Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Love Yourself Enough To Be Your True Self

Love Yourself to Be Your True Self

Often times we strive to show our joyous sides fearing to reveal any negatives because they may reject us. We cringe at the thought of forming such an image in their minds. How dare us to be human.
Life is about knowing who you are to attract the right people to attract to assist you in becoming your greatest version. Love yourself enough to be yourself 100%.
Natural relationships are the most fulfilling and rewarding. Having false relationships with others are merely a reflection of how you feel about yourself. Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who uplift your spirits and accept that you have flaws.
When you question the type of people you are attracting, ask yourself how are you feeling towards yourself. Once you change your energetic vibration, everything aligns to that same frequency. We have to first become our best friend and those on the same frequencies will naturally become attracted to you.
The universe is full of contrast. Don't look for flaws yet be observant. Be creative and learn from it.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

There Are No Conditions on "I Love You"

Poem Written in 2014 by Aakasha

There Are No Conditions On "I Love You"

There is no such thing as I love you butt or I love you except when.
There is simply I love you.
To Tell someone that there is a butt or an exception is putting a stipulation on that love and who they are and love doesn't come with stipulations.
Love is loving someone fully. Love is seeing them as perfection. We are all perfectly perfect because we are exactly who we should be in our own space and time.
Love doesn't demand who a person should be or issue/criteria to fill. Love allows them to be and loves them as is.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Herbs That Can Cause A Miscarriage; & Those Safe to Take While Pregnant

While pregnant or trying to get pregnant it is important to be aware of the possible effects of the herbs you may consider ingesting. Herbs may contain substances that can cause miscarriage. premature birth, uterine contractions, or injury to the fetus. Few studies have been done to measure the effects of herbs on pregnant women or fetuses. 

Depending on the source, some information will list a herb safe to consume during pregnancy, whereas another source may list the herb as unsafe.

Some organizations that specialize in herbs have done extensive testing on their safety. Often these organizations will list herbs with their safety ratings for the general population and for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. These ratings can often be confusing and hard to interpret; this is why speaking with a professional who is familiar with using herbs is recommended.

One key thing when understanding the safety ratings is to pay attention to what type of use the rating is for. For example, the rating for rosemary is considered likely safe when used orally in amounts typically found in foods. 

But in pregnancy, rosemary is considered possibly unsafe when used orally in medicinal amounts. Because rosemary may have uterine and menstrual flow effects, it is best to avoid using it. There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of the topical use of rosemary during pregnancy. This is a prime example of how the method of use of the herb changes its safety rating.

We know that rosemary sprinkled in your tomato sauce is not a risk to you and your baby. 

However, if you were to use rosemary in a large dose, like that used in medicinal amounts, it could be dangerous for your pregnancy. The same goes for herbs such as garlic, sage, and turmeric. All of these herbs could be contraindicated in pregnancy when used in large or concentrated doses, but are considered safe when used in amounts found in food.

The following herbs are considered LIKELY UNSAFE or UNSAFE during pregnancy:

  • Saw Palmetto - when used orally, has normal activity

  • Goldenseal - when used orally may cross the placenta

  • Dong Quai - when used orally, due to uterine stimulant and relaxant effects

  • Yohimbe - when used orally

  • Pau D' Arco - when used orally in large doses; contraindicated

  • Passion Flower - when used orally

  • Black Cohosh - when used orally in pregnant women who are not at term

  • Blue Cohosh - when used orally; uterine stimulant and can induce labor

  • Roman Chamomile - when used orally in medicinal amounts

  • Pennyroyal - when used orally or topically
Depending on what type of health care provider you see, he/she may recommend using herbs to promote the health of your pregnancy. Because each pregnancy is different, the best way to use herbs is under the care of a midwife, herbalist, doula, naturopathic or homeopathic doctor.

Choosing to use herbs during pregnancy is a personal choice, but to ensure the best outcome for you and your baby, you should be well educated on the types of herbs, parts of the herb (root, leaf, etc...), and the way they could be used (caplet, tonic, tea). The herbs that are considered safe to use during pregnancy are often food or tonic herbs. These are typically found in either tablet, tea, or infusion form.

Common Herbs Used in Pregnancy

The following herbs have been rated Likely Safe or Possibly Safe for use during pregnancy:

  • Red Raspberry Leaf - rich in iron, this herb has helped tone the uterus, increase milk production, decrease nausea, and ease labor pains. Some studies have even reported that using red raspberry leaf during pregnancy can reduce complications and the use of interventions during childbirth. You may see pregnancy teas that are made from red raspberry leaf to help promote uterine health during pregnancy. There is some controversy about whether this should be used throughout pregnancy or just in the second and third trimester, so many health care providers remain cautious and only recommend using it after the first trimester.
  • Peppermint leaf - helpful in relieving nausea/morning sickness and flatulence
  • Ginger root - helps relieve nausea and vomiting
  • Slippery elm bark - (when the inner bark is used orally in foods) used to help relieve nausea, heartburn, and vaginal irritations
  • Oats & Oat straw - rich in calcium and magnesium; helps relieve anxiety, restlessness, and irritated skin
  • Blond psyllium - when used orally and appropriately
  • Black psyllium - when used orally with appropriate fluid intake
  • Garlic - when used orally in amounts commonly found in foods
  • Capsicum (Cayenne, hot pepper) - when used topically and appropriately
The following herbs have been rated as having Insufficient Reliable Information Available by the Natural Medicine Database, even though many are recommended by homeopathic physicians, herbalists, and midwives who treat pregnant women.

More extensive research and discussions with your treating health care provider will help you make the decision and about what herbs are safe for you to use.

  • Dandelion - Rich in Vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron; dandelion root and leaf can also help relieve mild edema and nourish the liver
  • Chamomile (German) - High in Calcium and Magnesium, also helps with sleeplessness and inflammation of joints
  • Nettles (Stinging Nettle) - High in Vitamins A, C, K, Calcium, Potassium, and Iron. Used in many pregnancy teas because it is a great all-around pregnancy tonic. Note on the safety of Nettles: The Natural Medicines Database gives Nettles a rating of Likely Unsafe, even though it is used in countless pregnancy teas and recommended most midwives and herbalists. This may be contingent upon which part of the Nettle plant is used (the root or the leaves) and how much is used According to other sources, the use of Nettles is encouraged during pregnancy because of its health benefits
The following are commonly used herbs which have a safety rating of Possibly Safe when used orally. Again, these are herbs you would want to do more extensive research on these and discuss with your health-care provider before using. 

  • Aloe
  • Ginseng (American & Korean)
  • Evening Primrose
  • Laxatives such as castor oil

While research shows that it can, in fact, bring on contractions, it also has a host of side effects, ranging from diarrhea to potentially dangerous dehydration. So if you're deciding whether to ingest this unpleasant tonic, it's essential to carefully weigh the pros and cons-and consult your health care provider first.

  • Feverfew
  • Kava Kava
  • Senna
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How to Fertilize Your Fruit Trees & When

Growing your own fruit can be a rewarding experience. You must know that fruit trees need good nutrition to grow and produce an abundant harvest, just like vegetables, flowers, and other plants. Here are some easy steps for fertilizing your fruit trees.

You Must Know When to Fertilize

  • There is a right and wrong time to fertilize your trees.
  • Just before bud break is a perfect time. This is when your trees are beginning their annual growth cycle and "eat" the most food.
  • You can fertilize up to a month before this, or if you've missed the ideal moment and the trees have already begun to bloom, you can still fertilize until June.
  • Do NOT fertilize in late summer or fall, though, because the new growth put on by the tree can be damaged by frost. If you've wanted too late in the year and still want to feed your trees, you can mulch them with compost and top-dress with soft rock phosphate; however, you should avoid all nitrogen fertilizers.

Measure to Decide if You Need to Fertilize

Not all fruit trees need fertilizer every year and they don't need it in the same amounts. This can change from year to year depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to measure annually.

What will happen if the incorrect amount of fertilizer is given?

  • Too much fertilizer will lead to lots of leaves and shoots, and not a lot of fruit. It could even make your trees weak from too-rapid growth, risking broken branches later in life.
  • Too little fertilizer can cause slow growth and under-performance, so you don't get as much fruit as you want at harvest time. Not fertilizing fruit trees grown in poor soil can even lead to nutrient deficiencies, poor health, and trees that are less able to fight off diseases and pests. 
Luckily, fruit trees are pretty good at telling you what they need. All you need is a tape measure and a few minutes of your time. Be sure to take your measurements in the winter or early spring while it is dormant before the tree starts growing again for the new season.

(apple tree in full bloom)

Steps in Measuring the Previous Year's Growth

  • First-locate last year's growth rings. The growth ring is the point on the branch where the tree started growing in the previous season. The newest growth that you will be measuring is often a different color than the rest of the branch.
  • Second-measure from the growth ring all the way out to the end of the branch. Repeat these measurements at several spots around the tree.
  • Third-calculate the average of these measurements. This previous season's "annual growth" of the tree. 
Repeat this step for each of your trees. Even if you have several trees of the same variety and age, they may not have grown at the same rate and thus have different fertilizer needs. Note-if you have pruned your tree significantly more than normal so that you've removed over 20% of its canopy within the last year, don't fertilize until the next year.

Check the Chart to Evaluate Growth

Finally, use this chart to evaluate your trees' annual growth. If the trees' growth rate is at the low end of, or below annual target growth, then you should fertilize the tree this year. If your trees' growth rate is at the high end of, or above, the annual target growth rate, you do not need to fertilize this year (but measure again next year in case that changes!)

  • Peaches and nectarines-non bearing young trees should grow 18"-24", mature bearing trees should grow 12"-18".
  • Apples and pears-non bearing young trees should grow 18"-30", mature bearing pears and non-spur types apples should grow 12"-18".
  • Bearing spur apples should grow 6"-10".
  • Plums and sweet cherries-non bearing young trees should grow 22"-36", mature bearing trees should grow 8".
  • Tart cherries-non bearing young trees should grow 12'-24", bearing mature trees should grow 8".

Choose the Right Fertilizer

  • Fruit trees prefer an organic, high nitrogen fertilizer
  • Blood meal, soybean meal, composted chicken manure, cottonseed meal, and feather meal are all good, organic nitrogen sources.
  • There are also specially formulated fruit tree fertilizers.
  • In addition to nitrogen, your tree needs other macro and micronutrients too. Adding compost when you fertilize is a good way to provide organic matter and trace minerals. Azomite or Cascade Remineralizing Soil Boost are good sources of trace minerals.
  • Citrus Trees- Based on the age of the tree, with specially formulated fruit tree fertilizers- you will start in February. 1 year, 3/4 cup per month; 2 years, 2cups every other month; 3 years, 1.5 lbs 4 times per year; 4 years, 2.5 lbs 4 times per year; 5 years, 4.75 lbs 4 times per year; 6-7 years, 5.5 lbs 4 times per year; mature, 8lbs 4 times per year.

  • Citrus in containers- with specially formulated fruit tree fertilizers- As a general guideline use 3 Tbs for every 8" of pot diameter monthly during the growing season starting in February.

  • Avocados-use citrus application rates, but only 3 applications per year.

  • Established Fruit Trees- Apply 2 cups for each 1'' of trunk diameter, max 8 cups per year for large established trees. Divide into 3 applications; first application when the trees begin to emerge from dormancy.

Using Bat Guano

Bat Guano is rich in Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potash and provides essential plant nutrition for vigorous vegetative growth and prolific fruit flower development. Bat Guano is highly effective mixed into soils, applied as a side dress or steeped to make a potent guano tea or foliar spray.

  • Use on the soil at 5 ib/100 sq ft or 300-500 lb acre.
  • Use it as a foliar spray or injectable solution by preparing a guano tea: steep 3-5 lb in 5-10 gal of water for 1-2 days. Strain, dilute to 2-4 Tbs/gal of water and spray on plants. Tea can be used in fertigation and drip systems if filtered.
Note: Excess application of high nitrogen guano may burn your plants.

Determining How Much Fertilizer To Use

  • Trees need 0.10 pounds of "actual nitrogen" per year of age, or per inch of trunk diameter (measured 1 foot above the ground). The maximum you should give a fruit tree in a year is 1 pound of actual nitrogen.
  • For example, if your tree has a diameter of 5 inches (or if your tree is 5 years old), multiply 5 by 0.10 pounds of nitrogen, equals 0.5 lb. This means that the tree will need 0.5 of actual nitrogen.
  • But wait, you're not done yet! "Actual nitrogen" pounds is not as simple as just weighing out that amount of fertilizer, because there is more in fertilizer than just nitrogen.
  • The NPK numbers on fertilizer show the percentage of nutrients per pound of fertilizer, not the actual amount. N, P, and K refer to nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
  • For example, if the N listed on the fertilizer package is 7 (meaning 7% nitrogen), such as with E.B. Stone's Fruit Tree fertilizer, then there is 0.07 pounds of actual nitrogen for every pound of fertilizer.
  • To calculate how much fertilizer to apply, divide the amount of actual nitrogen the tree needs by the amount of actual nitrogen per pound in the fertilizer.
  • So, using the previous examples, a five-year-old apple tree needs 0.5lb of nitrogen. The E.B. Stone Fruit Tree Fertilizer has an N-value of 7 on the package, meaning it has 0.07 lb nitrogen per pound of fertilizer. Half a pound or 0.5 lb, divided by 0.07 lb equals 7 lbs. The answer-7 pounds- is the amount of this fertilizer to apply to this tree.

Applying the Fertilizer

To help the tree "eat" the fertilizer most efficiently, apply the fertilizer evenly starting a foot away from the trunk and continue all the way to the "drip line." The drip line is the perimeter of the tree's furthest reaching branches.

  • The easiest way to do this is simply by spreading the fertilizer on the ground and raking it in.
  • Digging a series of small holes is another method of applying fertilizer. It is a bit more work, but it best ensures the fertilizer is getting to the tree roots, especially when using fertilizer containing less-soluble nutrients like phosphorus and mycorrhizae.
  • Dig the holes six inches down and 12" to 18" apart, throughout the same area as you would have spread the fertilizer. To make the digging job easy you can use an auger attachment with a cordless drill. Sprinkle a little bit of fertilizer in each hole until it is used up.
  • Once you have finished fertilizing, spread an inch-deep of compost around the tree and water well.

Enjoy your harvest!

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Having A Baby After 35

You may have spent a great deal of your sex life trying to avoid having a baby, but now you've ditched the condoms and come off the pill, getting pregnant may not happen as quickly as you expect. This is what you need to remember:

  1. Take your supplements
Start taking 400 mcg of folic acid now, as you need to begin before you even conceive to help ensure healthy brain function of your future baby.

2. Enjoy your sex life

If you're on baby no. 1 these could be your last days of carefree sex without worrying about the kids waking or -worse- walking in.

3. Stop Obsessing

If you don't get pregnant in the first few months, don't panic. 90% of couples conceive within a year. So try not to get obsessive from day one. You may be able to control most things in your life, but this is probably not one of them. Plus it's difficult to feel sexy when it's all about the sperm and the egg. 

4. Think about him

Remember it's not just about you. You're in this together and your partner needs to feel relaxed and happy too-try not to pile the pressure on (even if all you are thinking is 'Hurry up and give me your best swimmers'). Performance anxiety is not conducive to baby making.

5. Regular Sex

The best time to conceive is one or two days before you ovulate, which can seem like a tricky task to time. But you don't need to have sex every day-sperm can survive for up to seven days in your body, so every couple of days is fine. Work out when you're ovulating, and so most fertile, with an ovulation calculator. 

6. Sperm-Boosters

You're probably staying as healthy as you can, but you can also make a difference to your chances of conception if your partner keeps his sperm healthy. That means a balanced diet, no smoking, cutting down on alcohol (which affects his testosterone levels) and maintaining a healthy weight.

7. Baby making break

If you've been trying for a while and it's all getting too stressful, take a break. Go on some dates or a weekend away and reboot the romance.

But What About Pregnancy After Age 35?

Women with advanced age have higher chances of age-related risk factors as the baby's health is concerned so even better to prepare themselves the moment the thought of having a baby pops in the mind. 

Anything natural is healthier than anything that is artificially assisted. Many women wish to have natural childbirth than a cesarian. We must understand that there is a lot of preparation that can help in improving the chances of having natural childbirth for a pregnant woman. It is important that there is minimal risk of any complications during pregnancy and labor. 

Also, the baby should grow in a healthy way as per the pregnancy phases. Especially for the women advancing in age, the possibility of complications and high-risk increases. Therefore, even more important is for women above 35 to take care of themselves during pregnancy and labor in order to have a healthy baby and safe childbirth in a natural way.

Firstly, ensure that your body is in the right condition to have a baby. Issues like hypertension, diabetes, thyroid imbalance in very common above 35. In fact, it is very commonly seen in women in their 20's. So try to ensure that you maintain these in a balanced level first. 

Once you've conceived, do everything it takes to take care of yourself and your baby.

Fix your lifestyle for your little one who is about to arrive. Remove alcohol, smoking, and drugs completely from your environment. Avoid going to places that can have passive smoking for your baby too.

Ensure to fix your sleep if that is disturbed. Try some light shoulder or head massages at night to induce sleep or try aromatherapy. Good sleep is very important to stay healthy. 

Exercise even during pregnancy to remain fit. You may want to consult your OBGYN, Mid Wife or Doula and then meet an antenatal expert who's trained in pregnancy fitness. Avoid workouts in the first trimester and consider walking and light yoga instead. And keep track of your reports and scans. 

Eat well. No need to eat for two, but eat right. Have small light meals every two hours. Add lots of salads and fruits to your daily diet. Ensure that you are taking good amounts of fluids also. And maintain good protein levels in your diet. Avoid staying on an empty stomach for long hours and also avoid heavy meals. Mostly prefer home-cooked foods. 

Don't remain seated for long hours. take a walk every hour. Go for a long walk once a day. It will help maintain good blood circulation in the body and will also help in improving your stamina for natural childbirth.

You can enroll in childbirth preparation classes where a coach will help you and your husband prepare for natural childbirth. It also helps in making labor easier. 

You could experience a lot of mood swings that can make you lose motivation to stay fit during pregnancy so keep talking to your husband or a close friend who can also act as a good listener. Vent out your emotions. 

Step out for some baby shopping. That would act as the best distraction for you from your pregnancy blues.

Make a birth plan with your DOULA, MIDWIFE, or OBGYN. And start preparing for it.

In case of existing joint or muscular issues, discuss them with your Antenatal therapist who would help in strengthening your joints and muscles to avoid injuries during labor. 

Most importantly, remember to enjoy the blissful experience. 

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Eliminating Insomnia Finale

Eliminating Insomnia Part 3

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Why Do We Sleep

Before we go over 'Managing Stress and Anxiety,' Let's talk about why we sleep. A failure to get the recommended eight hours of sleep can have devastating consequences. Many in the industrialized world no longer value sleep, despite the fact that sleep serves vital functions. This has created a sleep-depravation epidemic. 

Consistently failing to get at least six or seven hours of sleep can lead to a drastic weakening of your immune system. It doubles the risk of cancer, interferes with blood sugar regulation, causes blockage of coronary arteries, and contributes to anxiety and depression. Lack of enough sleep also triggers the release of the hunger hormone, thus causing you to eat more and gain weight. 

The World Health Organization now regards sleep loss as an epidemic, and in most Western nations, the preferred solution is sleeping pills. However, sleeping pills are not the best way to cause someone to fall asleep.

Lack of Sleep Can Kill You

There are two ways in which it is possible to die from lack of sleep. The first is a rare genetic disease that begins as insomnia. After a few months of struggling to fall asleep, a person stops sleeping completely. They soon lose basic body and brain functions, and since there are no drugs that can reverse the trend, the person dies within 18 months. 

The second way that insufficient sleep causes death is through drowsy driving. There is one fatality per hour in the US due to traffic accidents caused by fatigue. This is more than car accidents caused by drug and alcohol combined. 

Sleep Serves More Than One Function

Throughout the years, there has been an assumption that sleep only serves a single function, for example, conservation of energy or fulfilling of repressed desires. However, sleep has numerous benefits for every major organ in the body. Sleep optimizes your learnings capacity, memory, and emotional composure. It boosts your immunity, inspires creativity, prevents infection, controls appetite, lowers blood pressure, and strengthens your gut bacteria. 

A single night of poor sleep is worse than starvation or lack of exercise. Ultimately, sleep s the one activity that has the greatest impact on the daily health of your body and brain. 

Human beings are designed to sleep at night and also 30-60 minute nap in the afternoon. This biphasic pattern can be witnessed in cultures that still don't have electricity. Modernity has contorted this natural pattern and replaced it with a long monophasic pattern. Eliminating the afternoon nap has lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease and a shortening of the human lifespan. 

Benefits of Sleep

People are ignorant of the massive health benefits of sleep due to a failure in public education. This is why many take pride in the fact that they get on very little sleep. Yet the truth is that lack of sleep leads to brain impairment, which especially affects your memory. Walker contends that sleep is essential for all forms of learning, memorizing, and creativity. Also, one commonly ignored function of sleep is to help you forget specific memories. 

As long as you are awake, your brain is learning, and your hippocampus acts as a short-term memory reservoir. However, it has limited storage capacity, which means that you cannot add more information or you may have to overwrite old information. 

Sleep gives your brain the ability to transfer old memories from the hippocampus to the cortex, which is the long-term storage area. This transfer creates more room for learning new memories. Therefore, taking a nap before learning gives you a learning advantage over those who choose to stay awake. 

Storing information that you have just learned is one of the primary functions of sleep. When you sleep, your brain strengthens your memory by up to 40 percent, regardless of the type of information you have just learned. However, it is deep NREM not REM, which provides the greatest memory benefits. Sleep can even salvage lost memories. 

Lack of sleep can devastate your brain and body, leading to a variety of health disorders. Since every single facet of human existence imaginable depends on sleep, regular naps may help you recover to some extent. Sleep loss is so harmful that even the Guinness Book of World Records has refused to recognize any more attempts at sleep-deprivation.

Microsleep has a major impact on loss of concentration

When sleep deprived, you quickly lose brain function, with the most deadly consequence being drowsy driving. Traffic accidents occur when a driver either completely falls asleep or engages in what is known as "microsleep." This is where you close your eyes for a few seconds and lose all motor functions. This is enough time to drift into the wrong lane and cause a deadly crash. Studies show that microsleep is caused by consistently getting less than seven hours of sleep. Accidents resulting from drowsy driving "exceed those caused by alcohol and drugs combined"

You Likely Cannot Diagnose Your Own Sleep Deprivation

Most People consistently underestimate their level of sleep deprivation. When you are chronically deprived of sleep for months or years, you gradually accept the consequences as being normal. Pretty soon, you become accustomed to reduced energy levels, lowered alertness, and poor physical performance. You trick yourself into believing that this is how your life should be, yet the truth is that you are sleep deprived. 

The media constantly pushes the claim that a 20-minute power nap is enough to make up for insufficient sleep at night. However, this is inaccurate. A power nap may help you boost concentration for a few hours when tired, but it will not salvage your decision making, learning, and reasoning capacity. Once you lose sleep, you cannot reclaim it. 

People who behave irrationally usually excuse themselves by saying that they "just snapped." These episodes of emotional irrationality are caused by sleep deprivation. Infants who don't sleep well tend to scream more than is normal. 

Studies show that when you are sleep deprived, your amygdala becomes reactive and you become unable to balance both your positive and negative emotions. One minute you are ecstatic and the next you become terribly upset. Sleep deprivation also has been linked to aggression, pleasure-seeking, risk-taking, depression, and addictions. 

Sleep is the bedrock of a healthy life and should take precedence over a good diet and exercise. If you focus on your diet and exercise but ignore your sleep you will not achieve the results you desire. Sleep deprivation is so powerful that it can alter your DNA. Inadequate sleep will ruin every major physiological system in your body.

Sleeping shorter hours (fewer than 6 hours) increases your risk of cardiac failure by 45 percent. Even if the other factors such as smoking and body mass are taken into consideration, a lack of sleep is likely to increase your blood pressure, heart rate, and lead to a stroke. 

The effect of short sleep escalates as you approach midlife. Even being physically fit does not protect you. If you don't get more than 7 hours of sleep daily, your sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive, your body releases more cortisol, and your cardiovascular system gets damaged over time.

Now Let's Talk About Managing Stress And Anxiety

  • List down all your appointments
  • Take A Walk
  • Don't Be Afraid
  • Do Chores
  • Meditate
To Combat insomnia, you need to alter some of your usual practices. It is important to know a way around your worries. Being a responsible adult by maintaining a job and allotting time for relationships is stressful. There is no means of avoiding it. Try as you may but you'll just tire yourself over it. What you can do, however, is to keep everything at bay. Stress and anxiety will inevitably become a part of life. The tact is to figure out a way that you could keep a handle on matters. Perhaps by taking a breather once in a while, you can sort out all your issues and hopefully be able to establish a stable ground.

After exploring and understanding insomnia, its symptoms, causes, how it is diagnosed, and other related subjects on it, you could now venture on some new learning. This time, let it be about methods on eliminating the sleep disorder from your life. As you can tell, having a disturbance can lead to more complications due to sleep deprivation. With additional woes there to occupy your mind only means you lose sleep to the point that your body can't handle it anymore.

An effective technique in battling the disorder is to incorporate a sleeping habit. During the day, avoid taking naps and be stern in imposing a schedule for yourself. If you go to bed only at say 8 every night your body will soon get used to it. Eventually, drowsiness will visit you at the same time on a regular basis. This method works alright but it can be challenging. You need to be dedicated. With tons of inviting stuff there is, it may be tempting to break off your progress. Keep in mind that the new sleep pattern must be made a part of a nightly routine. You're supposed to follow through until you get results. Just remind yourself next time and time again of the goal. 

Acupuncture, an alternative treatment practice, is another method of eliminating sleep disturbance from your life. Usually, the main tools are sets of needles that are inserted into regions of the body. Through this method, health is believed to improve. It's a big question mark as to how. It just makes it happen. There have been countless testimonials that can be found on the internet authored by people all over the world to back up the claim. 
The Chinese were the ones who introduced acupuncture. They are proud of it because it promotes total wellness in individuals and in a way, teaches them to relax. In some cases, the oriental technique terrifies the living daylights out of people. According to them, because there exist other methods of getting rid of the sleeping disorder, it would only be right to pass on this one. The thought of needles pinned on can indeed be frightening. 


Another proposed cure for insomnia is hypnosis. There are groups who insist that the sleeping disorder will go away if you carry the proper attitude. For them, it's all in the head. Regardless of their opinion being note-worthy or not, there are leading experts who focus on helping sleep-deprived folks with their struggle. The hypnotists load their patients' head with thoughts and strategies. By manipulating the mind and implanting in its instructions on how to cope with the loss of sleep, they can actually succeed. 


It's not a surprise that through yoga, you can reward yourself with satisfying rounds of sleep. An hour or two of stretching and maintaining a posture is beneficial. It may be a form of exercise that focuses on the achievement of a sound mind but it also prepares the body for slumber. If you're not a fan of heavy workouts, yoga is your better option. Through it, there is no need to sweat it out in a gymn with all the usual bodybuilding equipment. You could attend a class or purchase a book with instructions on how to do it all on your own.

Yoga allows your muscles to relax and at the same time, drains it of energy so you will be invited to rest when you are about to wrap up your day. In fact, health advocates have suggested that incorporating a night-time routine of the practice is best. Insomniacs and all people, in general, will likely, get enough sleep after they've had their bouts of both exercise and meditation. 


Writing notes can get you sleeping too. If you can't easily teleport to dreamland, spilling your thoughts with ink on a sheet of paper will get you there in a matter of time. This activity tends to exhaust you mentally that your body can't avoid wanting to take a break. In a way, you can say that this is just you spacing out because it is actually effective in combating the sleeping disorder, it is considered as a good option.

Also, unlike seeking treatment such as acupuncture and hypnosis, writing stuff down is not costly. You just need a pen and a paper and you're all set. By scribbling on a journal, not only will you use up time and gradually be worn out, but you also get to have a record of notes that you will soon appreciate. A year or so from the night you wrote things down, you will be grateful that you did. An intriguing truth is that most writers are insomniacs.

Insomnia needs to be driven off in whatever means you can think of. A serious case of sleep deprivation is not good. At the soonest possible moment, do something. Especially if you are burdened which chronic or long-term insomnia, you should do everything that you can to get treatment. Don't wait until your case becomes hopeless. The disorder's effects are not likely to manifest immediately but in time, you may find yourself in deep trouble.

What The Sleep Disorder Can Lead To:

  • Poor performance at work
  • Mental Retardation
  • Unjustifiable fatigue
  • Chronic Illnesses

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