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Tired when you wake up: Research shows people not getting enough sleep

Woman sleeping well using LifeWave Silent Nights PatchesOne of the most common symptoms of invisible illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia is insomnia, or disrupted sleep patterns. On top of that, sufferers often wake feeling even more tired than when they went to bed; a result of poor sleep quality and lack of "deep sleep" (Stage 4). But what if there was a simple solution?

Have you tried LifeWave Silent Nights Patches for a better night’s sleep? 

The patches use a unique form of phototherapy acting on the body's energy meridians as described by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Simply place a single, small ,non-transdermal patch on a specific point on your body (there are several that work) before bed and you may wake feeling refreshed for the first time in as long as you can remember. 

According to LifeWave: "We all require sleep, some more than others but researchers at Harvard University have found that most people are sleeping less than 6 hours every night. This is below the recommended 8 hours for adults and 10+ hours for children."

A recent BBC television news segment in the UK reported that parents of babies and young children staggeringly, only achieve 4 hours sleep per night. The body simply isn't designed to function on such little sleep routinely. 

Obviously, those affected by invisible illnesses require even more sleep so as to have more chance of getting sufficient Stage 4 (restorative) sleep. Thus the problem is compounded and the crippling fatigue sufferers experience is amplified in a viscious cycle.

So, what happens if you don’t get enough sleep, does it really matter?

LifeWave reports: "Research has shown lack of sleep is responsible for weight gain, development of certain diseases including hypertension and even cancer. It has been proven that, people who get enough sleep perform better in tasks at work and in school. Even though we all now know the significance of getting enough sleep, some of us still find it difficult to get enough."

"This is why we have developed our Silent Nights Patches, these wonderful patches have been proven to increase sleep by a whopping 66%!"

So for those affected by sleep problems, and particularly those with the added burden of invisible illnesses, perhaps trying Silent Nights Patches is something to consider - especially if you have been through multiple other remedies and therapies without success.

LifeWave offer a 30 Day 100% money back guarantee so if you don't see any benefits at least you won't be out of pocket a cent / penny. They also ship worldwide through fast and affordable courier service.


Disclaimer & How to Purchase:

EiR Founder, Matthew Hogg is an Independent LifeWave Distributor and is on hand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to answer any questions you may have about Silent Nights (or any other LifeWave product).

You can also find more information and buy directly from the official EiR LifeWave website - LifeWave Silent Nights Patches

 

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AVATAR Therapy Shows Promise in Schizophrenia Treatment

Man with schizophrenia smoking a cigarette

A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry has found that the use of avatars representing auditory hallucinations of persons with schizophrenia, can help reduce symptoms of this disorder in affected patients. The study involved a comparison between avatar therapy and supportive counselling, finding that the former was significantly more effective at reducing hallucinations. The study is the first to look into the effectiveness of avatar therapy on patients who continue to have hallucinations despite medication and other treatments.

A New and Promising Approach to Schizophrenia

The study is promising for a vast majority of persons with schizophrenia, since around 70% of them have auditory hallucinations that can be uncomfortable and distressing. Around 25% of people who are treated for hallucinations continue to suffer them, even while receiving treatment.

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Weather and mental health: sunshine found to be key

Overcast Sky

Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn't exactly new, but according to a recent study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most, and not just for Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers.

Your day might be filled with irritatingly hot temperatures, thick air pollution and maybe even pockets of rainclouds, but that won't necessarily get you down. If you're able to soak up enough sunlight, your level of emotional distress should remain stable. Reduce sun exposure time, though, and your levels of distress can spike.

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Depression risk increased by oxidative and nitrosative stress and resulting autoimmunity

White Blood CellsA recent study sheds new light on the previously noted association between oxidative and nitrosative stress and depressive illness, pointing the finger squarely at autoimmune reactions.
 
The research was conducted at the Maes Clinics in Bangkok, Thailand. Michael Maes has been instrumental in establishing patterns of immune system dysfunction in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and other environmental illnesses and here turns his attention to the immune components of major depression. 

Previously, investigators have discovered that people diagnosed with major depression have a high degree of oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS) in their bodies. What this means is that highly reactive molecules based on oxygen and nitrogen are present in quantities greater than their bodies can neutralize with antioxidants. O&NS is known to cause damage to cells and tissues of the body. This latest study looked at how the immune system of depressed patients responded to such damage and how this related to depressive symptoms.

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Insomnia relieved naturally by brain cooling cap

Skull Cap Induces Sleep​It has been demonstrated that using a device incorporated into a cap and designed to cool the brain of the wearer during sleep is a safe and effective treatment for primary insomnia.
 
Researchers explain that a reduction in metabolic activity in the brain's frontal cortex occurs while falling asleep and is required for restorative sleep. However, insomnia is associated with increased activity in this same brain region. One way to reduce cerebral metabolism is to use frontal cerebral thermal transfer to cool the brain, a process known as "cerebral hypothermia."

The findings of the research were presented at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS), by Dr. Eric Nofzinger, professor and director of the Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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