Beth Irvine

Patient Expert

Beth wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Sleep Disorders.

Latest by Beth Irvine

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Yoga for Sleep

This is my favorite yoga pose to do when I have a lot on my mind and need to get a good night’s sleep. Try spending about 15 minutes in this yoga posture before turning in⎯and see how it can aid in sending you off into a restful slumber. Putting yo...

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Healing Hobbies

Recall the memory of a childhood afternoon…simple, carefree, and with no concept of the meaning of time - perhaps riding your bike, lying in the backyard making a clover daisy-chain, or lost in a make-believe world of fort building or playing dress-u...

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Get Positive! It May Improve Your Health

Almost everyone experiences an occasional negative thought. In fact, a negative thought probably crosses your mind more often than you realize. It is said that the average person’s brain has some 60,000 thoughts per day. Maybe more. And, unfortunatel...

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Start Feeling Healthy:Two Nutritional Habits to Incorporate in Your Life

Good health is not just the absence of an illness - it is the complete wellness of our physical and emotional selves. Our nutritional habits affect our health, happiness and our ability to get a good night’s sleep. Besides helping you to effortlessly ...

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Foods to Help You Sleep Better AND Lose Weight

Talk about multi-tasking - lose weight and get a better night’s sleep at the same time? Does this sound too good to be true? Research shows that people who are sleep-deprived have a decreased level of the “appetite regulating hormone” known as leptin...

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Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

Simply put, our bodies have an internal clock called the “circadian.” It comes from the Latin word meaning “about 24 hours.” Our internal circadian “clock” dictates when we feel sleepy, hungry, happy or sad. It is said the human body is actually four...

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Sleepy Teens

Check out these tips on how to help your teen get the amount of sleep they need. As a mother of three teenagers, observing their current sleep habits makes me stop and wonder–why do all three of them appear to have morphed into nocturnal creatures wh...

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CranioSacral Therapy

Undoing the Body Personally and professionally, I have always loved science, nature and the realm of possibility. My passion has become my profession, spanning the past 25 years of nursing, writing and educating people in ways of health and healing. ...

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Learning to Relax and Let Go

Learning to relax and let go… Anytime we learn something new, it can feel awkward, uneasy or almost impossible. However, if we set our intention and dedicate our energy to learning- it just takes someone to show you how. Let me help you learn how to ...

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Yoga: A Natural Prescription

Yoga: A Natural Prescription The focus of my work is helping others create a healthy balance in their day-to -day life. And yes, I personally struggle with the same stress, pressure, and “not having enough time in the day to squeeze it all in” as eve...