Sleep

 

We all know it's elusive during college life and we all know it's crucial to good health.  Here are some encouragement and tips to get as much sleep as possible!

In many ways your dorm room is the most important room on campus because it is where you probably spend the majority of your time. It is where you rest and rejuvenate your mind and body, therefore it should be a personal sanctuary.

A feng shui dorm room is cozy, comfortable, serene, and deeply restful.  These can be achieved through subtle lighting, peaceful colors, and comfortable furnishings. Use warm, rich colors like browns, cream, lavender, beiges, and earth tones to create a nurturing environment. Include images that calm and inspire you. Every object should elicit a positive, nurturing response.

 

Sleep is one of the most important processes for the human body. Along with the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from our food, sleep ensures that the body heals, grows, and replenishes itself. Unfortunately, sleep is often an elusive state that escapes us, causing a myriad problems with health, happiness and productivity.

Most of us have found at one point or another that sleeping isn't always easy. You might overthink your sleeping position, what happened that day, or worry about sleeping issues you've had in the past.

All of these can make relaxation difficult and prevent you from falling asleep.

Luckily, there's one simple and easy technique I've tried that helps me relax in bed, and I bet it can help you too.

How much sleep you get every night is important, but what’s even more important is that the sleep you’re getting is good sleep. If you have aches, pains, indigestion, or tend to snore, these are the positions that can help cure what ails you.

Click above for an awesome infographic from The Wall Street Journal that points out some of the most common troublesome positions and highlights how you can adjust these so you can go back to having undisturbed, restful sleep.

Our society is constantly trying to find the magic pill, the easiest fix and the best way to achieve beauty and health. And we're always reading about how a healthy diet and regular exercise are really the ticket to helping us look better, feel stronger and live longer. And that's true. But what's often left out of that equation is the one thing we all are supposed to do but never get enough of: sleep.

Apply what doctors do to help NBA players adjust to jet lag!

 

With an 82-game schedule, NBA teams travel a lot. This season the Trail Blazers will lead the league with nearly 60,000 miles on the road, followed by the Lakers (55,000) and the Heat (53,000). All that flying means frequent time-zone changes, which can make it difficult for players to perform at peak levels. But jet lag is about more than having trouble sleeping. “It also results from feeding the body when it isn’t expecting it, or vice versa,” says Dr. Chris Winter, a sleep specialist who currently works with the Thunder, as well as the NHL’s Rangers and MLB’s Giants, on proper sleep techniques.

Ever wonder what the ultimate anti-inflammatory day would look like? Something that you could commit to with your busy schedule, for even a day?

In my medical practice, chronic inflammation is the top problem, by far. But you're in luck! I've put together a step-by-step guide to a day of anti-inflammatory living.

I estimate that about 90% of you could benefit enormously from a day like this, and if it saves you money and a trip to someone like me, even better.

Curious if it could work for you? Start tomorrow!

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the constant barrage of “health tips” we are all exposed to these days? What is the best diet? What is the newest superfood? What is the best way to exercise? The list goes on ….

Allow me to make two suggestions that may simplify this for you. 

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