Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- No means no. If either one of you is uncomfortable with getting sexually intimate, stop. Sex is meant to be pleasurable for both parties. If one person is reluctant, the positive energy disappears.
- Stay away from alcohol or drugs, especially if you and your partner are a new couple. While a glass of wine is a great way to unwind and drop inhibitions, overdoing it can lead to taking greater risks.
- Communicate. Talk about sex before you have it. Find out your partner’s views on health and, if possible, get an idea of his/her experience. Was s/he safe with other lovers? Does s/he believe in taking responsibility for his/her own safety? Both of you should take part in keeping each other safe.
Insomnia is the feeling of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: trouble falling asleep (Initial Insomnia); trouble remaining asleep through the night (Middle Insomnia); waking up too early (Terminal Insomnia); or unrefreshing sleep. These can all lead to daytime drowsiness, poor concentration and the inability to feel refreshed and rested upon awakening.
Insomnia is not defined by the hours of sleep a person gets or how long it takes to fall asleep. Individuals vary normally in their need for, and their satisfaction with, sleep. Insomnia may cause problems during the day, such as tiredness, difficulty concentrating and irritability.
Insomnia can be classified as transient, intermittent and chronic. Insomnia lasting from a single night to a few weeks is referred to as transient. If episodes of transient insomnia occur from time to time, the insomnia is said to be intermittent. Insomnia (or Primary Insomnia) is considered to be chronic if it occurs on most nights and lasts a month or more.
Women, the elderly and individuals with a history of depression are more likely to experience insomnia. Factors such as stress, anxiety, a medical problem or the use of certain medications make the chance of insomnia more likely.
People will be unable to carry out their daily responsibilities either because they are too tired or because they have trouble concentrating due to lack of restful sleep.
Insomnia may cause a reduced energy level, irritability, disorientation, dark circles under the eyes, posture changes and fatigue.
Patients with insomnia are evaluated by a medical history and a sleep history. The sleep history may be obtained from a sleep diary filled out by the patient or by an interview with the patient’s bed partner concerning the quantity and quality of the patient’s sleep. Specialized sleep studies may be recommended, but only if there is suspicion that the patient may have a primary sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
Diagnostic criteria of primary insomnia:
Certain conditions seem to make individuals more likely to experience insomnia. Examples of these conditions include:
There are a number of possible causes of insomnia:
Transient and intermittent insomnia generally occur in people who are temporarily experiencing one or more of the following:
Chronic insomnia is more complex and often results from a combination of factors, including underlying physical or mental disorders. One of the most common causes of chronic insomnia is depression. Other underlying causes include arthritis, kidney disease, heart failure, asthma, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, Parkinson’s disease and hyperthyroidism. However, chronic insomnia may also be due to behavioral factors, including the misuse of caffeine, alcohol or other substances; disrupted sleep/wake cycles that may occur with shift work or other nighttime lifestyles; and chronic stress.
Some behaviors may prolong existing insomnia, and they can also be responsible for causing the sleeping problem in the first place:
Stopping these behaviors may eliminate the insomnia.
Transient and intermittent insomnia may not require treatment since episodes last only a few days at a time. For example, if insomnia is due to a temporary change in schedule, as with jet lag, the person’s biological clock will often get back to normal on its own. However, for some people who experience daytime sleepiness and impaired performance as a result of Transient Insomnia, the use of short-acting sleeping pills may improve sleep and next-day alertness. As with all drugs, there are potential side effects. The use of over-the-counter sleep medicines is not usually recommended for the treatment of insomnia.
Treatment for diagnosed chronic insomnia includes identifying and stopping (or reducing) behaviors that may worsen the condition, possibly using sleeping pills (although the long-term use of sleeping pills for chronic insomnia is controversial and should be a last resort), trying behavioral techniques to improve sleep, such as relaxation therapy, sleep restriction therapy, and reconditioning.
There are specific and effective techniques that can reduce or eliminate anxiety and body tension. As a result, the person’s mind is able to stop racing, the muscles can relax and restful sleep can occur. It usually takes much practice to learn these techniques and to achieve effective relaxation.
Some people suffering from insomnia spend too much time in bed unsuccessfully trying to sleep. They may benefit from a sleep restriction program that at first allows only a few hours of sleep during the night and gradually increases the time until the person achieves a normal night’s sleep.
Another treatment that may help some people with insomnia is to recondition them to associate the bed and bedtime with sleep. For most people, this means not using their beds for any activities other than sleep and sex. As part of the reconditioning process, the person is usually advised to go to bed only when sleepy. If unable to fall asleep, the person is told to get up, stay up until sleepy and then return to bed. Throughout this process, the person should avoid naps and wake up and go to bed at the same time each day. Eventually the person’s body will be conditioned to associate the bed and bedtime with sleep.
Practice good sleep hygiene: Avoid using alcohol in the evening. Avoid caffeine for at least eight hours before bedtime. Quit smoking. Establish a regular bedtime, but don’t go to bed if you feel wide-awake. Avoid staying in bed for long periods of time while awake, or going to bed because of boredom. Exercise regularly, but not in the last two hours before going to bed. Sex can be a natural sleep inducer and helps some people. If these fail, you may want to ask you health care provider to recommend other options.
Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep:
Set a schedule:
Go to bed at a set time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Disrupting this schedule may lead to insomnia. Sleeping in on weekends also makes it harder to wake up early on Monday morning because it resets your sleep cycles for a later awakening.
Try to exercise 20 to 30 minutes a day. Daily exercise often helps people sleep, although a workout soon before bedtime may interfere with sleep. For maximum benefit, try to get your exercise about five to six hours before going to bed.
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol:
Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, which acts as a stimulant and keeps people awake. Sources of caffeine include coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, non-herbal teas, diet drugs and some pain relievers. Smokers tend to sleep very lightly and often wake up in the early morning due to nicotine withdrawal. Alcohol robs people of deep sleep and REM sleep and keeps them in the lighter stages of sleep.
Relax before bed:
A warm bath, reading or another relaxing routine can make it easier to fall sleep. You can train yourself to associate certain restful activities with sleep and make them part of your bedtime ritual.
Sleep until sunlight:
If possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning. Sunlight helps the body’s internal biological clock reset itself each day. Sleep experts recommend exposure to an hour of morning sunlight for people having problems falling asleep.
Don’t lie in bed awake:
If you can’t get to sleep, don’t just lie in bed. Do something else, like reading, watching television or listening to music, until you feel tired. The anxiety of being unable to fall asleep can actually contribute to insomnia.
Control your room temperature:
Maintain a comfortable temperature in the bedroom. Extreme temperatures may disrupt sleep or prevent you from falling asleep.
See a doctor if your sleeping problem continues:
If you have trouble falling asleep night after night, or if you always feel tired the next day, then you may have a sleep disorder and should see a physician. Your primary care physician may be able to help you; if not, you can probably find a sleep specialist at a major hospital near you. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively.
Sleep research is expanding and attracting more and more attention. Researchers now know that sleep is an active and dynamic state that greatly influences our waking hours, and they realize that we must understand sleep to fully understand the brain. Innovative techniques, such as brain imaging, can now help researchers understand how different brain regions function during sleep and how different activities and disorders affect sleep. Understanding the factors that affect sleep in health and disease also may lead to revolutionary new therapies for sleep disorders and to ways of overcoming jet lag and the problems associated with shift work. We can expect these and many other benefits from research that will allow us to truly understand sleep’s impact on our lives.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Here are some healthy tip for your smartness & physical fitness.
Prevention is better than cure.
Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.
Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.
Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath..
Bitter gou rd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.
Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat... &nb sp;
Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.
Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.
Pear & Banana - regulates s! ugar content...
Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .
Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.
Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.
Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation
Answer the phone by LEFT ear.
Do not drink coffee TWICE a day.
Do not take pills with COOL water.
Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.
Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume.
Drink more! WATER in the morning, less at night.
Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS.
Do not use hea! Dphones/earphone for LONG period of time.
Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.
When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
- Cut Out TV Time – Instead of watching other people doing what they love (actors, athletes, etc.) while you sit on the couch, why not invest the time into becoming an Inspired Money Maker. The average US home has the TV on for over 3,000 hours per year. A 40 hour/week job is only 2,000 hours per year.
- Read “Think and Grow Rich”
- Have a Sense of Humor
- Be Yourself
- Don’t Hide Yourself – Be Accessible
- Visualize Your Goals Daily
- Have an Opinion
- Compliment People
- Stop Letting Fancy Sounding Coffee Steal Your Dreams – $5.50 coffee and snacks each day cost you $2,000/year. That could be invested into your Inspired Money Maker dreams instead. Use the money to start a business, purchase equipment, take courses, go to a seminars, etc.
- Learn to Listen
- Be a Simplifier, Not a Complicator
- Learn From Your Mistakes, But Don’t Be Afraid to Make Them
- Be Humble
- Read “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles
- Get Excited
- Be Original. Be Grateful. Be courageous.
- Be Unreasonable
- Stop Being Negative – Stop justifying that you’re just being realistic. See things as they really are, not worse than they are. Then, take it a step further and see things better than they are.
- Take Action
- Be Nice to People
- Create Your Own Luck
- Stop Pretending to be a Victim
- Don’t Worry What Others Think, That’s Their Business
- Learn to Master Your Habits
- Do Something New
- Use Affirmations Daily
- Beat the Odds – When you encounter an obstacle, realize that each obstacle you get through with your determination also eliminates 80% of your competition. Keep going, don’t give up and your odds will improve every step of the way.
- Just Do It
- Believe in Yourself – Nobody else is going to do it for you. Start now, in this moment.
- Don’t be Good, Don’t be Great, Be Outstanding
- Never Stop Growing
- Give to Get
- Plant Your Flag, Commit to the Inspired Money Maker Path
- Connect With Your Spirit Guides
- Don’t Talk Small About Yourself
- Avoid Bureaucracy
- Focus Your Energy
- Read Books
- Invest in the Tools You’ll Need – Stop being cheap and invest in the tools you may need to succeed.
- Have Integrity
- Always Be Creating Your Story
- Start an Idea Journal, Capture Everything
- Pay Attention to Your Dreams
- Assume You Won’t Live Forever, The Time To Do This is NOW
- Don’t Gossip, Network – Cut out wasted time gossiping on the phone with your friends. Instead, get your friends into making money doing what they love and then each hour you spend on the phone will be networking towards both of you growing your Inspired Money Maker ventures.
- Aim to Improve the Universe. Think Big
- Don’t Give Up
- Get a Psychic Reading
- Make it Fun
- Trust Your Gut – When it comes to logic vs intuition. Go with your gut, then justify it with logic later.
- Believe in Others
- Skip the Party, Work on Your Dreams Instead
- Challenge the Status Quo
- Learn a Positive Word Every Day
- Get Help Where Needed – Don’t try doing everything yourself. If you need web-design, hire a web designer. If you need logo design, hire a logo designer. If you need accounting done, hire an accountant. Try not to do too much yourself. Focus on what you love doing and find a way to monetize it.
- Instill Confidence in Others
- Email a Stranger, Propose a Win / Win Relationship
- Take Time to Relax
- Start a Blog and Document Your Journey
- Digg, Stumble, Bookmark this Post and Get 9,639 Universal Karma Points
- Model Successful People – Read biographies, books, Blogs. Study successful people. Find someone who’s already accomplished what you want to accomplish and model their beliefs, their behaviors etc.
- Replace Your Bathroom Reader with a Self-Help Book
- Take Two Weeks Off Work, Stay Home and Work on Your Inspired Money Maker Plans. Tell Everyone Else You’re Out of the Country.
- Repeat Your Affirmations In Your Head Until You Fall Asleep at Night
- Choose Financial Abundance, Stop Believing that Money is a Dirty Word
- Compete With Yourself, Not Others
- Smile and Make People Laugh
- Make and Carry Your Personal Business Cards
- Be Polite, But Don’t Be Afraid to Express Yourself Either
- Don’t Waste Time on Stupid Crap – Does your desk really need to be cleaned again this week? Do your books really need to be alphabetically arranged?
- Watch What People Do, Not What they Say They Do
- Help Someone Out
- Think “How Do I Increase My Income by $10,000” not “How Do I Cut Expenses by $100”
- Be Nice to Yourself
- Get Rid of Stinkin Thinkin – Stop the endless negative chatter in your mind. Re-focus your internal questions on the positive.
- Enjoy the Journey
- Network with People You Feel Comfortable With
- Don’t Use Your Kids as an Excuse
- Learn to Forgive – Stop wasting energy holding grudges. Forgiving someone is not the same as condoning whatever they did. It is simply letting go of the pent up negative energy inside you because it doesn’t serve you anymore. Let it go.
- Try Immersion Learning
- Find a Mentor / Coach, Don’t Let Lack of Money Be Your Excuse
- Give Referrals, Ask for Referrals
- Don’t Complain. Put the Violin Away. Nobody Wants to Hear It
- Stop Looking for Shortcuts. Steady Wins the Race.
- Share Your Success with Others
- Don’t Hang Around Negative People. Hang Out With Other Inspired Money Makers
- Buy Wrinkle Free Dress Pants – Saves you time on having to iron them
- Don’t Believe Your Excuses
- Write in a Journal
- Don’t Underestimate the Fear of Success
- Be Decisive
- Convert Your Car Into a Personal Development University – Turn off the Radio and Listen to Audio Courses and Seminars in the Car
- Hire Someone to Mow the Lawn, Work On Your Dreams Instead
- Sleep When You’re Dead – Stop sleeping 8-12 hours a day. Try 6 hours / night for 30 days and see how you feel. Most people sleep so much because they’re depressed about their life. Work on being an Inspired Money Maker and you won’t want to sleep.
- Use Law of Attraction
- Send Gifts to People
- Ask for What You Want – Erase the fantasy from your head that others should know what you want. Ask for what you want, always. Stop talking about what you didn’t get, and focus on what you want.
- Work on Your Communications Skills
- Have Patience – Everything won’t come all at once. Have the patience to trust that everything will come at it’s perfect time.
- Seek Answers Within