Congrats to the winners of our finale giveaways. We can’t wait to hear how the Zeo, PostureMed Pillow, and Blendtec Blender work for you. A big thank you to every single one of you for raising awareness this month. I know that your one Facebook… Read More »Winners for the Final Week (and a Big THANK YOU)
Zeo is a tool that helps you track your sleep patterns. It comes with this bedside unit, that includes a clock and an alarm clock, as well as a headband that tracks your sleep. The bedside unit collects information about how you slept, including your total time asleep, the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep, how much time you spent in each sleep phase (light, deep, and REM sleep), and how many times you woke up during the night. That information is displayed on the unit, but you can then upload it to the My Zeo website, and it will give you tips on how to improve your sleep. The neat thing about it is that you can track your life and the things that affect your sleep (drink too much coffee? not getting enough exercise? eating things you shouldn’t at night?), and then make changes and track what’s actually working.
Here’s a sample graph that shows exactly how you’ve slept during the night:
Graph illustrates how you've been sleeping
I’ve been using Zeo for a couple weeks so far and I find the data absolutely fascinating. It has been showing me that while I am not sleeping very many hours (average 5.5), I do get a fair amount of REM and deep sleep. However, I’m also waking up a lot. Is this due to pain? Maybe. Studies have shown that people with chronic pain tend to have what’s called “microarousals,” which are when your sleep changes from deep to light but you don’t really wake up. These changes in sleep don’t usually cause problems for people without pain…. but for people with chronic pain they can be disruptive. I will continue tracking my sleep, and will report back in several weeks with the results. The best thing about Zeo, in my opinion, is that it enables patients like us to measure and evaluate data that can have a direct positive effect on our lives. I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power, and that participating in your own health care is absolutely necessary to thriving with a chronic condition.
We just can’t keep it a secret anymore! We’re giving away a Blendtec Total Blender!!! Have you seen the “Will it Blend?” videos on YouTube? No? Ok, we’ll wait while you watch below: [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg1ckCkm8YI[/tube] This thing is amazing, you guys. Not only does it blend… Read More »Blendtec Blender – Grand Finale Giveaway
Congratulations week four winners! 🙂 We will be emailing you for your address shortly. Thank you all for spreading the word about TMJ disorder! Sleep Matterzzz Pillow – Bailey Thera Cane Massager – Lisa Chike Protein Powder – Carolyn Core Water Pillow – Amanda Jeni’s… Read More »Congrats 30 Days of Hope Week Four Winners!
We’re doing something a little different this week, with a care package! This jaw friendly gift box will include: Mintiva TMJ Pain Relief Cream Blender Bottle Face Caddy (this is a new item… here’s more information) The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches,… Read More »TMJ Care Package for 30 Days of Hope Giveaway – Week Four
Another chance to win a great pillow! The Core Deluxe Water Pillow is a water filled chamber that is enclosed in a cotton fiber cushion. The water chamber is fillable for different levels of support… but like an inner tube, the middle part doesn’t fill up, so it supports your neck and head properly. Here is what Core Products had to say about the pillow:
Sateen Cotton Cover feels cool and gentle against the skin.
The water pillow’s chamber is removable for mess-free filling. The handy support guide makes it easy to choose the correct water level for the firmness desired. The oval-shaped displacement panel quiets the sound of the water, which is prevented from flowing into the center of the pillow, creating a recessed area that keeps the neck supported. You can buy this pillow (& other Core pillows/products, like the Body Control Head Wrap) on Amazon: Core Deluxe Water Pillow Read More »Core Deluxe Water Pillow