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Back and Neck Pain. How they Disrupt Sleep
Back and Neck Pain. How they Disrupt Sleep

by Dr Raymond Hall, DC
 

The Overview:
The brain is an incredible system of our body of detecting stimuli, processing information and
producing thoughts, emotions and movement. However, with all the information received, the
brain can get confused, overload and even cross the messages, all which can affect our sleep patterns
including our deep sleep as well as our dream state, aka "REM" sleep.


Taking a Closer Look:
When we…

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Dr Raymond Hall, DC
Health Risks of Poor Sleep
Health Risks of Poor Sleep

Health Risks of Poor Sleep

by Dr Raymond Hall, DC

Sleep is essential to your memory, healing, emotions and hormone regulations. It can affect
some of the most important aspects of our lives including our relationships, our job performance,
our emotional stability, our athletic performance and even our sex drive. Sleep is like the computer that controls engine of your car, giving you the ability for your body to be…

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Dr Raymond Hall, DC
Best Mattress  for  Lower Back Pain
Best Mattress for Lower Back Pain

Patients often ask me what mattress will best help relieve their lower back pain. The answer is two-fold and by the way, congratulations for reseaching this question as awareness is key and the first step!  Knowing the necessary components of a mattress is essential to making the right choice.  Alternatively, being aware of the number one reason our backs hurt when we awaken is also equally important.  We sleep a…

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Is Copper Toxicity Related to Insomnia?
Is Copper Toxicity Related to Insomnia?

Is Copper Toxicity Related to Insomnia?

Gwyneth Paltrow writes in her new book Goop Clean Beauty, “(Sleep) should be your first priority, even before you think about your diet.”  The great actress who has now ventured into writing about areas such as “clean” cooking, stress reduction and now giving words of wisdom on sleep hygiene has cleverly coined the term “Clean Sleeping,” and no, it doesn’t mean taking a shower…

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Dr Raymond Hall, DC
Are Sleeping Pills Safe to Use?
Are Sleeping Pills Safe to Use?

So if you’re stressed out for some reason and can’t sleep, should you go to the local grocery or drug store and pick out an “over the counter” medication to help you sleep for a night or two? Let’s look at a few relatively new ideas and you can decide.  

Most "over-the-counter" (OTC) medications clearly state on their warning labels that if you have trouble sleeping…

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Dr. Raymond Hall