sleep hygiene

The Best Pillow for Sleeping? The Choices Have Multiplied

Posted on 09/10/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthRemember when the only choice for your sleep pillow was feather or foam? Wow, those days are sooo gone. A recent story in the Los Angeles Times on specialty pillows shows that the number of choices have exploded like feathers in a pillow fight. There are pillows for snorers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers and back sleepers, as well as people with allergies, headaches, acid reflux, tinnitus, neck pain, even worries about facial wrinkles. There are pillows to help support the …

Rest Uneasy: Sleeping Pills Linked to Early Death, Cancer

Posted on 02/29/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you take a sleeping pill to get a better night’s rest? If you do, a new study could keep you up at night. Scripps Clinic sleep researchers found that those who take even a few prescription sleeping pills during the year are nearly four times more likely to die prematurely than people who don’t take them. This is unsettling news for the nearly one in 10 American adults who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta), …