We dedicate about a third of our lives to sleeping but why? This informative video from it’s OKAY to be SMART discusses the many reasons why we need to sleep, as well as the processes our bodies undergo while snoozing.
Romance is in the air as Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. But rather than planning on grabbing a bouquet of flowers at the check stand of your grocery store, try to keep your romance eco-friendly.
Here are 10 ideas to make your Valentine’s Day green!
- Plan a fun outing, like a trip to a new museum, art show, concert, etc.
- Cook a special dinner rather than going out.
- Give a handmade gift like this DIY wine rack.
- Paint a picture.
- Write a poem.
- Plan a picnic in the park if the weather is cooperative.
- Frame a favorite photo ot the two of you together.
- Skip the bouquet of flowers and give a potted plant that your loved one can enjoy longer and even plant in the garden.
- Buy a unique gift from a local artisan or vintage store.
- Give your full attention to your loved one(s) by making it a device-free night in with no interruptions.
However you spend Valentine’s, be sure to make it a memorable experience!
Do you lie in bed for hours, staring at the clock? Do you wake up feeling groggy and slow? Lack of sleep can do a lot more than make you have a bad morning—it can hurt your mental and physical health. This video will explore why getting that shut eye is so important, and it will teach you five easy ways to get all the refreshing sleep you need.
Sleep talking, formally known as somniloquy, is a sleep disorder defined as talking during sleep without being aware of it.
Sleep talking can be triggered by a few different components:
- Genetics: It has been shown in many studies that sleep talking can run in the family.
- Sleep disorders, including nightmares, sleep apnea, “confusional arousals,” and REM sleep behavior disorder.
- Sleep deprivation
- Sleepiness during the day
There are also rare instances in which adults can become sleep talkers due to psychiatric disorders or nocturnal seizures. It has been found that most children with sleep disorders, will grow out of them by age13, but, not sleep talking, however.
Sleep talking can happen at any time of the night, during any stage of sleep. While asleep earlier in the night, when people tend to sleep more deeply, sleep talking may sound more jumbled and like mumbling. As sleep becomes lighter, sleep talking can become more recognizable.
Although not harmful, sleep talking can be embarrassing to the sleeper or disruptive to sleeping partners.
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2016 is almost here, and with the New Year come New Year’s resolutions! Many people opt for popular resolutions like losing weight or traveling more. But what if this year you tried something a little different and tried to incorporate some eco-conscious resolutions?
Here are 15 resolutions to help get you started on becoming more eco-conscious:
- Implement a recycling system, or ensure that your current system is the best it can be
- Stop buying water bottles and use a reusable bottle
- Add some indoor plants for better air quality
- Unplug unused appliances and turn off unused lights
- Make your home more efficient by switching out old bulbs for longer-lasting energy-efficient light bulbs, or install a new digital thermostat for more accuracy and to better regulate the temperature while using less energy
- Go Paperless – stop paper bills
- Pay bills online
- Lower water temperature to conserve energy
- Repair, restore, and reuse items, when possible
- Use rechargeable batteries
- Adjust your thermostat one degree lower in the winter and one degree higher in the summer to help conserve energy
- Buy local produce to reduce your carbon footprint
- Take shorter showers
- Try to include a vegetarian meal in your weekly menu
- Enjoy the outdoors
This is only a short list of ideas. However, there are hundreds of ways we can make our lives more eco-conscious.
May your 2016 be a happy and healthy year!