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Treating Migraine : Over-the-counter Pain Relief
Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter analgesic for pain relief. When you can’t use aspirin or other NSAIDs due to illnesses or pregnancy, acetaminophen alone, or in a combination analgesic, can treat migraine pain.
Reduce Personal Stress : Manage Unhappy Moods
Sometimes negative thinking is more than a passing emotion and becomes a more pervasive mood. Cognitive restructuring will help you to challenge your negative moods and change the thinking that lies behind them.
Reduce Personal Stress : Analyze Your Emotions
Emotional analysis will help you to understand your emotions and what they are telling you. You can decide whether they are correct or not, and either change your interpretation of the situation or take action.
Treating Migraine : Treatment with Medications
The medications used to treat a migraine attack can be classified into 2 main groups: those that treat the pain are called nonspecific and those that abort the attack are called specific. Medications used to treat the pain of a migraine attack are classified as simple analgesics, combination analgesics, or opioid analgesics.
Sleeping Well : Sleeping Environments
The bedroom should be a time-free environment. However, since many people rely on an alarm clock to wake up in the morning, most of us have a timepiece in the bedroom.
Sleeping Well : Getting Enough Sleep - Is your lifestyle affecting your sleep?
When you wake up feeling refreshed, eager to get out of bed and start the day; when your mind is clear and your mood evenly balanced, you know that you’ve had a good night’s sleep.
Analyzing the Causes of Stress : Assessing Relationships
As a manager it is inevitable that you will come into contact with people on all levels. Keep lines of communication open at all times to avoid stressful misunderstandings and any resulting conflict.
Analyzing the Causes of Stress : Analyzing Jobs
Some jobs are intrinsically more stressful than others. Jobs at different levels within the hierarchy of an organization each have their own stress factors. Likely stress levels are an important consideration when deciding if a job is suitable for you.
Understanding Sleep : Dreams and Dreaming
Dreaming, like sleep, is hard to define and some scientists prefer to use the term “sleep mentation,” which means all the perceptions, emotions, and thoughts experienced during sleep (or its processes). Dreaming occurs mostly during REM sleep but can also occur in NREM sleep.
Understanding Sleep : Amount of Sleep
An adult requires an average of 7.5–8.5 hours of sleep every night. However, this requirement varies widely between individuals and depends on age, genetics, and the amount of physical and mental activity.
I am Sure I Saw My Baby Smile Getting to know your baby
You can incorporate a massage into your baby's daily routine. Massage him in the morning, before you dress him, or make this part of his bedtime routine, massaging him after his bath, or before you get him ready for bed, which is a perfect way to settle him before bedtime.
I am Feeling So Depressed Your emotions after the birth
Following the birth, it's often the case that the attention that was focused on the mother during pregnancy shifts to the baby and, as a consequence, the mother's emotional needs may be neglected. There are steps you can take to help avoid postpartum depression, or to deal with it quickly if you think you are becoming depressed.
Analyzing the Causes of Stress : Changing Practices
Change is less stressful when anticipated. Keep abreast of recent developments within your industry, familiarize yourself with new technology, try to gain experience of as many different skills as possible, and maximize the options available to you.
Analyzing the Causes of Stress : Changing Organizations
In recent years, many companies have launched new products or services while also making cutbacks. Such changes can be vital to a company’s survival, but employees may find themselves working harder than ever, and facing an uncertain future.
Treating Migraine : Eating, Drinking and Relaxation
Reducing environmental stimuli during a migraine attack helps reduce brain excitation. Resting in a quiet, dark, scent-free place will help to stop a migraine attack.
Treating Migraine : The Importance of Timing
How do changes in the brain during a migraine attack influence the effectiveness of medication?
Understanding Sleep : Chemicals Involved in Sleep
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland and has an important role in circadian rhythms. The daily rhythm of melatonin secretion is controlled by a built-in, free-running pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, and is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan.
Understanding Sleep : The States of Sleep
There are two states of normal human sleep: nonrapid eye movement sleep, or NREM sleep, and rapid eye movement sleep, or REM sleep. NREM and REM sleep usually alternate in cyclically with each other.
Analyzing the Causes of Stress : Changing Societies
Demographic change has been dramatic in recent years. Changes include rapid population growth, migration from rural areas to cities, a rise in the number of elderly people, and the developing role of women. All these changes have increased stress levels.
Understanding Stress : How Stressed Are You?
The first hurdle to beating stress is recognizing its existence – acknowledging that stress is a problem is a vital step towards reducing it. Measure your level of stress regularly by responding to the following statements, and mark the options closest to your experience.
Sleep—What is Sleep? Life after the birth (part 2) - Safe sleeping and SIDS Protecting your baby
There has been much research into sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), or crib death, to try to find out why babies unexpectedly die. Several simple measures can be taken to reduce the risk.
Sleep—What is Sleep? Life after the birth (part 1)
My baby cries for hours every evening. Could this be colic and is this serious?
I Still Look Pregnant Your body after the birth (part 2) - A balanced diet & Postpartum exercise Getting into shape
You can exercise as soon as you want to after your baby's birth. The amount you do and how strenuous the exercise will depend on the type of birth you had and how much you exercised before you had your baby.
I Still Look Pregnant Your body after the birth (part 1)
The term “afterpains” refers to the discomfort felt after the birth as the uterus starts to contract back down to its normal, pre-pregnancy size. These pains are often described as feeling similar to menstrual cramps.
Making Lifestyle Changes : Managing Your Stress
The migraine sufferer is treated as though he or she is neurotic and needs to handle stress better. The truth is that migraine can be made worse by stress, but it is not caused by stress
Making Lifestyle Changes : Taking Natural Remedies
Several vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements have been shown to be beneficial in treating migraine including magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), feverfew, coenzyme Q10, and butterbur root.
Understanding Stress : Measuring Stress
There are a number of elements that can be quantified and used as approximate measures of stress levels. These elements vary according to whether stress is being measured in an individual, in an organization, or in society itself.
Understanding Stress : Recognizing Symptoms
There is no single symptom that can identify stress – stressed and unstressed people may equally well have heart disease or drink to excess. A common factor in stressed individuals is the presence of a number of symptoms.
Making Lifestyle Changes : Changing Your Eating Habits (part 2) - Menu Planning
When planning your menu, you must make sure you have adequate protein intake to avoid headaches. Avoid all carbohydrates at breakfast and for your bedtime snack. It is critical that you drink at least 8 fluid ounces of water with each meal and snack.
Making Lifestyle Changes : Changing Your Eating Habits (part 1)
Many foods are possible triggers for migraine. Each food that is a trigger contains a natural or artificial substance that can act as a stimulant, such as caffeine.
Understanding Sleep : The Rhythms of Sleep
Our body’s circadian rhythms dictate the rise and fall of our internal temperature over the course of a day. We are most likely to fall asleep when our body temperature is in the downward phase.
How Aging Affects Sleep
The actual amount of sleep we need changes very little with aging. What does change is the pattern of our sleep, in that as we grow old we experience less slow wave sleep (especially men) and slightly less REM sleep.
Sleep and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Symptoms of seasonal affective disorder
Symptoms of SAD are present during winter months when natural light levels are low and disappear in spring and/or summer. A diagnosis of SAD is made when symptoms are experienced over 2 or more winters and are not related to any other causes of depression, low mood, or other metabolic disturbances or illness.
Sleep and Mood Disorders - Could I be Depressed?
The following questions are based on a questionnaire known as the Zung self-rated depression scale, and can be used to assess the presence and severity of mild degrees of mood disorder.
Understanding Stress : Defining Stress at Work
Changes in working practices, such as the introduction of new technology or the alteration of targets, may cause stress, or stress may be built into an organization’s structure.
Understanding Stress : What is Stress?
On occasions, all of us experience stress. Beneficial stress can help drive a few of us to become Olympic champions, but harmful stress can drive others to despair. A force as powerful as that should always be handled with respect.
Making Lifestyle Changes : Keeping a Migraine Diary
Each day, write down in your diary all of the migraine triggers that may have occurred that day. Write down what you ate and when. Highlight each food or drink that you suspect is a trigger.
Making Lifestyle Changes : Migraine Diary
Tracking your activities and noting when you have a migraine attack enables you to identify triggers, such as missed meals, traveling, stressful situations, or certain foods, and to avoid them as much as possible in future.
Migraine Triggers : Medication Overuse Headache
Many different medications can be associated with medication overuse headache. Some of these are prescription, some over-the-counter (nonprescription), and some are considered natural herbal medications.
Migraine Triggers : Food and Drinks that May Trigger Migraine
If you are experiencing frequent migraine attacks or other migraine triggers, such as stress or menstruation, then controlling migraine food and drink triggers can sometimes help you avoid or decrease the severity of an attack.
Migraine Triggers : External Triggers
As with other triggers, such as stress or menstruation, vulnerability to food triggers varies widely among individuals. The food triggers most commonly reported include wine, aged cheese, aged meats, caffeine, and citrus fruits.
Sleep and Pain : The vicious cycle of pain
Acute pain can lead to poor sleep in the short term, but this is reversible as long as the individual returns to having good sleep or manages the pain so that sleep is unaffected
Sleep and Cancer
Many different types of drugs are used in the treatment of cancer pain, ranging from acetaminophen through nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), to morphine and its derivatives.
Migraine Triggers : Internal Triggers
Although menstrual migraine is the result of an internal trigger—the drop in estrogen levels just before menstruation—it is more likely to occur or to be more severe if other triggers are also present.
Identifying Migraine Triggers : Range of migraine triggers, Migraine and the stress response
An appreciation of the “fight-or-flight” stress response helps you understand why certain situations trigger migraine attacks. During this response, epinephrine excites the hyperexcitable brain cells further, causing a migraine attack. Beta-blockers—drugs that block the effects of epinephrine—are very effective when used to prevent attacks.
Hormonal Imbalances, Heart Disease, and Indigestion
Hormones play an important role in the regulation of metabolism, growth, and sexual function. Abnormalities in the level of hormones such as insulin and thyroid hormone can affect many systems and organs in the body.
Respiratory Disorders
Respiratory disorders affect the breathing passages and lungs, muscles of breathing, breathing centers in the brain, and the space around the lungs (pleural space).
Tests and Treatments : Relaxation techniques for getting to sleep
There are many different relaxation techniques and you should choose one that suits you. Some people find meditation useful, while others enjoy yoga or tai chi.
Maintaining Good Mental Health - Starts And Stops In Building Self-Confidence
Another way to destroy self-confidence is to always compare ourselves to others. There is always someone more capable in an area than we are (even our areas of strength).
Maintaining Good Mental Health - Ten Steps For Maintaining Mental Fitness
Refocus your attention on the needs of others. Identify ways you can give to others (i.e., volunteering for a community project, getting involved in a church program, finding a person in need of companionship, etc.).
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