Waking Up with Neck Pain

Poor sleeping habits can lead to years of pain

After all these years, it never fails to amaze me how little we know about something we spend a third of our life doing. Sleeping incorrectly impacts significantly on our daily lives and how we perform. I can’t tell you how many people I need to instruct on correct sleeping positions. My receptionist says she […]

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Best Pillows for Kids

What’s Teddy doing?

In talking to a range of parents about improving their kids sleeping habits it occurred to me that one of the simplest answers has been staring us in the face for years: Teddy. Yes, the simple teddy bear can play a huge role in developing sound sleeping habits for your kids. One of the more […]

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Sleep and Stress

One of the things I talk with my patients about every day is stress. Today, everybody seems to say how stressed they are or was stress that caused them to make that mistake at work, or forget to get bread for the kid’s lunches. Our body has some really amazing ways of dealing with stress. […]

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Mattresses and Landfill

Most mattresses end up in landfill. This is an important thing to remember, as mattresses are mostly made up of non-biodegradable and wasted materials. Polyurethane foam (which most are made of) never breaks down. The steel springs can be recycled, but are difficult to remove from the mattress. Think about how much steel is wasted […]

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What’s Living In Your Pillow?

A clean pillow free of dust mites, bacteria, and fungi are key to a good night’s sleep. Foam and feather pillows are all full of them. They can each cause serious health problems. Here are just some of the problems that can be caused by these nasties: 1. Dust mites While dust mites aren’t always […]

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What the Average Mattress and Pillow is Made of

Many pillows and mattresses today are made from memory foam, synthetic fibres (such as polyester), or polyurethane foam, all of which are toxic and harmful to humans. How can you get a good night’s sleep when your pillow and mattress contain, as many scientists have pointed out, carcinogens, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds? You can’t. […]

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