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Simple Tips for Staying Asleep

Debra Murray

  Getting a good night's rest is a precious commodity. However, if you're like the ranks of many others, you may find yourself tossing and turning through the night. Worse yet, you may not even be able to fall asleep in the first place, finding yourself staring up at the ceiling and wondering why counting sheep doesn't work.     There's nothing more frustrating than heading off to bed, drifting off as soon as your head hits the pillow, only to wake up in the wee hours of the morning, unable to fall back to sleep. Here are some simple tips...

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Simple Health Tips for Sciatica Sufferers

Debra Murray

    The sciatic nerve is the longest, as well as the widest, nerve in the body. When it becomes inflamed, as often happens even in active men and women over the age of 50, it can cause tremendous pain radiating from the lower back all the way down one side of the leg. Anyone who experiences chronic pain in either the right or left buttock, a shooting pain down one leg that makes even sitting down or standing up painful, or a burning and tingling sensation that radiates from the top of the hip all the way down to...

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Keeping Your Hair as You Age

Debra Murray

  Having a bad hair day? Aging hair doesn't just mean turning gray. For women between the ages of 25 to 35, you may start noticing the loss or thinning of hair. Unlike loss of hair in men where patches of hair fall out over time, female hair loss can mean loss of hair and volume. As we age, our hair can lose as much as 50% of its overall volume. This causes your hair to become fine, brittle, and looking flat.     Many factors can cause hair loss such as:  Genetics  Heat (Flat and curling irons)  Coloring  Stress  Medications    In recent studies,...

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The Secret Formula to Fading Stretch Marks and Scars

Debra Murray

  There are many ways that someone can get scars and stretchmarks. Sometimes, they come from giving birth or gaining and losing weight too quickly. Other times, they happen from surgery or a bad accident, but one thing is for sure, they are usually hard to get rid of. Most creams and lotions barely make a dent in fading them. Luckily, there are a few tricks that can make the process faster and simpler.   Moisturize the Skin All of the skin on the body needs to be regularly moisturized, but scar tissue and stretch marks require special attention. Since...

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Health Warning: Poor Sleep Can Affect Pain

Debra Murray

If you are like many people who deal with aches and pains, you know how frustrating it can be to know that pain will be waiting for you when you wake up, stick with you throughout the day, and accompany you at bedtime. You want to find a way to manage your pain so that you will have a better quality of life, stay active, and do the things that you love to do. What you may not realize is that a good night's sleep is essential in keeping pain under control. When you fail to get the sleep you...

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Muscle Pain Hurts: How to Let Your Body Recover

Debra Murray

Unfortunately, most cases of muscle pain don't happen right away. There can be a delayed response to some types of injuries, which causes it to take up to 48 hours for the pain to set in. But when it does, it really hurts. Because of this, most fitness experts recommend that people wait at least two days in between their strength training sessions. However, if the pain still doesn't go away, then there are other measures that need to be taken to help soothe the muscles. Read on to find out more about natural remedies for muscle pain.    Cherry...

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How to Achieve Pain Relief Without Prescription Drugs

Debra Murray

There are several reasons that prescription pain medicine should be avoided whenever possible. First of all, it is highly addicting. Many people get hooked on it after they innocently take it as their doctor suggests. Also, this type of medication gets processed through the liver, which can get damaged over time from it. And lastly, it is easy to build up a tolerance to pain medications. Those who use them are often forced to take higher doses of them or switch to stronger types of pain medications, since they don't work as well anymore. Because of these reasons, many doctors recommend that...

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Ease the Discomfort of Restless Leg Syndrome

Debra Murray

Almost one out of every eight men and women over the age of 50 experiences an annoying condition known as Restless Leg Syndrome. The symptoms include an uncomfortable feeling of achiness as well as a sensation of hundreds of pin picks attacking the legs whenever the individual is sitting at rest or lying down. Restless Leg Syndrome makes it almost impossible to get a restful night's sleep. In addition, Restless Leg Syndrome interferes with an individual's comfort and mobility level and can lead to chronic fatigue and irritability. There are a number of simple health tips to alleviate the pain...

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Simple Health Tips for Painful Fingers & Hands

Debra Murray

  Importance of Fingers and Hands Individuals with pain in their hands or fingers must find relief. Our hands are vital for daily functioning. As an individual becomes older health conditions such as arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia can make using fingers difficult.   Joints, muscles and tendons become sensitive and tender. There are various methods to reduce the discomfort of moving your fingers and hands. Most individuals use several ways to maintain health of their hands and fingers.   Massaging Methods A relaxing hand massage can help fingers and hands feel better. Various massaging techniques are available at...

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Dangers of Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

  With all of the wear and tear the spine endures, it’s no wonder most people will experience some form of back pain in their lives. Anyone who has ever suffered with an achy back knows it’s no joke. Lower back pain goes far beyond physical symptoms. If it’s serious and persistent, it interferes with every aspect of your life and can damage your emotional health.   The spine and back muscles have the big job of stabilizing the body. Over time, this can cause overuse of the muscles, joints and ligaments. Sometimes, relentless pressure on the lower back can result...

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