Effects of Jet Lag and Sleep Apnea

Jet lag occurs when you travel across multiple time zones and have trouble adjusting to the new schedule. After traveling a long distance by air, your circadian rhythms may still be aligned with the previous time zone. Your body may expect to sleep when it is daytime...

What Is Sleep Hygiene?

Better nights, better days! When you think of good “hygiene,” you might imagine brushing and flossing your teeth, washing your hands or maintaining a spotless kitchen.  But what about good Sleep Hygiene?  Well, that’s a totally different matter.  Good Sleep Hygiene...

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Erica Overshiner, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director at Aspire Behavioral Health Hospital It was a hot, clear afternoon. I was driving back from Houston when I saw traffic slowing to a halt. Much to my terror I had just arrived onto the scene of a horrific accident. There...

Back to School and Mental Health

School starting in the next couple of weeks can be stressful for both kids and parents. Transitioning from the relaxed summer schedule into the hectic, activity filled school year can bring out a variety of emotions ranging from anxiety to excitement. With some...

The Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is Beneficial Today, thoughts of aging gracefully have been replaced by efforts to age successfully. As we age and look forward to longer life expectancies than past generations, we strive to age with good health. We try to eat healthy, limit our alcohol...