If you find it difficult to fall asleep, you’re not alone.
According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. About 30 percent of American adults report short-term problems, and 10 percent experience chronic trouble falling or staying asleep.
Our busy and fast-paced society, filled with homework, long work days, financial strains, parenting burnout, or other emotionally exhausting situations, can make it difficult to unwind, calm down, and get restful sleep.
When it’s hard to sleep, focusing on your breath may help.
Let’s take a look at some breathing exercises to calm your mind and body to help you fall asleep.
25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens by Courtney E. Ackerman, MSc. (www.positivepsychology.com)
Mindfulness can boost the quality of our lives in numerous ways.
In today’s rush, we all think too much—seek too much—want too much—and forget about the joy of just being.
What does mindfulness do to spark “the joy of just being” that Tolle references? And, how can we teach kids to start benefiting from its practice?
This article delves into both of these questions and includes plenty of activities for you to start using today.
Research confirms that for children, mindfulness can:
COVID-19 left us in need of masks on a scale like never before. Cloth face coverings were the creative and economic solution for many. Being washable and reusable, they allow community members a cheap and convenient way to mask up. Let’s face it, they’re much more fashionable too! So, how do these cloth masks compare to others?
In theory, any mask worn correctly is better than no mask. In covering the mouth and the nose it prevents, to some extent, the exchange of respiratory droplets. However, the level of prevention largely depends on the type of mask. It is important to first differentiate between a non-surgical face mask and a surgical mask. Surgical masks are tested to meet certain standards and approved for clinical use. A cloth-mask would classify as a non-surgical face mask. While there is no testable standard for them, the CDC still recommends cloth masks as a mode of infection prevention in the community setting. The historical use of cloth masks and prior research shows that cloth masks are still effective in reducing infection rates.
While surgical masks are overall more effective, and are considered the gold standard by the CDC, the benefits of cloth face masks should not be overlooked. In reality, most of us are not actually using our disposable masks just once. We’re throwing them back into our purses and pockets, and then fishing them out the next time we need them. This is where cloth masks have their time to shine. We can throw the dirty one we just wore in the laundry to disinfect it, and then pick up a clean one for next time. It is important to note that not all cloth masks are created equal. If you are using a cloth mask, consider the fabric, number of layers, and fit. The most effective cloth mask will have a fabric with a tight weave, multiple layers, and one that cups tightly around the face. This will most securely block your respiratory droplets from contaminating other individuals and surfaces.
If you are opting for a disposable mask, be sure to check whether it is a surgical mask or a non-surgical face mask. Surgical masks will offer the most protection, both for yourself and others. Surgical masks are tested by The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). They are tested for bacterial filtration, particle filtration, synthetic blood splatter, flammability, and breathability. Surgical masks are sorted into three levels, ATSM 3 offering the highest degree of protection. If you’re looking for a quality, comfortable mask, Patriot Medical Devices makes ATSM 3 surgical masks that offer the highest level of protection against particles and fluids!
This article originally appeared on Patriot Medical Devices
The hippocampus is a small region of the brain that forms part of the limbic system and is primarily associated with memory and spatial navigation.
Is it really possible to improve your memory? If you've ever found yourself forgetting where you left your keys or blanking out information on important tests then you have probably wished that your memory was a bit better. Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to help improve your memory.
Obviously, utilizing some sort of reminder system can help. Setting up an online calendar that sends reminders to your phone helps you keep track of all those appointments and meetings. Creating daily to-do lists can ensure that you don't forget important tasks that need to be completed.
But what about all the important information that you need to actually cement into your long-term memory? It will take some effort and even involve tweaking or dramatically changing your normal study routine, but there are a number of strategies you can utilize to get more out of your memory.
Before your next big exam, be sure to check out some of these tried and tested techniques for improving memory. These 11 research-proven strategies can effectively improve memory, enhance recall, and increase retention of information.
Amir Mi Amore is a business that inspires that moment of self love and self care. That moment when you are able to sit and read a book. When you are able to take your shoes off and relax after a day of work. When you are able to put the kids to bed and have that glass of wine. When you are able to play your favorite music and clean your whole house. When you are able to take a nice long shower and then enjoy a nice massage afterwards. This is the vibes Amir Mi Amore wants to create in your home.
Obesity is a common, serious, and costly disease
12 Sedentary Lifestyle Statistics in 2020 That Will Get You off Your Chair (www.ergonomictrends.com)
“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.”
This is the ominous warning from Dr. James Levine, director of Mayo Clinic in his interview with the LA Times.
Dubbed as the “Sitting Disease” by the scientific community, let’s check out some of the latest statistics in 2019 on sedentary lifestyle and sitting that will hopefully get you off of your chair and moving more.
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