7 Tips To Help With Insomnia Naturally And Quickly
A healthy lifestyle revolves around the daily habits and dietary aid you include in your life. It is one of the significant factors behind long-term wellness and disease-free life. If you wish to enhance your lifestyle, you must be willing to make the essential changes. From the excessive intake of sugar-laden snacks to your meals’ timing, everything affects your health in the long run. Also, it contributes to lack of sleep and constant sleep disturbances now and then. But, you can get rid of the signs of insomnia with minimal lifestyle changes and natural aids. Here are the top ways in which you can achieve a refresh...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca R Tags: depression featured health and fitness self-improvement health benefits of sleep insomnia pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

10 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong
If you find yourself wondering if everything will go wrong in 2020, you are far from alone. This year has seen more than its share of heartache, and it isn’t over yet. Help may never arrive — how can you keep going? It’s challenging to stay strong when everything seems to be going wrong. While the tips below are no substitute for professional care, financial and other circumstances don’t always make seeking treatment an option. These 10 self-care practices may keep you from capsizing when the seas grow rocky.  1. Take a Deep Breath Many times, you grow anxious from future fears, not from what’s happ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mia Barnes Tags: featured motivation self-improvement covid_19 meditation positivity self improvement Source Type: blogs

Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly
We visited Somerset in the summer of 2019 despite neither of us being fans of cider. We stayed on a beautiful part of the county’s north coast and did a lot of walking and visited a few nature reserves in the hope of seeing bird and insect species we might not commonly see in Cambridge where we live. The Silver-washed Fritillary, Argynnis paphia, was one of the Lepidoptera I hoped to photograph. The species is widespread over the South West and Ireland (see here) and we saw several on flowers in the gardens of a cafe we visited after a five-mile walk. Spotted them only after I’d taken off my walking boots to c...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - July 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Lepidoptera Source Type: blogs

Flash diffuser
I just made the least flash flash diffuser imaginable. I cut a hole in an old, plastic ostrich-burger box we have used to store Xmas tree baubles in for the last seventeen years and fitted it to the camera with a redundant ring flash adapter. I switched away from ringflash earlier this year as it’s simply not good enough for decent entomological macro shots. Mimulus #PondLife Viper’s Bugloss Periwinkle Red Valerian Poppy Cornflower Ceanothus fruit Yarrow flower buds Anyway, been testing the ad hoc diffuser with some random macro shots of flowers in the garden – Mimulus (#PondLife), cornflower, wet poppy,...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - June 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes
As regular Sciencebase readers will be well aware, I often work from my laptop in the garden in the summer time, when the weather is fine…I reach right up and grab a camera sometimes… Showing well today, a rather bold Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes, munching on grubs and caterpillars from various bushes and not worrying too much about my presence. I’ve been making efforts to let the garden go a bit wild, without it simply turning into a couch grass, thistle, and nestle patch. Lots of wildflower seeds are in, the pond is buzzing. Red Valerian and Green Alkanet are thriving, foxgloves are about to burst into...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

How to Beat Your Social Anxiety in 2020
You're reading How to Beat Your Social Anxiety in 2020, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Bidding farewell to the past year and welcoming the next can be incredibly exciting and promising. If the thought of attending a New Year's Eve bash leaves you with sweaty palms and heart palpitations, however, you're not alone. About 15 million people in America, including myself, struggle with social anxiety. This disorder can make the new year an extremely stressful event.  Luckily, if you've resolved to bea...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: featured psychology self confidence self improvement anxiety pickthebrain social anxiety Source Type: blogs

Moth of the Moment – Hummingbird Hawk-moth
I’ve seen Hummingbird Hawk-moths, Macroglossum stellatarum, on a few occasions but previously when travelling abroad (specifically, Croatia (2017), Germany (2018), and Italy (2010), and if memory serves many years ago France, 1996). I’ve only ever got awkward, blurry, and low-resolution photos. Earlier in the summer, a friend gave me some red valerian plants, which are a favourite of this species; same friend who donated the snails for our newly resurrected pond, #pondlife. That was back in early June. I had high hopes of seeing swarms of this bird-like Lep, which is an immigrant to the UK but occasionally seen...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - September 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

7 Teas That Will Help To Boost Your Mood
You're reading 7 Teas That Will Help To Boost Your Mood, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It is always normal to feel a little down and upset when things are not going your way. It’s natural. But did you know that teas are great drinks that will help you improve and boost your mood? Apparently, it is established that teas are very helpful to the body. The benefits that you can get from drinking teas are countless. It is only a matter of time that everyone knew that teas are very helpful as well in boosti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: joshuafitness123 Tags: health and fitness psychology relationships self improvement Source Type: blogs

Sleep Medications for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
I often have family caregivers request medications to help people living with Alzheimer's and related dementia to sleep.By Rita JablonskiAlzheimer's Reading RoomMedications have their place in Alzheimer's care, but only AFTER all of the suggestions listed below have been followed.It may seem exhausting to the caregiver to have to engage in all of these activities; but, the resultscould lessen exhaustion, frustration, and stress in a manner of days.Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading - This is a Free Service - Join NowRule Out Physical Problems FirstThere are many medical conditions that contribute to problems sleeping.Som...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - February 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimers dementia connect alzheimers sleep alzheimers symptoms alzheimers treatment care of dementia patients dementia sleep not sleeping sleep medication Source Type: blogs

Top 6 Bedroom Plants that Promote Better Sleep
It has long been scientifically established that proper sleep hygiene is essential for optimal brain functioning. What is up for debate however is what the precise number of hours should be where one feels the very best and that varies across the board for a variety of reasons, some mostly genetic. Humans who do not get sufficient restorative sleep that make them feel refreshed and productive to tackle the next day suffer from a whole host of problems. These run the gamut from pronounced anxiety, chronic stress, insomnia, hypertension, and diabetes just to name a few. Research has confirmed that there is also a strong cor...
Source: World of Psychology - March 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Habits LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Sleep Stress Insomnia Lavender Relaxation Sleep Apnea Sleep Deprivation Sleep Disorder Sleep Habits Sleep Hygiene Source Type: blogs

10 Ways to Beat Insomnia and Get Better Sleep
Two-and-a-half years ago, I experienced a terrible case of insomnia. I took the sleeping drug Lunesta (eszopiclone), which afforded me a few wonderful nights’ sleep until I realized it substantially increased my anxiety during the day. Within a week on the drug, I became addicted, experiencing more and more withdrawal (anxiety) symptoms. Other sleep aids had the same effect — even over-the counter medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). So I was forced to figure out how to get my sleep back on track naturally. I asked anyone I knew who had ever suffered from sleep problems for tips on catching some quality Z...
Source: World of Psychology - January 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Bipolar Depression Mindfulness Sleep Spirituality Chronic Insomnia Circadian Rhythm Melatonin Mood Disorder Sleep Aid Sleep Disorder sleep supplements Source Type: blogs

Study on Potential Toxicity of E-Cigarette Flavorings Produces Unwarranted Scare
A study published in the journal Tobacco Control this past April has produced an unwarranted scare about the potential toxicity of the flavorings in electronic cigarettes.(See: Tierney PA, et al. Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids. Tobacco Control. Published online ahead of print on April 15, 2015. DOI: 0.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052175.)The study used gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to analyze the chemical constituents in e-liquids of various flavors. It appears that 30 different e-liquid flavors were tested. Multiple flavors of two brands of disposable e-cigarettes (Blu and NJOY) were tested along with...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - July 16, 2015 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

pre-op
Some people need to gain some interpersonal skills.Yesterday, morning I had my pre-admission appointment at the hospital.First I checked in with admissions, gave them my insurance info, requested a private or semi-private room, if available and declined to rent a TV or phone (note to self: make sure to pack phone and charger and load up tablet with mindless videos).Next we went to the pre-surgery unit (not it's official name but you get the idea) where we met with a bunch more people (last time, I remember going from room to room instead of having folks come to us but my memory of the last time is extremely untrustworthy)....
Source: Not just about cancer - May 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: brain metastasis breast cancer cancer blog health care metastatic Source Type: blogs

Valerian Root for Muscle Spasms
Using Valerian Root for muscle spasms has been a natural way to get relief.Contributor: Tina SamuelsPublished: Jan 01, 2014 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - January 1, 2014 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs