Maintenance therapies are more effective in managing COPD over time, but many patients are confused about the role of short- and long-term treatments in managing symptoms. Physicians need to recognize the emotional aspect of this disease and better educate patients on the value of maintenance therapy so they can get the treatment they want and need.”

To help address the issues found in this survey and the need for better disease education, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer Inc., in conjunction with COPD Foundation, NLHEP (National Lung Health Education Program) and Efforts, have launched The Breathing Room, a nationwide COPD education program. The Breathing Room gives patients and the public the opportunity to learn more about COPD through innovative tools such as interactive disease animation. The program will also offer information about COPD from medical experts and will provide lifestyle and disease management tools and treatment options to help patients manage their disease more effectively.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:18:11-05:00March 20th, 2021|

How to Recognize Bronchitis Symptoms

How to Recognize Bronchitis Symptoms

Bronchitis is a very common respiratory condition and it can occur in anyone, regardless of sex and age. However, the people who are exposed the most to developing forms of bronchitis are smokers, people with other respiratory illnesses or people with weak immunes system. Smokers usually develop chronic bronchitis, a form of disease that needs ongoing treatment. The main factors that are considered to contribute to the occurrence of bronchitis are: smoking, prolonged exposure to irritants (dust, pollen, chemicals, pollutants), immunologic deficiencies, genetic predisposition to developing respiratory conditions (in the case of chronic bronchitis) and infection with viruses and bacteria.

Bronchitis can be either acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis symptoms can be very intense, but they usually ameliorate in a few days. If acute bronchitis is caused by infection with viruses, the illness usually clears on itself, without medical treatment. However, if acute bronchitis symptoms appear to intensify, it is very important to seek the advice of your doctor.

Chronic bronchitis symptoms are usually of moderate intensity, but they are persistent and have a recidivating character. Unlike acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis is an infectious disease and needs specific, long-term medical treatment. It is very important not to interrupt the treatment prescribed by the doctor even if chronic bronchitis symptoms are considerably ameliorated. If the medical treatment is prematurely stopped, the illness will quickly reoccur and chronic bronchitis symptoms can become even intensify.

General bronchitis symptoms are: cough, wheezing, throat pain, difficulty breathing, chest discomfort and soreness when breathing, fatigue and headache. If these bronchitis symptoms are accompanied by sweating, high fever and nausea, it means that the illness is caused by infection with bacteria. Bronchitis symptoms that might indicate an aggravation of the illness are: severe cough that contains yellowish mucus, spitting blood.

Bronchitis symptoms that reveal the acute character of the illness are: painful cough, chest sourness and pain, painful throat, wheezing, pain in the region of the upper abdomen, difficulty breathing. Bronchitis symptoms that reveal the chronic character of the illness are: persistent cough, cough that produces mucus, mild or moderate fever, shortness of breath, pronounced difficulty breathing (due to obstruction of the respiratory tract with mucus), recidivating chest pain, nausea and headache.

It is very important to pay attention to bronchitis symptoms. Left untreated, both chronic bronchitis and acute bronchitis (when caused by bacteria) can lead to serious complications. However, any form of self-medication is not advised. By taking random left-over medicines you can only cause yourself harm. If bronchitis symptoms ease up in a few days, it is a sign that the illness is caused by airborne irritants or by viruses, in which case no medical treatment is required. However, if you experience an aggravation of bronchitis symptoms, you should see a doctor right away.

If you have bronchitis, the best things you can do before receiving medical assistance are: drink plenty of fluids (especially if you have fever), rest, stay away from irritants (smoke, alcohol vapors, chemicals, astringent substances), maintain a warm temperature in your bedroom and use air humidifiers to keep the air moist.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:17:47-05:00March 13th, 2021|

Great Tips to Get You Back in Shape

Great Tips to Get You Back in Shape

Everyone knows staying fit is important, especially with obesity rates in America rising quickly. Want to work out, but don’t have any good ideas? There are many ways to work on your personal fitness, and this article describes some great ways to have fun while working out and staying healthy.

It is not silly at all to emphasize the importance of a positive mood to fitness. When you work out in a good mood, you will exercise harder, benefit more, and be able to go further. When you feel positive while you exercise, you focus on the good results instead of the negative obstacles on your road to fitness.

You can improve your grip by using a towel to grab onto the bar when you work out your arms. This causes the bar to become thicker and the tightness of your grip to increase. That increase cause your forearm muscles to have to work much harder at holding onto the bar.

A good way to work out when it comes to fitness is through swimming. In order to build speed in swimming, it is necessary to develop ankle flexibility. The more flexible your ankles are the easier it would be for you to propel yourself through the water as they act as flippers.

To help improve your fitness, don’t forget the importance of getting enough sleep. If you regularly short-change yourself on sleep, you will also short-change your fitness. Without sufficient sleep, your body cannot fully recover from your workouts. You will also find yourself too tired to exercise. So, it is important to get the sleep your body needs.

Maintaining a healthy fitness routine requires that you eliminate any reason to not exercise. Start small and only devote 15 minutes a day to exercising if that is all that you think you have time for. Once you start this, you can build from it and completely extinguish the “no time” excuse. If your excuse is that you are too out of shape, then start slowly by walking or even just doing basic stretches.

To avoid straining your neck when you are doing crunches or other abdominal exercises, try putting your tongue against the roof of your mouth. This will help you keep your head properly aligned while you exercise, which will reduce the strain on your neck. If your neck starts to hurt, stop right away.

To protect your body while also getting the most from every workout, get and stay hydrated before, during and after. Prepare your body by drinking at least 16 ounces before starting your workout, then take a water break every 20 minutes to compensate for hydration lost through sweat. This not only helps you to avoid dehydration but also keeps your body working as efficiently as possible.

Staying fit can be difficult until you get in the habit of working out, but if you stick with it you will be rewarded with a great looking body. Hopefully you now have some great fitness ideas and are eager to apply them to your next run around the block or trip to the gym.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:17:25-05:00March 6th, 2021|

What is the Green Tea Diet Plan?

What is the Green Tea Diet Plan?

Eating and dieting these days do not usually involve your favorite beverages like green tea and coffee. But this is not always necessarily the case. With some bit of planning and a lot of discipline, your diet plan and weight regime can include your morning cups of coffee or green tea.

South Beach Diet Plan

An idea formulated by Dr. Agatston, the South Beach Diet plan is not low-carb, nor low-fat. According to its originator, the South Beach Diet plan “teaches you to rely on the right carbs and the right fats.”

This diet plan is comprised of three phases – Banishing your Cravings, Reintroducing Carbs, and A Diet for Life. Using artificial sweetener and low-fat milk in your coffee or green tea during all three phases is one way to go on losing weight without having to give up your brewed cup. Going decaf with your coffee might also be a good idea since the objective of this diet is maintaining even insulin levels. If you’re a green tea drinker, then there is less worries for you. Green tea contains only very few amounts of caffeine.

The Zone Diet Plan

The Zone Diet plan was developed by Barry Sears, a former biotechnology researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This diet plan is based on the maintenance and consistency of insulin levels. Because this diet plan also concerns itself with insulin control, the issues that arise are handled similarly as that with the South Beach Diet plan. Taking decaffeinated coffee and green tea is all right as long as these beverages don’t spike up your insulin. The eating program of the Zone Diet plan requires you to use artificial sweetener and low-fat milk in your coffee or green tea.

Blood Type Diet Plan

The Blood Type Diet plan is a weight loss regimen where the foods you eat are based on your blood type. The eating program of the Blood Type Diet plan is more restricted compared to the South Beach Diet plan, the Zone Diet plan, and the Atkins Diet plan. For instance, for people with blood types A and AB, coffee is highly advised. But for those with blood types O, adding coffee to the Blood Type Diet plan should be avoided. Green teas on the other hand are acceptable for any blood types. However, adding natural sweeteners like sugar, honey, stevia, or maple syrup in green tea should be avoided in this diet plan.

Sugar Busters Diet Plan

The name of the diet plan says it all. Subscribers to this diet plan are highly cautioned against sugars. Coffee and green teas are perfectly fine but only use artificial sweeteners.

Atkins Diet Plan

Another low-carb diet plan variety, the Atkins Diet plan works best with caffeine-free coffee and green tea. For best results, artificial sweeteners in your green tea and coffee are advised to keep your carbs down.

Paleolithic Diet Plan

Also called the Stone Age Diet plan, this diet plan is based on the consumption of simple, unprocessed foods that our Neanderthal ancestors would have eaten. This diet plan is perfect for green tea drinkers. Green tea is simple and 100% natural steamed dried leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant. If you’re a coffee drinker, you might be in for a tougher choice since you might have to give up coffee all together with this diet plan. Sugars in green teas are still a big no-no, especially the refined kind.

As you can see, there are plenty of options available to help you with your diet plan, and enjoying the benefits of green tea is a great place to start. Always consult your physician before starting any diet or exercise regimen and remember you are what you eat!

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:17:05-05:00February 27th, 2021|

Reap Your Own Happiness

Reap Your Own Happiness

One of my favorite expressions is that “you reap what you sow”. While I often hear it used negatively by someone who expects some “chickens to come home to roost” I prefer to think of it as something positive. How comforting to think that all our hard work and toil will be rewarded with a crop of something good? How wonderful to think that putting love and care into some project or person will indeed be rewarded.

Of course, while most Americans give lip service to the notion of our right to pursue happiness, all too many people do not really believe it applies to them. Many people simply believe they don’t deserve happiness. And even those few who do believe it seem to accept unhappiness as simple bad luck.

Every person does indeed deserve happiness and what is more happiness is contagious. The happier people there are around then even more people will find happiness. We owe it ourselves to work on our own happiness and we owe it to society as well. Our own happiness will help others and inspire others to find happiness. If we are unhappy then we are likely making others unhappy as well (even if unintentionally) and it is extremely unlikely we are doing much to contribute to the happiness of others.

So how do you become a happy person? You simply reap your own happiness. But how? Take these four simple steps:

Step one — Ready Yourself for Happiness

You can accomplish this step by first determining that you want to be happy. Part of being happy is wanting to be happy. Once you have committed yourself to the course of finding happiness for yourself then you must rid yourself of the notion that happiness is luck or based on possessions or persons. No thing and no one can make you happy. Happiness comes from within yourself.

Step two — Envision Yourself as Happy

Every day when you first wake up and at various points during the day spend some time envisioning yourself as a happy person. Picture yourself laughing, smiling, relaxing. Imagine yourself as happy. The more you can fix this image of yourself as happy in your mind then the easier it will be for you to truly become happy.

Step three — Assume You Will Be Happy

Many people tend to assume that they will spend much of their lives either unhappy or at least not really happy. However, we have all seen those people who do seem to be genuinely happy with their lives. They smile frequently, laugh often, and seem to be in good humor most of the time. Yet this is not because they are richer or more successful. Sometimes these people were just born with the good fortune to have an optimistic outlook that life has not yet knocked out of them, but often these people have simply chosen that they will be happy and they recognize that there is always something about their lives that makes them happy. You know this is true of yourself as well. Concentrate on the areas of your life that give you happiness whenever you feel unhappiness seeping in and no matter what assume that you will be, you can be, a happy person.

Step four — Pursue Your Happiness

Happiness is rarely a wonderful accident of fate. Happiness is rarely found by accident. While you may find happiness in unexpected places you must first open yourself to the possibility of happiness and prepare yourself to accept it when you find it. Some people are so miserable that they step right around happiness when they encounter. Don’t let this happen to you. What is more, don’t simply sit at home waiting for happiness to come knocking on your door. Go out and live life. Think about what currently makes you happy and spend time in those activities and think about what might make you happy and spend time experimenting. The more time you spend actively living your life then the more likely that you will also lead a happy life.

Remember, you deserve a happy life and you can lead a happy life, but in the end, you reap what you sow. If you are sowing happiness in your life then you will reap happiness as well.

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By |2020-12-30T08:16:50-05:00February 20th, 2021|

Following A Sensible Weight Loss Plan

Following A Sensible Weight Loss Plan

By now, you may have been riding the fad weight loss plan merry-go-round for quite some time and are ready to jump off. You have followed one regimented diet after another (the Zone, the Cabbage Soup diet or the Atkins diet), eaten prepackaged or powdered foods or MREs (meals rejected by Ethiopians), counted calories, given up flavor in favor of low fat, gone to the support groups. And you may have even lost some weight – only to see the pounds reappear after you went off the program. Every year, 100 million Americans go on a diet and up to 95% of them gain back any weight they lose within five years.

Such a weight loss plan can be a very temporary way to get started, but recognize it’s not long-term. Remember, anything you can do in a few days, you can undo in less. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adopting healthy eating habits, rather than impatiently pursuing a crash diet or quick weight loss plan in hopes of losing unwanted pounds in a few weeks. Weight loss occurs from expending more calories than you consume. Therefore, the only rational way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories, than you expend in daily activities, and this process takes time.

Change Your Lifestyle:

Losing weight permanently may seem a distant dream, too good to be true. But a combination of a sensible diet and daily moderate exercise can help you fulfill this dream. As a weight loss plan, exercise alone is not as potent, but when combined with proper dieting, it can prove lethal for obesity. Exercise combined with dieting, leads to more weight loss than any other weight loss plan. This does not imply that exercise alone is worthless. Physical fitness is certainly good for you, and is more effective in reshaping your body than it is for shedding flab.

Exercise helps build muscles, and muscles burn more calories for fuel. Exercise helps to burn off excess calories and starting a regular exercise program is critical for any weight loss plan. For that reason, those involved in manual labor are rarely obese. In most cases, obesity is the result of a sedentary lifestyle. Lack of adequate physical activity, primarily contributes to causing obesity. While it is true, that exercise stimulates the digestive system and makes the individual hungrier, one can easily satiate this increased hunger by consuming large quantities of low-calorie foods. However, physical activity does not have to be excessive or overly strenuous to be effective.

Healthy eating is the best way to reach and maintain a healthy body weight. A balanced, whole foods diet – containing a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains, raw seeds and nuts, beans, fermented milk products, fish, and poultry is the best prescribed weight loss plan for reaching your ideal body weight. A good weight loss plan must be based on a well-rounded diet, as a deficiency in one or more nutrients may interfere with your weight loss goals.

If you have tried to lose weight before, consider what you did in the past that did not work for you and start from a different place. Establish a pragmatic, healthy weight loss plan for yourself and be clear about the reasons why you are undertaking this process again and what you are willing to do to achieve success.

Instead of a one-size fits all diet, you need to understand that everyone requires a unique weight loss plan to shed weight and regain health. You know yourself well, what does and does not work for you. Give yourself the tools, knowledge, and support to reach your goal. Ultimately, you are the one who must decide if losing weight and making other lifestyle changes will improve your health.

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By |2020-12-30T08:19:29-05:00February 13th, 2021|

Bigger than a Snore: snoring treatment

Bigger than a Snore: snoring treatment

Snoring treatment is more than just nudging your partner to make him stop snoring for a few minutes. But then the loud vibratory sound comes back again disrupting your sleep or makes you head to the other room or couch to get some decent sleep.

Although snoring is common, this condition can strain relationships and complicate to sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder characterized by a pause in breathing for a minimum of 10 seconds several times in one night, and in turn can lead to other serious health problems like hypertension, high blood pressure, heart ailments, and stroke according to recent studies.

Various factors contribute to snoring

The following factors can trigger snoring. These include irregularities in the anatomy of the air passages and the throat. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can create a blockage in the throat. Likewise, an elongated uvula (the soft tissue hanging from the soft palate) is also a factor in blocking the airflow leading to increased vibration. Surgery might be a snoring treatment for these. An obese person has the tendency to snore because the fats around the neck narrow the air passage obstructing the free flow of air.

A full meal, alcohol and sedatives initiate snoring because they relax the muscles around the throat, including the tongue those behind the soft palate, causing them to collapse and create a blockade. As a snoring treatment, doctors advise avoiding the consumption of these 3 hours before going to bed.

Irregularities in the nose’s cartilage, such as a deviated septum, also contributes in obstructing the airflow and lead to snoring. Snoring treatment may be surgery to correct this problem.

Snoring treatment

Before finding a snoring treatment, understanding the causes of snoring would be helpful in deciding what time of snoring treatment to use. Your doctor can examine you to evaluate at what part of your air passage needs treatment or refer you to an otolaryngologist. At this point, snoring treatment would range from oral appliances, traditional surgery, laser surgery, somnoplasty, to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure.

CPAP is the most popular snoring treatment these days because it’s non-invasive and safe. Traditional or laser surgery is not recommended as a snoring treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as it could aggravate their conditions. Oral appliances work by gently advancing you lower jaw or tongue forward to create a wider opening in the air throat.

These home snoring treatments might also help in reducing the incidence of snoring. Lose weight, if you are overweight, because fats can add to bulk in the throat or thick soft palate. Sleeping at a certain position, like at your sides, prevents your tongue from falling backward and helps you breath better. Nasal Strips are adhesive strips placed on your nose to rid of obstructions and enhance breathing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:16:25-05:00January 30th, 2021|

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is more common than we know!

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is more common than we know!

Most people with sleep apnea have obstructive apnea “OSA”, in which the person stops breathing during sleep due to airway blockage. Breathing is resumed within a few seconds, but periods of as long as sixty seconds are not uncommon in serious cases.

OSA is more common amongst people who snore, who are obese, who consume alcohol, or who have anatomical abnormalities of the jaw or soft palate. However, atypical cases do occur, and the condition should not be ruled out unilaterally merely because the patient does not fit the profile.

“OSA” is caused by the relaxation of the muscles in the airway during sleep. Whilst the vast majority of people successfully maintain an open upper airway and breathe normally during sleep, a significant number of individuals are prone to severe narrowing or occlusion of the pharynx, such that breathing is impeded or even completely obstructed. As the brain senses a build-up of carbon dioxide, airway muscles are activated which open the airway, allowing breathing to resume but interrupting deep sleep.

The prognosis is that sleep apnea left untreated can be life threatening. Excessive daytime sleepiness can cause people to fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as while driving. Sleep apnea appears to put individuals at risk for stroke. Successful treatment can also reduce the risk of heart and blood pressure problems.
Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms of OSA, it may be time to have a sleep study to make sure that everything is okay.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:16:11-05:00January 23rd, 2021|

Good Sleep Habits

Good Sleep Habits

Most of us fail to get good night’s sleep. As a result, we run the risk of greatly increasing our susceptibility to disease and accidents. Getting a good night sleep is a minimum for a healthy life. For most people this amount needs to be around 6 to 8 hours each night. Anything less than that and you are sleeping too little and anything more than that and you are probably sleeping too much.
What is it that sleep does for us? The best way to think of sleep is as the body’s form of “downtime”. Just like our computers need to go offline in order to be repaired so must our bodies. During this “downtime” the body actually rebuilds tissue, grows bone and muscle and strengthens the immune system.
The truth is we really don’t know everything that does happen in sleep just yet. However, we know enough to realize that without it the body deteriorates along with the mind.
Each night we cycle through three stages of sleep including light sleep, deep sleep and Rapid Eye Movement Sleep (REM). Each of these stages are vital but the last stage is especially vital. Deprivation of this final stage of sleep can seriously decrease our health and productivity and make us increasingly prone to accidents and systematic disorders.
During deep sleep brain activity that controls emotions, decision-making processes and social interaction shuts down. Though these areas become inactive other areas of our brain that are usually dormant come to life. It is also at this stage that cell growth and cell repair take place. There is in fact some truth to the phrase “beauty sleep”. Missing these vital areas of sleep deprives our body of the chance to revitalize our skin and organs.
Sleep is also integral in fighting off infection. As anybody who has been sick can attest the need for sleep increases when we are ill or bedridden. Part of the reason for this behavior is because our body is trying to shut down other aspects of our functioning in order to send much needed energy to our immune system and other parts of the body that help to fight off infection and sickness. This is a key step in the healing process. Depriving someone of sleep with a major illness can do serious damage to their long-term health.
The effects of sleep deprivation are many and varied. When we are deprived from sleep hallucinations and mood swings are usually the first effects we feel. There is also a general sense of irritability that pervades our waking mood when we are sleep deprived. Lack of sleep also affects our nervous system leaving us drowsy and unable to concentrate.
Lack of sleep is also a frequent contributor to the causes of vehicular accidents and all other types of accidents, many of which are fatal.
To make sure you get the most of your sleep try to develop some ritual before going to bed. By creating a routine, you condition your body to prepare itself for sleep.

Avoid taking medicines since many of these prohibit the deepest levels of sleep, which are most necessary for our body.
Also avoid excessive stimulation two hours before sleep. This can cause your body to be unable to fall reach the state of deep relaxation needed to fall to sleep.
Find an amount of sleep that is right for you and allows your body to operate at maximum efficiency.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:19:40-05:00January 16th, 2021|

What is Sleep Apnea and do I Have it?

What is Sleep Apnea and do I Have it?

Sleep apnea, also referred to as sleep apnea, is a common sleep disorder. It’s characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These episodes, called apneas, last 10 seconds or more and occur repeatedly throughout the night. People with sleep apnea partially awaken as they struggle to breathe, but in the morning, they may not be aware of the disturbances in their sleep.

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), caused by relaxation of soft tissue in the back of the throat that blocks the passage of air. Central sleep apnea (CSA) is caused by irregularities in the brain’s normal signals to breathe. Some people with sleep apnea have a combination of both types.

OSA is more common in men than women and in people who are overweight or obese. Here are some symptoms to look for if you suspect you are suffering from this disorder.

* Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
* Restless Sleep
* Loud Snoring (With Periods of Silence Followed by Gasps)
* Falling Asleep During the Day
* Morning Headaches
* Trouble Concentrating
* Irritability
* Forgetfulness
* Mood or Behavior Changes
* Weight Gain
* Increased Heart Rate
* Anxiety
* Depression

Most people with sleep apnea have obstructive apnea “OSA”, in which the person stops breathing during sleep due to airway blockage. Breathing is resumed within a few seconds, but periods of as long as sixty seconds are not uncommon in serious cases.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

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By |2020-12-30T08:15:35-05:00January 9th, 2021|

Medical and Surgical Treatments Available for Sleep Apnea Suffers

Medical and Surgical Treatments Available for Sleep Apnea Suffers

Few drug-based treatments of obstructive sleep apnea are known despite over two decades of research and tests. Oral administration of the methylxanthine theophylline (chemically similar to caffeine) can reduce the number of episodes of apnea, but can also produce side effects such as palpitations and insomnia. Theophylline is generally ineffective in adults with OSA, but is sometimes used to treat Central Sleep Apnea, and infants and children with apnea.
In earlier years, some neuroactive drugs, particularly a couple of the modern-generation antidepressants including mirtazapine, have been reported to reduce incidences of obstructive sleep apnea. As of 2020, these are not yet frequently prescribed for OSA sufferers.

When other treatments do not completely treat the OSA, drugs are sometimes prescribed to treat a patient’s daytime sleepiness or somnolence. These range from stimulants such as amphetamines to modern anti-narcoleptic medicines.
In some cases, weight loss will reduce the number and severity of apnea episodes, but for most patients that are overweight it is an aggravating factor rather than the cause of OSA. In the morbidly obese a major loss of weight, such as occurs after bariatric surgery, can sometimes cure the condition.

Many researchers believe that OSA is a neurological condition, in which nerves that control the tongue and soft palate fail to sufficiently stimulate those muscles, leading to over-relaxation and airway blockage.
A few experiments and trial studies have explored the use of pacemakers and similar devices, programmed to detect breathing effort and deliver gentle electrical stimulation to the muscles of the tongue. This is not a common mode of treatment for OSA patients, but it is an active field of research.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:49-05:00January 2nd, 2021|

Weight Loss Scams – What Have You Got to Lose!

Weight Loss Scams – What Have You Got to Lose!

There are literally Thousands of weight loss plans and equipment on the market today.

Some are genuine in their promise of weight loss. Some although sincere in their promise, are flawed in their design. There are others that are blatantly fake.

Analysts predict that the cost to dieters, desperate to lose weight will reach 35 billion dollars a year in the United States alone. While the cost is rising, the increasing numbers of people are becoming obese. Hyperactive salespeople advertising to as many as they can to try their product sell diet Plans that claim large amounts of weight loss in very little time. Dieter who are obese and are desperate to lose weight join these programs and take the products.

Some lose weight, but almost all regain the weight they lost. Shows on cable Television with overzealous salespeople who promise that you can lose all the weight you want while you eat everything you want are outright lies and should not to be believed.

Everyone wants a quick weight loss cure, but there is no easy path. It doesn’t matter what they are trying to sell you, whether they are trying to sell you fat absorbers, fat burners, cellulite pills, it’s all a great scam that will have them collecting millions of dollars and the dieter with nothing.

Every year, new weight-loss books appear on the bookshelves, and magazines run thousands of articles on the subject.

Millions of people have proven that it is easier to gain weight than to lose it.

It has been proven time and time again that weight-loss attempts by following weight-loss diet plans may succeed for a short time but experts feel that dieter are setting themselves up for failure. There are no such thing as rapid weight loss diets. None of the weight loss plans printed in or on television, have had any proven long-term results. In the end, experts believe that using common sense will result in a healthier dieting experience.

Weight loss experts all agree that it is impossible to sustain weight loss, a well-balanced diet and exercise is essential.

The medical community, food industry, dietitian’s government health and diet businesses are all watching helplessly as Americans continue to consume excessive amounts of food and become increasingly obese. Because this epidemic of obesity there has been an increase in heart disease, diabetes, and several other weight related health issues.

It is widely felt through all communities that there are weight loss plans and programs that will prey on the overweight and obese. Knowing what their insecurities are and taking advantage of them.

Experts warn consumers who are considering a weight loss program should do research on the subject, speak to their physician or seek out reputable companies and fitness centers that have knowledgeable staff members who can answer any questions you may have.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:49-05:00December 26th, 2020|

Zen and breathing slowly

Zen and breathing slowly

Whether you are using Zen to help you calm yourself, find yourself, or because it was recommended to you by a medical doctor or shrink, you’ll find that there are many benefits to Zen and breathing slowly. Often our hearts will pump and soon adrenaline is pumping just as fast. If you learn how to take your time and control your breathing you will be able to get over the emotions that are overwhelming you and also take control over your emotions. You’ll want to keep in mind that meditation doesn’t always work for everyone or for everything, but you will be able to keep control over yourself with the art of Zen.

As for some of the benefits that you will find from the breathing, you’ll need to keep in mind that it relives a lot of stress and pain from the body. It also will boast the immune system. You’ll find that your brain will become so relaxed that you may end up having no stress at all. You can turn your life into a happy-go-lucky attitude by using breathing as a way to gain control over yourself.

When you learn how to control your breathing you will notice that you’ll be able to control a lot of other things. That’s why others will say for you to count to ten before you say anything in anger. You’ll need to keep in mind that when you slow your breathing down you are slowing your body down. This way you don’t feel that you are scared or sad as much. Once you are able to control your breathing, you’ll be able to control your feelings and emotions. You’ll be able to overcome a lot of obstacles in life by having the ability to control yourself so well.

It is recommended to others who have destructive behaviors to also using Zen and breathing techniques to help them through their emotions and also overcome some of their obstacles. This is why a lot of people who use Zen are often trying to get over addictions. The breathing will help calm the body and the cravings, but it will also allow you to find some positive control over your life when you feel you have no control at all. You’ll need to consider that there are many ways that you’ll be able to use breathing techniques to help you, but also with the help of meditation you’ll be able to achieve the perfect Zen state.

When you get into the different types of breathing (belly breathing, turtle breathing, so on) you’ll find that there are unlimited benefits. You will find that your mental state will improve, but also, you’ll be able to control things like your blood pressure with the help of Zen. Often Buddhists will preach that most of life is a science. You have to do this in order to achieve the results that you are looking for. You’ll also want to keep in mind that Buddhists often see Zen as a way out.

There are a lot of people who suffer from their own madness, but when you give Zen a chance, you are able to take control that you once had lost and you are also able to control yourself in a manner that you normally wouldn’t be able to. You will be able to feel alive again, and you will also be able to see the positive effects of your decisions for Zen that you’ll begin to crave more knowledge and use the breathing techniques in order to help yourself find inner peace. Breathing is a big part of the concept, but it is also a new way of thinking.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-28T07:15:32-05:00December 19th, 2020|

Online Shopping During the Holidays during COVID

Online Shopping During the Holidays during COVID

Shopping online during the holidays is quickly becoming one of the only options for shoppers since the pandemic took over our lives. Although many shoppers still dream of the hustle and bustle of doing their holiday shopping in traditional stores and may also enjoy the festive decorations festooning stores during the holiday season, many shoppers are glad to sit in their PJs and order online. There is a myriad of benefits to shopping online during the holiday season. Two of the most common benefits include the ability to do last minute shopping online and the convenience of avoiding overcrowded stores during the holiday season.

This article will discuss these two advantages in greater detail and will also provide information on some of the other advantages to online shopping which are also important to holiday shoppers.

Last Minute Shopping for Holiday Gifts

Although there are some shoppers who are well prepared and do their holiday shopping in advance, many shoppers find themselves scrambling to purchase gifts at the last minute. These last-minute shoppers far outnumber the well-organized individuals who complete their holiday shopping months in advance. This category also includes not only chronic procrastinators who put off holiday shopping until the last minute but also includes well intentioned shoppers who were caught by surprise with a need to purchase gifts for a few extra people at the last minute. Fortunately for these last-minute shoppers, online shopping takes a great deal of the stress out of last-minute shopping.

One of the greatest benefits of last-minute shopping is the ability to ship gifts to friends and relatives. The available shipping options may even make it possible for shoppers to have these gifts arrive within 24 hours after making the purchase. Shoppers may pay a premium for these express shipping services but it can be a worthwhile investment for last minute shoppers who would otherwise be caught empty handed.

Avoiding Holiday Crowds by Shopping Online

The crowds at traditional stores can unbelievable during the holiday season but more importantly you don’t want to be in the stores having to figure out how to safely social distance shop. Most shoppers find this to be stressful and often forget to pick up everything on their shopping list as they try to navigate. Fortunately, online shopping provides a welcomed escape to much of the shopping chaos of traditional stores.

Online shoppers can shop when it is most convenient for them and typically avoid the most troubling crowd related problems, they experience is slow loading of websites which are overloaded by website visitors. Waiting for a few extra moments for a website to reload may be somewhat frustrating but it is significantly less stressful than standing in line at a crowded short-staffed store for long periods of time.

Added Benefits to Shopping Online During the Holidays

There are also other benefits to shopping online during the holidays which do not necessarily pertain to the holiday season but certainly simplify the process of shopping online for holiday gifts. One of these benefits is the ability to comparison shop with ease. When shopping online comparison shopping is as easy as opening two different websites from competitors and comparing the products, they have available and the prices they are charging for these products. This is much simpler than running around from one store to another to find out which stores have a particular item available and how much each store is currently charging for this item.

Another benefit to shopping online is the ability to purchase items from stores located far away. Holiday shoppers who limit themselves to traditional stores are also limiting the products which are available to them. These traditional shoppers can only purchase items which they physically find in a store while online shoppers can search stores around the world for a particular item. This can be particular useful for shoppers who are looking for a specific item which is hard to locate.

As things improve post COVID I do believe you will find the majority of us will opt to still shop online.
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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:50-05:00December 12th, 2020|

Ballroom Dancing During a Pandemic

Ballroom Dancing During a Pandemic

Ballroom Dancing has never been hotter than it is now since Dancing with the Stars hit the air. Who knew that this show would be such a hit and that it would revive ballroom dancing the way that it has? Ballroom dancing is an enormously fun thing that you and your partner or a friend can do together right in the comfort of your own home. Ballroom dancing is a great way to spend some time together away from all of the normal everyday stress of life, that is what makes ballroom dancing such a fabulous thing to learn.

Ballroom dancing is something that everyone can enjoy whether they are young or old, man or woman. Not only is ballroom dancing fun it is great exercise and after a short while you will find that you will be in much better shape than before you started ballroom dancing.

Ballroom dancing is sexy and relaxed and one of the most popular forms of dance worldwide. Everyone loves to watch ballroom dancing and most people would jump at the chance to actually take some ballroom dancing classes with private instructors. If you would like to take ballroom dancing all you need to do is look in your local Yellow Pages. There you will find plenty of dance studios that offer social distance private classes on ballroom dancing. There are other ways to find ballroom dancing classes and schools in your area. You will find ballroom dancing classes online as well. You will be able to do a quick search online and find many different studios in your area that will be able to teach you all about ballroom dancing. And even if you are single you will still be able to take ballroom dancing classes.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:50-05:00December 5th, 2020|

How Your Allergies Can Benefit from Hepa Filters

How Your Allergies Can Benefit from Hepa Filters

Hepa filters are the most effective air cleaning systems sold for home use. They are used in hospitals and doctors recommend them above other air filtration systems for patients with asthma or severe allergies. They aren’t energy efficient for whole house filtration systems due to the amount of energy needed to run them. For this reason, most are intended to treat one space. You may need to purchase one for the bedroom and another for the living area.

Hepa is an acronym for High Efficiency Particulate Air filter. This method is more effective at removing small particles from the air than any other filtration media. They can be used alone in an air cleaner or combined with another method, such as an electrostatic air purifier. These filters are sometimes used on another appliance, such as a vacuum cleaner or humidifiers in cold weather or a dry climate.

Effectiveness of Hepa Filters

The effectiveness of a filter is measured by the size of the particles it can remove from the air. This is stated in microns. The smaller the number, the more particles will be removed from your air. In general, you should look for a filter that will remove 99.97% of all particles 0.1 microns or larger.

These filters remove a wide variety of contaminants from the air. They are very effective at removing dust mites and pet dander, which are two very common allergens in homes. They also reduce smoke, pollen and mold spores from the air.

For the air cleaning system to be effective, it needs to fit the room. Most air purifier models are marked for the number of square feet they cover. Find out the square footage of the space where you intend to use the purifier before you go shopping. Choose one that works for a slightly larger area for best results. For example, if the room is 300 square feet, look for a system that will treat 400 square feet. A purifier that works for only 300 square feet will be less effective at removing all the particles in your air.

In most cases, these filters are disposable. For the system to be effective, the filter must be changed as needed. Follow the directions from the manufacturer for how often it needs to be changed. The more the air cleaner is used, the more the filters will need to be changed. In general, you will need to change it every three to six months.

Hepa Vacuum Cleaners

If you have an air cleaner, but you use a traditional vacuum cleaner, the air won’t be as clean as you would like. Dust and other particles in the carpet is kicked up into the air by vacuuming. This causes more irritants in the air for you to breathe. Hepa filters are being used in vacuum cleaners. The filter traps particles inside, leaving fewer irritants in the air.

Some vacuum cleaners use a single filter, while others use multi stage or multiple filters. These filters are cleanable and need to be replaced yearly. For the system to be effective, you should look for a filter that is capable of catching small particles. When replacing filters, be sure to buy the right size for your vacuum.
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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:51-05:00November 28th, 2020|

Melatonin: All-Natural Alternative Sleep Inducer

Melatonin: All-Natural Alternative Sleep Inducer

When you find it hard to fall asleep; wake up too often in the middle of the night; and still feel tired after you wake up in the morning —- chances are, you are suffering from a sleeping disorder. In many cases, all that a sleepless person needs to do to solve his night woes is to take a natural sleep aid. This type of sleep aids help induce sleep due to the bio-chemical effects brought about by herbs and other natural ingredients.

Studies suggest that melatonin supplements help induce sleep in people with disrupted circadian rhythms such as those suffering from jet lag or poor vision or those who work the night shift. Those with low melatonin levels, usually the elderly and individuals with schizophrenia, have benefited from the use of melatonin. In fact, a recent review of scientific studies found that melatonin supplements help prevent jet lag, particularly in people who cross five or more time zones.

A few studies suggest that when taken for short periods of time, melatonin is significantly more effective than a placebo in decreasing the amount of time required to fall asleep; in increasing the number of sleeping hours; and for boosting daytime alertness. Another study indicates that melatonin may improve the quality of life in people who suffer from insomnia and some experts suggest that melatonin may be helpful for insomniac children who also suffer from learning disabilities.

There are now a number of products that serve as all-natural alternatives prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills. Aside from treating insomnia and combat jet lag, melatonin has been shown to be effective for the:
Prevention of pregnancy;
Protection from free-radicals;
Boosting the immune system; and
Preventing cancer.

But what is melatonin in the first place? Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain that helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour time-keeping system that plays a critical role in determining when we fall asleep and when we wake up. Darkness stimulates the production of melatonin while light suppresses its activity. Exposure to excessive light in the evening or too little light during the day can disrupt the body’s normal melatonin cycles. For example, jet lag, shift work, and poor vision can disrupt melatonin cycles. In addition, some experts claim that exposure to low-frequency electromagnetic fields (common in household appliances) may disrupt normal cycles and production of melatonin.

The proper dosage varies greatly from person to person. Pills are available in a range of doses (commonly from 1mg to 3mg). It is typically suggested to begin with a small dose (around 1milligram) and work way up to larger doses if necessary. Melatonin should only be taken at nighttime. It is usually most effective when taken about thirty minutes prior to going to sleep.
If a person is traveling across multiple time zones and wishes to use melatonin to counteract the effects of jet lag, he or she may want to take a dosage prior to getting on the flight and a higher dosage prior to going to bed. If a person commonly sleeps during the night, melatonin should not normally be taken during the day, and vice versa because melatonin can influence the body’s internal clock.

When thinking about using melatonin as a sleep aid there are some issues that everyone should be aware of. First, there has been no long-term research on the safety and effectiveness of melatonin as a sleep inducer. There is also a lack of information regarding melatonin’s interaction with other medications.

Melatonin is only for adult use. It should not be used by children, teenagers, pregnant or lactating women. If a person has diabetes, epilepsy, leukemia or taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, always consult a physician before taking them.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:51-05:00November 21st, 2020|

Tips for Improving the Effectiveness of Your Fitness Plans

Tips for Improving the Effectiveness of Your Fitness Plans

Do you want to get into fitness like you have some knowledge and respect for the activity? First, you need to know the basics associated with the routine dynamics to showcase what type of knowledge you actually have about the activity. If that is not enough, try reviewing the article listed below.

Don’t focus on just one side of the body or one set of muscles. There are some people that may feel that working out more on one side or doing more for one set of muscles is going to achieve great results. But you could overwork and strain that one side or muscle set, while preventing your results from looking great.

Be sure to give yourself enough playtime to stay fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit. Spend time with your friends or just go out among people to exchange greetings and smiles. A little running, walking or biking in a park or any other busy, active place is great for lifting spirits and inspiring your workout as well as your life.

To get the most from your weight lifting endeavors, remember that the optimal work out length is no more than an hour. After a long period of stress, your body starts to release increased levels of cortisol which will lower both your metabolism and your testosterone and can become counter-productive to building muscle.

A great fitness tip is to perform upright rows. Upright rows are a great exercise that can help develop your deltoids and your biceps. To correctly perform the upright row, you’ll want to grab the bar at shoulder width. Then you’ll want to lift your elbows up while keeping the bar close to your body.

Even when you are not participating in a structured fitness program, find ways to keep moving. Make it a point to go on a walk or take a jog around your neighborhood. Use your breaks at work as an excuse to find something active to do, even if you just go outside and walk around the building a few times. The more physical activity you include in your life, the happier you will be with your level of fitness.

To keep fit when you go out, park far away from the location you are trying to get to. For example, at the mall, instead of fighting for the closest parking space, park out in the distance. The walking will help you keep your metabolism up and burn calories.

When you start a weight-lifting regiment, start with a lower weight. This will provide you with a solid foundation in terms of your form. If you try to lift weights that are too heavy, you may strain your muscle and you might not be able to achieve the form that is optimal. You want good form because bad form limits the benefits you get from the strength-building exercise, and it also leaves you prone to injury.

Apparently, you have read the aforementioned article, or you wouldn’t be down here reading through the conclusion. Well done! That article should have provided you with a good foundation of what it takes to become better in fitness and what areas of the activity you can improve upon. Should any questions remain, review the article.
Always consult your physician before starting any exercise regimen.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:52-05:00November 14th, 2020|

Insomnia Risk Factors

Insomnia Risk Factors

Insomnia is really quite common and a good portion of people have to deal with it at one time or another. However, most people attempt to deal with insomnia on their own and never consult a physician about it. As a matter of fact, during routine physicals and doctor visits, most doctors never even ask about a patients sleep pattern at all. Because there is some very effective sleep medication available by prescription that can be used for up to six months without any addictive properties, insomnia no longer has to be a treacherous path to walk down.

There are certain risk factors that put a person at higher risk for insomnia that might and should be addresses. Some insomnia risk factors include aging or the elderly, conflict in one’s life, being overworked, illness in the family, ranking low in social status, or a psychiatric or psychological problem. Of course, those who will be at a greater risk of developing insomnia would typically be a female over the age of 60, with a history of stress, anxiety, or depression, maybe a combination of all, and one who may have an underlying medical condition. It has been a myth that as people get older, they require less sleep. That myth has never been validated and remains untrue today. Keep in mind that these risk factors do not mean that a person will develop insomnia but that they may be at a greater risk.

Negative thinking is also associated with insomnia or when something is really weighing heavily on one’s mind. This can have a negative impact and because the mind is preoccupied with these thoughts, it can trigger a bout of insomnia. Sometimes people have an onset of insomnia that is very temporary while in others, it could linger for months. Depression is the number one factor associated with depression and almost all people who have been diagnosed with this condition have insomnia. Therefore, it is likely that if the depression can be dealt with, the insomnia may subside as well.

A lack of proper sleep can also weaken one’s immune system which can cause them to be susceptible to all kinds of illness including colds, viruses, and the flu. Studies have shown that insomnia is much higher in women than it is in men. It is believed that the cause for this is that with women there are usually sometime of hormonal fluctuation that could be the cause such as premenstrual syndrome, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Further, anxiety is much more prevalent in women than it is in men, therefore which could be another reason that insomnia is higher in women than it is in men.

There has also been a relationship between childhood sleep patterns and adult insomnia. Childhood sleep disorders would include nightmares, sleep walking, difficulty falling asleep, or restless leg syndrome. Children who experience these disorders do have a higher risk of developing insomnia later into adulthood. Another factor that can produce a great risk is ADHD in a child that spills over into adulthood.
Please speak to your Doctor if you are having trouble sleeping, there are solutions to help you.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:52-05:00November 7th, 2020|

Too Stressed to Snooze?

Too Stressed to Snooze?

Solutions for a More Peaceful Night’s Sleep
(ARA) – Most Americans do not get the recommended eight hours of sleep required for good health, safety and optimum performance. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently reported that 63 percent of Americans are sleep deprived.
During stressful times — such as the loss of a loved one, a change in job status or a serious illness — the numbers of those who suffer from sleep deficiency can be even greater. Ironically, this is the time when a good night’s sleep is even more important to facilitate recovery and healing.

The following suggestions may ensure a more peaceful and restorative night’s sleep for the entire household.
Struggling for Much-Needed Rest
People who suffer from anxiety often have difficulty falling asleep, wake up frequently during the night, arise too early in the morning, or experience unrefreshing sleep. These symptoms of insomnia are fueled by stress, grief, worry and disrupted sleep schedules.

One solution to combating insomnia is to create a restful sleep environment in every bedroom in the house. This includes keeping the temperature cool, the light dim and the bed comfortable.
“Choosing a good mattress can make a difference in the quality of sleep you get at night and the way you feel during the day,” said Dr. Gary Zammit from the Sleep Disorders Institute at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City. “Most people do not realize that their bed can be preventing them from sleeping well and, in some cases, keeping them awake.”
Insomniacs might consider alternative sleep surfaces to improve their sleep. One alternative is the Sleep Number Bed by Select Comfort with adjustable firmness and individualized comfort levels. In studies conducted at Stanford University and Duke University, participants fell asleep faster and experienced better quality, more restorative sleep on the Sleep Number bed than on a traditional innerspring mattress. Stanford University researchers also found that 87 percent of those who slept on the Sleep Number bed experienced a greater percentage of REM sleep with fewer disturbances.

Insomnia can be a forerunner of depression and other health-related problems, so it is important to seek a doctor’s advice if symptoms persist.
Recognizing That Your Body Needs Sleep
For many involved in a crisis, daytime sleepiness is a frequent problem. Even if a person is getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night, stress and emotional fatigue can cause excessive sleepiness and frequent dozing off. This can be especially harmful for adults since daytime sleepiness can lead to health problems or dangerous situations when they drive.

The best solutions for overcoming daytime sleepiness are to stick to a normal sleep routine and get extra rest if your body needs it. When stressed, adults should pay careful attention to what their bodies are telling them, make good judgments about getting to bed earlier and take frequent naps.
Lack of concentration, nodding off during quiet activities or having trouble waking up in the morning are signs that a child is not getting enough sleep. Parents should remember that if the sleep schedule is disrupted even one night, a child may experience these symptoms.
“Children copy their parents’ sleep patterns, so it’s important for parents to maintain consistent sleep schedules and get enough sleep at night,” says Dr. Zammit. “Getting a good night’s sleep should be a family priority, and it starts with the adults in the household.”

Soothing Bad Dreams
Nightmares — vivid, long, scary dreams — are more frequent during times of stress, anxiety and helplessness. Children aged 3 to 6 are the most common sufferers of bad dreams, but traumatic events can increase the occurrence of nightmares in adults as well.
To avoid the anxiety nightmares can cause, it is important for adults to monitor the amount of television their family watches before bedtime and discuss any disturbing images with their kids. When children have nightmares, parents should comfort them by talking about the bad dream and offering reassurance that they are available whenever needed.
To reduce the chance of having nightmares, adults should avoid eating directly before bedtime and reduce their intake of caffeine and alcohol, as each will increase brain activity that can disrupt sleep.

Always seek the advice of your medical doctor if you are having trouble sleeping. It may be as easy as having a sleep study to rule out OSA. If your doctor diagnoses you with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, The CPAP Team will be here ready to help you get started on the road to CPAP therapy.

Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories. Best of all you can order online in the privacy of your home.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:52-05:00October 31st, 2020|

Are You Having A Heart Attack?

Are You Having A Heart Attack?

Heart attacks come in all sizes, from minor to major, and the symptoms of a pending heart attack can be deceiving in many cases. Some symptoms of a pending heart attack may have been showing up for quite a while and were ignored as something else.

Pending heart attack symptoms mask themselves as indigestion, being overworked and tired all the time, and taking naps several times a day.

During a real heart attack, you may feel feverish, have a nauseous sick feeling, shortness of breath, labored breathing, sweating, tingling in arms, chest pain, heaviness in the chest area like someone is pushing on your chest and various other indications.

Your life may depend on you making the right decision within minutes, is what you are feeling a heart attack… as a quick response time in calling for help… 911… could be the determining factor that saves your life. It’s better to be wrong, than to be right and not get help on the way ASAP!

One of the major causes of a heart attack is the restriction of blood flow to the heart muscle, which causes any number of symptoms. But the bottom line is, how severe is your heart attack. That will in many ways determine what symptoms you experience. The more severe the blockage, the more severe the heart attack symptoms in most cases. The blockage may occur due to a blood clot, or material buildup inside the artery walls that breaks loose.

Many hospitals are not fully equipped to deal with heart attack victims, and will transfer the patient by air to a hospital or medical center with a heart attack specialist who can determine how bad it was, and one who has the skill to repair the damage caused by the heart attack.

The quicker the blood flow to the heart muscle is restored, the better your chance for a complete recovery from your heart attack. Don’t delay, if you have experienced any symptoms seek medical assistance.

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:53-05:00October 24th, 2020|

Great Ideas for Effectively Working from Home

Great Ideas for Effectively Working from Home

There are several reasons that people start their own home businesses, including a passion for a certain product or service or a need to have flexible hours! With your home business, you can be your own boss and work when it’s convenient. Read this article for tips on how to start a business at home.

Offer a free trial product on your website. If you make something from home, many people are unwilling to buy it without trying it first. Giving them the chance to sample a product with no risk is a great way to get return customers who are happy with your product and business.

Know the risks before you start your home-based business. Some of the possible risks include zoning issues, state and local tax issues, time management issues and, of course, your own financial risk. You must be sure to research these areas in relation to your specific location, lifestyle and business type in order to avoid common small business problems.

If your family members help with your business, do not hide this from the IRS. If you declare your family as employees, you can deduct what you pay them from your taxes. This will also allow you to insure them, and have the expenses linked to insurance deducted from your taxes as well.

Managing your time is the single most crucial aspect of running a home business. Is checking your email and going on Face Book really going to increase profits? No. What we do with those precious moments makes the difference between success and non-success of those goals and achievements that we want to obtain.

If I can give you one piece of advice for your home business, it’s visualizing your goals. Studies have shown that a person who sits and thinks about successfully shooting a three-pointer in basketball is more likely to make it than someone who doesn’t. Do the same with your business – take 10 minutes EVERY morning to visualize your goals and you WILL achieve them!

It’s a great idea to back up your passwords, contacts, phone numbers, and other important information to paper and then keep it in a safe place like a safe. This will provide you with that information even if all your electronic backups fail, so you won’t be left in the lurch.

Think about how you are going to handle your business and if you can. When you first start out it’s easier and less expensive to run it yourself. You should ask yourself if you can handle all the responsibilities on your own before diving into starting your own business.

Whether you want to be available when a spouse or children arrive home, you like to sleep in, or you really love a certain subject, home businesses can be an attractive option. Remember the tips in this article to start and manage your own successful, profitable home business in an effective manner!

Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories. Best of all you can order online in the privacy of your home.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:53-05:00October 17th, 2020|