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Introducing ILLUMY, the Newest Member of the GloToSleep Family

We are proud to introduce ILLUMY™, the newest member of the GloToSleep family of sleep masks. ILLUMY™ is a comfortable and lightweight sleep mask that helps you fall asleep with gently dimming light and wake up in the morning with an invigorating sunrise.   at 

PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

Millions of Americans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), approximately 44.7 million to be more accurate equating to 20 percent of the adult population. PTSD was not recognized as a psychological disorder until 1980. It is not classified as psychobiological disorder associated with changes in brain function and structural changes. PTSD accounts for 50 percent of outpatient mental health patients. Every year more and more people are being diagnosed with PTSD.                

Tinnitus Diagnosing and Treatments

Tinnitus Diagnosing and Treatments

All of us here at Sound Oasis are grateful you joined us this past month. Over the past few weeks have taken a closer look at Tinnitus; we covered the symptoms, types, and causes.  This final week in the Tinnitus Awareness series, Sound Oasis will be covering tinnitus diagnosing and treatments and treating tinnitus. Though we will be discussing how to diagnosis tinnitus we must remember that tinnitus is a symptom in itself and

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Causes of Tinnitus

Tinnitus Awareness Week is finally here! The past couple of weeks, Sound Oasis has looked at the symptoms of tinnitus as well as the two types of tinnitus:  subjective and objective. To continue our series on tinnitus we will be focusing on the causes this week. Though an exact cause is never really found there are several factors that can lead to tinnitus, some more common than others.

Types of Tinnitus Subjective and Objective

Types of Tinnitus: Subjective and Objective

This month in honor of Tinnitus Awareness Week we here at Sound Oasis and all of our readers are learning about Tinnitus. Last week we discussed what tinnitus is and what the symptoms are.  This week we are delving into the two main types of tinnitus, subjective and objective. Types of Tinnitus Subjective tinnitus is the most common form of tinnitus. It can only be heard by the individual who is affected. Subjective

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Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus Awareness week is May 16th through the 23rd. Sound Oasis is committed to helping raise awareness and educating everyone about Tinnitus. This month we will be doing a series of posts to help you better understand Tinnitus. As you join us this month we will be discussing what the symptoms are, the two main types of tinnitus, what causes it, being diagnosed, and treatment and management plans. We hope you join us each week to learn about Tinnitus and

Does Your Diet Affect Your Sleep?

It’s time for bed and you lay your head down and all of a sudden you have all the events of the day as well as your plans for Great Aunt Gertrude’s birthday party next week. We have all experienced this at some point. Can what we eat and drink before bed help us get to sleep? Diet Affect Your Sleep Studies have shown that eating certain things before bed can help you fall asleep faster and possibly have

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Common Sleep Disorders

Abnormal sleep behavior, circadian rhythm, excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep related breathing and sleep related movement are all types of sleep disorders.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 50-70 million adults suffer from a sleep disorder. A few of the most common disorders are insomnia, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep hyperventilation, restless leg syndrome, bruxism, narcolepsy, sleep talking and other automatic behaviors, nightmares and night terrors, and rapid eye movement behavior

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White Noise and Babies

There is speculation about whether or not white noise is beneficial to your infant. While some people say that your infant can become dependent on the noise to sleep others believe that you can transition easily from using noise to silence.  Still, others believe that plain white noise such as radio static can cause auditory developmental delays but that complex sounds will not. White noise can be very beneficial to your babies sleep health

3 Habits that Impact your Sleep

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you sleep less during the week in hopes of catching up on the weekends? Americans do not get enough sleep. Poor sleep habits affect our ability to perform well at work life and also our health. Lack of sleep can contribute to chronic diseases such as depression, hypertension and other sleep-related disorders. Making changes to a few common mistakes will positively affect the quality of your sleep. He are 3 changes that you should make to improve

Kale-Chips Chips Recipe and Nutrition

Kale Chips

Kale is a leafy green vegetable rich in calcium. Calcium in one of the compounds that helps promote better sleep. Studies have shown that sleeping fewer than eight hours can raise the risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. According to the Cleveland Clinic serotonin, B6, B12 and folic acid help calm the body and promote sleep. Trytophan, melatonin, calcium and magnesium are compounds that are found in foods to help promote sleep also. So if

Juicing for Better Sleep- Green Smoothie

Juicing for Better Sleep- Green Smoothie

Dark leafy greens contain calcium and other vitamins that help promote better sleep. When making the Green Smoothie you are adding Kale (calcium) and Flaxseed (Omega-3s). The calcium in this drink helps promote a better sleep, while giving you many nutrients and vitamins. Not only are you helping your body get a better rest, but you’re eating healthier. You’re body works 24 hours a day, and adding recipes like this into your diet will help

Chickpea Burger

Chickpea Burger

Why Chickpeas? Chickpeas boast Vitamin B6; which your body needs to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness). This chickpea burger will be similar to a falafel, but add in brown rice and wheat germ. The pita bread and dab of yogurt add a little Middle Eastern theme to it; but if you want to can take it further you can add some minced garlic and tahini with water and lemon juice! Makes: 4

Banana Bran Muffins

You don’t always need to make a full meal in order to help combat your insomnia. You can always make yourself a little snack to have in the evening. Bananas are an excellent source of tryptophan, which is an amino acid; most famously known to be in turkey. When your body; specifically the liver, absorbs tryptophan it converts it to niacin, or B-3 and 5-HTP. This in turn helps produce serotonin and melatonin, two components needed for a full rest at night. A side

Seared Salmon with Braised Broccoli

Insomnia can be caused by many different things; and your diet can be one of them. Salmon is an excellent choice to assist in getting a better night’s sleep. Most fish, especially Salmon, Halibut, and Tuna; contain Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is needed by the body to make melatonin (a sleep inducing hormone triggered by darkness). Other B6 rich foods include chickpeas, bananas, and fortified cereals. Check out this recipe edamam.com for Seared Salmon with