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  1. I can understand why you wouldn’t want a pedicure. Personally, I believe that they are heavenly, but they are not for everyone. I can see why you are tired after working for so long. You should check out my article about the best foot massagers here.

    The two that I would recommend for you are the Nekteck foot massager and the Homedics shiatsu foot massager. They offer kneading for the bottom of your feet and are open at the top so they fit a wide range of sizes.

  2. Thanks! I am glad that it helped. The frozen water bottle should help. It is a workout, though, so if your feet are already tired it may not be the best option. The cool foot soak may work better. You should try out both and see which one you like the most.

  3. Thanks! I hope that this helps and hope that she finds some sort of relief for her symptoms!

  4. It is great that you are able to produce good results for your clients. It sounds like you are a great massage therapist!

  5. That sounds like a great idea, Sam! Couples massages are great and they can be even better at home. Zeel and Soothe both go to great lengths to create a wonderful experience.

  6. Hey Jeff,

    Sorry to hear that you had such a rough massage experience. It is always good to stop the massage therapist if it is too painful, just like you did. Thankfully, strokes with massages are rare. It is difficult for me to comment on the timing of a stroke after a neck injury since I do not have the depth of knowledge of an actual doctor (and that is too important of a question to be wrong on). However, I do trust the information from Harvard Health. You should check out this article about carotid artery injuries from them. It mentions important symptoms that you should look for if you suspect an injury.

    At any rate, I hope that you feel better and take some comfort and knowing that these cases are pretty rare.

  7. Thanks! Being in the moment does seem to help take the edge off of depression. It is definitely an easy way to take the edge off, even though the results are only temporary. Seems great for people who are just starting therapy, since that can take a little while to start seeing results.

  8. Yes, it is shocking. I do wonder who got the idea to try knife massages in the first place. It does seem like a great way to do a percussion massage that is easy on the joints.

  9. Hey Cinderalla,

    Sorry to hear that you had to go through all of that. Fibroids are an ordeal in and of themselves. It must have been terrible to deal with that, and the surgery, and the depression. This book does go into physical issues that can cause depression and what you should do if this happens to you. I hope that you find some relief. 

  10. Yes- I agree. An older person may find this chair truly relaxing. Just make sure that you clear it with the doctor first. Also, this cushion gives a pretty strong massage. If your father finds this massage cushion too strong, you can always put a blanket over the back to lessen the intensity of this massage cushion.

  11. Hi Mat,

    I am glad to hear that your wife was able to find some relief from her migraine from a massage. For those who find massage effective, it can be a wonderful gift. 

  12. Yes, it could be best. I am glad that you found the blog interesting even if you do not personally suffer from migraines. 

  13. Yes, it would be interesting to know for sure the best type of massage for a migraine. Unfortunately, they haven’t really done that much research on whether one type of massage is more effective than another. You would have to go by trial and error. 

    I personally have a percussion massager that I use. Originally, I used it to help out with back tension. However, I noticed that I had fewer migraines from it also (one of the reasons that I wanted to look more into the research).

  14. Yes, the Homedics Perfect Touch massage cushion has many great features that can help give you a great massage. It is really nice to come home after a long day at work and getting a massage.

  15. Thanks, Terry. I was surprised by the potential of the Nopal plant. It is always really cool when hotels incorporate things that are unique to the area. 

    I am actually very scared of snakes, so I don’t know how I would react to a snake massage. However, it is supposed to have some benefits whether you are scared of the snakes or not. 

  16. You’re welcome. One of the great things about this massager is that you can put it in your chair when you need it and take it away when you are finished. Many people want a massage chair, but these smaller cushions have the advantage of portability. 

  17. I definitely agree. Many aspects of massage therapy can be traced back to China. I’ll have to check out gua sha. 

    With the nopal cactus, thankfully they remove the spines so there is no sticking involved. 

  18. Haha- yes, it is difficult to imagine the techniques without video. The video of the knife massages clarified a lot for me. Learning about the cactus massage made me want to visit Punta Mita!

  19. Yes. One of my favorite ideas from this book was that depressions is maintained by your actions and thought processes and that by changing those, you can undo depression. Even though it sounds easy, it takes some dedication to overcome it. Support is so important so it is good to hear that you are working to understand depression on a deeper level. 

  20. Thanks! I am glad that this article gave you some insight. I have heard of people who felt that a massage helped them. However, it is always good to get a professional opinion.

  21. I’m glad that you enjoyed the post, Judy. One important thing to note is that scalp massages have not been proven to grow hair. There are stories out there from people who believe that scalp massages helped them grow hair, but it doesn’t seem to be backed by science (yet). 

  22. Well, if you get a scalp massage, you do risk shedding some hair. If your hair sheds easily, you should approach them with some caution and know that it will likely cause some shedding and breakage. If you are comfortable with that, then it can be a very relaxing and beneficial experience. If you are not comfortable with that, then you should consider your other options. 

  23. Thanks, Madeleine. I’ll have to look into books about beating depression with food. Nutrition is a vital part of self care, so in order to obtain the best physical and mental health, you should look after your nutrition. I think that “How Not To Die” is a really good overview of how to eat a healthy, plant-based diet (even though I personally am not a vegetarian). 

    Yes, the little cloud will float away. You have a wonderful perspective and I wish you good health.

  24. Thanks! I hope that you enjoy your professional, customized, at-home massage!

  25. I don’t think that you can see the specialty of the massage therapist. That would be a nice feature though. To verify your ID Zeel goes through a 3rd party company. As I read it, it basically seemed like a background check. 

    The massage therapists bring the massage table to your home for both apps. 

    With Zeel, you can rebook a massage therapist if you prioritize them (which is basically just a setting on the app that lets you save their profile for later).

    I hope that you give these apps a try and that you have a fantastic massage experience. 

  26. I was pretty much amazed when I found out!

  27. Yes, Soothe is located in some cities in Canada including Toronto and Vancouver. These apps have so many great features. 

  28. You’re welcome. I hope that you have a good experience. 

  29. Thanks! I’m glad that you found it informative. Your own hands are certainly gentler than a massager.

  30. Thanks! I am glad that you found this post informative. Stroke does happen when blood doesn’t reach the brain and that can be for many reasons. With a massage, I am not really as concerned about the changes in blood pressure leading to a stroke (even though, if you are alone, and you faint and hit your head, that could be a bad situation). I am more concerned about the arteries becoming damaged and leading to a stroke. I think that this is more likely to happen if you use a massager since massagers can give extremely strong massages. 

  31. Thanks, Allie! I am glad to hear that massages helped you overcome your headaches. They can be a great alternative measure.

  32. Thanks! It is great that your friend is talking to a psychiatrist to help with her depression. I hope that she feels better and that massage therapy helps her heal. 

  33. I would place massages somewhere in the middle- around a 5. They may be able to help relieve some symptoms of depression, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions about its use. Other approaches, such as going to therapy, practicing gratitude, and focusing on self care are more direct. 

  34. Thanks! I’m glad that you found the information helpful. A lot of people seem to be aware of the general body massagers. These are great, however there are much better options out there. I think that the shoulder massagers have an edge because they are so versatile.

  35. Thanks! I’m glad that this information helped. It is important to remember that forming new pathways in the brain can take some time. 

  36. That is so true- connecting with nature is very important for relaxation. It is amazing to me when people cannot unplug even when on vacation. We all need moments of solitude from time to time (even extroverted people!). 

  37. Yes, that does sound like the relaxation response. I’m glad that you found the information helpful!

  38. Thanks, Paul. I have been trying to improve my sleep for years. All of these things worked for me, but others may find that different things may help them. At the end of the day, knowledge is power so I encourage people to explore their options and talk about their findings with an actual health professional.

  39. If you travel a lot, I think that you should check out the Bruntmor. It is cordless and comes with its own carrying case, so it will be easy to take with you. These are indeed a great option if you enjoy massages and want to get them even without a massage therapist.

  40. Meditation can be difficult when you are just starting out. It really is worth is, though, and I have noticed a big difference. This relaxation exercise stems from a style of meditation called transcendental meditation. I found it much easier to start with than mindfulness meditation (the type of meditation that is common on apps such as headspace). I hope that you enjoy this exercise!

  41. Thanks! I hope that these glasses work out for you. Originally, I got these glasses to help out with sleep but was surprised by how much they help with eye strain.  

  42. Yes, it is a great step to take if you have mild sleep issues caused by light. I think that it worked for me because I had issues falling asleep at night. I am not so sure how it would work for people who have trouble with early wakefulness. 

  43. That is fantastic, Bella Hardy. Besides the health benefits, I think that a good reason to get a massage is because they just feel great. If you want to get massages more often, I would encourage you to check out my list of massage chair cushions. These are really convenient. You don’t have to make an appointment with a massage therapist- you can just get a massage when you want.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  44. According to, it can take about 6 weeks before you really start seeing the results from exercise. Remember to take easy so that you do not exacerbate your symptoms. 

  45. Thanks, Christine. They really are getting better at identifying it and every year more and more research had been coming out. I have great hope that we will also see even better treatments in the coming years.

  46. Thank you, Ches, for sharing your experience. I am glad that you are able to help your husband with the power of massage.

  47. I’m glad that the deep tissue massages helped for your sore muscles. It is so important to keep moving and not give up if you have DOMS. 

  48. I am glad to hear that you have found some relief for your sore muscles from exercise. One thing to remember is that exercise more than likely won’t help you heal faster (If anything, you will experience more damage from it). However, it can help relieve your pain temporarily.

  49. Great point about the massage damaging the hair. If you do too much, it will cause damage. Focusing on just the scalp should help reduce the damage.

  50. Thanks! Tying up your hair can cause some breakage, especially if you do it tightly. However, I usually wear my hair tied up and it hasn’t been much of an issue for me personally.

  51. Excellent tips, Jackie! It is great to hear that the changes that you made had some effect on your hair growth.

  52. Yes, it is amazing how much our feet affect our entire well-being. A great foot massage or reflexology session can really make you feel amazing. This one time, my car broke down when I was out of town. I was so upset that one of my Aunts ended up taking me to get a pedicure. Even though everything was going wrong, I walked out of that nail salon ready to take it all on. So, getting help for your feet is very important.

  53. Yes, I can definitely understand. I once worked as a nurse aide and was surprised by how tired my feet were when I would come home- it is definitely a job that requires you to be on your feet all day. During that time, the thing that helped the most was the cool foot bath.

  54. Haha- the heels are tough to give up! I don’t blame you for keeping them. Thankfully there are plenty of other things that you can try out before resorting to drastic measures.
    Reflexology may help. Knowing who to go to is everything. It may be easier to find a good massage therapist and they offer many of the same benefits.

  55. I’m glad that you found this article helpful. As much as I would like to help you with your problems, you really should talk to a trained medical professional. If your feet are extremely sore after walking all day, you could possible have a structural issue with your foot. If you spend all day on your feet, the blood will pool a little around the bottom. If blood is pooling, elevation could provide some relief. However, swelling could be a sign of other issues, so I do recommend talking to a doctor. If you press on the swollen area and the indent of your finger remains, you should definitely talk to a doctor about it. Itchiness could be a sign of an infection so you should definitely consider going to a clinic for that. I hope that this information  helps. 

  56. Yes, a stress prevention program can really help with issues in the workplace. I think that it may be because the company recognizes its own impact in their employees lives. I am an advocate for taking action into your own hands and looking for your own ways to relieve stress.

  57. The water bottle method really does work for a lot of people. In the past, I have used the Dr. Scholl’s work insoles and thought that they were great. They definitely helped out when I was on my feet all day. There are plenty of places to get insoles like Target, Walmart, Amazon etc. It may be good to check out the Dr. Scholl’s website. They have an insole adviser that can help you find the best fit.

  58. Thanks for the kind words. I’m glad that you enjoyed the foot massage… I did too! When it comes to foot massages a little bit of expert knowledge can really make a difference, as you discovered. 

    These articles really are for informational purposes. My hope is to give people the information so that they can start a conversation with a health professional 

  59. Thanks! I hope that you like the warm water soak. As far as diabetic nerve pain is concerned, I would first learn about different ways to manage the pain. Then you can have a conversation with your doctor to see which forms of pain management will work best for you. It is very important to talk to your doctor because treatments can affect your health in ways that you may not expect. Of course, there is nothing wrong with learning. You could find something that works very well that your doctor might not have originally recommended. So learn and talk to professionals about what you have learned.

  60. Aww- that is a lovely way to relax. There are so many fantastic things that you can do. I encourage people to be creative and pay attention to what is effective for them.

  61. Yes- progressive muscle relaxation is like the technique you learned only instead of just doing your shoulders you are doing your entire your body. It is pretty awesome. I enjoy it because I find it much easier to relax the body first.

  62. Fantastic! I will have to check out that herbalist!

    Tart cherry juice has really helped me with my sleep. I personally found that it helped me fall asleep faster and it felt like I slept much deeper. I hope that you also notice an improvement with the tart cherry juice.

  63. Thanks! I hope that the stretches and progressive muscle relaxation work for you. I am a fan of sleep hypnosis and asmr. I don’t know if the science backs it up, but there are a few sleep hypnosis tracks that will put me to sleep when nothing else will. Great suggestion!

  64. I’m glad that these tips are helpful for you. In many cases, progressive muscle relaxation can help you feel more relaxed in general.

  65. Thanks! I hope that you do give it a try. I have tried tumeric milk before. It was a very relaxing and calming drink. Thanks for the suggestion!

  66. Yes, reading is an excellent way to relax before bed. Thanks for mentioning it! I will have to include that in the article. The glare of the TV and computer really can keep you awake. For that, I like to use blue blocking glasses. They are effective for me and not very expensive. Definitely worth a try.

  67. Yes, foot massagers really are a great investment because they can help your overall health. 

  68. Yes I do. I have an entire article on massage cushions and pillows. They are like a massage chair but they cost less and you can take them just about anywhere. 

  69. Yes, it is very important to know what you want in a massager. There are so many different variations that you are bound to find something that you like.

  70. Yes, any massager that has vibration will have some noise. However, foot massagers that give a shiatsu massage and have optional vibration are much more quiet. I recommned looking at the Miko, Nektek, or even the Theraflow for a quieter massage. 

    The Med Massager is excellent in many ways, but since it relies on vibration, it can be quite noisy. 

  71. Yes, with a bunion you should make sure that the calf massager isn’t too restrictive on your foot. However, you could take advantage of some of the great money back guarantees that many of these massagers offer.

  72. Yes, a massage has many benefits. For me, the fact that it feels good is enough of a reason to get a massage. You should check out some of the newer models of massage cushions. They are relatively inexpensive compared to massage chair and many of them have 3-D nodes which are more like human hands. 

  73. There actually is a lymphatic drainage massage. Your best bet is to find a professional who is trained to perform this. I believe that a regular Swedish massage could be effective for this. When you go in, make sure to tell the therapist the specific area that needs help. 

  74. Thanks! Honestly, I cannot give any advice for treating the fungus. You should continue to talk to experts about that.

    I think that this does highlight an advantage that foot massagers can have over getting a pedicure. A foot massager is more sanitary. You can remove the liner and clean them easily. Also, you are sharing it with fewer people. If you share it with your family, remember to wear socks so that it will stay cleaner longer. 

  75. Yes, you could get a foot massage everyday if you wanted with one of these gadgets. You could definitely save money with one of these. The theraflow is one cost effective option.

  76. Hey Soraya,

    I’m glad that you enjoyed getting the massage… getting up and leaving really is the toughest part! I would recommend getting a Swedish massage. They are extremely relaxing and great on sore muscles. I honestly have loved every Swedish massage that I have gotten. 

  77. Yes, I was highly impressed by the NekTeck. These are great if you have tired and swollen feet but make sure that you get cleared by your doctor!

  78. Thanks! I really like your suggestions, especially the one about the essential oils… I’ll definitely have to look into that. Foot massagers really are a great investments and they don’t cost much!

  79. Thanks! The Miko is fantastic and seems to offer a lot more than many of the other foot massagers on the market. Great choice!

  80. Thanks! I’m glad that you liked it. I think that the Theraflow is a great choice for Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis can have many different causes so it is difficult to know if a foot massage will actually help. It is a good idea to go with a lower cost massager like the Theraflow to test if it is effective for this condition. 

    I hope that your dad likes his new foot massager!

  81. I’m glad that you found this helpful. The Miko is an excellent massager and perhaps one of my favorites on my list of favorites. Just remember that this massager has heat, so if your mom has any numbness you should be very careful about using the heat. 

    I’m glad that you liked this article and I hope that your mom enjoys the massager. 

  82. Thanks! I am glad this helps. A massage cushion can definitely help you relax after a workout. If you want further therapeutic benefits, you should consider a sports massage.

  83. Thanks! Music is indeed deeply tied to our humanity. It is amazing the effect that it has on people.

  84. Thanks! Music definitely can affect the memory. Have you ever heard a song and experienced a flood of memories? There is a documentary out called Alive Again about the effect of musical therapy on nursing home residents. Fascinating stuff!

  85. Thanks! These massage cushions are the perfect gift for yourself.

  86. Yes, they are great in the car. Be careful that you get one of the cushions without the shiatsu nodes for the car because they can be uncomfortable to sit in when you are not getting a massage.

  87. Thanks, Jack. The massage pillows really are a “why not” sort of a thing. They don’t cost much and give such a great massage. People often buy a few of them to give out as gifts.

  88. Yes, one of the advantages of these is that you don’t need to reach around behind you in order to get the massage you want. You can just sit back and enjoy the massage. I also encourage you to check out the shoulder massagers. Those are highly versatile and you can really focus in on any tense areas.

  89. Yes, these are indeed great. You have complete control so you can get exactly the massage you want. It is important that you know the strengths and weaknesses of each type of massage cushion so that you can get the best one for you.

  90. Thanks, I am glad that it helped. There are so many different types of massage cushions and the one with the most features is not necessarily going to be the best for your needs. If your neck is bothering you, you should check out the massage pillows. They are heated and portable so they are a great option if your want to take massage pillows on the go.

  91. Thanks, Marques. It is ironic that you go to school to learn and grow smarter, but it can cause a lot of stress. With school, it is so important to prioritize your health. If you are not eating well and sleeping well, you probably will not do well in school.

  92. I think that you should focus on eating earlier first because if you are eating too late that certainly can affect your sleep in a negative way.

  93. Thanks! I am glad that this is going to help you with your thesis. I think that one of the most disturbing things is workplace violence. I can’t imagine having to go into a job where I have to worry about my own safety.

  94. Thanks. I hope that the massage cushion is able to provide you with some relief!

  95. I am glad to hear that you found the review helpful. Remember that a full massage chair cushion can be uncomfortable to sit on when it is not in use. It would be a good idea to keep it in a seat that you are not using and sit on it when you are taking breaks. I hope that this helps!

  96. As far as massage chairs, if you are going above $2000, I recommend something from Kahuna massage. They have really excellent customer service (which is one of the things that matters most if you want to buy a massage chair online). 

    I am not entirely convinced that massage is the best option for people who suffer from fibromyalgia (though there are some people who can benefit from it greatly). My greatest concern is that the massage may be too strong and cause further pain.

     If you want a chair to help with fibromyalgia, I think that you should consider a chair that is zero gravity. Zero gravity chairs greatly reduce the stress across the joints and muscles which could provide some relief.


  97. Yes, this really is a fantastic massager and it has help up really well for me so far. I would recommend looking at my list of the best back massagers so that you can see more of what is out there. There are so many great options.

  98. Thanks! I can understand why you would be apprehensive about getting something online. Thankfully, many of these cushions have great return policies. I hope that you enjoy the Sable shiatsu massage cushion.

  99. You should talk to a doctor or physical therapist about it. I wouldn’t want to give you an exercise that would make things worse. If everything looks good, you should consider a massager. They provide extremely convenient relief for stress and can help with pain management.

  100. Yes, you should learn to have some control over it. I think that people want to have improved mental health don’t know how. Thanks for the book recommendation. I will check it out!

  101. Thank you so much Judy! I am glad that you enjoyed the site and the music.

  102. Thanks! They are so easy to do and often overlooked.

  103. Yes, it certainly is a great alternative to a full massage chair. It definitely is great for anyone who is at the computer all day!

  104. I’m glad that this helped! I hope that this massage provides him with some relief. 

  105. Thanks! I try to show people that there are options out there and that everyone should be able to find something. Next week I plan to talk about how you can even use tennis balls to give yourself a massage. 

    The heat is just on and off and both the back and neck are heated.

  106. I’m glad that you like it. These massage cushions really are a fantastic option and I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

  107. Sure. I hope that you can go into it. These chairs are becoming more popular and they have zero gravity lounge chairs and even zero gravity beds.

    Here is the article from NASA:

    And here is the NASA Anthropometric Source Book:

  108. Yes, I hope that you check out the guide so that you can be informed about what is out there!

  109. Perhaps so, but I recommend that you see a doctor and ask their opinion about it! There may be something going on there. 

  110. With the zero gravity massage chairs, you lean into the massage more, so it is more thorough. You can also feel the pressure being taken off your lower back. They are fantastic!

  111. That is wonderful! I really like how you enhance your meditation in the morning with bible verses and gratefulness. I will have to write a post about gratefulness in the future because it is so important.

  112. Actually, it is quite comfy. Around the outer edge is a foamy cushion, though the nodes do stick through the center. This leads it to being a stronger more effective massage. If you were to sit on it while it was off, it would be quite uncomfortable, though.

    I personally believe that it is better to have a massager that is too rough rather than one that is too weak. You can always make it softer by putting a cushion over it, like a blanket.

  113. This particular model comes in only one size. However, Zyllion also offers a larger back massager and also a full seat cushion massager on Amazon. 

    Keep your eyes out for more reviews!

  114. Yes, you can get a great massage chair for under $2000.

  115. I definitely do because they tend to have better customer support. However, if that isn’t as important to you then you can definitely get great chair under $1000.

  116. I would recommend the Kahuna 6800, my number one choice in the under $2000 category. It has 3 stages of zero gravity to take the pressure off the back, back and leg heating, and 6 automatic programs to help relax your back. 

    You get a great selection of features for a reasonable price with this chair. 

  117. They are very popular at the mall! A zero gravity massage chair puts your body in the same position that the astronauts are in when they are floating in space. This even out the pressure on their bodies. There are a lot of health benefits that go along with the position, such as improving circulation. I wrote a post about it here.

  118. Yes, I definitely think that stress impacts the brain. Unfortunately for me, I cannot think clearly if I am too stressed out.

    Thanks for letting us know how you manage stress. I bet that it will help a lot of people!

  119. That is so true- and kids really do put in a lot of effort when they are learning something new. It is great to encourage them.

  120. I hope that you do give it a try. Even if you are more introverted you can have a great time at the spa!

  121. During a time of great stress I got a massage and it impacted me greatly. I was a student and absolutely could not even think because I was so stressed out. My school offered discount massages so I decided to try one out. The massage brought me a really great sense of calm. After that, I began to read more about massage therapy. 

    I learned about the benefits of massage therapy from various books (One great one is The Book of Massage. I also like Massage for Dummies). I like to back up the things that I read by looking at research.

  122. I would recommend a Swedish Massage. They are easy to find and quite gentle. If you get one, be sure to communicate with your masseuse. With me, many times they use a light pressure because I seem frail, but a moderate pressure works better, so you must communicate and be open to trying out new things. 

  123. Yes- calming music is a fantastic way to quiet the mind and get to sleep. It gives something to focus on besides all of the racing thoughts.

  124. Yes, that is so true. It is all about breathing and relaxing.

  125. Yoga is fantastic, but you do have to use some judgement when it comes to the poses. One of my favorite classes always ended with a handstand, but I would never do it because I thought that I would get hurt. One of my friends decided to check it out and I told her not to try handstands but she did anyway and got a strain. It took her some time to recover. So please use caution when it comes to yoga and talk to a doctor if you have concerns!

  126. You’re right- deep water running is a fantastic choice for people who want the aerobic benefits of running but have issues with their joints. Thanks for the suggestion.

  127. Hey! I believe that it is better to walk a half hour every day since it means that you will get the boost in your mood daily. Ultimately though you should do what works best for your schedule. 

  128. Yes, I definitely think that it should be taught in prep school! It would help so many people and wouldn’t take that long to teach.

  129. I can imagine that it must get very difficult. I hope that these tips help and that you continue to look for ways to reduce stress.

  130. So glad it helped. I think that going for a walk is a fantastic way to combat stress- whatever feels best for you!

  131. I am glad that you found this helpful. Child’s pose is great for the lower back.

  132. I think that this would be great for a kid that has problems falling asleep at night, because it is very natural and has few side effects. Blue light blocking glasses may also do the trick for him. They block out the light that tells our brains to stay awake. Here is my full review for the blue light glasses

  133. You’re welcome. I hope that this helps you with your sleep problems!

  134. I would recommend that people try out the glasses and Breathe, the book, first because they both can be effective and they have less risk compared to the tart cherry juice and the lamp. You wear the glasses for an hour or two before bed and it prevents blue light from disrupting your natural melatonin production. 

    The tart cherry juice is very effective, but it may not be for everyone because it might interact with medications.

  135. Since you already take a few medications, I would not recommend the tart cherry juice unless you talk to a pharmacist and your doctor first (even though it might help with both sleep and pain)

    Out of all the things that I tried, I would recommend the deep breathing for you since it can also both help with sleep and pain and you don’t have to worry about interactions.

    I hope that you feel better.

  136. Yes, there are other foods that contain high levels of natural melatonin. Tomatoes and walnuts both have it. 

    With the glasses, you don’t have to worry about wearing them while you sleep. They work best when you wear them for an hour before sleep. 

    I hope that this helps and that you find a solution to your sleep issues.

  137. Yes, blue light isn’t all bad, but we are exposed to much more of it in modern times.

  138. Thanks Shawn! I hope that some of your friends are able to benefit from this information.

  139. Yes, you can mix it into a cup of water or just take 2 tablespoons like medicine (I will warn you that the tart cherry juice has some sugar of its own- 14g for 2 tablespoons). It is quite tart on its own.

    I hope that this helps you, and if the tart cherry juice has too much sugar, I plan on posting some other things that help me sleep that don’t need to be eaten.

  140. That is right, a variety of fruits has many benefits. I hope that you try out the tart cherry juice and benefit from it.

  141. Thank you! I am glad that you have found some ways to deal with the stress.

  142. That is awesome! Oftentimes taking control of the situation is the solution rather than spending 2 hours of your life nearly everyday driving to and from your job.

  143. Thanks! Your reply really touched my heart. I came up with this article because I was trying to think of some ways to help people cope and I felt that it would be wrong to just put out suggestions when there could be so much more going on. I am glad that you quit your job and I wish you peace.

  144. That does sound like it would take quite a toll. I hope that you are able to take some time off and get the rest that you need. The solution definitely isn’t simple. Your patients are very fortunate to have someone that cares.

  145. Great suggestion, Cathy. I do the legs up the wall but haven’t tried the lotus position. It really helps with sleep.

  146. Thanks! It really is simple and has so many benefits.

  147. It would be best to check with a doctor first to make sure that it is stress. If it is stress, there are many things that you could do at home, like starting a meditation practice (I have a post on here that tells how to begin a meditation practice). You could also try deep breathing and even yoga. There are so many things that can help. I wish you all the best.

  148. I am sorry to hear about the stress that you are experiencing from work. Nature can definitely help you heal. Thank you for the compliment!

  149. I think that music is a really great way to help recover. There is actually an amazing documentary on netflix called Alive Inside that looks at the effect of music on people with dementia. The change that you can see is truly amazing. I wish you smooth healing.

  150. It could be the stress. Stress is known to make people crankier and to make fly off the handle more quickly.

    He could also have medical issues that are making him act that way. 

  151. Yes, it would be awesome if doctors could prescribe less work!

  152. Thanks! I am glad that you liked the post. The numbers correspond to the sources at the bottom. You can get more information from these sources if you wish.

  153. I am so glad to hear that you are managing your stress!

  154. Thanks! I care a lot. It is so important that people recognize that these issues could be from stress and if it is there are things that they can do about it.

  155. Thanks, Orion. I hope that you have fun with this practice!

  156. Yes, you can do both morning and afternoon for about 5 minutes each. Make sure that you pay attention to the times that work best for you. I hope that you enjoy your meditation practice!

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