Daily Archives: July 4, 2018


This Is Probably Why You’re Still Struggling To Fall Asleep At Night

If you are struggling to sleep at night, there may be one glaring – literally – reason – your cellphone. Using your phone right before bed, along with watching TV, can disrupt your circadian rhythm and affect the quality of sleep. Poor sleep quality is not only an irritant, it is also detrimental to mental health. Rates of poor sleep quality have been linked to depression, bipolar disorder, and generally lower levels of happiness.

Luckily, there is any easy way to tackle this problem: don’t use your phone after 10 PM and don’t sleep with your TV on.

In fact, you should try to be active during the daylight hours, and inactive during the dark, night time ones. It is important to engage in restful activities leading up to sleep as well. Your day should ebb and flow, with your busy activities being done during the daytime, your evening for relaxation and night time for sleeping. Your phone can be doing damage to this rhythm though, so it is best to put down the phone when it is time to sleep. Your mood and thought process can be greatly affected if your sleep is of poor quality, much like a red eye flight.

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Why Weight Loss Coffee Is The New Biggest Instagram Scam

When it comes to weight loss, the market is huge. And social media has given those attempting to market and distribute any product or service that claims it can help in a quest to shed pounds and slim down a powerful new avenue to use. When it’s people you know, or maybe who are simply just familiar, you’re more likely to pay attention.

One of the latest making the rounds on phones and websites is what’s called skinny coffee. The drink says it can help you lose weight very quickly. How can someone tempted by the advertising copy be sure it will do what it says though? If something is an activity, such as an exercise program or a way of going about your life, that’s one thing. But when the product is something you consume, that you will be eating or drinking, it’s much more important to be certain it’s safe.

The truth is, caffeine can help suppress appetite. Most stimulants will. But they also carry side effects that you should be aware of, such as increased stress, sleep disruptions, and sometimes even physical damage to internal organs such as your liver. And that doesn’t even address what else might be in the skinny coffee, or other supplement saying it can get you to a weight loss goal.

Better to take the time honored advice from doctors; eat less and exercise more. And skip the skinny coffee.

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