Military Sleeping Trick Puts You Under in 2 Minutes — Having trouble sleeping? A method used by the U.S. military can reportedly help you fall asleep in 120 seconds, and has a 96 percent success rate after six weeks of practice.
1. Clear your mind. Of everything. This my be tricky the first time you try it, but it’s essential for getting to sleep quickly. This should take about a minute and a half to clear your mind, especially at first, and is the preparation before the 120 second technique can begin.
To clear your mind, you can first relax your face muscles, including your tongue, jaw, eye socket muscles. Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go, and relax your upper and lower arm on one side and then the other. Start breathing slowly and relax your chest Finally, relax your legs, including your thighs and your calves.
2. After trying to clear your mind, try and picture of three mental images:
a.floating in a canoe on a serene lake with only a clear blue sky above you
b. Lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room,
c. Slowly saying “don’t think, don’t think” for 10 seconds.
After doing these techniques you should be drifting off to sleep.
Hat tip Ali McFarlane at Quora.
Military Sleeping Trick Puts You Under in 2 Minutes
Biofeedback headache cure — Can you really cure 90-percent of headaches by lying down with your eyes covered and an ice pack at the back of your head?
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH) says that while the jury is out on “relaxation techniques” biofeedback works.
Biofeedback-assisted relaxation, however, uses electronic devices to teach you to produce changes in your body that are associated with relaxation.
An icepack sounds cheaper.
Biofeedback headache cure William Lawrence Sr Omnibit
Gaming Beats Dementia Says Study — A clinical trial funded by the US National Institutes of Health using 2,800 people has found that older adults who practice specific computer training exercises that test how fast they respond to visual stimuli could face a 29 percent lower chance of developing dementia.
Used a specific brain-training exercise called “Double Decision,” a patented program by Posit Science that is available on BrainHQ.com.
Of course, if you happen to be a mean old character Bioshock or Fallout 3 might be more to your taste.
Gaming Beats Dementia Says Study Involving 2,800 persons at BillLawrenceOnline.com
A study is claiming that high-fructose corn syrup is less likely to decrease one’s hunger. This means one is likely to keep eating even after the acquisition of calories.
This means one is going to get fat.
Glucose — which comes from starches and is mostly produced commercially from corn starch — does not appear to have this tendency as per the study.
The subjects of the study were given pure glucose and pure fructose.
High-fructose corn syrup contains about equal parts glucose and fructose as does table sugar so it would appear unlikely that table sugar (sucrose) is a safe substitute.
Traditional corn syrup would be mostly glucose.
The study was performed by Dr. Kathleen Page at the University of Southern California.
The Corn Refiners Association said the study doesn’t count because it wasn’t in a natural setting.
Fructose, by the way, is what naturally sweetens peaches, plums, berries and honey.
Fructose Makes One Hungry
Myopia i.e. nearsightedness is dramatically increasing and the culprit is tech says U.S. News & World Report.
About 25 percent of 12 to 54 year old Americans were myopic in the early 1970s. It is now 41 percent.
Christine Wildsoet, a professor of vision science and optometry at the University of California– Berkeley notes babies are now parked in front of iPads and toddlers play games on cellphones.
It could be worse. In South Korea where internet game cafes are a lifestyle, 96 percent of 19-year-olds were found to myopic in 2012.
The solution? Play outside, kids.
Another suggestion courtesy of Mark Jacquot, clinical director of vision care at LensCrafters is for every 20 minutes of close-up activity such as reading a book, playing a video game or working on a computer, to stare at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Myopia Increasing Due To Tech
This Off the Internet is courtesy of Facebook friend. Snopes and other sources have labeled it false.
HEART ATTACKS AND WATER !
How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night.
Heart Attack and Water – I never knew all of this ! Interesting…….
Something else I didn’t know … I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor – Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water…
Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this… My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on…
Something that we can do to help ourselves – nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It’s about Heart Attacks.
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: – Call 911. – Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say “heart attack!” – Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and …DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
“Life is a one time gift”
Heart Attacks And Water Debunked
House Resolution 991 designates October as National Breast Cancer Awareness month, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, Cox said. Early detection is the best way to prevent death. As such, women are encouraged to undertake breast self-examinations and clinical breast examinations beginning in their 20s. At age 40, women should start yearly mammograms and continue for as long as they are in good health.
Women at increased risk for breast cancer should talk with their physician about the benefits and limitations of starting mammography screening earlier, having additional tests or having more frequent exams.
“If you cannot afford preventative screenings, the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s HealthyWoman Program (HWP) provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings as part of an early detection program for eligible women,” Cox said.
For information, including eligibility guidelines, click here.
October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is encouraging all to take precautions against the flu and other communicable diseases with simple prevention measures and vaccination, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
They recommend that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water often, and avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth, Cox said.
Although the flu vaccine can be administered without a prescription at many pharmacies, a consultation with a family physician is recommended before it, Cox said. The flu vaccine is available by shot or nasal spray. To find where one can be obtained, click here.
If you do get sick, prevent the spread of germs by staying home from school or the workplace, if possible, Cox said. Return to work only after being fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducers.
For more tips on avoiding the flu, click here.
Communicable Disease Precautions
The old saw about it not being the heat but the humidity as the cause of summer misery is not the best summation. Dew point is the key to comfort.
“Dew point” is a phrase often seen on weather reports but little pondered. The words describe the temperature at which water vapor — which is measured as humidity — condenses at the rate it evaporates. As this is dependent on air pressure, this is not a constant.
If the temperature is below the dew point, the water stays rather than goes. High dew points mean discomfort. As it is the evaporation of perspiration that cools the skin, the slower the evaporation, the slower the cooling.
If you want to calculate the dew point yourself, this link explains how. We’ll stick to the weather report.
Dew Point Key To Comfort
You’re fat because your legs have nothing to do. Some machine is doing that for you.
At least that is the conclusion of an Stanford University School of Medicine study by Dr. Uri Ladabaum as reported by NPR.
Ladabaum looked at data collected by the federal NHANES program in 1988 and compared it to 2010 expecting to find that we have really started pigging out.
Nope. Caloric intake remained about the same. What was different, however, was that physical activity was a lot less. In the ’80s, 80 to 90 percent of people did at least some activity during their leisure time. About half say the same thing today.
For white and African-Americans — men and women — between 18 and 39 the number of those getting no activity more than tripled. For Mexican Americans, it doubled.
Dr. Tim Church, a professor of preventative medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University said that in 1960 about half of Americans had jobs that had a lot of physical activity. Today it’s about 1 in 10. He said that American men were burning 140 fewer calories during the day while women were burning about 120 fewer calories daily.
As a pound is usually considered equal to 3,500 calories that is more than a pound a month not being burned off.
Blame the internet.
Anyway, here’s the soundtrack for the story that we were sure you were waiting for:
Fat Because Your Legs Have Nothing To Do