Manage Your Stressed Out Kids Busy Schedules

It’s very easy to allow your children to overload their schedules with many activities. After all, you want them to get the most exposure possible. But too many activities and too little downtime can lead to irritability, distraction and other signs of stress. This is the time for your children’s first lesson in setting limits…

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year brings new possibilities, new choices and new hope for the future. That’s why we tend to think about lifestyle changes in the New Year. Here are some tips to help you actually keep the resolutions you make this year… Be Realistic. Sure, you may want to lose 25 pounds in a week,…

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How to Use Light Therapy

A light box can be useful for more than seasonal affective disorder. It has been recommended for use as an add-on treatment for depression. It can also help shift your body clock. This video shows you how to use a light box.

There are many commercial brands available, the one in the video is a Phillips Golyte. Another popular brand is litebook.com They have very helpful educational information on light therapy.

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Taking Melatonin Correctly for Night Owls

People who are charged up in the evenings can spend a lifetime battling their body’s natural drive to go to sleep later. Low dose melatonin at ).3mg – 1mg taken 3-4 hours before bedtime can help you fall asleep earlier in the evenings.

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Why Do Antidepressants Cause Vivid Dreams?

If you have taken antidepressant medication like Zoloft, Prozac or Lexapro to name a few, you may have experienced bizarre or intense dreams. This very disturbing, it does not mean the medication is making you worse. Antidepressants suppress the REM stage of sleep which is the stage where you dream. The effect of this suppression…

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Evening Light Hurts Your Sleep

Did you know too bright light in the evenings can keep you from sleeping well? Light inhibits melatonin production and studies have shown that long term inhibition can cause depression. What can you do? Light blocking glasses can allow you to use your bright electronics without the negative effect of melatonin being inhibited.

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A Reason to Get your Chocolate Fix – A Proven Stress Reducer Chocolate

Does chocolate cure stress? Recent research suggests this is so. The antioxidants in dark chocolate help reduce stress as well as help fight disease. Here are some recommendations as to how much chocolate one should eat to reduce stress. Of course, if you eat chocolate to reduce stress, you’ll need to make adjustments in your…

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Pull this Weed and Reduce Your Stress

This stress inducer creates chaos in your sleep and raises your stress level. Most people have it and don’t realize the stressful effect.

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