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Date:3/2/2009

c in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission program. She is the only volunteer in the village and the nearest volunteer is about 45 minutes away.

"I love my life here. It is hard to label just one thing I like best," said Irwin. "But, if I had to pick something, I would say the relationships that I've formed in Botswana have been very rewarding and have played a big part in helping me to feel at home here."

Ashlee's work in Botswana ranges from teaching clinic staff how to use computers, creating educational materials about HIV/AIDS, to working with schools to educate children about health issues, such as malaria, child abuse, puberty and others.

"It's my daily, one-on-one conversations with the people of this village that has been the most rewarding," she said. "In Botswana, you can easily stop by someone's house to pay them a visit and end up spending the afternoon there."

NightWave sleep assistant works by projecting a soft light into your darkened bedroom. The "luminance" of the light slowly rises and falls, and as you lay with eyes open and synchronize your breathing with the blue wave, its movement becomes slower and slower. After a short time, you roll over and fall asleep and the device shuts off.

The device utilizes an all natural, ancient deep breathing technique borrowed from yoga and meditation. The technique moderates the involuntary nervous system without the use of drugs. Improved breathing positively effects the entire body - including lowering blood pressure, reducing heart rate variability, and reducing the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. In addition, the pocket-sized NightWave is silent, doesn't use cords or masks, and is portable and durable. And it's healthier than drugs - and much less expensive.

Sleeplessness affects us in all walks of life - whether volunteering on another continent, or right here in the U.S. - many people str
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