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The World’s Healthiest & Only Natural Memory Foam Mattress!

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with an Essentia Mattress…

If you’re reading this right now, then it’s safe to say that you care a lot about health. We know you care about the food you put into your body. That food is probably organic, or at least free of pesticides. We are guessing that your meals are overall healthy (with a few cheat meals that are a bit unhealthy here and there).

We are betting that you have also implemented some kind of meditation practice.  How about that workout regimen? We know you like to be fit because it makes you feel good. Gotta love those endorphins!

Our point is, that you take great care to make sure you do everything you can to lead a healthy life. But maybe you have one thing missing in your wellness equation… your mattress. Does no one ever think to ask if this mattress organic? Is it free of unhealthy chemicals?

That’s right, most people don’t think about the mattress they sleep on every night, nor the pillow! What about your sheets?  Are they organic cotton? Right now, we are asking you to think about your pillow and the mattress you sleep on!  Your nose is in direct contact with the materials in the pillow and the sheets every night. We want you to be sure that those materials are not just safe for you to breathe in, but also healthy, and comfortable!

Meet Essentia, The World Healthiest and Only Natural Memory Foam Mattress


Organic mattresses are comfortable. You’ll never have to trade in comfort for your health. This is exactly why Essentia created their brand of mattresses!   The brand blends health and comfort together so that you can get a good night’s sleep.  Their mattresses are non-toxic, comfortable, and perfect for better performance for your body the next day.

Get Better Sleep Performance Today!

In fact, Essentia wins on these 6 major elements:

1. Temperature Control
Essentia mattresses naturally pull heat away from your body and out of the mattress, allowing you to sleep on average 7 degrees cooler* than your body temperature over an 8-hour time-lapse thus promoting ‘micro-hibernation’.

2. Allergy Friendly
Essentia mattresses are impervious to dust mites and do not contain latex proteins.  According to Dr. Robert G. Hamilton of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, these proteins may trigger allergies. Essentia does not use any wool or fiber batting that may also act as a nesting ground for dust mites. You can rest easy knowing you won’t be exposed to potential allergens on an Essentia mattress.

3. Accelerated Recovery

Essentia mattresses offer ultimate pressure relief.  The mattresses increase blood circulation and eliminate numbness and soreness at night.  How? Essentia’s patented natural memory foam, that’s how. Fall asleep quicker, recover faster, and stay asleep longer on Essentia.

4. Optimized Sleep
Essentia Wholebody Recovery category mattresses feature Essentia’s patented molded technology resulting in a high-density natural memory foam comfort layer that reacts quickly to your natural movements at night.  Therefore, it reduces sleep interruptions and keeps you in crucial REM sleep cycles.

5. Organically Clean
Essentia’s natural and organic components reduce VOC exposure.  This is so your body can spend less time fighting outside elements and more time healing. All Essentia products are manufactured in Essentia’s GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic factory.

6. Proper Posture
Essentia mattresses eliminate negative space to properly support the back for a more comfortable sleep. The natural hevea latex support core featured in all Essentia mattresses ensures proper spinal alignment.

Don’t waste another night on a mattress that isn’t working as hard for you and your health as an Essentia mattress does!

For more information, and to snag $50 off your first order, go to Essentia!

Parenting During Covid? These Tips Will Help

Strategies from The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program at Mass General Hospital Helping Parents During the Pandemic…

The current COVID-19 crisis is presenting all of us with new challenges related to self-care, parenting, and anxiety management. Many parents are struggling with natural and expectable feelings, including sadness, confusion, worry, and fear.

Young children and toddlers are faced with stressors of their own. The list is long:

  • Your child has suddenly and unaccountably lost access to playmates, teachers, classrooms, and playgrounds
  • They can no longer see their grandparents and other relatives.
  • Kids can no longer enter libraries or shops.
  • Gym classes, swimming, music classes, and library storytimes are all on pause.

Young children facing this crisis may be more clingy, fretful, irritable, or bored.
They may be having more trouble sleeping or may need a parent nearby to fall asleep.
The lack of interface with strangers may make them more fearful and wary of new people.

The Mass General Child CBT Program offers ways for parents to teach their children to cope with and overcome anxiety.
Parent Self-Care:
The instructions given by flight attendants are really applicable: “Please make sure to put on your own oxygen mask first, and then assist your child.”  

Caring for children during a crisis includes good self-care for parents. We offer the following suggestions to maintain wellbeing:

Be kind to yourself:
  • We may be facing super-human demands right now, but this doesn’t make us super-human.
  • Remember that the day only has so many hours, and it is okay to let some things slide.
  • Set priorities, and try to get the most important things done, but understand that not everything will get done.
  • Take a few moments to notice your own needs. These may occur during your child’s naptime after they are asleep, or while they are watching some extra screen-time.

Consider what has helped you manage stress in the past and maintain an optimistic mood.

  • Eat regular meals and stay hydrated.
  • Get enough sleep – 6-8 hours.
  • Exercise. Pushing a stroller, dancing, or playing tag with your child counts!
  • Engage in pleasurable activities. Stream a guilty pleasure on TV, do a jigsaw puzzle, cook dinner with the family!
  • Do things that give you a sense of accomplishment. Volunteering, helping a neighbor, and connecting with family and friends can be meaningful.
  • Keep a daily routine. Take off the pajamas and dress for the day!
  • Limit exposure to the news to once per day or less.
  • Stay in the moment as much as possible.

HELPFUL HINT:
Don’t criticize yourself if your routine doesn’t match what others do or expect.

Parenting Your Child in the Time of a Pandemic
Most toddlers and preschoolers recognize the change in routine and can sense parental stress, They don’t understand the full extent of the COVID-19 crisis and it is important that they feel safe, and cared for. We offer the following suggestions:

Maintain normal routines and expectationsincluding regular naps, bedtime and wake-up times,
It can be helpful to break up the time into activity periods, which may include:

  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Snacks
  • Reading together

HELPFUL HINT: As much as possible, keep the rules that were in place before the crisis (although some, including screen time limits, might change).

Provide age-appropriate explanations: There is a careful balance between telling children information beyond their level of understanding that might be confusing or frightening and making them aware of new expectations and their reasons.

Rules about social distancing, washing hands more carefully, and parents and older children wearing masks could be conveyed with simple explanations
“We need to clean our hands so we stay healthy and well.”
“We wear a mask in case we’re getting a cold, so other people don’t catch it.”
“There’s a new cold going around, so kids aren’t allowed in preschool for a while.”

HELPFUL HINT: The simplest explanation that can be repeated is the place to start. Only expand the explanation if and when the child asks for more information.

Find substitutions for lost activities:

Social interactions:

  • Many preschools or daycares are having brief, virtual check-ins so that children can see their teachers and classmates.
  • Scheduling regular brief virtual face-to-face interactions with friends or cousins could be helpful as a way of keeping up connections and social interactions.
  • Live games that very young children could play across screens with others

For young preschoolers:

  • Show-and-tell (showing each other toys)
  • Animal sound charades (e.g. guess what animal I am)
  • Guessing games (e.g. guessing what the child is holding behind their back)
  • Imitation games (like the Hokey Pokey)

For older preschoolers:

  • 20-questions, telling riddles, I-spy (if both are able to seek each other’s screen)
  • Simon Says (if supervised by an adult)
  • Story reading to children across screens. Parents could also take turns reading stories to a group of children.

HELPFUL HINT: These remote social interactions can be short (10-15 minutes) and supervised and can be scheduled regularly.

Outings:

  • When allowed, children can go on walks in the neighborhood, perhaps in strollers.
  • Make the walks interesting.
  • Be on the lookout and count something (dogs, squirrels, garbage trucks, digger trucks, police cars).
  • Go on “virtual” tours to a zoo, museum, or aquarium. Many have daily live events still.

Indoor Activities:

  • Play with playdoh
  • Draw
  • Paint
  • Read stories
  • Act out simple stories
  • Make pillow forts
  • Create things with large cartons
  • Make socks puppets
  • Sing songs
  • Bake
  • Decorate cupcakes
  • Make pictures with stickers
  • Play hide and seek
  • Plant seeds

Outdoor Activities:

  • Play tag
  • Play catch
  • Blow bubbles
  • Do water play (with squirting toys)
  • Try sand play
  • Plant a garden

HELPFUL HINT: THE LIST IS ENDLESS. ASK OTHER PARENTS WHAT WORKS FOR THEIR KIDS!

Photo credit: Pexels/Pixabay

Make 2021 Your Comeback Year!

Tips to Rebuild, Refocus & Restart From Fitness Icon Tony Horton

Photo Courtesy: Tony Horton Instagram

Tony Horton’s life came to a screeching halt in 2017 when he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Disease, a form of shingles.  It was hard for him to envision the future living with this horrible disease. The once energetic, always on the go, always working out mega fitness star lived with vertigo, loss of hearing, and extreme fatigue. It was hard for him to see a path out of the darkness, but with the help of his wife Shawna, his close friends, his team of doctors, and his decades of health, wellness, mind, body spirit he was able to heal himself and well… pump himself up, again.

Now he is stronger and better than ever!  During his illness, he really focused on what supernutrition looked like and how it could help him heal.  He focused on creating and putting together his own nutritional product line that eventually helped him feel better.  The super nutrition line he created is called Power Life and it was precisely what powered him back to that active life.

Tony has shared his thoughts on why he thinks he was afflicted with Ramsey Hunt, and he mentions over and over: chronic stress. As the most popular well-known fitness personality in the world, Tony seemed like he had it made, but deep down inside, he suffered from the chronic stressors of everyday life.

Does that sound familiar? Most of us can’t say that 2020 has been free of stress, and between the elections and the pandemic, we have been living with a good degree of silent, chronic stress. But you don’t have to take that into 2021!

Here are Tony’s tips to help you stave off stress so you can rebuild, refocus and reset for 2021 – seriously, stop what you’re doing and incorporate one or two of the techniques below into your daily routine.

1. Breathe deeply.  I know, that’s not new or exciting, right? But it works! Why? Because deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes a state of calmness.

2. Next try yoga oms, meditation, or prayer with gratitude. Whatever you choose, try to clear your mind of anything that causes anxiety – be in the moment and be grateful.

3. Try other practices that reduce stress and make them a regular part of your day or your week. Tony’s personal favorites are yoga, soaking in the tub, and deep breathing. Other stress management tools include “cutting the crap” out of your diet – yes that is right – time to eat clean and healthy meals, get enough sleep every night, and you guessed it, form some sort of routine of regular exercise.

4. A healthy diet.   Tony knows that eating right can help counter the impact of stress by boosting the immune system and lowering your blood pressure. Conversely, a poor diet full of sugar, salt, fat, and processed foods causes inflammation and deprives your body of necessary nutrients that help combat stress, creating a vicious cycle.

5. Get Enough Sleep! Sleep is crucial for your body to recover from stressful events, so don’t skimp on sleep!

6. Lastly, read Tony’s books, or follow him on social media – you’ll see why regular exercise is crucial to every function of your body, especially those feel-good chemicals produced in your brain when you do so.  Tony talks all about how dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and brain-derived neurotropic factors and how they matter!  These chemicals will help you feel happy, sleep better and protect against stress-induced neuronal damage. As Tony would say “BOOM! I think we just found the most important part of stress management. You’re welcome.”

So, how about it? Are you ready to open a new chapter in 2021? Tony made a comeback and so can you…

For more information about Tony, how he made a comeback, or about his supernutrition line called Power Life, visit https://mypowerlife.com/ and https://www.tonyhortonlife.com/

Meet Your New Favorite Winter Toy: The chiliBLANKET: The Next Gen Weighted Blanket!

Photo Credit: Mashable

Weighted blankets have become quite a thing these days, and with good research. There is strong evidence to support the fact that weighted blankets release serotonin, can decrease anxiety, reduce restlessness, thus promoting better sleep.

But for those of your poor souls who dig the weight but run too hot, what are you to do?

Thankfully, the people behind chili (those same lovely people who brought you the temperature-controlled beds), have come up with a solution: a temperature-controlled weighted blanket! Yes, now you can have your cake and eat it too, with the chiliBLANKET!

According to an article on their site:

Your body naturally wakes up when your core temperature rises, which disrupts your natural circadian rhythms. However, the cooling feature of chiliBLANKET provides you with the ability to regulate your core body temperature to encourage deep sleep—and helping people improve their deep sleep is what we’re passionate about.

If you consider yourself to be a “hot sleeper” but would like to benefit from the weight of this blanket, try the chiliBLANKET today!

For more information, visit https://www.chilitechnology.com/

Wishing you great sleep! To see the article DPM cultivated at CES: https://mashable.com/article/relaxation-tech-ces/

Photo credit: https://mashable.com/article/relaxation-tech-ces/

The Holidays are Coming! Got Sleep on Your List of Gifts This Year? Get OOLER

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the holidays are almost here. Again. Where does the time go? Get ahead of your gift giving this year. If you’ve got someone on your list who needs help with sleep (or if you yourself are someone who does), then you’ll want to add the OOLER sleep system from Chili to the list!

Adjusting your sleep temperature is all the rage right now, and with good reason. The temperature at which you sleep has a direct impact on your quality of rest! But what happens if you run hot and your partner runs cold? One ends up sweating, while the other is fine. Conversely, one ends up freezing while the other sleeps soundly. Well, not anymore, people. Not. Any. More.!!!

Chili, a company that specializes in temperature mattress pads, has been helping couples get better rest for years now! They just introduced a new product: The OOLER®. It is their most advanced and most luxurious sleep system with a hydro-powered thermal range from 55-115°F (13-46°C). It includes a hydronic pad, control unit(s) and OOLER app for sleep schedules. Enjoy upgraded features to not only improve your sleep but to optimize it for one or two sleepers.

Not sure this system is right for you or your gift recipient? No problem. Any of the Chili products comes with a 90 night sleep trial! Their products also come with free shipping, a payment plan if you don’t want to drop too much cash at once, and a 2 year limited warranty, so you really can’t go wrong.

Let the gift giving – and the good sleep – begin! For more information, visit https://www.chilitechnology.com

Feeling Burnt Out? Discover the Connection Between Sleep & Career Burnout

When it comes to career burnout, there are undoubtedly a number of factors that play a role. According to an article featuring our PR client in Forbes Magazine, these factors include but are not limited to work-life balace, a poor job function fit, a mismatch in values, lack of employee appreciation, certain personality and character types and not progressing in one’s career.

But what about sleep? Can it play a role in career burnout? In a word, yes. Why? 

Sleep Cycle has found that 40% of Americans say stress is the biggest disruptor to circadian rhythms, and 60% feel their circadian rhythm is affected by their work-life balance. Our circadian rhythms control our sleep-wake schedule, and so if our rhythms are out of sync, our sleep will take a hit,” says Rachel Montanez, author of the aforementioned article in Forbes Magazine.

She goes onto outline three ways in which lack of sleep affects us:

1. It disrupts our mindset.
2. It disrupts our work environment.
3. It can negatively effect our career or job choice.

Our very own client at our health and wellness PR firm, Dr. Caroline Leaf, is a neuroscientist and author of Think, Learn, Succeed: Understanding and Using Your Mind to Thrive at School, the Workplace, and Life. Dr. Leaf was called upon as an expert in the article. She broke down how sleep can disrupt our mindset and why that is important:

“Sleep is a regenerative housekeeping function allowing the mind and brain to sort out and clean up the thought-building process that occurred while the individual was consciously awake. It increases our ability to self-regulate our own thinking, feeling and choosing, which we do all day long. If we don’t get enough sleep, we will tend to approach work, relationships and life with a more negative and pessimistic attitude.”

So the next time you are thinking about burning the midnight oil, it might be best to think again. If getting a few extra hours of sleep can in turn make you more productive during your waking hours on account of having a positive impact on your mindset, perhaps that might be the better choce?

Food for thought. Happy sleeping!

To read the original article, visit Forbes.com

For more on Dr. Caroline Leaf, visit Dr. Leaf.com


10 Tips for a Consistently Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is Your Built-in Life Support System

With Dr. Ron Ehrlich…

This is a function of quantity and quality and you are meant to wake up feeling refreshed. For 90% of the population that means 7-9 hours sleep each night and breathing well while you are asleep.

Prioritize
If you don’t prioritize sleep and take it seriously, it’s unlikely you’ll take the necessary steps to change your habits. Sleep is your built-in life-support system.

Routine
As humans, we naturally love routines, partly because our bodies and minds respond well to them. Going to bed and waking at the same time helps to establish a better routine for a consistently good night’s sleep.

Food and Drink
Don’t eat for two hours before going to bed and avoid eating heavy or spicy foods. Caffeine is a stimulant and counter-productive to a restful sleep. Avoid or limit alcohol. While it may help you to fall asleep more easily, it doesn’t allow for a restful and regenerative sleep.

Light and Electromagnetic Radiation
Exposure to light affects the hormone melatonin, which prepares your body for sleep. That includes blue light from electronic devices. Your bedroom should be dark and you shouldn’t have a digital clock sitting by your bed with a green light. TVs or electronic equipment, especially your mobile phone, which should be at least within two meters of the bed.

Noise
This poses a challenge in our urban environment with noisy neighbors, street noise, or even housemates. The most common and annoying sleep-disturbing noise is a snoring partner, often dismissed or trivialized. It’s serious and can have a profound impact on your health, too.

Sleeping Position
Stomach sleeping is a problem for head, neck, jaw, and lower back muscles as well as affecting your airway. Sleeping on your back may result in your lower jaw and tongue restricting or blocking the airway. Side sleeping is the best.

Temperature
Feeling too hot or too cold affects the quality of your sleep so choose bedding that’s appropriate.

Environmental Toxins
Mold can be a serious issue with one of the first symptoms being fatigue that is not improved by rest. Dust mites are the most common cause of childhood asthma and allergies worldwide and affects adults too. The regular use of a high-efficiency particulate air filter vacuum cleaner and placing the bedding in the sunshine are great ways to control this common problem.

Be Positive
Finish the day by describing or journaling three positive events, no matter how small or insignificant. Don’t try to solve the problems of the world just before going to sleep, and don’t check email or Facebook — these are far too stimulating.

Sex
Sex has a positive effect on sleep. It lowers the stress hormone, cortisol, and increases the ‘hugging’ hormone, oxytocin. Sex is a wonderful release of energy and even counts as exercise! It increases estrogen levels, which can enhance a woman’s REM cycle for a deeper, better night’s sleep. Men’s ability to sleep better after sex is legendary.

Dr. Ron Ehrlich, author of “A Life Less Stressed; The 5 pillars of Health & Wellness“, delivers keynotes and wellness workshops. He has a weekly podcast Unstress with Dr. Ron Ehrlich.
BIO
Dr. Ron Ehrlich, BDS (Syd Uni), FACNEM, is one of Australia’s leading holistic health advocates with over 35 years of clinical experience. He is the author of “A Life Less Stressed; The 5 pillars of Health & Wellness “and wellness host of the weekly podcast Unstress with Dr. Ron Ehrlich and gives keynotes and runs workshops on understanding stress and wellness.

He has been featured in: The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, and more.Dr. Ron is in clinical practice and continues to see patients at his group practice, Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in Sydney CBD. In 1996, Ron gained his fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM) and is a board member of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and is also chairman of their Advocacy Committee. He is a board member & co-founder of Nourishing Australia, a non-profit dedicated to informing people about the critical importance of healthy soils, nutrient-dense foods, and sustainable farming.
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