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                               An Alternative Approach For Overcoming A Sleep Disorder
                                                                  By David Riewe

   Having a sleep disorder can be very disruptive to everyday life. Sleep deprived people are usually
excessively tired and sleepy. They tend to become irritable and very emotional. At times they become
a danger, not only to themselves, but also to those around them.

Some people use alternative, natural ways to lessen the effects of their sleep disorder. Many people
focus on diet and nutrition, while others use herbs and supplements. Still others believe in the positive
effect of exercise, relaxation and sensory techniques, meditation or behavioral and cognitive strategies.
Often people use a combination of these approaches to help alleviate the symptoms of their sleep

A healthy diet is essential for optimal energy and a restful sleep. Avoiding certain foods is as important
as including others in your daily diet. Eating a wide variety of foods and drinking plenty of water will
keep your body well- balanced and provide a more stable energy level. Avoiding food that is grown,
treated or processed with chemicals, and limiting the amount of sugar and caffeine will also help your
overall physical condition. Many foods promote a restful sleep and are helpful in relieving some of the
symptoms of certain sleep disorders. Eating the proper snack before bedtime can increase natural
serotonin levels. Serotonin acts as a natural sedative and is made in the body from the amino acid
tryptophan. Foods that a re rich in tryptophan include chicken, turkey, cheese, cottage cheese, fish,
milk, nuts, avocados and bananas.

Many people use herbs and natural supplements as an alternative approach to treating their sleep
disorder. There are many nutritional supplements and herbal products on the market. It is important to
know how a specific product acts on the body as well as on the specific sleep disorder.. For example
many people with restless leg syndrome have an iron or folic acid deficiency. Taking an iron
supplement may alleviate some of the symptoms of RLS. Many herbs are well known for promoting a
natural sleep. A clamming tea of chamomile or lemon balm can be very relaxing to many people that
suffer from a sleep disorder.

Exercise and relaxation techniques, whether used alone or together, can reduce stress and muscle
tension. Many people that use these techniques to lessen the symptoms of a sleep disorder do these
before going to bed. They not only ease physical tension but they calm the mind and prepare the body
to sleep. These techniques include mindful exercise, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing

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exercises and yoga.

Meditation and visualization are also used by some sufferers of sleep disorders to calm the body
before sleep. Two common forms of mediation are meditation on the breath and mantra meditation.
Both of these types can have a positive effect on relieving stress and calming the body. Many people
focus their energy on a healing visualization as a method of alternative therapy for their sleep disorder.

Sensory techniques that people use to lessen the symptoms of their sleep disorder are hydrotherapy,
and aroma therapy. The two main techniques included in hydrotherapy, which means water therapy,
are relaxing in an Epsom salt bath and a lymph stimulating footbath. Aroma therapy includes the use of
therapeutic essential oils in baths, massage oils, room sprays, and simple inhalants.

Alternative behavioral and cognitive strategies used to combat the symptoms of a sleep disorder
include improving a person's sleep hygiene, stimulus control therapy and journal writing.

Alternative practices and techniques can help many types of sleep disorders. Often they are used in
conjunction with traditional medication and practices.

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                         Goal-Setting Health Endeavors for Treating Bipolar Disorder (1)
                                                               By Stephen Lau

Goal-Setting Health Endeavors for Treating Bipolar Disorder (1) Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder,
alternating between episodes of depression and mania. It is a mental disorder affecting about six
percent of the U.S. population. The average age of bipolar onset is twenty-one.

Bipolar disorder is often triggered by certain physical, environmental, and emotional stressors in life.
Therefore, knowing how to anticipate or identify these stressors is critical to controlling and treating this

In addition to medications, overcoming this debilitating disorder requires rigorous regiment on the part
of the patient.

What is your role as a bipolar disorder patient?

See yourself as an Olympic athlete. As such, you have a goal and you train yourself as an athlete with
that goal in mind. As a bipolar patient, your goal is to be mentally healthy and stay stable for as long as
possible without any serious episodes of depression and mania. If you are an Olympic athlete striving
for peak performance, you will have to train yourself everyday to make significant changes in your
performance. These changes may take time and you may even resist them at first; but the sooner you
make these changes, the greater chance you will achieve the result you desire. Likewise, if you wish to
overcome your bipolar disorder, you will have to come up with a plan and start new behaviors for
optimum results.

Sleep plays a pivotal role in stabilizing your moods. It is therefore important to keep a regular sleep
pattern to regulate your brain chemistry, which is often the culprit of the disorder. Restful sleep not only
gives you adequate physical energy, but also enhances the performance of your hormones and
neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, patients with bipolar disorder almost always have problems with
sleep: in fact, sleep problem is one of the main symptoms of the disorder.

Research has indicated that bipolar disorder patients must structure their sleep patterns as their first
line of defense against the onset of another episode of mood swing.

Your sleep pattern can be disrupted by both external and internal factors. The external factors are
environmental and stressful events in your life, such as watching the Olympic Games and staying up
late for consecutive nights, or going on a long trip. The internal factor is the bipolar disorder itself.
However, if you are on medication, the internal factor is more often than not triggered by an external
factor, rather than being the cause of the sleep problem.

Sadly, many bipolar patients tend to attribute the cause of their sleep problems to anything or anyone
but themselves. Like an Olympic athlete, you must set your goal to recognize what triggers your sleep
problems. No one can do that for you! You must always ask yourself: What have I done to trigger my

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sleep problems? Once, you are aware of the external factors, you must do everything possible to
achieve that goal, which is to eliminate those factors that cause your sleep problems. It is important
that you write down all possible triggers. Like an athlete, you must start this training process so that
you will find the stability you need in order to get on with your life.

Stephen Lau is a researcher and writer. He has published several books, including "No Miracle Cures"
on natural healing; he has also created many websites on Chinese natural healing, eating disorders,
Zen healthy lifestyle, and mental depression. For more information on depression, go to:

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