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Tired? Do You Sleep Soundly?

Live your dream of a good night's sleep Good sleepers have a routine that doesn't change, even on weekends: lights out at the same time, alarm buzzing at the same time. They don't use caffeine late in the day or rely on alcohol or sleeping pills at bedtime. They exercise daily and start relaxing two hours before bedtime. About half of all people over the age of 65 report that they used to experience a well night's rest, but now they do not. It could be lack of exercise, less exposure to natural light, changes in diet or in the body's production of sleep-regulating chemicals, or plain old pain. For women, add menopause. The buzz on snoring and sleep apnea [...]

By |2021-06-25T20:58:30+00:00September 28th, 2021|Snoring & Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Tired? Do You Sleep Soundly?

Fear…It’s All in Your Head

Fear is a learned response, and what can be learned can also be unlearned. We still have a lot to learn about fear, but certain things we do know. Dental fear, for example, is often the result of vicarious learning. Take you, for instance. Even though you've never had a tooth removed, you've maybe heard some pretty scary stuff about extractions, and the result is that the whole idea makes you nervous. That's vicarious learning. Vicarious wrong learning, too, since having a tooth out these days is virtually painless. Negative experiences also have a lot to do with fear. A really bad experience in an airplane can make you anxious about flying. More than two terrible trips in the scary [...]

By |2021-06-25T20:47:38+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Fear & Anxiety|Comments Off on Fear…It’s All in Your Head