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Myth Busters About Coronavirus

Myth Busters About Coronavirus

The COVID-19 global pandemic has currently affected over 150 nations and cases continue to grow at a rampant rate. Governments, World Organizations, doctors, scientists, and health experts are scrambling to deal with the threat of the Coronavirus in an attempt to dampen the spread. While the many measures taken have shown significant progress, the outbreak has also made way for a great share of misinformation and myths. Spreading misinformation over social media negates the severity of the infection and could...

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Coping with Coronavirus COVID 19

Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

*In an attempt to inform our patrons and readers, a few of our pieces will solely focus on ‘Coping with Coronavirus’. Stay home and stay safe - Bamboo Sheets Shop. The novel Coronavirus (COVID - 19) pandemic has currently affected close to 200,000 people worldwide and claimed over 7,000 lives in its wake. Countries across the globe are imposing social distancing and have even closed their borders as a measure to further curtail the virus spread and ease the burden on...

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Pressure Point for Better Sleep

Pressure Points for Better Sleep

With an increase in the number of people suffering from insomnia and sleep disorders, preference for acupressure remedies are on the rise. Finding its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure stimulates certain pressure points on the human body as part of physical and mental healing. This is mainly because the human body is capable of self-healing, and when these pressure points are activated rightly, it goes a long way in treating illness and relieving pain. In this article, we will focus...

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Microsleep

Microsleep: Meaning, Symptoms, Effects on Health

Have you ever dozed off for a second in class or the movies, and suddenly woken up by head jerk? A phenomenon such as this is known as microsleep. Essentially, it is small bursts of sleep or loss of attention that can last for a few seconds, even without the knowledge of the person. While microsleep is most common when you are sleep deprived for long hours, it is most common with people suffering from sleep disorders like insomnia, narcolepsy...

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Essential Oils for Better Sleep

The Right Essential Oils for Better Sleep

Essential oils are highly concentrated compound extracts of plants. They have multiple uses, but in all, help boost physical and mental health. This inexpensive form of alternative medicine comes with multiple healing properties. One such is its effective qualities to induce sleep or help remain asleep. Essential Oils: Usage and Risks Essential oils are easily available in stores or online and are widely gaining recognition for its successful sleep-inducing properties. Most essential oils are adaptogens, meaning they adapt to the person using...

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Sleepwalking Symptoms and Causes

Sleepwalking: Symptoms and Causes

Sleepwalking occurs when a person is in deep sleep and at that time, results in walking or carrying out other chores. Studies point that at least 18% of the world’s population sleepwalks at least once in their life. Sleepwalking occurs most commonly in children but many adults too face this when extremely sleep deprived. When a person sleepwalks, they are: Unaware of what is happening to them; Usually in a deep sleep stage; Able to carry out multiple tasks, that...

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What Causes Night Sweats

What Causes Night Sweats?

Night sweats are common amongst about 3% of Americans. Unless you live in a really hot environment or wear too many clothes for bed, night sweats are not normal. Essentially, night sweats, as the name suggests, are hot flashes that happen when you are asleep. If you have ever woken up either drenched in sweat, under circumstances where you normally wouldn’t sweat, is signs of night sweat. While there are many causes for night sweats, we aim to list the...

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Can Music Help You Sleep Better

Can Music Help You Sleep Better?

With the growth in technological advancements, it is much easier to find solutions online to help us sleep better. One such is the influence of soothing music during bedtime. Various musicians and researchers have collaborated over the years to study whether music can actually improve quality sleep, and the answer is a definite yes! Music is therapeutic for many people. However, not all forms of music can aid you in sleeping well. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that listening to music...

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Drinking Water Boosts Sleep Quality

Why Drinking Water is Essential to Boosting Sleep Quality?

A word of advice that’s commonly passed around for a healthier lifestyle is to ensure adequate hydration. Water plays a vital role in our day to day functioning and maintains electrolyte balance within our body. Dehydration can lead to a host of body ailments and can also affect sleep greatly. A study published by the Oxford Academic concluded that lack of hydration can lead to shorter sleep durations. The study analyzed sleeping patterns and urine samples of 20,000 participants from...

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Debunking Sleep Myths

Debunking Sleep Myths

As easy and as simple as it sounds, the concept of sleep is a rather complex and vast subject. Over the years, scientists have studied engaged in numerous studies to better understand why humans sleep. While we all have our personal sleep routines, we also harbor a great number of sleep-related myths. Most of them are either passed down from family and friends, some in the media and we use these statements to question the quality of our sleep. According...

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