March 31, 2011

The Best Ways to Fall Asleep

Filed under: children,cold,cold symptoms,colds,common cold — robertprice @ 8:42 pm

best way to fall asleepNot everyone gets the best sleep every night. You’re either lying in bed for a few hours or waking up constantly during the night. Your sleeping pattern can easily be adjusted by improving eating habits, doing more physical activity, and taking naps during the day.

Your Diet

Usually, people are having small breakfasts, moderate lunches, and large dinners. Reverse that habit and you will be sleeping better! Having a large breakfast, a moderate lunch, and a light dinner will not only help you sleep better, but will give you more energy during the day. Having a large dinner before bed can cause heartburn. Moreover it is recommended that people have dinner at least 3 hours before going to bed. Avoid having caffeine after 3:00 PM. Foods and beverages that contain caffeine are sodas, teas, chocolate, and some energy bars. Also, although alcohol can cause drowsiness, it does ruin sleep patterns so it’s best try to avoid it as much as you can. Furthermore, try to consume all your beverages before dinner so you won’t be waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. If you enjoy snacking before bed, have a snack that is high in carbohydrates and has a high content of magnesium and/or is a good source of calcium. Eating foods such as apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, peaches, and nuts before bed will satisfy your needs!

Physical Activity

Although exercising does make you tired, it best to not vigorously exercise 3 hours before going to bed. After exercising, your body temperature rises which causes your body to feel uncomfortable thus, preventing sleep. Also, physical activity will stimulate your heart, brain, and muscles which is the last thing you need before going to bed. Exercising in the late afternoon or early evening has proven to be the best time to exercise since by the time you go to bed; your body temperature will have gone down. Though activities such yoga and weight lifting are good for you, cardiovascular activity promotes sleep best. Keeping your heart rate high for at least 20 minutes will help trigger sleep.

Natural Light

Your biological clock goes by darkness and light. Waking up early and getting out when the sun is out will keep your biological clock on track. Going for a walk in the morning will have a huge effect on your mood and how you sleep. Having natural light will improve your body’s sleep-wake cycle. Studies show that people who have a lack of light for long periods of time can experience a dramatic change in sleep, temperature, hormones, and mood.

Napping

A nap will become your best friend if you are sleep deprived. A nap renews your energy and alertness. Naps should be taken about 8 hours after waking up and should only be approximately 30 minutes. Many people take naps for much longer but this can cause you to wake up groggy and much more tired than before. For people who are extremely sleep deprived a nap that is 90 minutes long wouldn’t be too bad. If you nap for 90 minutes, your body has a chance to go through the sleep cycle once so you can feel energized when you awake. Not only does napping help you gain energy, but it can also help reduce heart attack risk and other heart problems. Studies were taken on men who napped occasionally and men who napped all the time. The men who napped occasionally had a reduced their risk of death by 12% more than men who did not nap. Men who had napped on a regular base reduced their risk of death by a remarkable 37%.

It is best to have a routine during the day so your body adjusts to a proper sleep-wake cycle. Have a routine before you go to bed; eat a snack, take a warm bath, or read a book. So before you try sleeping medications, try these natural ways to help you sleep better.

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March 2, 2010

Interesting Facts About the Human Body

Filed under: colds,color blind,crying,sneezing,tears,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 4:49 pm

Body functions and body parts are much more interesting and complex than they are thought to be.

Tears – Tears are not only made up of water. They also have proteins, and antibodies, and other antiviral substances. Drinking a glass of tears is much healthier than drinking a glass of water. In the average person’s life each eye will produce 70 gallons of tears.

Snoring – Snoring usually occurs due to being overweight, smoking, and consuming alcohol. Having allergies can also cause snoring. Snoring can be soft (50 dB – the sound level of a quiet street) or loud (100 dB – the sound level of a diesel truck). For 70 percent of snorers, they have a hereditary link which may be the cause or contribute to their snoring. Children who snore may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Eyes – Babies are color blind when they are born. This lasts a few months before their eyes begin to adjust to color. Our eyebrows are there to prevent sweat from entering our eyes. Human eyes can tell apart 500 different shades of the gray.

The Mouth – The tongue is the strongest and most flexible muscle in the body. Everyone has their own one of a kind tongue print (just like fingerprints). A human’s mouth has more bacteria than a dog’s mouth. The tongue heals faster than any other part of the body. In a person’s average lifetime their mouth produces enough saliva to fill two swimming pools (25, 000 quarts).

Sneezing – Sneezes can travel up to 100 km per hour. Sneezes can be caused by many different things. Dust, allergies, mold, smoke, and sexual arousal are said to cause sneezing. In other countries sneezes are thought to be a sign of healthiness (in India), or thought to mean that someone is being talked about behind their back (Japan).

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October 8, 2009

5 ways to avoid the common cold

Nobody want’s to catch the cold – it’s one of those nasty uncomfortable common ailments. Often it’s not severe enough to hold you back from work or school, but it’s just bad enough to exhaust you and cause you discomfort while you are going about your day. Decongestants and cold medications can only do so much. I personally wish there was a vaccine or cure for the common cold because I usually get about 4 colds a year – sadly there is not. This is the best that I can do for you – Here are 5 tips that will lower your chances of contracting a common cold.

Wash your hands!

The most common way that the cold is contracted is by picking it up with your hands – It’s actually harder to pick up a cold by kissing or sharing a drink with someone than it is to pick it up with your hands.

Vitamin D & C

Everyone says that vitamin C is crucial to cold prevention, but even more important is vitamin D. The more rays you soak up in the summer, the stronger your immune system will be throughout fall and winter. Strong immune system = immunity to colds. Remember to eat healthy to satisfy your immune system and exercise to keep your body strong. Take vitamin C and vitamin D supplements to boost your immune system on the side.

Don’t Smoke

Apparently those who are exposed to cigarette smoke have a higher chance of contracting a cold than non-smokers. Likewise smokers who have a cold usually have more severe cold symptoms than a non-smoker. Bottom line – quit smoking.

Don’t touch

If you are exposed to bacteria or happen to shake hands with a sick person don’t touch your eyes nose or mouth before washing your hands because a virus usually enter through these places. That brings me back to point one – wash your hands!

Relax

Stress is the underlying cause of almost all illnesses. If you are stressed out, your immune system will be stressed out too. It’s not just your brain, but all of your other organs that are affected by stress – So take a deep breath and do things that make you feel good. Read a book, take a bath, or go for a run!

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