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Six Ways Mental Illness Influences Physical Health

People tend to view mental and physical health as two separate entities but in reality, the two are more closely related than we think....

Can These 5 Popular Herbs Help You Sleep Better?

The stress of daily life can cause sleep-related difficulties. Herbs are often recommended to induce sleep. Chamomile has sedating and muscle-relaxing properties. Alternatively, studies around the sedative benefits of the popular valerian herb are inconclusive. Lavender might promote deep sleep, but the studies around it are preliminary. Passionflower's properties temporarily promote relaxation, aiding restful sleep. California poppy seeds have valium-like properties which ease restlessness.

3 Sleep Problems In Children That Call For Special Education

In children, sleep disorders might seem temporary. But, a recent study published in the Amercian Academy of Pediatrics concluded that sleep disorders until the age of 5 in children, cause special education needs when they are 8. Mouth breathing impairs learning abilities and memory. Snoring causes behavioral and cognitive complications. Obstructive sleep apnea leads to problems with language, memory, and learning. Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders can prevent any harmful outcomes.

The 8 Fitness Commandments That You Should Abide By

To reach your fitness goals, it's important that you eat a nutritious meal and get enough sleep. It also helps if you choose your fitness activity based on your interests. In that way, you won't lose interest or hope in your workout. Another way to stay on track is to work out with a friend and motivate each other to reach goals. In the midst of all this, ensure you plan "rest" days and stay away from the weighing scale.

This Is How Sleep Deprivation Triggers Bad Vibes At Work

A study found that even one bad night of sleep can cause people to behave erratically, lose control over their emotions, and react in a way that could offend others. Furthermore, it can trigger a vicious cycle where a person finds it hard to overcome failure, which leads him to behave the same way, repeatedly. This can negatively impact not just a business's profit margins, but also the worker's career and health at large.

7 Signs Of Chronic Sleep Deprivation That You Should Know

Chronic sleep deprivation affects 50 to 70 million Americans. It increases the risk for chronic disease and early death, so it’s important to know the symptoms. Daytime sleepiness is a common sign, especially if you instantly fall asleep while staying still. Poor focus, frequent mistakes, and increased appetite are also likely. Lack of sleep may also bring on mood swings and irritability. Everything will seem so frustrating! Even your immunity will suffer and increase the risk for persistent colds.

Is Co-Sleeping Good For Your Baby?

Sharing your bed with your baby, or co-sleeping is a topic that has attracted a lot of attention due to the dangers associated with it. However, when practiced in a safe manner can benefit your baby. Co-sleeping can comfort your baby, improve his or her health, promote the baby's safety and make your baby more independent. Sleeping in close proximity of the baby also allow the mother to sleep better.

5 Ways To Finally Stop Hitting The Snooze Button

After the first alarm, your body abruptly wakes up. Repeatedly hitting snooze, however, causes confusion and sleep inertia, the feeling of grogginess after waking. This can last for 2 to 4 hours even though you spent more time in bed. To stop hitting snooze, go to bed earlier. A bedtime routine and consistent sleep schedule can really help. Come morning, placing the alarm clock far away and making early plans will encourage you to get up.

ADHD And Sleep Problems: What’s The Link?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is considered to be a neurodevelopmental disorder. Its symptoms are similar to sleep problems, but the two are seen as separate problems. Yet, the recent research proposes that there’s a much stronger link. ADHD is associated with sleep-related issues like apnea and restless leg syndrome. The crucial sleep phases in ADHD patients are also delayed by 1.5 hours. More research is needed, but as a part of treatment, getting enough sleep should be a priority.

Why Do Teens Need More Sleep?

A growing teenager needs 8 to 10 hours of sleep to support normal growth and development. During puberty, the sleep hormone melatonin is also released later at night. The internal body clock will want to stay up two hours longer and rise two hours later. But with the early start of high school and extra-curricular activities, 70 percent of teens don’t get enough rest, increasing the risk of poor grades, unhealthy habits, and irritability.

7 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Sleep To Enhance Beauty

Make the most of your regular sleep to enhance your beauty. Use soft fabrics to avoid friction between your sheets and skin and change pillow covers to reduce the skin’s exposure to bacteria. Sleep on your back if possible to prevent wrinkles from forming. Tying or braiding your hair, removing makeup before sleep, and moisturizing keeps your skin soft and free from impurities. Keep the bedroom temperature within 67℉ for optimal sleep.

Answering 4 Common Toddler Sleep Questions

Toddlers' sleeping habits baffle most young parents. If your baby wakes up at night, he might be hungry or sick. He could also be feeling too hot or cold. Toddlers might get hurt while asleep so put them on their backs and keep pets out of their room. Cradle and rock your child or give them a warm bath to help them sleep. Shift to a bed if your toddler is 35 inches tall.

3 Essential Facts About Using Marijuana As A Sleep Aid

Marijuana might be a nightcap, but like alcohol, smoking this plant changes your neurochemical regulation. It relaxes the body and reduces sleep latency, but long-term use can actually disrupt sleep quality. The habit can even cause hangover-like effects in the morning, making it hard to focus and think. Smoking marijuana before bed also reduces rapid eye movement sleep, or the last stage of rest. You’ll have less vivid dreams or none at all.

Do You Know What A ‘Caffeine Nap’ Is?

Life is full of contradictions. But some contradictions can be good for us. Similarly, a caffeine nap may sound like a funny oxymoron but...

5 Ways To Supplement A Detox Program And Prevent Relapse

Nearly 60% of all treated victims of drug abuse go into relapse within one year of detox. To prolong the period of drug abstinence and supplement the detox treatment, it's essential that you develop certain habits. By drinking enough water, eating nutritious food, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and seeking support from your loved ones, you can not only detox successfully but also prevent relapse.