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Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Adults have nightmares less often than they did when they were children. When waking up, adults feel confused for a short time before realising that everything was a dream. There are four theories that could explain adult nightmares.

Alcohol – People who fall asleep after drinking large amounts of alcohol can experience really unpleasant dreams. If you are part of the group of people who want to give up alcohol and you are in a period of withdrawal, you will not get rid of nightmares.

Phobias / Fears – Fear of water, phobia of insects and fear of reptiles, are fears / phobias stored in the subconscious where they come to the surface during sleep. If these fears or phobias affect your life, maybe you should go to see a psychotherapist.

Medication or illness – I do not know if you noticed, but when you have  fever you tend to have really dreadful dreams. Certain drugs also induce more intense dreams.

Stress and anxiety – lethal twins – Stress is part of our everyday life. From the moment we wake up until we fall asleep and beyond sleep. Because of the stress, many dreams become much more vivid and alarming. All the unfortunate things you are going through, from a break-up, to a presentation that did not go well, to a tragic event (accident, the death of someone dear), all of these things become the basis of scenarios for your next nightmares. Try to get rid of stress by practicing yoga, meditation or spa. Solve your problems one by one and do not wait for the last moment.

Why We Sleep Badly On Our First Night In A New Place

Whether we are moving in a new home or stay at a hotel during the holiday, it seems to us that the first night’s sleep is not at all restful. We pant, and our mind is in a state of alertness and we can not detach at all, as happens when we sleep in our own bed. Have you ever wondered what the reason is? The phenomenon is called “the first night effect,” and the researchers claim they have discovered it for over 50 years.

“Even when studying young and healthy people with no chronic sleep problems, we notice that 99% of them experience this effect on the first night, a strange state of wake,” says Yuka Sasaki, a researcher at Brown University.

To detect the cause, Sasaki and other US researchers recruited 35 healthy volunteers to bring them to a lab where they slept two nights with a week break between the two nights. Volunteers have been connected to machines that measure their heart rate, oxygen levels in the blood, breathing, eye and foot movement, and activity in both brain hemispheres.

Experts have focused on brain activity with low waves, a type of brain behavior that indicates how deep the person sleeps. They analyzed four trajectories in the brain during both sleep sessions, measuring how the depth of sleep was affected by the noise in the room.

After the first night of sleep, the subjects showed a greater weakness in the left half of the brain. Also, the left side was much more sensitive to strange sounds, which were a possible threat. A week later, when the subjects returned to the lab, their workmanship was more consistent in their brains, suggesting that they were accommodating with the surrounding environment.

The results showed that during the first night, the left part of the brain was more active during deep sleep than the right hemisphere. What is the reason? The human brain, like animals, might consider a new room to be an unpredictable and dangerous environment. Thus, experts have discovered that people can also rest a part of the brain while the second remains in the alert, a phenomenon called sleep with a low-level frequency.

Why The G Spot Is Called Like That

Everybody talk all the time about the G spot, but have you ever wondered why the famous G spot is called like that? What does the letter G come from? Let’s find more new information about G point!

Letter G comes from the famous gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg. Gräfenberg is the doctor who discovered the G-spot and it is he who invented the IUD.

Gräfenberg was among the jews arrested by the Nazi soldiers in 1937, but managed to emigrate in the United States where he opened a gynecological office and studied the urethral stimulation. He was the first that developed a theory linked to a possible erotic area on the anterior wall of the vagina along the urethra.

A Dutch doctor, Regnier de Graaf, had mentioned the same erotic area in the 17th century. He called it the woman’s prostate. Although Graaf is the first who really discovered G spot, his discovery is attributed to Gräfenberg who published in 1981 in the Journal of Sex Research a study called “Female Ejaculation: a Case Study”.

Only a year later, the location and name of this area in the woman’s vagina was named G after the appearance of the book ” The G Spot and Other Recent Discoveries About Human Sexuality” by Alice Kahn Ladas and Beverly Whipple.

How Often You Should Have Sex According To Your Age

A new study has revealed how often you should have sex according to your age. Researchers from the Kinsey Institute of Sex, Reproduction and Gender have identified more sexually active periods and why this activity is important for our health. Do you know how often you should have sex according to your age?

People born between 1980 and 2000, have a rich sexual activity. The study shows that people between 18 and 29 years should have sex 112 times a year, that means, twice a week.

Another study by the University of Wilkes, Pennsylvania, showed that people who have sex twice a week have a higher level of antibodies than those who have sex less often.

A balanced sex life has many benefits: it lowers blood pressure, helps to regulate sleep, combats stress and anxiety.

People between 30 and 39, are advised to have sex 86 times a year, that is, an average of 1.6 times a week.

People aged between 40 and 49 should have sex 69 time per year.

The reasons for lowering sexual activity, due ageing are: family and career obligations.

So, how old are you according on how many times you have sex?

Reasons You Should NEVER Skip Breakfast

Do you already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you still keep skip it for various reasons? Here are some reasons why you should have breakfast every morning. I’m sure that from now on you will try to have breakfast as often as possible.

Breakfast helps you focus better – The morning meal provides you the neccesary glucose, that is an indispensable food for the brain to function at normal parameters. The energy and disposition of those who do not take breakfast, suffer. They become irritable, tired and agitated.

The morning meal helps you to lose weight – Paradoxically, jumping over breakfast not only doesn’t help you lose weight, but increases the risk of obesity. What is the explanation? Specialists claim that when we are starving, our tendency is that when we sit at the table we eat too much.

Breakfast lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease – By maintaining optimum weight, we also maintain a normal level of cholesterol. Thus, the heart is protected. Also, breakfast-specific foods, such as whole grains or fruits, contain fibers that help to reduce the risk of heart disease.

The morning meal helps metabolism – By jumping over breakfast, the body doesn’t receive the energy needed for a proper functioning. Metabolism slows down and tries to keep the body in normal parameters, and when you eat again, your body will block every food you eat, which makes weight loss more difficult.

The first meal of the day gives you energy – After sleep, the body needs “fuel” to start the new day well. The morning meal regulates the level of sugar in the blood and reactivates the body, providing you with an energy boost.

The morning meal escapes you from anxiety –As you well know, the feeling of hunger can cause mood swings and irritability. The same happens when we skip breakfast. People who use to eat in the morning tend to have a better mood.

The Reason You Should Stick Your Toes When You Wear High Heels

High heels are delightful, seductive, but it gives us, the most of us, big pain. And we still wondering if there is any sandal or shoe store in this world that has a heel and is also very comfortable. All women who dream of such accessories need to prepare themselves for the fact that they will suffer –  if not in the first hour at least in the next hours when they will wear high heels.

Today I will present you a very handy trick that helps you not only to resist on heels a longer time, but also to make all the moves you want. So, if you want to dance, move freely or to go anywhere on the heels, you only need to use this trick. The women who tried it guarantee that it is the best  “trick” in order to fool the heel shoes.

You only need patches or adhesive tape that is strong enough to keep your toes together. Stick the second and third toe of each leg with adhesive tape, and then lie down in your shoes. You will see that they are becoming more comfortable. The explanation is logical: the two sticked toes are the longest and most often make difficult the walking for a longer period of time. By applying this trick, you not only shrink them, but also protect them when they enter in the shoe. Also, you avoid contacting the second toe with your thumb, which often makes you remove your shoes and dance with barefoot.

So, the pain disappears with this little trick that many of us do not know. It is important, however, to have high heel shoes that are not very detached or sandals that have a thicker front brace. Otherwise, you will see the patches. You can also try with a skin color adhesive tape, but it is not guaranteed that it will not be observed.

4 Moments Of The Day To Drink Water To Stay Healthy

We already know that water is vital to the proper functioning of the body, but nutritionists warn that it doesn’t matter how much water we drink, but also when we drink it. Water is the best moisturizer, the best energizer, and if you drink it properly, you can enjoy a powerful health every day. Here are the best times of the day to drink water:

1. Immediately after you wake up – Two glasses of water drunk in the morning, on the empty stomach, helps to activate your internal organs and metabolism. It is important because the body is usually dehydrated after sleep. If you slept for eight hours, it means you have not been drinking liquids for eight hours. Moreover, this simple habit helps colon health, regulates digestion and improves the body’s ability to assimilate nutrients.

2. Before every meal – Do not forget to drink a glass of water 30 minutes before every meal. This habit helps digestion, and you will eat less because you already feel fuller and in this way you will keep your weight at the best level.

3. Before shower – A glass of drinking water before going into the shower will have the effect of lowering blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.

4. Before bedtime – During the night, dehydration occurs, but a glass of water drunk before bed will reduce this effect. It also reduces the risk of vascular accidents and infarction, especially in the morning precisely because of thickening of the blood as a result of dehydration.

The Time Of Digestion For Every Type Of Food

Digestion time of the consumed foods can contribute or, on the contrary, can harm the process of slimming. The body uses a series of mechanical and biochemical processes to transform food and to absorb the nutrients from it, and this varies from person to person. In this article you will find out the time of digestion for every type of food.

In order to be completely digested, food takes time, but not all foods are digesting as easily or in the same time. The faster your digestion is, the better you will feel without having digestive cramps or feeling your stomach full for a long time after eating.

Here is the time of digestion for every type of food:

  • Water – immediately reach the intestines
  • Vegetables of fruits juice – 20 minutes
  • Fruits that contain a large amount of water (watermelon, grapes) and berries – 20 minutes
  • Citrus – 30 minutes
  • Fresh vegetables and salads without oil – 30 minutes
  • Boiled vegetables – 40 minutes
  • Semi-concentrated carbohydrates (artichokes, pumpkin, corn, potatoes) – 60 minutes
  • Concentrated carbohydrates (brown rice, wheat, beans, peas) – 90 minutes
  • Seeds and nuts – 2-3 hours
  • Dairy products – 3 hours
  • Fried egg – 3 hours
  • Boiled egg – 45 minutes
  • Fish – 60 minutes
  • Chicken meat – 2-3 hours
  • Turkey meat – 2-3 hours
  • Beef meat – 4 hours
  • Mutton meat – 4 hours
  • Pork meat – 5-6 hours

Advice to improve the digestion:

  • Take time for you breakfast: the morning meal is mandatory and it is recommended to eat probiotic-rich fruits and yoghurt to facilitate digestion.
  • Eat at regular times: Nutritionists say that a food routine has a regulating effect on the your digestive system.
  • Choose a healthy way to prepare food: To improve digestion, fat consumption must be limited! Foods with a high lipid content slow down the digestive process and load the body with toxins.
  • Eat smaller portions: Overeating is the main cause of indigestion. Stop eating before you feel full because the brain is transmitting satiety signals 10 minutes after you are full.

20 Reasons To Drink Water With Lemon And Pineapple Daily

It is a well-known fact that water with lemon drunk daily on the empty stomach is healthy and full of benefits. But did you know that adding pineapple juice in the drink improves its benefits?

pH levels are strongly connected to various affections and diseases that affect the body. The drink that contains both lemon and pineapple juice works as a balancing agent and is going to improve your life.

Read on about the benefits of the drink:

  1. Preventing cancer. The combination of water with the juices prevents the apparition of cancer because of the alkaline substances. Studies have shown the fact that cancer cells cannot survive the alkaline medium.
  2. Treating toothaches and gingivitis. Even if it still a mystery how the mixture works for these, there are lots of claims that support the fact that lemon and pineapple work great to alleviate the pain.
  3. Losing weight. Thanks to pectin, lemon cuts down hunger. Studies have shown the fact that people that have followed alkaline diets have seen the best results.
  4. Strong hydration. The fruits hydrate the body thoroughly.
  5. Treating joint pains.
  6. Improving digestion. The citric acid from lemons stimulates digestion.
  7. Stimulates the liver functions as well as cleaning it.
  8. Treating respiratory infections. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of the lemon, this drink accelerates the healing process.
  9. Proper working intestines.
  10. Accelerates the metabolism.
  11. Improves immunity. The drink helps the body fight against infections.
  12. Protects the nervous system, healing anxiety and even depression with time.
  13. Blood detox.
  14. Lowering the arterial tension. The mixture helps treat hypertension.
  15. Chancing the body’s chemical composition.
  16. Keeping the aging process at a distance.
  17. Benefits during the pregnancy.
  18. Healing pain and stomach burns.
  19. Keeping the kidneys clean and healthy.
  20. Making the body fight all infections and bacteria.

Why It’s Important To Urinate After Sex

One of the most common advice that women get from their gynecologist is to urinate after having sex. If your gynecologist did not explain why you have to urinate after having sex, I will tell you what the explanation is.

During sexual intercourse, even among the most pure and clean women, the bacteria in the anal area get into the urethra. Due to the fact that women have ureters shorter than men, bacteria can quickly reach the urinary bladder where they can lead to urinary infections. These urinary infections are very painful and require antibiotic treatment. Urination after a sexual act can prevent these urinary infections. Urine eliminates bacteria that make their way through the urethra in the bladder.

A second reason why you should go to the bathroom after having sexual intercourse is that stimulation and excitement can lead to faster filling of the bladder. Stimulation of the G-point leads to urethral pressure. All tissues in the pelvic area are vascularized and can put pressure on the bladder. To get rid of this pressure, you have to go to the toilet.

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