Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi - (Page 40)

When I was a kid, I couldn’t go to sleep at night without a night light. Somehow that tiny bulb kept away the monsters in my closet and other scary things lurking in the dark. These days, I’m still afraid of the dark—but for a very different reason: not being able to sleep. And this fear seems perfectly rational considering how many mornings I pry my tired self out of bed and how many afternoons I spend yawning and rubbing my bleary eyes. And judging from my friends’ Facebook status updates at all hours of the night (or is it morning?), I’m not alone. “At least 40 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia, the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, but it’s probably more than that because many don’t report it,” says Eric Plasker, a wellness expert and author of The 100 Year Lifestyle. “Everyone has one sleepless night here and there. But if you are wondering if you have a problem sleeping, then you probably do.” The good news is that many causes behind sleepless nights are as easily eradicated as those fears of monsters in the closet. You just need to shine a little light on them. photography by photolibrary By Jill SchildhouSe 40 Vim & Vigor • W IN TER 2 010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi
Table of Contents
Opening Thoughts
Lives Renewed
Hands-On Approach
Smart Moves
Miss Information
Stroke Sense
Gut Feelings
On the Cover - The Story on Stress
The Faces of Skin Cancer
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
A Natural Dilemma
17 Reasons to Work in Healthcare
Aerobics Roundup
Make a Splash
It’s a Great Place to Work
Catch the Spirit

Vim & Vigor - Winter 2010 - North Mississippi