Annoying Snoring or Sleep Apnea? Ask Your Doctor.

Annoying Snoring or Sleep Apnea? Ask Your Doctor.

Sleep apnea was recently mentioned by Joey on the Good Morning Gloucester podcast.  Joey shared his personal struggle as he recently tried to adjust to wearing a sleep apnea mask and joked good naturedly about how the mask can interfere with “sexy time.” I thought this a good opportunity to help increase awareness about sleep apnea risk factors, potential negative effects on health, and possible treatments.

CPAP mask

The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask shown here looks a bit like a medieval torture device, yet can have life-saving benefits.

Sleep Apnea a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Loud snort or choking sound often signifies breathing has begun again. Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. (National Institutes of Health.) More than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. (American Association of Sleep Apnea.)

Types of Sleep Apnea – The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) This most often occurs in people who are overweight but can also occur in with enlarged tonsils and deviated septum.

Central sleep apnea is less common. This disorder occurs if the area of your brain that controls your breathing doesn’t send the correct signals to your breathing muscles. As a result, you’ll make no effort to breathe for brief periods.

Central sleep apnea is more common in people who have certain medical conditions or use certain medicines. Central sleep apnea can occur alone or with obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is not typical with central sleep apnea.

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Fresh Air ~

Fresh Air ~

Are you held up inside most of the day working? Do you eat lunch at your desk or in the lunch room/break room?

Holed up in an office all day you can sometimes forget what time it is. Sometimes the only light that shines on your face is the glare of a computer monitor or florescent lights.

Make sure you take some time for fresh air and sunshine. It’s healing, balancing, and grounding to get outside and back to nature, even for a little bit.

So start today – get outside, look up and breathe!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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National Relaxation Day -Take a Break and Relax

National Relaxation Day -Take a Break and Relax

Today is National Relaxation Day – A good reminder to take time to slow down, unwind and relax!

We all need a break from our fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles. Too much work and stress can make us feel run down, tired and even sick. Taking time to relax, recuperate and rejuvenate tired minds and bodies may help prevent disease and improve health. #nationalrelaxationday

Stress management programs – often include relaxation techniques along with cognitive behavioral and other therapy.

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The mind, body connection ~

The mind, body connection ~

Through the lens of Ayurveda there is a strong connection between mind and body. Relaxation has enormous benefits to your health and plays a major role in preventing disease.

Let’s explore the calming effect that some crystals (like Blue Lace Agate) can assist us in quieting our mind, body and emotions.

Blue Lace Agate:
Links your thought processes to the spiritual vibration. The serene energies of Blue Lace Agate induce profound peace of mind.

Try taking 15 minutes out of your day to relax with a Blue Lace Agate crystal which will bring you inner peace for all to see and feel. Keep on your night stand for a deeper peaceful sleep.

Don’t know where to find crystals? We support our partner: ZuZu’s Healing Arts, Inc – check them out!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Mommy & Me Fitness Class Coming Soon!

mother-daughter-love-sunset-51953Starting Wednesday August 23rd we will be offering a fun mommy and me fitness class for moms with children 0-3 years old. The class will be every Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 10:00am.  Mommy and Me Fitness will feature fun kid friendly music, and exercises that include the kids and give Mom a great workout. Children who can not sit up on their own should come in their car seat for easy mobility. We have a separate, comfortable area available for breastfeeding mothers to nurse. Bring water, towel, your little one, and your sense of humor!

We are also excited to announce that starting in September Phia will be offering childcare during select classes. Now there’s no need to arrange for a babysitter or wait until your spouse is home. We’ve got you covered! Stay tuned for more details and the release of our fall schedule.

For more information and our current class schedule visit PHIAWOMENSCENTER.COM

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Full Moon Meditation ~

Full Moon Meditation ~

  Tonight:  Wednesday, Aug. 9 

   7:00pm – 8:00pm

 Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl, Magnolia

Full Moon Meditation in Magnolia at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC: part of a whole health system of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC
 
We are thrilled to announce our monthly Full Moon Meditation which started, Wednesday, May 10 with highly experienced meditation practioner, Lynne Kathryn!
 
Experience the blissful benefits of meditation. A serene setting; Magnolia offers the perfect place to relax, slow down, cultivate mindfulness, unite with your inner self, get into the flow, and rejuvenate.
 
Whether it be for stress reduction or spiritual growth – you will feel better after meditating — try it!
 
Let’s cultivate wisdom, enhance enlightenment, and raise the vibration!
 
Group work can lead to or complement individual practice; eventually, we can strive to practice in all apects of our lives!
 
Expect some discussion and guidelines initially, and then we will meditate for 20-30+ minutes. There will be time for sharing and balancing ourselves at the end of the session.
 
If Spirit has led you here please listen to your soul’s path. Refine your practice, make a breakthrough, or have a gentle laugh! Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Lynne Kathryn on our journey! 🕉
 
Benefits of meditation:
Lowers blood pressure/slows down the cardiovascular system
Restores balanced function to the digestive system
Relaxes the nervous system
Relieves muscle tension
Diminishes intesnity of headaches/migraines
Relieves insomnia
Frees the mind from self-doubt and internal chatter
Releases fears
Reduces anxiety
Improves depression
Generates optimsim, self-esteem, confidence and motivation
 
Lynne Kathryn, M.Ed., C.MI. Certified Vipassana (insight) Meditation Instructor with 20 years experience teaching and nearly a decade counseling as well. Lynne is a meditation practitioner and facilitator who is based on the North Shore, and is available for individual or group sessions.
 
Investment: $10
 
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂
 
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