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Music—Better than Counting Sheep Part 1

We’re not just “Sleepless in Seattle”! Our whole nation appears sleep deprived with over 70 million of us suffering some sleep disorder, while millions of others just try to get by on too little sleep. The long term risks of sleep deprivation include: high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, depression, mental impairment, triple the…

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Sleep Deprivation Nearly Killed Him Part 1

At 18, Seth Maxon was troubled by the thought that he would spend a third of his life asleep. So on “little more than impulse” he decided to conduct an experiment to see how many days he could go without sleep. Armed with will-power and espresso he managed to stay awake for at least four days…

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5 Ways to De-Stress with Music Part 1

Think about the last time you experienced a stressful situation. Chances are you experienced many of the following symptoms: Increased heartrate Heightened blood pressure A knot in your stomach A headache Trembling hands and voice Anxiety, anger, depression, or some other strong, unpleasant emotion Afterwards, you may have even experienced flashbacks to whatever unpleasant situation…

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Musical Relief from the Stress that Is Killing Us Part 1

To claim that stress is the number one killer in the US might not be far off the mark. In fact, the American Medical Associationestimates that 80% of doctor visits are stress-induced. And they’re also finding links between stress and major, deadly conditions like stroke. Job stress, relational stress, and a host of other causes,…

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This Music Can Relieve Stress and Promote Health Part 1

For millennia, music has provided not only beautiful expression of the human spirit and creativity, but also therapeutic value in relieving stress, anxiety, pain and even severe trauma. Experientially, we’ve known about the therapeutic side of music all along. But in recent years the medical community has come to recognize music as powerful, complementary treatment…

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This Music Can Relieve Stress and Promote Health Part 1

For millennia, music has provided not only beautiful expression of the human spirit and creativity, but also therapeutic value in relieving stress, anxiety, pain and even severe trauma. Experientially, we’ve known about the therapeutic side of music all along. But in recent years the medical community has come to recognize music as powerful, complementary treatment…

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Recipe for a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you got a really good night’s sleep and woke up truly refreshed? Now, imagine what it would be like if that were a nightly occurrence. Sound wonderful? Sleeplessness is a chronic problem for tens of millions of Americans. And getting insufficient sleep isn’t just a matter of feeling lousy in…

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Music—Better than Counting Sheep

We’re not just “Sleepless in Seattle”! Our whole nation appears sleep deprived with over 70 million of us suffering some sleep disorder, while millions of others just try to get by on too little sleep. The long term risks of sleep deprivation include: high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, depression, mental impairment, triple the…

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Here’s Your Brain on Too Little Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep consistently is crucial to brain health. Insufficient sleep can result in hallucinations, psychosis, and long-term memory impairment. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. But, alas, we are a sleep deprived society. The American Sleep Disorders Association recognizes more…

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