Floating Effective For Stress And Pain, Research Suggests -- ScienceDaily Relaxation in large, sound- and light-proof tanks with high-salt waterfloatingis an effective way to alleviate long-term stress-related pain. This has been shown by Sven-Åke Bood, who recently completed his doctorate in psychology, with a dissertation from Karlstad University in Sweden. The dissertation confirms what earlier studies have indicated: sleep was improved, patients felt more optimistic, and the content of the vitalizing hormone prolactin increased. Anxiety, stress, depression, and perception of pain declined. Those who took part in the research project all had some form of stress-related pain, and after only twelve treatments in the floating tank, their condition improved. "Through relaxing in floating tanks, people with long-term fibromyalgia, for instance, or depression and anxiety felt substantially better after only twelve treatments. Many people experience improvement Several types of pain can be affected
Delayed sleep phase disorder Delayed sleep-phase disorder (DSPD), also known as delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) or delayed sleep-phase type (DSPT), is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder affecting the timing of sleep, peak period of alertness, the core body temperature rhythm, hormonal and other daily rhythms, compared to the general population and relative to societal requirements. People with DSPD generally fall asleep some hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning. They probably have a circadian period a good deal longer than 24 hours. Affected people often report that while they do not get to sleep until the early morning, they do fall asleep around the same time every day. Unless they have another sleep disorder such as sleep apnea in addition to DSPD, patients can sleep well and have a normal need for sleep. DSPD was first formally described in 1981 by Elliot D. Definition The ICSD (page 128-133) diagnostic criteria for delayed sleep-phase disorder are: Prevalence
The Power of Sleep | Get More Sleep With Floating We all hear it a hundred times; we need more sleep. We are constantly encouraged to receive our eight hours nightly. The cycles our body experiences during sleep is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yet sometimes it can be hard to commit the hours to try and receive the necessary rest, especially if you have a restless mind. This is only made more difficult by the busy nature of modern day life which has made sleep a sort of nuisance. The irony is that we are far more effective when rested and would get more done if we were able to recharge during day. Sleep is so essential to a human’s wellbeing. A major contributor to why we feel more relaxed while resting is actually a result of which brain waves we’re releasing. How can Floatation therapy help? Even if you’re someone who is able to get the recommended 8 hours a night, it is still likely that you aren’t receiving the rest you need.
Circadian Sleep Disorders Network Sensory Deprivation Boosts Musicians' Skill Level Canadian researchers report floating in an isolation tank increased the technical skill level of young jazz players. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Everybody knows the standard answer. Oshin Vartanian of the University of Toronto and Peter Suedfeld of the University of British Columbia report floating in an Epsom salt solution one hour per week for four weeks boosted the technical ability of a group of college music students. Don’t start filling up the bathtub, however: This experiment, described in the journal Music and Medicine, featured a level of sensory deprivation achievable only in a specially designed tank. But would it work for budding be-boppers? Eight of the students — six men and two women — engaged in flotation sessions for four consecutive weeks. All the participants — including the other five musicians who comprise the comparison group — made two five-minute-long recordings in which they freely improvised. Vartanian and Suedfeld concede this was a small sample.
rare-diseases — National Organization for Rare Disorders Print NORD is very grateful to James S.P. Fadden, MA, Vice-President, Circadian Sleep Disorders Network, and Katherine Sharkey, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, for assistance in the preparation of this report. Synonyms of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder circadian rhythm sleep disorder, free-running type free-running disorder hypernychthemeral syndrome N24 non-24 non-24-hour disorder non-24-hour sleep-wake cycle disorder non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome Disorder Subdivisions No subdivisions found. General Discussion Non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (N24) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder in which an individual's biological clock fails to synchronize to a 24-hour day. N24 occurs in roughly 50% of completely blind people but also occurs in an unknown number of sighted people. Symptoms Causes The individual cellular clocks run on a cycle that is close to 24 hours.
Salt Therapy Spas Focus on Respiratory and Skin Symptoms - Time Warner Cable News As a result of being a first responder during the September 11 attacks, Dr. Alex Eingorn suffers from lung and respiratory issues, but he has found relief in dry air salt therapy. “It’s just a lifesaver for me. I have noticed a huge difference in the way I breathe, in the way I feel. He is one of many people discovering the benefits of salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, a process in which clients breathe in pure dry salt vapor to help treat respiratory and skin issues. "Salt has natural qualities that are really good for the body; antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory," said Ellen Patrick, co-founder of Breathe Easy. Time Warner Cable News stopped by Breathe Easy in Manhattan, where we learned that it is kind of like a day at the beach. The salt air pumped inside is so fine, it can be deeply inhaled to help absorb the moisture in mucus, to kill bacteria and to ultimately open up the airways. "We have the walls covered with pink Himalayan salt.
I Don't Dream? Yes You Do. Why We Have Nightmares & Forget Our Dreams Joe Griffin explains why dreaming and forgetting our dreams, fulfils a vital human need. THE human givens approach is a set of organising ideas that provides a holistic, scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals and society work. That framework has one central, highly empowering idea at its core — that human beings, like all organic beings, come into this world with a set of needs. If those needs are met appropriately, it is not possible to be mentally ill. I do not believe a more powerful statement than that could ever be made about the human condition. To get our needs met, nature has gifted us our very own internal guidance programme — this, together with our needs, makes up what we call the human givens. In terms of the history of where our knowledge about human needs comes from, there has been a distinguished cast of contributors, going right back to ancient times. And, on the other side, we have our human resources — the innate guidance system. Random barrage
Meditation can Grow Your Brain in Just 8 Weeks A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can fuel grey-matter in the hippocampus and promote brain ‘growth’. More specifically, the practice of meditation can spark measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress. For the study, 16 volunteers took part in Dr. Lazar’s ‘mindfulness’ course, with magnetic resonance (MR) images being taken 2 weeks before and after the study. Additional parts of the brain positively affected by just eight weeks of meditation were posterior the cingulate cortex – also important for memory and emotions; the temporoparietal junction, involved in empathy creation; and the cerebellum, which helps to coordinate movement. Study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology, said: Those who did not go take part in Dr. You can see Dr.
ISRCTN - ISRCTN58986139: Sleep Matters Trial Scientific title Sleep improvement and alleviation of dissociative symptoms: a randomised controlled trial of digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia. Acronym Study hypothesis Sleep improvement will alleviate dissociative symptoms. Ethics approval University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee, 27/03/2015, ref: MS-IDREC-C2 2015-006 Study design The study is a parallel-group, randomised controlled trial of digital cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia in addition to treatment as usual (TAU) versus TAU alone. Primary study design Interventional Secondary study design Randomised controlled trial Trial setting Home Trial type Treatment Patient information sheet Not available in web format, please use contact details to request a participant information sheet. Condition We are studying the relation between insomnia symptoms and dissociative symptoms. Intervention Intervention type Behavioural Phase Drug names Primary outcome measures 1. Secondary outcome measures 1.
Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health By Dr. Mercola Magnesium is perhaps one of the most overlooked minerals. This is especially important because, an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in it. The health consequences of deficiency can be quite significant, and can be aggravated by many, if not most, drug treatments.In the featured video, Carolyn Dean, a medical and naturopathic doctor, discusses the importance of this mineral. "What I want to convey today is the importance of magnesium, how you can get it, how you can know how much you require in your body, and the incredible benefits from using this simple mineral," she says. Magnesium—One of Your Most Important Minerals "What happens is, the muscle and nerve function that magnesium is responsible for is diminished. Magnesium is perhaps critical for heart health, as excessive amounts of calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attack and sudden death. Pay Attention to Your Calcium-Magnesium Ratio I agree with Dr. According to Dr. Dr.
10.22.2007 - Sleep loss linked to psychiatric disorders UC Berkeley Press Release Sleep loss linked to psychiatric disorders By Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations | 22 October 2007 BERKELEY – It has long been assumed that sleep deprivation can play havoc with our emotions. This is notably apparent in soldiers in combat zones, medical residents and even new parents. In the first neural investigation into what happens to the emotional brain without sleep, results from a brain imaging study suggest that while a good night's rest can regulate your mood and help you cope with the next day's emotional challenges, sleep deprivation does the opposite by excessively boosting the part of the brain most closely connected to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. "Emotionally, you're not on a level playing field, "Walker added. That's because the amygdala, the region of the brain that alerts the body to protect itself in times of danger, goes into overdrive on no sleep, according to the study.
Amanda Rupley Archives | What is Floatation? We’ve covered Lupus and how sensory deprivation therapy helps those suffering from the condition. To summarize, Sensory Deprivation Therapy for Lupus (an autoimmune condition that leads to inflammation of many different bodily systems – though most prevalently the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs) can be a vital part to a condition management plan. Symptoms vary, as cases of Lupus present differently by person. Chronic pain is suffered by virtually all Lupus sufferers to varying degrees. Which is why many suffering from Lupus use Sensory Deprivation Therapy, or Floatation Therapy, as a means of managing how much the condition’s effects are felt in their day to day lives. One such person that has battled tremendously with Lupus is Amanda Rupley, author of Lights. What is Floatation Editor, Jared Thoma: Hello Amanda, thanks for sitting down and talking with us about your new book, Lights.
JetLagged for Life | ADD . . . and-so-much-more Please – take time to read the comments. We are NOT alone! (c) Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCACPart 1 of the Sleep Struggles Series – all rights reservedLiving with Jet LagA first person account of an ADDer with an atypical sleep disorder — me. This Series is excerpted from a book I am writing about disordered sleep architecture. The content in a chapter of the section on some of the lesser known sleep disorders was written from personal experience, hoping to “put a face” on chronorhythm disorders, – disorders of sleep timing. As I explained in the introductory article to the sleep disorders content on ADDandSoMuchMore.com (ABOUT ADD & Sleep Struggles), 75% of us here in ADD/EFD-land have sleep struggles, if not diagnostic sleep disorders.I am one of them. ADDvocacy and Information I consider myself THE ADD Poster Girl –- finally diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at age 38 — and I have been working with ADD consciously for almost three decades now (don’t rush me!)