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Leading Sleep Expert Offers Five Modern Day Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

While many people find it easy to be mindful of and work toward being healthier by changing their nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle habits, perhaps the most crucial element to a healthy body is often overlooked: Sleep. We spend up to a third of our lives doing it and we will literally die without it. Yet, the sleep aid sections of local pharmacies continue to expand, as an estimated 60 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders and over $ 56 billion and 25,000 lives are lost each year in the US because of sleep-related accidents.

In conjunction with national Sleep Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2015 (http://sleepfoundation.org/events-activities/sleep-awareness-week), sleep expert Karen Schwarzbach has compiled a list of five lesser-known facts and tips for a healthier sleep that everyone can consider and integrate into their lifestyles. Schwarzbach, a respected sleep consultant for more than twelve years who has helped literally thousands of sleep-deprived individuals finally achieve healthy and peaceful sleep patterns, outlines what she considers some of the more unknown sleep problems – and their solutions – that she encounters in our increasingly technology-dependent and high-pressure performance culture. With the recent nationwide integration the Affordable Health Care Act, Schwarzbach’s work has been increasingly in demand as focus on corporate wellness programs now being required by the act (for corporations of a certain size) continue to proliferate.

Schwarzbach, who routinely advocates sleep as one of the “Three Pillars of Health” (along with exercise and nutrition), has outlined the following top five oft-times surprising factors that contribute to modern Western cultural sleep maladies and her corresponding secrets for a better night’s sleep:


Avoid Wine Before Bedtime. It’s a nightly ritual for many Americans – drinking a couple of glasses of alcohol directly before falling asleep. In fact, many people consider alcohol a sleep aid due to its relaxing qualities. But, what many don’t realize is it is also common for pre-bedtime drinks to contribute to one being wide awake several hours after conking out. Schwarzbach explains that while drinking before bed can induce sleep, it actually disrupts sleep and diminishes the quality and depth of sleep, leading to restlessness and frequent wakings leaving one feeling fatigued the next morning. Also, alcohol is a diuretic, which can be dehydrating as well as increase one’s need to go the bathroom, causing one to awaken from slumber. She recommends that if wine or alcohol are a part of your evening routine, try to stop drinking at least one hour prior to sleep to preserve the most deep and crucial stages of sleep.

Avoid Electronics Before Bedtime. Many people routinely attempt to fall asleep immediately after watching television, using their laptops or checking e-mail or using apps on their smart phones. Many people are unaware that these devices all emit low blue light, which is absorbed and processed by the brain and can disrupt or slow down the body’s melatonin production, which influences natural nighttime sleep algorithms. Schwarzbach recommends ceasing the use of all devices at least 1 hour prior to going to bed and not keeping phones and laptops on at the bedside.

Sleep Tracking Devices Aren’t a Cure-All. As increasing use of technology can impair sleep, the recent onslaught of new technology devices and apps that help track and monitor sleeping habits can help improve overall sleep. However, Schwarzbach warns that while these technologies can provide important data, they are often unaccompanied by meaningful and effective behavioral modification programs. Schwarzbach promotes a “High Tech with High Touch” approach, working with her clients to map out routines for remedying problem-causing factors to maximize the useful info that has been gathered.

Daylight Savings Time Can Debilitate. While it may seem like only an hour and of little change to one’s daily schedule, biannual time shifts can dramatically and adversely affect sleeping patterns for weeks – even months – following the clock changes. Even a slight change in the body’s regular circadian rhythm can throw sleep patterns into disarray, an issue Schwarzbach says is often incredibly evident in children. In order to better adapt to these changes, Schwarzbach recommends starting to adjust the time you go to bed and the time you wake up by 15 minutes every couple of days preceding the time change. This way you have helped your body land back where it began when the clock moves forward by an hour in the Spring.

Never Underestimate Sleep Environment. Factors including noise, light, temperature, pillows and mattress and decor might seem like obvious considerations for an optimal sleeping environment, but Schwarzbach emphasizes the importance of considering all five of these factors for improving unhealthy sleep. It could be as easy as taking down a loudly colored painting on the wall, reducing the room lighting to a lower bulb wattage (low blue light), turning the clock away from your bed so you’re not tempted to start doing math in the middle of the night figuring out how many more hours of sleep you can get, using a white noise maker, choosing the most appropriate bedding or decreasing the room temperature to between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit (“Cool is the Rule!”) degrees prior to sleep.

“Insomnia is perhaps the most underrated health ailment in the US and Sleep Awareness Week is a time for self-reflection and education for improving these ailments,” said Schwarzbach. “Our sleep patterns dramatically affect our health, performance and overall sense of well-being. Once people have the tools and information to modify their sleeping habits, they can experience life-changing results within days and weeks.”

Karen is the founder of sleep consultancy Pivotal Sleep and Babies To Sleep, focused specifically on children. Her businesses can be found at: http://www.pivotalsleep.com and http://www.babiestosleep.com.

About Karen Schwarzbach

San Francisco-based sleep expert and coach Karen Schwarzbach is the founder of Pivotal Sleep and Babies to Sleep. A Certified Sleep Consultant and Certified Wellness Practitioner who works with both children and adults, she’s the former managing director of the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants and serves on the advisory board of the International Maternity and Parenting Institute. She regularly speaks at industry-leading conferences and seminars and provides her expertise to household name corporations and organizations including Clorox, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, eBay and Sutter Health.







Leading Sex Experts to Deliver Crash Course on Modern Sexual Relationships and Intimacy


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Tinseltown will become exceptionally sexier when the groundbreaking, upscale event, Sexual Health Expo (SHE), makes its debut on Jan. 17-18 at the chic Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

Declared by Cosmopolitan magazine as #10 of the “50 Things To Do This Month” in January and presented by luxury sex toy brand Jimmyjane, SHE will take a fresh, stylish approach to revealing the numerous benefits of a healthy sex life. Kicking off with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 17, SHE will feature exclusive workshops hosted by top sexual wellness experts, also known as “sexperts,” including Dr. Ava Cadell, Sunny Megatron, Ducky Doolittle, Jaiya, and Charlie Glickman, among others. SHE’s speaker lineup will end on Sunday, Jan. 18, with a special keynote by Dr. Emily Morse, celebrity sex expert and official SHE 2015 spokesperson.

“Sexual Health Expo is a can’t-miss event for every adult in America. For the first time, sexual health advocates will gather to meet face-to-face with the general public for two days of life-enhancing events,” stated Dr. Emily Morse. “Sexual Health Expo is one of the most progressive events that exists and I look forward to seeing everyone there!” 

Sexperts will lead risqué workshops which discuss topics such as intimate self-care, ménage à trois, orgasms and discovering ultimate pleasure, diets and the libido, keeping a happy sex life, and being a sexy, active mom. Complementing SHE’s two-track informational schedule will be an exhibition hall showcasing the very best sexual health products from cutting-edge manufacturers, including We-Vibe, Crave, Liberator, Sybian, Pjur, Kama Sutra, among others.

Attendees will have numerous opportunities to mingle with SHE’s special guest sexperts throughout the convention, including during the “Mix & Meet” networking social hour, as well as at the “Sex In The City” gala where the first-ever 2015 SHE Awards will be presented. In addition, guests will receive exclusive giveaways from the Fifty Shades of Grey official pleasure collection courtesy of Lovehoney.

Coinciding with the event will be the debut of “SHE” magazine, a high-end consumer publication which features exclusive sex and intimacy tips from today’s leading sex experts.

Admission is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for $ 25 at http://www.SexualHealthExpo.com.

About Sexual Health Expo

An informative and entertaining convention, Sexual Health Expo (SHE) is a two-day event that puts a stylish touch on sexuality. Anchored by engaging workshops designed to educate and enchant, SHE gathers the most sought-after experts to present lively discussions that both teach and titillate, as well as showcase the best from the world of sexual wellness with top experts as guides. SHE provides a forum where people can immerse themselves in the exploration of today’s top intimacy products with fun product demos and exclusive events alongside like-minded singles and couples of all genders and sexual orientations. For more information, visit http://www.SexualHealthExpo.com.

About Dr. Emily Morse

Dr. Emily Morse is a sex expert and host of the top downloaded sex and relationship advice podcast, “Sex with Emily.” Having been voted the #1 dating and sex expert by DatingAdvice.com and the #1 dating and sex expert to follow on Twitter, Dr. Morse has helped millions of people have the sex and relationships they want but could not figure out how to get. She launched the “Sex with Emily” radio show and podcast in 2005 and later became a television personality on Bravo TV’s “Miss Advised.” In addition, Dr. Morse is dedicated to educating men and women about Kegel Exercises via her iPhone app, Kegel Camp, and is the author of the popular book, “Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight.” Currently, she is a weekly guest co-host on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Loveline,” with Dr. Drew Pinsky and is one-half of Emily & Tony, an intimate, natural based skin care line that fuses a holistic experience with the expertise of Dr. Morse and Anthony Sosnick, founder and CEO of Anthony Brands. For more information, visit http://sexwithemily.com/. ​







iFitDress.com: New And Affordable Modern Bridesmaid Dresses for Sale


(PRWEB) December 05, 2014

iFitDress.com, the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled its new assortment of modern bridesmaid dresses. Additionally, the development manager for the company has stated that all these brand new items are on sale now. They are offered at discounted rates, up to 75 percent off.

As a matter of fact, iFitDress.com has been specializing in the fashion field for a long time. Its new bridesmaid dress selection is available in various kinds: beading, long, short, one shoulder, floor-length, lace, V-neck, A-line, empire, woven, satin, chiffon and so on. In the past few years, a lot of iFitDress.com’s products have won great appreciation from international clients. Now, the company is working hard to make more exquisite outfits.

iFitDress.com is now providing numerous graceful special occasion outfits on its website; it is a trustworthy supplier in the global market. It has a lot of popular items, including blue prom dresses, dark purple bridesmaid gowns, lace wedding gowns, hot party dresses and so on. Its online store is a convenient platform for worldwide customers.

The company’s main purpose is to provide worldwide clients with excellent special occasion dress solutions. At the moment, all its brand new and high quality bridesmaid outfits are very cheap.

“The principle objective of our company is to help ladies to keep up with the newest fashion trends. The special offer will last for only three weeks. It is worthy to mention that the new items offered this time are available in many hot styles; they are featured with trendy designs, exquisite workmanship and amazing colors. Clients who are in need of cheap bridesmaid gowns can visit our website now,” the development manager says.

About iFitDress.com

iFitDress.com is a leading online shop of inexpensive special occasion gowns; its popular items include hot cocktail dresses, elegant wedding gowns, beautiful evening dresses, cute prom dresses and so on. The company insists on offering top quality dresses for ladies from home and abroad. Its customer service department is always there to resolve problems. Customer satisfaction is a top priority for the company.

For more details about its fashionable outfits, please visit http://www.ifitdress.com/c/modern-bridesmaid-dresses.html.