Sleep medicines can be a great solution for people who are really struggling to sleep. However, as they can have some unpleasant side effects and are sometimes addictive, they are not for every patient or every situation. So, how do you know whether you should ask your doctor about sleep medicines or not? Well, if the following are true of your situation, then it's time to have the conversation. You've already improved your sleep hygiene but to no avail.
24 March 2021
A lot of the advice out there for treating back pain is pretty general. And if anything, it seems to focus on lower back pain because that tends to be the most common and the most severe. However, if your back pain is concentrated in your upper back, a lot of the targeted lower back stretches — and recommendations like sleeping with a pillow between your legs — won't do much for it.
17 February 2021
Although society has become more open when it comes to talking about mental health over the past few years, there is still a bit of a stigma attached to seeing a psychiatrist. Some people assume psychiatry is only for "crazy" people, or that psychiatrists are just pill pushers. Neither of these assumptions are true. In fact, it's better to see a psychiatrist as soon as you notice your symptoms in order to help improve your condition.
7 January 2021