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Top Ten Ways to Enhance the Quality of Your Sleep

Written by Danielle Travali.

Everything you do throughout the day has an impact on the quality of your nightly sleep. A good night’s sleep is highly necessary if you want to be healthy, happy and successful. Keep in mind that people have different sleep needs. Know yours.

The average adult should get about eight hours of sleep per night, but the key is to get good quality sleep. One way is to relax. Here are ten great ways to do this:

Stop your mind from racing

Many of us think we can’t control our anxieties, worries and fears. But actually, you have more control over your mind than you probably think! The key is to control your anxiety and check it at the door before you fall asleep. If you calm your body, chances are that you can also calm your mind. So, just let it go. When you are super-organized and thinking too much before bed, you can easily lose sleep. Allow thoughts about work, chores and to-do lists to fade for the evening. Remember, if the quality of your sleep is very good, you can awaken with a clear head and be able to accomplish the things you were too tired and stressed to do the night before.

Important Things to Do if Visiting Emergency Room

Written by Marisa Fernandez, MD.

Nobody wants to have to visit the emergency room. Unfortunately, accidents happen and people may at some point require urgent or emergent medical care. If you, a family member or friend ever need to rush to the ER, here are some important things you may want consider. You'd understandably be in a hurry, but following this quick to-do list may save your sanity.

1. Do bring your list of prescriptions or even better yet, the pill bottles themselves. They have also sorts of helpful information - the name of the doctor who prescribed them for you, how often you actually are taking your medications, what the actual dosage is, and do you have more than one doctor following you? People tend to forget this kind of important medical information. Additionally, do not forget your insurance card, it will make things faster and easier. It's a good idea to keep this info organized.

Our article on how to organize medical information will start you in the right direction.