In the Media: Dr. Paris discusses Debilitating Headaches; WUSA 9

Americans spend nearly $4 billion on over-the-counter medications to merely mask the pain caused by their debilitating headaches and migraines. A new study shows placing an anesthetic directly to the root of pain can offer long-term relief. Dr. Brian Paris of HeadachesGoAway.com demonstrates how a breakthrough medical device and physical therapy can eliminate the pulsating pain for good on WUSA 9.

For some, chronic migraines and headaches are not only painful but life-altering too. Patient Brandon Riedenhower tells WUSA9 the pain was so debilitating, he was willing to try anything. That’s when he turned to Dr. Paris and HeadachesGoAway.com for permanent relief.

The new treatment places a small catheter, called the TX360®, inside the nasal passage and directly onto the Sphenopalatine Ganglion, the source headaches and migraines. TX360® sounds uncomfortable for most people, but it tackles the pain at the source. “Boom, we drip it on and it’s done,” says Dr. Paris.

TX360® can treat cluster headaches, tension headaches and other types of chronic head pain, and is covered by most insurance.

Watch Dr. Paris on WUSA9 above and visit headachesgoaway.com if you’re ready to start your journey toward headache relief.

10 Tips for Better Sleep

Sound and steady sleep is essential for healthy functioning. However, over a third of adults do not get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and an environment that is not conducive to sleep doesn’t help. Creating a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere is essential to maximizing your comfort and achieving sleep satisfaction.

These 10 tips will help you build the bedroom of your dreams and leave you counting down the hours until it’s time to hit the sheets.

1. Cool Down

Cool bedroom temperatures make for the most comfortable sleep. If the air in your room is too hot, it could interfere with your body’s natural nightly temperature dip and make you more restless through the night. Keep the temperature around 65 degrees.

2. Maximize Mattress & Pillow Comfort

Make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive to avoid feeling stiff or achy. It doesn’t matter whether you like your pillows soft and fluffy or firm and supportive, be sure to replace pillows that have lost their shape.

3. Limit Light

Artificial light after dark sends stimulating wake-up messages to the brain, suppressing the production of the sleep-inducing hormone–making it more difficult to fall and stay asleep. Limit lamp light or use low-wattage, incandescent lamps as you prepare for bed.

4. Tuck Technology In For the Night

Our world revolves around technology, and unfortunately so do many people’s bedtime rituals. Keep electronics out of the bedroom or turn them off at least an hour before bed. Research shows that light from electronics disrupts sleep, as it sends alerting signals to the brain and delays the release of melatonin.

5. Declutter to Defeat Restlessness

A messy, cluttered room is likely to increase anxiety and restlessness, and consequently disrupt sleep. Create a clean space that promotes relaxation and peace by organizing your room and keeping it clean.

6. Design for Comfort

Arrange your furniture in a way that feels natural and visually pleasing to you. Choose wall colors that elicit a warm, calm aura. When decorating, choose artwork and decor that relaxes and soothes you.

7. Nix Night Noise

“Peak” sounds, like the slamming of a door or the honking of a horn, are likely to wake you up and interrupt your sleep cycle. White noise offers a solution to night noise by reducing the effect of sudden peak sounds. A sound conditioner, fan, or air purifier can be used to create a soothing auditory backdrop throughout the night.

8. Fresh Sheets for Better Sleep

Wash your sheets and pillowcases once a week with a fresh-scented detergent. Clean and pleasant-smelling sleep surfaces will make your bedroom more inviting.

9. Limit Food & Drink Before Bed

Never go to bed either hungry or stuffed. Avoid eating fried, fatty or spicy foods before bed as they often upset the stomach and are likely to disrupt sound sleep. Avoid alcohol several hours before bed too. Most importantly, stay away from caffeine after 2 p.m.

10. Don’t Exercise Before Bed

Though exercise during the day promotes a better night’s sleep, exercising in the three hours before you hit the sheets will keep you up for hours. Try to schedule your workouts earlier in the day for better sleep.