Sleep Anxiety: Is Lack of Sleep Making You Anxious?

Do you have sleep anxiety? As if not being able to sleep well at night wasn’t enough, now you are feeling more anxious and stressed. Are you going crazy? Or is your anxiety actually getting worse? Continue reading “Sleep Anxiety: Is Lack of Sleep Making You Anxious?”

Natural Sleep Remedies To Help You Get Better Sleep

Are you looking for natural sleep remedies? You’re not alone. Up to 1 in 5 Americans have trouble sleeping, but there are a few simple tips that can help you sleep better. The best part is they’re all natural and do not involve any sleeping pills or medications.

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Reduce Anxiety and Improve Sleep With These 8 Tips

Want to reduce anxiety and improve sleep? If you feel too anxious to sleep at night, you need to read this. Tossing and turning all night is never fun! If you are looking for help for insomnia and sleep, Elika MFT provides 8 tips to reduce anxiety so you call fall asleep naturally.

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Los Angeles Therapy for Insomnia

If you are looking for a Los Angeles therapy for insomnia program, you’re in the right place. Elika Kormeili, MFT is a Los Angeles based insomnia therapist offering online therapy for insomnia, anxiety and depression throughout California.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I, treats chronic sleep problems and is usually recommended as the first line of treatment. Insomnia can be described as a very common sleep disorder that can make it stay asleep, hard to fall asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep.  Continue reading “Los Angeles Therapy for Insomnia”

Alternatives To Sleeping Pills: Does anything natural work?

Alternatives To Sleeping Pills

Are you looking for safe and natural alternatives to sleeping pills? You’re not alone. If you struggle with insomnia at one point or another you have considered the use of sleeping pills and sleeping aids. Sleeping pills may seem like the magic pills promising fast results but is it worth the side effects?

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Insomnia During Pregnancy: Safe and natural solutions

Insomnia During Pregnancy

Many woman experience insomnia during pregnancy and look for natural and safe solutions.  It seems like the further you are in your pregnancy, the worse you sleep.  It’s usually a combination of hormonal changes, stress, physically discomfort and if that wasn’t enough-you get anxious about insomnia during pregnancy.

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Problem With Sleeping Pills and OTC Sleep Aids

Problem with sleeping pills? You lay awake recalling your to do list, thinking about work, and worrying about bills. You consider reaching for a sleeping pill but then you worry about how you will feel the next day or fear becoming dependent. What can you do instead? What is a viable alternative to sleeping pills?

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Fix Insomnia Naturally and Effectively Without Sleeping Pills

Are you looking to fix insomnia naturally without sleeping pills? As an online insomnia therapist based in Los Angeles California, clients frequently come to Elika MFT searching for natural drug-free solutions to fix insomnia. Continue reading “Fix Insomnia Naturally and Effectively Without Sleeping Pills”

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) addresses the behaviors and beliefs (thoughts) that exacerbate insomnia and prevent you from sleeping effectively. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia has consistently been shown to be the most effective first-line treatment in chronic insomnia. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health treatment of insomnia should always start with behavioral techniques. The behavioral aspect of CBT-I focuses on stimulus control and sleep restriction. Continue reading “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)”

Stress Impacts Everyone’s Health

At Center for Healthy and Happy Living, we understand the importance of managing stress. Not only does stress put us in a bad mood and make us “grumpy” but it also impacts our physical health. Stress is the body’s response to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment. The trigger or “stressor” could be good (getting married, having a child) or it could be bad (illness, death of a loved one, divorce, etc).

How stress impacts women’s health:

Stress is often a key culprit when women experience menstruation problems. Hormonal problems are a big stressor for women. We can ponder which came first, stress or hormonal problems but the truth is that hormonal problems are a physical stressor which may (and often do) lead to emotional stress.

  • Heart disease is the number one killer of American women. High blood pressure, heart attacks, heart palpitations, and stroke may be stress related cardiovascular conditions.

  • Some women experience changes in their sexuality and may experience sexual problems such as loss of desire and vaginal dryness as a result of stress.

  • The effects of stress may present physically such as fatigue, aches and pains, or emotionally such anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Stress affects others by causing gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers, lower abdominal cramps, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

  • Stress weakens the immune system.

  • Stress can initiate dermatological conditions such as itchy skin, breakouts, wrinkles, and rashes.

  • Stress weakens your immunity and therefore your ability to fight off adverse food reactions.

 Impact of stress on men’s health:

  • The effects of stress may present physically such as fatigue, aches and pains, or emotionally such anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances.

  • Stress affects others by causing gastrointestinal disorders such as ulcers, lower abdominal cramps, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 

  • Stress weakens the immune system so people experience more colds and infections.

  • Stress can initiate dermatological conditions.      

  • Stress can impact your libido and your sexual performance.

  • Stress may be the culprit for hair loss in some men.

Are you controlling your stress or is stress controlling you? What do you do to combat stress? Leave us a comment and let us know.