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5 Ways a Parent Can Remain Free of Stress

Posted by Mikkie Mills on Aug 24, 2020 3:28:00 AM

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Topics: parents, managing stress

Releasing Stress From Your Body

Posted by Mikkie Mills on Aug 12, 2020 6:01:00 AM

Sometimes stress is just mental or emotional, but at others it may even spill over into how you feel physically, and can have an impact on how your body feels. You may find yourself looking for ways to start relieving areas of stress on your body. This can be unpleasant, and may even be downright painful depending on how the stress is manifesting itself. The upside is, though, that it doesn't have to be difficult to release stress from your body and start feeling better today. If you're looking for ways to help your body feel more relaxed, at ease, and tension free, here are some things to try.

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Topics: sleep apnea, stress, anxiety, managing stress

How Hoarding Affects Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jul 27, 2020 3:00:00 AM

Walking up to your front door should be a relief after a long day at the office or school. Traveling for the holidays should be a time filled with family memories versus hard conversations.

An area of debate can start because of the severity of hoarding at a loved one’s home. Adding insult to injury, emotions run high due to a hoarders inability to relax in their own environment.

It was not until 2013 that hoarding was separated as only a symptom from obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Hoarding is completely different characterized by "the urge to acquire and save objects, while being unable to discard objects that have no apparent value."

One study in 2015 from the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health found insomnia as a significant predictor of increased hoarding severity. Another study found several factors present in the link between hoarding and insomnia.

“Hoarders typically have problems with decision making and executive function; poor sleep is known to compromise cognition generally, so if hoarders have cluttered/unusable bedrooms (and less comfortable, functional beds), any existing risk for cognitive dysfunction, depression and stress may increase as sleep quality worsens,” said lead author Pamela Thacher, assistant professor of psychology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

For many, hoarding is an unclear line between laziness and clutter. Noticing the signs and understanding why hoarding starts can help.

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Topics: sleep disorders, managing stress, hoarding

Anxiety Disorders and Sleeploss

Posted by Dr. Angie Randazzo on Jul 2, 2020 8:20:00 AM

Have you grown more worried and fearful about life over the years? You aren't alone. Research has shown that feelings of fear, general anxiety, and nervousness tend to rise with age.

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Topics: stress, anxiety, sleep anxiety, managing stress

Just Relax and Get Better Sleep Tonight

Posted by Paisley Hansen on May 31, 2020 10:59:00 AM

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Topics: alaska sleep clinic, insomnia, relax, getting better sleep, managing stress

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