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Most of us have struggled at some point with insomnia. Whether you're a new mom or dad whose sleep has been interrupted by a crying baby, or a woman starting menopause, or a college student stressing about exams and can't shut your mind off to get some sleep, then this article is for you. There are many steps you can take to naturally get better sleep every night without the use of medications that can be addicting.
Gender differences with insomnia – https://www.thesleepdoctor.com/2011/09/22/men-and-women-different-when-it-comes-to-sleep/
Natural sleep solutions – https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/natural-solutions#1
Effects of pharma and non pharma sleep aids – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29165623
Causes of insomnia – https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia
Causes and treatments for insomnia – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167
Tips for getting a good night sleep -https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/summer15/articles/summer15pg22.html
Bright light during day study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12789673
Blue light glasses – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552190
*I received a product in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own.
The Pure Company offer products from air purifiers to water purifiers and essential oils. I've had the privilege of reviewing The Pure Company Large Room Air Purifier. Did you know the air indoors can often times be more polluted than outdoor air? This is the first air purifier I've seen that has a place to put essential oils so not only does it filter out the bad (allergens, pollutants, etc.) but it adds to the air some good! I'm a firm believer in the power of essential oils and love how they have this option.
As I went to add a couple drops of oils to the small pad, I thought to myself I'm not sure this will actually fill the room (which I want it to, because I love the Fresh scent), but to my surprise only 2 drops did in fact fill the room, and lasted for quite a while. It's by no means overpowering in smell, but it's enough you actually smell it and just gives the air a nice fresh clean smell. I love their Comfort, Clarity and Fresh essential oil blends. Plus, you can feel good about what you are putting into the air because their oils are made from plants and are 100% pure essential oils with no synthetics, chemicals or fillers.
I absolutely love the design of this air purifier. It will fit in with any room decor, and even add style and elegance to the decor. They also offer wraps if you want to change the color. I love the look of the Marble and Navy as shown below. They also offer a Charcoal color.
The air quality is noticeably improved while running the air purifier. This purifier works as amazingly as it looks. I love knowing my kids are breathing cleaner, purer air, and I love seeing their allergies and asthma indoors improving. It also runs quietly, which is another big plus. It removes 99.97% of air particles as small as .3 microns, and with a 360 degree filter, it's cleaning the air from every direction. It also has a timer with auto shut off at the ends of a cycle. With the air quality sensor, you can set the speed to auto so it will run at a higher speed if needed. This is a nice feature so you don't have to mess with changing a setting, it will do it automatically. There's also an auto alert when the filter needs replacing.
All in all, this is a great air purifier not just for function, but for appearance, style and uniqueness. I would highly recommend checking out The Pure Company, and start taking steps to make your air and water cleaner.
*I received a product for free but all opinions are my own.
Speaking of the kids having allergies, this purifier really seems to help in reducing allergens in the air. With the Fall weather unfortunately also comes allergies, and allergens in the air get tracked into your house too. Not to mention dust, and mold that can also be lingering. My kids have been coughing less and their allergies seem more controlled when we're home. The air just feels cleaner.
You can get the Winix brand purifiers online on their website here or also at Home Depot and Wayfair. The purifier has a smart sensor that constantly monitors the air quality (blue is good, yellow is fair, red is poor). There's also a Check Filter light to let you know when it's time to change the filter. It's very quiet when it's running, which in our house is important because with 3 little kids there's enough "background noise" going on.
Another nice thing is, you only have to replace the filter once a year. It's not like some others where you're having to change them every couple of months. Also, the purifier covers up to 320 sq. feet. Overall, this is a really great air purifier, and with the $100 off deal going on there's no better time to get one.
I'd love to hear from you guys, has anyone else tried the Winix Air Purifiers before? What has your experience been?
*I was provided a product in exchange for my honest review, but all opinions are my own.
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I have been looking for a water purifier that was easy to use, BPA free, removes most contaminants, and was NOT connected to a water supply (due to a previous leak). The ZIP Countertop Water Purifier meets and exceeds all my requirements and I cannot recommend this enough! Watch my review above to see how easy it is to get excellent quality reverse osmosis water on your countertop in minutes. And check out PuricomUSA's website here to learn more.
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
In an attempt to get cleaner air in our home due to previous water/mold damage that has since been remediated, we have been trying out different air purifiers in different rooms of the house. Two of my kids have really bad allergies, and wake up every morning with stuffy noses and dark circles under their eyes. For this reason, we tried out the Airfree P3000 in their room. After about 24 hours, it smelled really fresh in their room. After a couple days their allergies were much improved.
There are many benefits to this machine over others, one being it emits NO ozone. Ozone can be a lung irritant and over time can even cause irreversible damage. After finding out about this, I really wanted to find a purifier that did not omit ozone for the kid's room. Even if it meets the standard for ozone emission, it can still be generating some, which can accumulate over time. Airfree also does not require any replacement filters. This is because it eliminates allergens by heating the core to a high temperature that destroys and allergens, bacteria, viruses, dander, tobacco and even ozone.
It's operation is silent, so it won't interfere with sleep. It has a simple, elegant design that will fit in with any decor. The 3000 that we have is black, and they have a P1000 that is white. It cleans the air in rooms up to 650 square feet. Overall we are very pleased with this purifier and feel it works extremely well at eliminating allergens in the air. There is no smell when plugged in (as we have noticed with a few other purifiers we have tried) and this is probably in large part due to the fact that it does not generate any ozone. I would highly recommend this product to anyone dealing with allergies or mold issues in the home.
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
If you are looking for a product to help in your battle with chronic Lyme disease, I'd like to share with you about my experience with Results RNA Ultimate Lyme Support. Chances are, if you're anything like me, you are researching and trying to find the best approach to battle this debilitating disease. I decided from the start that I wanted to fight naturally without the use of antibiotics because of the gut damage and bacterial resistance it can cause. So basically, I've been using herbs and now have added in Results RNA products. Once I added in the sprays, I really did start to notice an improvement for the good.
Any form of treatment will take time, but I really think this gave me a boost that my body needed. The sprays are really easy to take, you just spray 6 sprays in your mouth twice a day. The Silver (ACS200) works as a natural antibiotic against Lyme and other co-infections (that I'm pretty sure I have as well). All of the sprays work synergistically to optimize your body's natural immune response to help build you up and fight off the pathogens. It also helps to decrease inflammation and neutralize oxidative stress.
Since I started treatment in January, I have gone from 32 symptoms to 6, so that right there is proof that natural treatments can work. I'm still working on those last 6 symptoms, and hope to be in remission soon. I really think Results RNA is helping boost my immune system to get me there along with the herbs, and I would really recommend them to anyone battling Lyme Disease.
I plan to continue using Results RNA beyond the initial 2 month supply because of the positive changes I've seen. I will update this post in a few months on my continued progress, so continue to check back!
*I received this product in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.
Today I want to share about my experience with the Air Oasis Air Purifier 3000G3. We have had some water damage in our home in the past, and so have wondered if mold may be contributing to my kids allergies as well as my Lyme becoming chronic and causing so many problems, as often times the two go hand in hand. I researched to find one of the best air purifiers, and came across the Air Oasis.
I can really tell a difference in the air quality since we started using the Air Oasis 3000G3 Purifier. It just smells fresher, and did from the first day we plugged it in. There is no assembly necessary, you just unpack it, plug it in and turn it on.
The technology behind it kills bacteria, viruses, allergens (like mold, pollen, dander and dust mites) and reduces odors and VOCs up to 99% in the air and on surfaces. With 3 kids, this really will come in handy when cold/flu season starts up. As far as allergies, I can really tell a difference in my kid's allergies especially. They are no longer waking up with stuffy noses and dark circles under their eyes. Even with Zyrtec daily, we just couldn't seem to get their allergies under control before. This alone is worth getting one of these purifiers!
The design is simple, and it doesn't take up too much space so can fit in with basically any set up. We have it in our living room, but you can also get a smaller one for bedrooms. I am really loving ours, and highly recommend you look in to these devices if you have ever had any mold issues in your home, or if you or your family struggle with allergies. It gives such a peace of mind to know our family is breathing in clean, pure air. To read more about the company you can check out their About page here, and also check out their Blog here for some really helpful articles.
*I was provided a sample free of charge, but all opinions are my own.
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NuLeaf Naturals provides high grade organic full spectrum CBD oil. They have 6 different sizes (see below) and strengths to fit your personal need. The best part - since it does not contain THC, it is legal in all 50 states.
I tried the 240 mg CBD oil. It has somewhat of an herbal/earthy taste, but not unpleasant. I could honestly feel my symptoms lessen within 20 minutes of taking it. With Lyme disease, I have constant muscle spasms, cramps, joint pain and stiffness, headaches, anxiety and insomnia. This oil is helping with all of these symptoms. I cannot recommend CBD oil high enough, and if you do try it you will find it's important to get it from a high quality/reputable site. There are definitely brands out there that are not of this quality.
The company was founded in 2014 and NuLeaf Naturals wellness products are derived from specially bred therapeutic hemp (Cannabis Sativa) plants grown on licensed farms in Colorado, USA. I love how all their products are lab tested, organic and have no additives, so you know the quality you are getting is good.
Some people complain they don't like the taste of CBD oil, but I don't find it bad. It's more of an earthy taste. I place the drops under my tongue for faster absorption. The taste is really not bad to me.
While the dosage can vary depending on the person, I started with 5 drops 2 times a day (5 in the morning and 5 at night before bed), and that has seemed to be the perfect amount for me. However it is advised to start slow to see how you personally react. Some people it seems to knock them out and others it gives them energy. It doesn't really do either of those to me, just mostly takes pain away (which was the goal!).
I highly recommend this brand, and if you want to give it a try, check them out here. Plus, all Mommy of 2 Embracing Life readers can use promo code MOMMY15 to get 15% off their order!
Has anyone else had any experience with CBD oil? I'd love to hear in the comments below!
*I was provided a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
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I have been doing a lot of research in regards to the benefits that PEMF can offer, especially in those battling chronic Lyme Disease. First of all, let me explain a little about what PEMF Therapy is.
PEMF is short for Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields and these pulses help to improve cellular metabolic function. We all contain electromagnetic energy that's generated by electrical activity that takes place on a cellular level. When this is disrupted, it can cause illness or disease. PEMF's can help to balance the electromagnetic fields within cells. I won't get into all the technicalities, but listed below are some of the benefits that can be achieved from PEMF treatment:
I began using the Oska Pulse the first day I got it in the mail. One of my biggest symptoms right now with Lyme disease is muscle spasms/cramps and joint pain/stiffness. After the first few uses, it really started helping with the spasms. It is also beginning to help with the joint pain, which is huge for me. The joint pain and stiffness has been around for quite a while so I think it will take some time to fully get rid of. This device also needs to be used daily, up to 6-7 times a day to get the full effect, so I plan to work it into my day every day whenever I can. It is easy to charge when the battery runs out, and doesn't take long to fully charge up. However, I like to charge it at night so I can wear it as much as I want during the day. I do like the improvements I am seeing. Also, I think this is a great product to use in combination with other Lyme treatments since it can help stimulate the immune system which is what the body desperately needs when you're fighting Lyme. The added benefit of fighting inflammation and pain is just icing on the cake.
Even if you don't have Lyme Disease, there are still SO many things you can use this device for. If you're sore after working out at the gym, the Oska Pulse can help! If you have tendonitis, arthritis, a pulled muscle, stiff neck, etc. the Oska Pulse can help!
As far as the device goes, there are no side effects and you can use it as long and often as you want. However, it is recommended that those with a pacemaker or any magnetic implanted device not use the Oska Pulse (or any PEMF device for that matter). It is also recommended to drink plenty of water to maximize benefits. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so there's no harm in giving it a try to see if it will work for you!
For more information on the Oska Pulse, visit their website here. Plus, right now they are offering my readers $55 off their purchase if you use code MOMMY10 at checkout. Or simply use the link here.
I would love to hear from you all - has anyone tried the Oska Pulse or another PEMF device? What has your experience been?
**I was given a free sample but all opinions are my own.
CBD Oil has so many benefits, but the main reason I wanted to give it a try is for my chronic pain from muscle spasms/cramps that Lyme disease is giving me. I've been researching a lot about Cannabis, and have been so excited to try the CBD Oil from 4CornersCannabis. They offer a high quality Complete Spectrum CBD oil that is easy to take. From the first dose I took, I noticed after about 20-30 minutes a significant decrease in pain. I've read a lot of people say you need the THC as well, but this is not true, at least for me - the CBD oil really helps my muscle spasms especially. With 3 young kids, I found myself laying in bed on my heating pad every chance I had (during naps, right when they went to bed), whereas now, I'm actually able to do things when they're sleeping. My poor husband had been on dish washing duty for far too long. I now feel like I can do my part. This oil has already become life changing, and I hope it's just the beginning. It has also really helped with my sleep. I usually wake up quite a bit in the night, even with benadryl, but with this CBD oil I'm sleeping better WITHOUT the benadryl.
I like how this oil is Complete Spectrum which is better when ingesting the oil as it's extracted using Organic Ethanol. You can read more about the complete spectrum vs. full spectrum vs. isolated extractions here, but from my research I wanted to try a Complete Spectrum product, such as the one 4CornersCannabis offers as they are the most effective.
In addition to the Oral Tincture (the one with the blue label above), they also carry Vape Liquid, Pedigree (for animals), and a Salve for topical use.
If you suffer from chronic pain or sleep issues, I would highly recommend you try this CBD oil. It may not work for everyone, but I am having a very positive experience with it, and I know many others are as well. Plus, there are many other conditions it helps with as well. You can read about more of the benefits here.
If you'd like to give this CBD oil a try, you can order here. Plus, right now if you use promo code MOMMY10 you will get 10% off!
I'd love to know, has anyone else tried CBD oil? What has your experience been?
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