Archive for June, 2013

Most people that have problems sleeping resort to prescriptions, over-the-counter medications or even “natural” alternatives like melatonin.  What they don’t mention is that this can lead to dependence, a greater problem with attempts to sleep and frightening issues during dreamtime.

Obviously there is a lot of controversy when it comes to finding a cure for problems with sleeping, but before you try an internal solution and putting something inside of your body, perhaps try an external solution changing your environment.

If you’ve had your mattress for more than 8 years, it’s about time you get a new one or at least a mattress pad. Not only will a new mattress help assist you with fall asleep faster, but it can help cure problems like back and neck aches that can keep you feeling tired all day.

It may be an old wives tale, but hot chamomile tea or a glass of hot milk might do the trick. Soothing and warm, heated liquids can warm your body up faster and allow for greater relaxation when trying to fall asleep.

When all else fails, the Rise and Shine Natural Wake-Up Light  is a great thing to have for when you  need to fall asleep peacefully and wake up refreshed. The light and sound therapy helps your body to naturally fall asleep , calibrating the external environment with your internal needs. When you’re ready to wake up, rather than try and be jolted up by the sound of a harsh alarm clock, you can slowly be awakened with a slowly brightened light, simulating dawn. This slow change in environment helps your brain to wake up, giving it time to adjust before your eyes open and you start your day.

Still have trouble sleeping? Try counting sheep, reading and keeping the lights and sounds off in your room for at least a half hour before attempting to fall asleep, signaling a wind-down time for your body.


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During peak heat seasons and hours, it’s easy to be tempted to wear those bulky vests filled with ice packs just to stay comfortable. Not only is that not the stylish, but it also means that you have already have those ice or fridge cold packs ready. That’s hardly feasible with something as unpredictable as the weather. Instead Try the Cool Comfort Hidden Vest.

The Cool Comfort Hidden Vest allows you to stay cool without sacrificing style or having to plan ahead of time. Simply submerge in water for 20 minutes, wring it out and towel dry. Put a light shirt such as a tank top between you and the vest and finish dressing. It’s as easy as that. As the water evaporates, you’ll experience a cooling effect. No weight, no wait – this cooling vest is perfect for any lifestyle or activity.

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With temperatures rising all over the country, it’s important to do as much as possible to stay cool and hydrated. These tried and true tips from all over the country are your best bet to keeping energy costs down without sweltering in the heat.

  1. Don’t Be Too Welcoming – What do we mean by that? Keep the curtains down during the day; Although it might look like you are a grumpy or a bit vampire-esque, keeping the shades drawn will help resist the sun’s heat from entering through the glass windows, which acts as an amplifier.
  2. Aloe Vera is Not Just For Sunburns – Try replacing your normal daily moisturizer with aloe vera. With a natural cooling effect, your skin’s temperature is lowered, helping you to stay cooler, longer.
  3. Daydream – Believe it or not, studies show that actually imagining yourself in a cooler environment, say a ski resort or swimming through a lake, can actually help. Your body reacts to these daydreams, lowering its overall temperature.
  4. Pretend it’s Never 5 o’clock. Anywhere – Most of us would love to grab an ice cold beer on the hottest days, but that’s really not going to help too much. The alcohol will actually dehydrate your body, making you more prone to heat exhaustion and stroke. Instead, try an ice cold Club Soda or Perrier. It may not sound as appealing, but it sure will be in the long run.
  5. Eat Spicy Foods – Although it seems counterproductive, the heat stimulates receptors in the mouth that will trigger sweating and blood circulation, which is your body’s  natural way of cooling itself off.

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Everyone has had the experience of sitting too quickly on a bleacher or bench that’s been baking in the sun for hours and burning our legs and well, back sides. It’s frustrating but when you’ve got a kid playing little league, there’s not much of an alternative. With Kool Max Cooling Seat Cushion you can enjoy the game while keeping your tush cool.

Simply freeze the Kool Max cooling packs in the freezer, remove when ready and insert them into the insulated pockets in the cushion. With moisture protection and essential cushioning, you’ll be able to sit for hours in complete comfort.

The Kool Max Cooling Seat Cushion can be used at concerts, stadiums, work, and wheelchairs and on any chair seat of back. With two levels of cooling, you’ll be able to feel long lasting cooling, from well, your bottom up.

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