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Goodbye to Sleep Problems!

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One common question posed to clients by Physicians,

Psychologists and other professionals in related fields is;

“Are you getting enough sleep?”

Regardless of whatever illness or health related disorder you may be presenting with, keep in mind that sleep is a major influence of good health. It also plays a vital role in your facial appearance during the day, no wonder it is sometimes called “Beauty Sleep”. We all certainly need our daily dose of beauty sleep to keep us feeling refreshed, energetic, attentive and attractive all day long.

There are various forms of sleep problems ranging from mild to severe sleep difficulties. For example, you may constantly have trouble falling asleep at night or difficulties going back to sleep once your sleep has been interrupted. It could also be excessive day time sleepiness or tiredness. Whatever form of persisting sleep difficulties you experience, it is of no doubt that you may have sought various solutions that failed or it may have become a lifestyle which has hampered your health in diverse ways.

Sadly, quite a number of individuals have developed dependence on drugs to be able to sleep deeply. You may be wondering;

Is it really possible to improve sleep without the use of drugs?

getty_rm_photo_of_woman_with_sleeping_pills_near_bedYes it is! and the good news is that you can bid your sleep problem farewell with our range of clinically proven non-invasive and non-drug solutions to sleep problems. They include:

NEUROFEEDBACK THERAPYHuman Brain Health with ECG

This is a brain training technique that focuses on normalizing irregular brainwaves. Sleep problems are as a result of some irregular brainwaves and high stress levels.  With Neurofeedback therapy, target brainwaves are being trained while inhibiting unwanted abnormal brainwaves to improve sleep, eliminate stress and other underlying irregularities.

BIOFEEDBACK THERAPY

bio1This is a relaxing therapy that utilizes deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises to calm your mind, ease off distractions, reduce anxiety and allow tranquility thereby improving the onset of deep sleep.

AUDIO-VISUAL ENTRAINMENT THERAPY (AVE)

This is a brain training technique that provides protocols to achieve relaxed attention, calmness and brainwave protocols to improve sleep.DAVID-Delight-Nederland-2

Just before you take your next sleeping pill, keep in mind that all drugs have side effects some of which are adverse! With our innovative approach to sleep problems, you are guaranteed long lasting solutions because they are targeted at training your brain to improve sleep.

For more information about our therapy procedures, kindly visit www.mobilehealthconsult.org and remember to follow me on twitter,

@Drmorayojimoh for more amazing updates on #GoodSleep!


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Time For a Relaxing Night Rest

 

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“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”

Thomas Dekker

When was the last time you woke up feeling really refreshed?

Do you often wake up feeling tired, weak or with a headache and/or body pains?

Do you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep all through the night?

Sleep is the body’s natural way of de-stressing itself and preparing it for the challenges of the next day by calming the mind and refreshing the body. It performs a crucial role in our health and overall well-being.

Simply put, your brain cannot function effectively when you are deprived of good sleep!

Often times, in an attempt to cheat nature, we may engage in certain practices which result in sleep deprivation, such as staying up to make free night calls, free night browsing, clubbing, watching late night movies, or reading all through the night because of an oncoming presentation, test or exam. To be factual, we may all have reasons to engage in one or more of these practices and lose a bit of sleep once in a while but when it becomes a habit, then you are headed for danger and it is one that comes with a heavy price!

Here are a few common signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation

  • Frequent yawning and stretching during the day at work or school.
  • Mood swings
  • Sleepiness
  • Memory difficulties/ forgetfulness
  • Impaired mental and physical alertness
  • Susceptibility to illness
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Sore/foggy eyes (redness, itching, blurred vision)
  • Distractibility

When you experience more of these frequently or habitually, take it as a wake-up call to adjust your sleep pattern.

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Keep that Stress at Bay!

Do we really know the impact of stress?

Do we know that stress can make our brain more susceptible to mental illness?stress

Stress, no matter its cause has been found to alter brain activities in ways that can have a long-term lasting detrimental effect on our mental health. There are several ways stress produces lasting damage to our mental health and one of these is by indirectly interfering with the normal functioning of our bodily chemicals which are called neurotransmitters. These chemicals in turn directly impair the function of the pre-frontal cortex of our brain, which is the area known to be home to higher level of thinking in man. Now what happens is that when these normal functions are disrupted, our reflective tendencies become inhibited while our reactive tendencies takes over and these automatically results to being consumed by feelings of anxiety, aggression and even depression.

Stress however does not only have damaging effect on our mental health but it also has negative lasting effect on our body, mood and behaviour.

Ways stress can affect our body:

  •   Having constant headaches
  •   Chest pain
  •   Experiencing fatigue
  •   Change in sex drive
  •  Developing sleep problems
  •   Stomach upset, and having muscle pain.

Ways stress affects our mood:

  •   Producing feelings of anxiety
  •   Restlessness
  •   Lack of motivation or drive
  •   Causing irritability
  •   Anger outburst and overwhelming feelings of sadness.

Stress doesn’t leave our behaviour out of its reach as it also finds a way to cause overeating or under eating, social withdrawal, which can in turn lead to drug or alcohol abuse.

Here are 5 tips to help you “de-stress”:

1.  Remember: This Too Shall Pass! Stress can lead to excessive worry, nervousness, dread, upset stomach, or difficulty breathing. The first step to overcoming negative feelings and stressful situations is recognizing that you are experiencing a very common emotional state most commonly identified as anxiety and that in fact it WILL PASS! Fighting the anxiety can make it stronger. Paradoxically, accepting that you are feeling anxious helps activate the body’s natural relaxation response.

2.  Diaphragmatic Breathing: This is an effective way to activate relaxation response as its goal is to decrease the heart rate. It’s been observed that a rapid heart rate can be lowered with deep breathing techniques. The most commonly utilized strategy is breathing by contracting the diaphragm, a horizontal muscle in the chest located just above the stomach cavity.For more information, visit http://www.mobilehealthconsult.org

3. Check Your Diet: Little do we know that what we drink and eat impacts greatly on our emotional state and food containing caffeine and alcohol have been found to be highly associated with stress/anxiety triggered state. When any of these is consumed on a regular basis, it can cause anxiety, trigger panic attacks, and increase feelings of nervousness and irritability. In light of this knowledge, it is important to decrease consumption of these stressor ingredients and also create a log for our daily meals which we would decide to carefully observe so as to take note of those causing more harm than good whenever they are consumed.

relaxed-woman4. Get Moving: Maintaining a regular (healthy, non-obsessive) exercise routine. Being on  the move daily and getting more involved in sporting activities has been proven to reduce stress, improve mood, enhance self-esteem, and increase energy levels. You can choose any of the various sporting exercise that best suits you and make a decision to commit yourself to it dedicatedly.

 5. Get More Sleep: You will be surprised at how losing just a few hours of sleep can increase the feelings of stress, anger, sadness, and exhaustion and so getting the right amount of sleep on a daily basis is absolutely important if we desire to be rid of stressful and anxiety prone situations.

Now that you have the tips to keeping stress at bay at your disposal, be sure to make them a part of your lifestyle

Have a stress- free day!