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Getting The Best Sleep Now

Posted May 26th, 2015 by Moolah Mack | No Comments

As anyone who has worked overtime to complete a project or stayed up through the night tending to a sick child can attest, lack of sleep affects just about everything - from well-being and personal relationships to job performance and alertness. And recent studies suggest that the repercussions of too little sleep aren't only personal: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy drivers caused roughly 100,000 crashes on our nation's highways in 1998. Likewise, accidents attributed to sleep-deprived workers cost the federal government and private businesses billions of dollars each year in workmen's compensation.

Getting a good night's sleep isn't something to just dream about, though. You also can't afford to ignore snoring. As our common sense tips show, a little planning and discipline are all that's needed to get eight hours of restorative zzz's.

How Serious Is RLS?

Posted April 26th, 2015 by Moolah Mack | 1 Comment

Do your legs sometimes wake you up long before your alarm clock? Has your husband ever complained that you kick him in your sleep? Have you ever bolted awake, feeling as though you're tripping off a curb?

For many of us, such nocturnal jostling makes sleep anything but restful. Some of these experiences are nothing to worry about. Others are more troublesome and may require medical attention. Here, some of the most common nighttime occurrences:

A startling awakening is called a hypnic jerk - a harmless total body reflex that wakes people as they're falling asleep. "It involves a temporary disruption in the part of the nervous system that controls our

Arts And Crafts: Japanese Style

Posted April 9th, 2015 by Moolah Mack | No Comments

Although much has been written about the influence of Japan on Western design movements (the Aesthetic Movement. Arts and Crafts, and Art Nouveau), far less is known of Western influence on Japan. Yet, from about 1900 to the 1910s, Japanese designers, educators, architects, and craftspeople launched a "new style" of art and craft by incorporating elements from French Art Nouveau, the Vienna Secession, and the Glasgow School into traditional Japanese arts. In a later phase, in the 1920s and '30s, Japanese artists instead drew on the ideals and philosophy of John Ruskin and William Morris to create their own response to the modern world. This utopian phase of the Japanese Arts and Crafts Movement will be explored in the next issue of Style 1900. For now, we focus on the initial blending of Western theatre with traditional craft that first …

Nighttime Asthma Can Be A Killer

Posted April 1st, 2015 by Moolah Mack | 3 Comments

Even people who have relatively little trouble with asthma during the day can have major difficulties at night. The reason: the body's 24-hour, or circadian, cycle. "In people with normal lungs, lung function falls during sleep--but only by about 8 percent, so it isn't a problem," says Dr. Martin. "But in asthmatics, lung function can fall by as much as 50 percent during sleep--with dire consequences. "

In addition, certain natural hormones that reduce inflammation and promote airway

Cutting the Snoring Out Of Your Life

Posted March 30th, 2015 by Moolah Mack | 6 Comments

If you are one of those people who tried to stop snoring by using natural remedies without any success, there are a few medical devices that could help you overcome this condition.

If you stopped drinking alcohol and dairy products before bed time without success, tried sleeping on your side and taking decongestive tablets, and still you are losing the snoring battle, this would be the answer for you. CPAP is a facemask that pushes air through your airways to keep them open during the time of sleep. This machine is the size of a shoebox with a flexible tube and mask. With CPAP, it does not matter where the obstruction would be occurring. Apart from…

Aveda Goes For Broke In Tokyo

Posted March 24th, 2015 by Moolah Mack | 1 Comment

After more than two years of planning, Aveda is set to unveil a key piece in its global expansion strategy: launching in Japan.

The company's first mark in the country will be with a three-level facility in Tokyo's trendy Minami Aoyama area this fall, noted Dominique Conseil, president of Aveda, who visited here in May to announce the official launch of the brand to the Japanese market. The space will include a shop and cafe on the first floor and a salon and spa on the second floor and basement, respectively.

agfbitGlobal expansion for the brand has been a goal of Aveda's parent, the Estee Lauder Cos., since it purchased the lifestyle brand in December 1997. And with this launch, Aveda has a president who's at home in the market: before assuming the presidency of Aveda in July 2000, Conseil had previously been president