9 BEST VITAMINS, MINERALS AND HERBS FOR SLEEP
Since our mind seems to be the biggest expressed factor that most of my patients have the most difficulty “turning off,” I suggest that we utilize the key nutrients that have shown to be most effective at relaxation and take them about an hour before your bedtime. So here are...Continue Reading
INTERNATIONAL PILLOW FIGHT DAY!!
Ever have the urge to just hit someone? Here is your chance! Show up at Pershing Square on April 2 with a pillow for International Pillow Fight Day!! Around the world there are hundreds of thousands of people grabbing their favorite snuggle buddy and taking to the streets to participate...Continue Reading
THERAPEUTIC PILLOWS – WHAT ARE THEY, DO WE NEED THEM AND TYPES TO AVOID
There are about 100 so called “Therapeutic Pillows” on the market but what are the therapeutic effects and what types can cause harm? Let me start with an explanation of the term "Therapeutic". The word can be used to describe a therapeutic massage, a therapeutic mattress or bed, a therapeutic...Continue Reading
FINDING THE BEST PILLOW FOR NECK PAIN RELIEF
There are literally hundreds of neck and head pillows on the market but how do you go about finding the best pillow for neck pain relief? After over 30 years in my neck and spine practice as a DC and seeing over 10,000 patients, I can tell you some very...Continue Reading
WHAT EXACTLY IS A CERVICAL PILLOW?
How many people that you know talk about a Cervical Pillow but have no idea what it actually means? I am guessing about 9 out of 10 people actually get it wrong and probably believe that all Cervical Pillows are designed to hold up the head, a function that would better be...Continue Reading
7 NATURAL WAYS TO IMPROVE INSOMNIA AND SLEEP HABITS
Have you been waking up during the night with a million thoughts and just can’t seem to fall back asleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or do you simply always feel tired during the day? You are not alone! SLEEP HYGIENE: WHAT YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR NIGHT'S...Continue Reading
5 TIPS FOR KEEPING COOL ON HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
If you are uncomfortably hot, you are more likely to have trouble sleeping and wake up at night due to the rise in your core temperature, perhaps even breaking a sweat. Of course air conditioning is the overall choice, but here are five other creative tips to help you improve your sleep...Continue Reading
BULGING DISC IN THE SPINE
If you have been told that you have a bulging disc in your neck or low back, you are not alone. Millions of people have discs that compress that end up “bulging” or what is also called “protruding”, or a disc protrusion. These two terms are almost exactly the same. A...Continue Reading
WHAT TYPE OF MATTRESS IS BEST FOR LOWER BACK PAIN?
Patients often ask me what mattress will best help relieve their lower back pain. Sleeping on the wrong mattress can actually cause back pain or make it worse, but which mattress is the right choice for helping to alleviate lower back pain? Almost all of us suffer from lower back...Continue Reading
MEMORY FOAM OR LATEX: WHICH IS THE BEST PILLOW?
Looking for the best pillow to relieve your stiff neck and offer some neck pain relief? Interested in purchasing an orthopedic pillow, but not sure between memory foam pillows and talalay latex pillows? MATERIALS: Memory foam pillows are made of man-made chemicals including polyurethane, acetone and methylbenzene. A researcher at...Continue Reading