Tag: mind body techniques

Treat These Sleep Disorders to Keep Your Brain Sharp

An estimated 40 million Americans—many of them seniors—suffer from long-term sleep disorders that result in sleep deprivation. And because poor sleep takes a heavy toll on the brain, detecting and treating sleep disorders is especially important for those of us who worry about maintaining mental acuity as we age.

Researchers have

Reduce Stress to Ease Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a physical phenomenon, for certain, but it also has important mental dimensions that can ex-acerbate physical discomfort, such as psychological stress and negative effects on mood. Research suggests that addressing these mental aspects of chronic pain may be a very effective way to decrease the toll it

The Surprising Ways Bacteria in Your Gut Affect Your Moods

Feeling anxious? Enduring a spell of stress and depression? If the latest research is to be believed, it’s possible that your gut microbiota, the trillions of bacteria that live in your intestines, may be at least partially responsible for your feelings. These studies raise the possibility that taking steps to

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