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If Your Body Suddenly Jerks While You Are Falling Asleep, This Is What it Means

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Our bodies are very interesting things. They can actually inform us when something is not right. One of the things that our body does is twitching before you fall asleep. If this has been happening to you we want to tell you not to panic, you are not the only one. Sometimes, after a long day, you are in your bed and ready to sleep. However, there is a sudden interruption by twitching and this makes you wonder what could be wrong. Just continue reading.

The Hypnic Twitch Before Falling Asleep

According to scientists, this is known as the hypnic twitch and it resembles a feeling or falling thus making your body twitch. Some scientists believe that it might be the consumption of caffeine before bed or certain medications like Adderal and Ritalin. However, this also goes for people who are very exhausted and who finally go to sleep, but too fast. This is due to the fact that the brain cannot keep up with the sleep phases.

One hypothesis says that this happens because you are starting to dream but you are not fully asleep and this is a symptoms of both of these things fighting.

Another evolutionary hypothesis claims that this happens because this was the body’s way to wake up our ancestors before they fell out of the trees.

Namely, when your brain is confused, it will restart and you will wake up with a burst of chemicals. This is however not dangerous for your health, but it is still not a very good feeling. There are still also those opinions that twitches are connected to early onsets of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, brain injury or nerve damage. But this is if it is too serious.

If you are really interested in this topic and you want to research you can check out the video below!

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9 Signs You’re Overstressed and Don’t Know It

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Science and medicine have become so advanced nowadays that we can actually see how much chaos can be caused in our body from stress. Therefore, this can cause different problems and serious diseases to the mind and body.

What stress does is it weakens our immune system and it accelerates our aging process. Moreover, it increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease and it makes us exposed to different colds and viruses.

The symptoms of stress are basically still not very known, so, this means that you cannot see it immediately. Thus, it can lead to bigger damage to the health.

When our body senses stress, it can react in different ways, like:

  • The main organs- the stomach and the colon will start giving up slowly bit by bit.
  • The body will need more blood, so it will take it from the stomach and the colon.
  • Thus, the food will stay there and it will rot in the colon.
  • 90% of the diseases in the colon are fought by the immune system.
  • So, when we lack blood, the organs are getting older faster.

What this means is that you need to be able to recognize the earliest signs and symptoms of being over-stressed. This way you will be able to act on time and start a proper treatment.

9 Signs You Are Over-Stressed

1. Hair Loss

The founder of the Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology Carolyn Jacob claims that the first signs of being over-stressed are hair changes. According to some studies, we lose 100 hairs a day, this happens even if you are healthy. However, the stress changes the normal physiologic functions and the loss of hair is higher.

2. Constantly Feeling Anxious

If you are feeling anxious or restless often, it might mean that you are over-stressed. This will get even worse if you cannot find anything that relaxes you.

3. Insomnia

Stress can easily cause your sleeping pattern to change. So, if you cannot sleep and you suffer from insomnia, you need to calm yourself down before bed. This is how you can protect yourself from health problems and diseases.

4. Impatience

If you are stressed all the time, then it must be really easy to make you irritated, angry or even to make you lose your temper and be extremely impatient.

5. Physical Pain

Stress can cause also a lot of body malfunctions like palpitation, diarrhea, tense muscles, ulcers, chest pain, and even stomach problems. Moreover, it can be the main reason for pain in your body, for headaches and sometimes even severe arthritis.

6. Weight Gain

Stress can sometimes cause your weight to change. It can also make you lose appetite and lose weight, or the opposite- it can slow down the metabolism and make you gain a lot of weight.

7. Thinking About Work Even at Home

If you are thinking about your work and you are occupied with finances all the time, it can bring a lot of stress. Thus, we recommend you to relax when you are at home at least and try not to think about it.

8. Low Libido

Stress reduces the number of hormones that are meant for sexual activity. This can lead to exhaustion, impotence, and low libido.

9. You Get Moody

Due to the fact that stress affects your hormone levels, it also affects your mood and causes complications like mental health problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and addictions.… Read more

7 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar!

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We all know how delicious sugar is, but, if we consume it in bigger doses it can be harmful to our health. If you knew how it impacts your body, you would never see it the same. In fact, there are many red flags our body sends us if we consume too much sugar, and today we will show them.

7 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar

1. Lack of Energy and Tiredness

If you are feeling tired and fatigued most of the time, this means that you are having too much sugar in your diet. Naturally, these foods boost the carbohydrates and give you energy, but this is only temporary. So, if you are feeling tired most of the time, check to see if you are consuming too much sugar.

2. Carb/Sugar Cravings

If you are craving sugar all the time, it is more likely to become a sugar addict. So, if you cannot have a moment of not consuming carbs, then you will be very addicted to sugar.

3. Frequent Flu and Cold

If you are ill all the time, this can be due to too much sugar in your diet. So, every virus will find you and make you sick. Sugar weakens the immune system and makes your ability to fight flu, colds, viruses and chronic disease weaker.

4, The Brain Gets Foggy (Especially After Meals)

Fog represents low blood sugar. If you are having too much of it, then the levels of blood sugar rise and fall rapidly, instead of gradually. Thus, poor control of sugar is a great risk for impairment and cognitive problems.

5. Nothing is as Sweet as It Used to Be

If you eat too much sugar, it will make the taste bud tolerance of sugar go up and your body will need it more. Therefore, when the taste buds need sugar to feel sweet, it can be really difficult to lower the base level. However, if you cut back a bit, you can lower the tolerance again. Moreover, you will taste things as too sweet and you will be able to feel sugar in moderation.

6. Feet and Skin Problems

When you consume sugar, it will cause an inflammatory effect on the body and it will cause some inflammatory problems on the skin. So, if you suffer from excessive dryness or oiliness, eczema, rosacea or acne, it could be the sugar’s fault. Thus, you would need to cut a bit with it to improve skin problems.

7. Weight Gain

Excessive consumption of sugar also means more calories. This is due to the fact that sugar does not have fiber or protein and it does not make you full, so you continue to eat. Therefore, this can trigger insulin release, which is a hormone important for weight gain. If you consume the sugar, the body produces more insulin and this will lead to insulin resistance. What this means is that the body will not be able to respond to normal insulin amounts as it should and it will not be able to use the sugar correctly. Thus, this would lead to weight gain and overworking of the pancreas. With this much work, you can develop diabetes.

As you can see, sugar can be very harmful to your health, thus, make sure you consume it moderately.… Read more

A 21-Day Morning Challenge That Can Help You Reduce Fat

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Did you know that you can benefit a lot if you exercise early in the morning? It is true. Morning exercise will help you wake up easier and this is a very good option for heavy sleepers. Thus, we are here to present you with a weight-loss challenge that can replace the morning dose of caffeine. When you finish this routine, the body will continue burning calories at an accelerated rate. What this means is that you can be sitting and losing calories at the same time.

Another benefit of this morning workout is that they can save your afternoon time. So, if you have already worked out in the morning, you will not need to do so in the evening when you come back home. You can rest and do other things.

The 21-Day Morning Challenge to Lose Weight

This challenge will give you a short daily workout for three weeks. You will not need to spend your money to buy expensive equipment nor go to the gym. All you will need is a yoga mat and a gym timer app on your phone.

The training routine consists of fat-burning exercises like burpees, inch worms, mountain climbers, squats, skaters and planks.

During the first week, you need to do each exercise for 30 seconds and then rest between each exercise for 15 seconds. You need to repeat this circle twice.

During the second week, you need to do each one for 45 seconds and then rest for 15 seconds again. Repeat the circle twice again.

In the third week you have to perform every exercise for 50 seconds and rest between exercises for 10 seconds. Make sure you repeat the circles three times.

This is all. Are you ready for it? It is high time to stop with the excuses and start sculpting the perfect body.

These are the exercises to help you:

1. Burpees

2. Inch worms

3. Mountain climbers

4. Squats

5. Skaters

6. Planks

Just stay motivated and work for it! You will get there! Good luck!… Read more

Psychologists Explain How to Stay Calm In An Argument

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As we all know, conflict is something we experience almost every day in our lives. Even of you are the calmest and the coolest as well as most collected person in this world, you will still experience some inner trouble at some pint in your life. We find that most people can’t control their emotions when facing conflict. We are here to help and give you ideas how to control yourself:

1. TAKE DEEP BREATHS

Why:  Being able to stay calm, relaxed and well balanced during an argument or a conflict depends on the ability to relax your body. Slow and shallow breathing is your body’s response when confronted with arguments, conflicts or stress. Stopping this natural and evolutionary response will help your body to remain calm. Breathe and inhale deeply.
How: Deeply inhale through the nose before slowly exhaling through the mouth. Smooth, deep breaths will cease the production of two stress hormones – adrenaline and cortisol.

2. CONCENTRATE ON YOUR BODY

Why: When you concentrate on physical sensations that arise during a conflict it permits you to mindfully change these physical sensations. When your focus switches to the body, you can feel the tension, shallow breathing, etc. that accompanies stress.
How: When you notice your body beginning to tense, return your posture to a neutral state by relaxing your shoulders and hands. This open position communicates positivity using body language – and often diffuses conflict.

3. ACTIVELY LISTEN

Why: A person will initiate an argument, or some other kind of conflict, if they feel they’re not being heard. Furthermore, it’s impossible to diffuse a conflict without attentive and active listening.
How: When someone is talking, focus all of your attention on what the person says. Ignore any thoughts of constructing a response. Once the person finishes speaking, you have the necessary information to respond intelligently.

4. ASK OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS

Why: Open-ended questions are invaluable in conflict resolution. First, open-ended questions demonstrate that you are attentively listening. Second, these type of questions show respect for the person by allowing them to articulate their thoughts.

How: Learning to ask open-ended questions can be a bit tricky for some people. The easiest way to avoid asking “Yes” or “No” questions is not to use the words “Do,” “Don’t,” “Did,” and “Didn’t” when asking a question. Instead, use the words “What,” “Why,” “When,” and “How.” Try it now. Notice the difference?

5. KEEP YOUR VOICE DOWN

Why: The easiest way to escalate conflict is raising your voice. On the flip side, one of the easiest ways to diffuse conflict is lowering your voice. Voice level is also linked to blood pressure. When BP reaches a certain point, it becomes more difficult to understand what’s being communicated.

How: The first step is to diffuse the initial anger of the other person. You can’t do this by raising your voice. On the other hand, you can quickly impart a sense of calm by making the conscious decision to lower your voice.

6. AGREE TO DISAGREE

Why: Not every conflict will produce amicable or mutually agreeable results. However, you can avoid deepening the conflict by politely disengaging from the conversation.

How: One law of interpersonal conflict is that it takes two participants. Separating yourself from an argument is appropriate under one of two circumstances: (1) the person becomes increasingly hostile, or (2) the conversation, despite your best efforts, is not going anywhere.

We hope you enjoyed this article and know that unless you happen to know exactly all the time what is happening inside you and you are self aware at all times, you will be angry at some point. All human beings are emotional. The ability to feel can be used to help us or it can defeat us. It can be to our advantage of be detrimental to our well being. Also, remember to forgive yourself whenever you do act in a way that you are not proud of. There will always be a time when we all act in a manner that is not our proudest moment.

By following one or more of the six tips given, you will assuredly feel more confident in any conflict. As a result, you’ll use your emotions and self-regulation to your benefit. Doing so, you will gain the trust and confidence of people in your good and even temperament.… Read more

9 Dream Symbols You Should Never Ignore

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1. FLYING

Dreams of flying often indicate the need to reach ambition. Where are you going? How are you getting there? Are you having trouble navigating through life? Flying dreams tend to leave us recharged when we wake. There is a feeling of freedom and being able to accomplish anything in our way.

2. WATERFALLS

When we dream of water it usually conveys the emotional state of the mind. Water symbolizes cleansing and purity. To dream of waterfalls is a great omen. This represents new beginnings as the old is washed out.

If you see waterfalls in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Is the waterfall a small one or a large one? How are you perceiving your obstacles? Is the waterfall in a dark jungle or a beautiful beach?

3. TEETH

Dreams with teeth are very common. Not all teeth dreams symbolize aging. Pulling of teeth symbolizes something that needs to come out, while rotten teeth symbolize the holding of fear and anxiety. Dreaming of falling teeth are the most typical of all teeth dreams. They are usually derived to new situations that cause stress: a new job, fear of loss, lack of power in a relationship, or lies that are being kept hidden.If you see teeth in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: How do you feel about your teeth? We use our teeth to nourish the body. How are we nourishing our lives?

4. DEATH

Dreaming with death is more common than most people admit. As morbid as it feels, to dream of death usually symbolizes the ending of something. Death is the termination of ego parts. There is the death of anxiety and anger. The death of a situation. There is the death of an idea allowing for the birth of another. Dreaming of death or dying can be a psychological aspect of working tremendous changes in emotions.

If you see death in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Where you the one who died? Was it a loved one? These dreams can also be guidance from a departed loved one trying to give comfort.

5. PREGNANT

Dreaming of being pregnant symbolizes a major growth and development. It can be geared to future projects and desires.

If you visualize pregnancy in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: What are you trying to create? What transformation are you encountering in your waking life? Are you pregnant with possibilities? Pregnant dreams can bring fruitful ideas for a job or relationship.

6. HOUSES

Dreams of houses symbolize the self and the different aspects of personality. Depending on the type of house or the different rooms the interpretation can deepen. Houses are about security and comfort. An attic symbolizes hidden memories, while a basement can mean intuition and the unconscious mind.

If you see houses in your dreams, ask yourself: How are you taking care of your body? How do you perceive yourself out in the world?

7. MONEY

Money dreams can allow us to wake with such gratitude. Dreaming with money is about luck and how we perceive our self-worth. Winning the lottery symbolizes a change in lifestyle while dreaming of giving money away is a fear of loss. Money dreams pertain to the core of our emotions towards the abundance and prosperity. Financial stability or losses are often stress factors in our lives.

If you see money in your dreams, ask yourself: Did you lose your job? Are you in debt? What would you do if you won the lottery? The relationship with finances is one that rarely leaves the mind during waking moments. Money symbolizes the flow of life.

8. FIRE

Fire dreams can have several meanings depending on the context of the dream. Seeing fire in a distance symbolizes desire and transformation, while playing with fire can be a warning of risky activities. If you dream of starting a fire it symbolizes anger that is being repressed.

Ask yourself: Do you avoid risky situations? Do you spend your day putting out fires?

9. NAKED

Dreams of being naked are very common. They connect to our fear of being exposed. If the dream is about someone else being naked it signifies “the naked truth” of a situation or foretell an illicit affair. It can also mean the loss of respect. Nakedness is about accepting flaws and imperfections. Just like in waking moments it is about how much is exposed to the world of the self.

If you are naked in a dream, ask yourself: Are you afraid of being seen for who you are? Are you over exposing yourself?

Dreams represent episodes of our lives that can be analyzed in millions of ways, and the dreamer is the only one who can figure out the true emotional state of the dream. These are only a few suggestions into the world of night visions; the mind, body and spirit are intertwined and how we perceive the self plays over and over during our sleep.

The mind will try desperately to dictate, through short visions, how our emotions are being played. Anxiety or joy can change the way we sleep. It’s up to us to truly be aware how we carry ourselves during waking ours.

“Dreams…are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand.” – Carl Jung… Read more