Feeling tired all the time? You might have Idiopathic Hypersomnia

I recently participated in a sleep study. After the doctor reviewed the results of my sleep study, we have a verdict: idiopathic hypersomnia. As I’ve mentioned before, I think it’s hilarious that I have something with the word idiot in it. But it’s a real disorder that many have, but I’d argue many don’t know about. What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? When …

How to find the perfect mattress and sleep like the dead

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can buy a new Sealy Optimum Radiance Mattress, and that’s pretty darn close. Read on to find the perfect mattress for you. I wasn’t really looking for a mattress a couple of weeks ago, but as they say, “Sometimes you find exactly what you need when you aren’t looking.” If your thought mattress shopping …

How does a sleep study work?

Thursday night and all day Friday, I embarked on a sleep study. It’s been a very different and maddening experience. What is exactly do you do during a sleep study? Let me explain: Thursday night I arrived that the Sleep Clinic. They checked in me in and gave me a quick survey (“Was today a normal or abnormal day?” I …

I’m doing a sleep study, here’s why.

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and there another 20 million that report sleeping problems occasionally. After all, Americans spend over $2 Billion (yes, that’s billion, with a “B”) on prescription sleeping pills. I don’t take prescription sleep drugs (more on what I do, later), especially because there …

Is soy bad for you?

Is soy good for you? Or bad for you? If you watch TV, you’ll get the message that soy is a wonder food. In fact, 80 percent of Americans think that soy is healthy. Is that true? No way, José. Let’s dive in: This isn’t your (Asian) Father’s Soy.First of all, soy isn’t just in soy milk or tofu anymore. …

What’s Killing Us

What’s killing us has changed, a lot. In 110 years (a blink in the eye of history) we’ve completely changed what kills us. Here are some amazing takeaways: Overall, we’re living longer. Which could lead to more cancer deaths. We’ve somehow managed to make Heart Disease the number one killer of humans. Something that (for the most part) can be prevented. People …

How To Get Rid Of Allergies Forever (Part Two)

This is continued from How To Get Rid of Allergies (Part One: Acupuncture). If you wear contact lenses, you know allergy season can be a pain. Your eyes have probably itched and turned red. I visited my ophthalmologist recently and she looked at my eyes and said they were very damaged. Here’s what she recommended for my allergies: Don’t rub …

How to get rid of allergies forever (Part One: Acupuncture)

I haven’t always suffered from allergies, but since moving to Fort Worth, Texas (from Oregon) 10 years ago, my allergies have gotten progressively worse. No wonder Native Americans called North Texas the “Land of the Bad Air.” Over the past couple of years, I suffered from chronic sinus infections (over five last year) due to the allergies. Here’s what I’ve …

What is diabetes and why should we worry about it?

Diabetes is simply high blood sugar. Diabetes is either Type 1 or Type 2. I’ve always heard about diabetes, but never fully understood it. I put this together for everyone and tried to make it easier to understand this national epidemic. What are blood sugar levels and how do they work with the body? Whenever you eat something, it enters …