Sleep

What Are the Different Types of Dreams and Dream States?

Dreams are one of the most complicated things we experience. Most of us were unable to remember our dreams while some only remember a few details from the dreams they’ve experienced while fast asleep. It’s quite impossible for a person to remember exactly how his dream happened, and that’s all down to the altered brain state we are in when we are dreaming away. But according to some scientists, our dreams are important because they firmly believe that understanding our dreams is a way to understand the human consciousness. Before we can truly understand our dreams, we need to know first the different types of dreams a human being can have. To further learn about our dreams, here are the

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Timing

Tips for Preparing for International Travel

Planning an international travel is exciting because it’s more than your typical out of town vacation. At the same time, it can be a little scary and confusing. But it’s a normal feeling if it’s your first time to travel out of the country. International travel may take longer than normal out of town vacations and you need to prepare for more requirements. If you’re feeling a little confused, here are some tips which may help you prepare for your first international travel. Check Your Passport and Apply for Any Necessary Visas Before making any international travel plans, make sure to check your passport first for information such as its expiration date. It should be valid at least six months

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Sleep

Using Aromatherapy as a Sleep Aid

Insomnia is one of the sleep disorders which can impact the quality of our lives. Some of its root causes are, having a hectic lifestyle, stress, depression, physical illness, and working unusual schedules. But there are ways to relieve insomnia and one of those is through aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. It can be combined with massage or other therapeutic techniques. However, aromatherapy cannot cure insomnia or its root causes. But it may help you feel calm and relaxed which can make you fall asleep faster and to let you stay asleep until your wakeup time. If you’re suffering from occasional sleep disturbances or occasional insomnia, here are some

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Sleep

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or jaw clenching which is an oral parafunctional activity. There are two types of bruxism, one which occurs during sleep and one which occurs during wakefulness. Both of them can cause dental damage but sleep bruxism maybe worse. Occasional bruxism is not harmful, but if it occurs regularly, it can be damaging. When regular bruxism is not resolved, it can lead to weak and cracked teeth, damaged jaw joint, headaches, disrupted sleep, and more. Since bruxism often occurs during sleep, most people do not know that they grind their teeth. With this, how can you find out if you are suffering from bruxism while asleep? Most of the time, people learn that

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Sleep

What are the Different Types of Relief Aids for Insomnia?

Have you experienced having difficulty in falling asleep, like from a long day at work, you crawl into your bed but you just end up staring at the ceiling with eyes wide open and there are too many thoughts running in your head? If you often experience this, you might be suffering from insomnia or habitual sleeplessness. Today, there are many remedies for insomnia such as cutting back on caffeine and alcohol, consulting to doctors for medications, using luxury mattresses and pillows, and many more. Sleep medications can be the most effective remedy for short-term sleeplessness, however, it should be taken with caution because it has negative impacts which may affect your overall health when taken in regularly. Aside from

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Alarms

Unusual and Useful Alarm Clocks

For busy people, sleep is a luxury, while for others, it could be a hobby or a pastime. However, the common problem we have when we fall into a really good sleep is how to wake up on time especially if we have work, class, a meeting, or any scheduled activity. With this, the most useful thing we use to be able to wake up on time is an alarm clock. In fact, it has been a must-have bedroom item for almost every one of us.  It can also be especially difficult to wake up kids from a deep slumber.   However, hearing the alarm clock’s ordinary ringing is kind of boring and sometimes it doesn’t wake us up anymore because

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Sleep

The Different Types of Naps and Their Advantages

Most of us love to take naps especially on afternoons during weekends when we have nothing much to do. Napping can boost our brain function, enhance our creativity, lower our stress levels, and lift our moods. But sometimes, taking naps can give us a hard time sleeping at night because of the energy we acquired from it. The secret in having a good nap is knowing first what you want to get out of your nap, then decide when and for how long you will sleep. The duration as well as the timing of your nap depends on your individual needs and circumstances. However, naps aren’t for everyone because people with insomnia are not advised to take naps as it

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Timing

What Does AM and PM Stand for?

Some countries use the 12-hour time format including the United States. This clock format also includes the abbreviations, AM and PM. Before the modern era, the only way to tell the time is by the sun’s position. Now, we are using digital clocks to track our daily activities, as well as to save time. So, what do AM and PM stand for and what does telling the time have to do with them? Two 12-Hour Periods The 12-hour system equally divides the 24 hours in a day into two periods, having 12 hours in each division. The first 12 hours in the division is designated as AM, which runs from midnight to noon. The second 12-hour period is marked as

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All About Sleep Cycles
Sleep

All About Sleep Cycles

All of us require sleep in order for our body and mind to regenerate. Researchers have also proven that people can perform memory tasks better after getting quality sleep. It’s true that our body relaxes when we sleep but have you ever wondered what really happens to our brain while we are unconscious and unaware of the outside world? Have you thought about why you’re having dreams at night? All of these have something to do with our sleep cycle. A Sleep Cycle is the period of time it takes for an individual to progress through the stages of sleep. A complete sleep cycle takes an average of 90 – 110 minutes. Each stage lasts between 5 – 15 minutes.

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The History of Time Zones
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The History of Time Zones

Looking back to the time when clocks were non-existent, people used different devices such as sundials and water clocks to tell what time it is. In the 17th century, the pendulum was invented but it wasn’t that accurate especially when being used at sea. That is the reason why the Chronometer was introduced. It measured the time more accurately even when there is movement and in varying conditions as well. When well-regulated clocks were invented, each city set the time depending on the sunrise, or their own solar time. They did not pay much attention if the time was not accurate compared to other places since it was of long travel times and lack of long-distance communications. But, have you

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