Elly Mackay Blog

Productivity Habits Of Billionaires And How They Sleep 0

Productivity Habits Of Billionaires And How They Sleep

Is 4 am the new 6am?

I’ll let you decide … and I’ll share the results of a sleep makeover I did for a journalist later in this article.

This past week in an article in the Wall Street Journal, a journalist interviewed several billionaires and discovered that they all seem to find 4 am as their “most productive time of day.”  If you want to learn why this will only work out for about 15% of the population, keep reading or if you prefer to read on the blog head on over.

The reasoning, according to the reporter, that this crazy early morning hour is so good for the interviewee’s productivity was threefold:

  1. At that hour, there are minimal distractions (kids, family, employees or bosses)
  2. There is almost no one emailing to texting you
  3. There is less to look at on social media

The group of people were not a huge surprise: Tim Cook (CEO of Apple), Richard Branson (CEO of Virgin Atlantic), Michelle Gass (former President of Starbucks; you know she’s drinking her product at 4 am). But …

Snore No More 0

Snore No More

Who doesn’t want their snoring to go away? Pretty much the snorer and their significant others are sick and tired of this loud awful sound that breaks the silence of the night. Sleep isn’t restful and revitalizing anymore when constantly bothered by loud snoring.  If the problem us anatomical in nature, then there is very little you can do about it but usually to undergo surgery. For those where going under the knife isn’t warranted, especially the male elderly, there are other snoring treatment plans that can put your annoying habit at bay without a lot of side effects.

But first, you should realize that snoring is just a symptom of a problem. There is an underlying reason why you snore. The reason is often sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the air to vibrate on narrowed or constricted airways. This results in snoring. It is also a deadly killer. It may take a while before it kills you and you usually suffer from other conditions worsened by sleep apnea, or better yet, of the chronic …

Sleep Hygiene – Learn About Good Sleep Habits for Restful Sleep 0

Sleep Hygiene – Learn About Good Sleep Habits for Restful Sleep

Better sleep hygiene (better sleep habits) can dramatically improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. Get valuable tips and advice to get started…

from Better Sleep Blog https://www.better-sleep-better-life.com/sleep-hygiene.html
via

How to Protect Yourself from Bed Bugs when Traveling 0

How to Protect Yourself from Bed Bugs when Traveling

Heed this advice to protect yourself from bed bugs while traveling for business or pleasure…

from Better Sleep Blog https://www.better-sleep-better-life.com/protect-yourself-from-bed-bugs.html
via

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs – Key Tips for a Bug-Free Bed 0

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs – Key Tips for a Bug-Free Bed

The battle against bed bugs seems never ending. Yet, getting rid of bed bugs is possible by following these tips…

from Better Sleep Blog https://www.better-sleep-better-life.com/getting-rid-of-bed-bugs.html
via

Bed Bugs – What They are and How to Get Rid of Them! 0

Bed Bugs – What They are and How to Get Rid of Them!

Bed bugs or cimicidae infestations can be an immense source of distress. Here’s what you can do…

from Better Sleep Blog https://www.better-sleep-better-life.com/bed-bugs.html
via

5 Things To Know About Sleep And Inflammation 0

5 Things To Know About Sleep And Inflammation

If you pay attention to health issues, you probably hear a lot about inflammation. Chronic inflammation has gotten a lot of attention in recent years as a major contributor to illness and disease.

But how much do you know about the relationship between inflammation and sleep? That relationship brings together two complex and fundamental of the body’s systems—the immune system and our need for sleep. Keeping inflammation in check has big ramifications for our health. Sleeping well may be one way we can guard against the unhealthful inflammation that’s associated with chronic diseases from cancer and heart disease to autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and others.

What is inflammation?

In talking with my patients, I realize that while most of them understand that excessive inflammation can be harmful, many don’t have a strong understanding of what inflammation is, or what it does. Inflammation is a natural, protective biological response from the immune system to fight off harmful foreign pathogens—bacteria, viruses, toxins— that cause illness and disease, and to help the body heal from injury. The symptoms of acute inflammation,

Oral Appliance Maker Signs Deal with Pro Player Health Alliance 0

Oral Appliance Maker Signs Deal with Pro Player Health Alliance

Oral appliance maker Vivos Therapeutics has signed a partnership with Pro Player Health Alliance, a provider in the National Football League Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation (PAF) sleep apnea research program.

The Vivos System consists of multidisciplinary therapeutic protocols and oral appliances that remodel and enhance the airway. Vivos will participate in the NFLPA’s Professional Athletes Foundation’s health and wellness checkup events that along with a full cardiovascular evaluation also focuses on breathing wellness. Events will take place in NFL team cities and at the 2019 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

“Sleep apnea is a serious and growing health epidemic facing America,” says Edward Loew, SVP of capital markets and strategic initiatives at Vivos, in a release. “Our newly formed partnership with Pro Player Health Alliance will allow us to provide highly effective relief to former NFL players, who are a high-risk segment of the population.”

David Gergen, CEO of Pro Player Health Alliance, says, “Pro Player Health Alliance is pleased to showcase the Vivos System to NFL greats and top-notch dentists around the country.”

Through co-sponsored health and wellness

How To Sleep Better On New Year’s Eve, Even If You Stay Out Late 0

How To Sleep Better On New Year’s Eve, Even If You Stay Out Late

Most of the blog posts you will be seeing this week are about what you should do about many different things in the New Year. New Year’s resolutions abound, and I have a few myself. But, what about New Year’s Eve? This is a night celebrated by most everyone, and it usually includes several activities that will influence your sleep.

Let’s face it New Years is a fun holiday where we do a lot of drinking, eating, dancing, watching TV late, and of course celebrating! The big question is: How can we have all the fun and avoid the New Year’s Day exhaustion and start the year off feeling healthy? Here are some things to try this year.

Here’s what to do in the days before your New Year Celebration

  • Slow Your Roll, Before The Big Night. You probably have a good idea of what you’ll be doing for New Years, and you have probably also been doing the holiday thing for a couple of weeks, you really want to lower your level of sleep deprivation prior to Dec 31.
Improving Sleep Quality in Parkinson’s: Is Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel Effective? 0

Improving Sleep Quality in Parkinson’s: Is Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel Effective?

New research found that patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease who were treated with levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion experienced an improvement in sleep quality, according to a review published in Parkinson’s Disease.

The study sample included 7 consecutive participants who received an implant for continuous levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion; dosage was titrated individually until greatest motor control was attained. The investigators performed overnight polysomnography before and after 6 months of treatment, reporting on parameters including sleep efficiency, wake after sleep onset, REM sleep and non-REM sleep, snoring sounds, apnea-hypopnea index, arousals, leg movements in sleep, and more. The investigators also administered questionnaires at baseline and follow-up, including the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, fatigue scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Beck Depression Inventory, and the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale.

Motor fluctuations and symptoms showed significant improvement after 6 months of continuous levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel infusion. Polysomnography results showed improvements in generalized sleep efficiency; however, changes observed in sleep parameters from baseline to follow-up were not considered statistically significant.

Get the full story at www.neurologyadvisor.com

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2018/12/sleep-quality-parkinsons-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel/…