Monthly Archives: May 2012

Drug-free Sleep Solutions

When doctors talk about sleep hygiene, they don’t mean clean pajamas, fresh sheets, brushing your teeth and flossing but rather healthy bedtime rituals. These include dedicating the bedroom to sleep rather than video games, television and computer work. Reading is … Continue reading

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Insomnia as a symptom: treat the underlying cause

Insomnia and other sleep disorders are common problems that patients present to their doctors. Sleeping pills are usually not the best solution. They sedate the brain and by doing so may increase our risk for accidents including falls. This is … Continue reading

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Not every moment has to be magical

I took this photo on the Sunshine Coast the last time I went camping with my family. A little girl was flying a Tinkerbell kite and it looked so magical in the air . . . and hilarious whenever it … Continue reading

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Getting Enough Sleep: Three Questions to Ask Yourself

How can you tell if you are getting enough sleep? Ask yourself three questions. Do you feel well rested when you awaken in the morning? If it’s easy for you to make the transition into your morning’s activities, you’re probably … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

We celebrated at my son’s high school graduation dinner last Friday. I was reminded of the novelty of staying up all night when I was seventeen, and at 4 a.m. when I picked him up from his dry aftergrad, how … Continue reading

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Setting the Right Pace

Most of us are working for our weekends. We can run a treadmill for five or more days of the week and long for our brief weekends and distant holidays. I think weekends and holidays are great for spending extended … Continue reading

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Are You Living at the Right Pace?

The pace by which you live the moments of each day is an oft neglected source of stress. A dizzying pace can push us to act and react mindlessly. We make more mistakes, we may bypass the beauty of the … Continue reading

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