Sleep Matters!

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy & wise." When we look into our body’s daily detox "schedule”, we may discover the perfect explanation to this old adage. Here’s what our body is up to when we should be in bed fast asleep: Sleeping late and waking up late disrupts the natural detoxification process and can cause toxins to accumulate in our body.

2019-06-19T09:54:32+08:00五月 17th, 2017|

在压力控制您之前把它管制好

“在您答应做出任何可能会对您生活造成少许压力的事情前,先问问自己:我最真的意愿是什么?给自己一些时间,把心中的‘对’响亮出来。如果您的意愿是正确的话,您的身体会作出自动的响应。” - 奥普拉·温芙蕾 以下哪一项会对您造成压力? 在工作上获得升职的机会 汽车发生故障 出席延至凌晨两时的欢乐派对 您的爱犬生病了 您房间的新家私已被运到 您的好朋友及她的家人会到您家作客一个星期 您患上严重感冒 以上所有 如果您把压力来源想成一些会令您存有顾虑及情绪化的事情,就请您三思。快乐、伤心、敏感事物或立体事物,也可能造成压力。对于我们的身体而言,压力是相等于改变。任何可能会对您生活造成改变的事物-就算仅为幻想中的-也会对我们造成 压力。 当我们面对压力时,我们身体会产生什么反应? 应激原 引发丘脑下部(脑部主管体温控制、饥饿、口渴及脑下垂体) 分泌出促肾上腺皮质激素释放激素(CRH) 脑垂体(脑部底层的腺体)把促皮质激素(ACTH)释放入血液中 ACTH激发肾上腺(位于肾脏上部)分泌出最常见的压力贺尔蒙皮质醇 身体产生警惕性的抵抗反应或对抗功能 胸腺受到影响,唤醒身体的免疫系统及提升对感染、 病毒症状及自动免疫疾病的敏感度 造成情绪及生理上的疲惫 压力的种类及症状 急性应激 最普遍常见,源自过去及未来需求和压抑的受压症状。这短暂的压力会发生于任何人的身上,它很容易受到控制。在生理上,我们可能会产生血压提增、心跳加速、手掌出汗、心悸、头晕、偏头疼、气喘及心痛的症状。在情绪上,我们会很容易生气、兴奋、狂暴或愤激。其它的症状更包括背痛、下颚疼痛及肌肉僵硬、胃灼热、胃酸过多、胃肠气胀、腹泻、便秘及肠易激综合征。 情节严重应激 患有急性应激者会显然比较容易产生过渡兴奋、愤怒、刺激、惊慌及紧张的情绪。他们时常都处于焦急、粗暴及同时进行多项计划,并应付过量需求的情况。而充满过渡驱使力及斗志过于旺盛的A型个性者及忧虑者,会因时常担心下次可能患上的疾病,而钻牛角尖。这样的性格更容易会延发成情节严重应激症状。反复性的头痛、消化不良、疲惫、高血压、心痛及不眠症等的病症都是情节严重应激的先兆。欲治疗这类的压力病症,就必需寻求专业医师的协助,甚至可能要花上几个月的时间来治疗。如果不加以留意,这类的压力会展延成慢性应激。 慢性应激 它会在事情变得无法扭转时产生。慢性应激会令您长期处于垂丧的情绪中。它会夺取思想和生理的健康,导致精神崩溃,甚至死亡。不幸的是,一旦压力演变成慢性应激时,一直被忽视的症状会变得非常明显。咬牙、颤抖、混乱、健忘、暴食及汹酒均是几种可能会变成不良习惯的慢性应激症状。长期处于无法扭转局面的情况是造成的慢性应激的根底。因此这类压力所造成的精神及生理症状是难以治疗的。它可能需要长期的服用药物,及配合行为治疗和压力管制,才可顺利的完成这压力的治疗。 显露压力! 流言:每个人所面对的压力都是一样的。 事实:每一个人所面对的压力都是不一样。一些您任何是压力的事物对您的朋友而言,可能就不是什么大不了的事情。我们每个人都在不同的方式下接触到压力。 流言:压力不断围绕着我们,我们只能无可奈何的接受它。 事实:您可以作出许多管制压力的事物。例如优先设定、作好准备、定期运动及学习放宽眼见,寻找生活新方向都是可帮助控制压力的事物。有效的压力控制可提升我们的生产力及欢乐指标;而不恰当的压力管制就会伤害我们的心身。其中一种压力管制的方法便是服用LiveLife专售,即天然又安全的压力管理配方Rilax™。它可解压及减低因压力导致的病症。 流言:我们只需留意严重的压力症状。 事实:此流言认为如头痛、胃酸过多等的轻微症状可以轻易的被忽视。然而这些症状为您生活开始出轨的先兆。因此您必需开始管制您所面对的压力。

2017-05-17T12:49:03+08:00三月 11th, 2017|

Stress & You: A Detrimental Affair

Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; it can result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger and depression, which in turn can lead to health problems. Effects of Stress Think illness is to blame for your nagging headache or frequent forgetfulness? Recognize common stress symptoms — then take steps to manage them: On your body On your behaviour On your thoughts & feelings Headache Chest pain Pounding heart Shortness of breath Muscle aches Clenched jaws Tooth grinding Stomach upset Constipation Diarrhea Increased sweating Tiredness Sleep [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:33+08:00二月 19th, 2017|

7 Foods to Calm You Down Fast!

When we’re stressed we often turn to diet-busting goodies for comfort. Instead of soothing our frayed nerves, many of them ultimately make us feel worse. Why? After the initial rush, the body's insulin response kicks in, causing a sudden blood-sugar drop that triggers the release of stress hormones. Soon you're feeling more jangled than you were before you wolfed down those sweet desserts. #1. Berries, Any Berries For those tough times when tension tightens your jaw, try rolling a frozen berry around in your mouth, one by one. Since the carbs in berries turn to sugar very slowly, you won't have a blood-sugar crash. #2. Guacamole Avocados are loaded with B vitamins, which stress quickly depletes and which your body needs in order to maintain nerves and brain [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:34+08:00一月 8th, 2017|

Are you Wired for Stress?

Type A personality characteristics can bring an increased risk of health problems since they are more ‘high-strung’ or always in a state of chronic stress. Researchers believe that Type A characteristics are more of a reaction to environmental factors, or tendencies toward certain behaviors, and are influenced by culture and job structure. Here’s why: Many jobs put heavy demands on time, so people become very concerned with getting things done quickly if they’re to adequately get their jobs done. Some workplaces put heavy penalties on mistakes, so efficiency and achievement becomes extremely important. Other jobs just create more stress, making people less patient, more stressed, and more prone to 'Type A' behaviors. Other people do have a natural tendency toward being more intense, but this tendency can be exacerbated by [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:34+08:00十二月 28th, 2016|

Sleep and Stroke

How was your sleep last night? Did you get enough healthy and restorative sleep? In today’s fast-paced, always connected, perpetually harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a restorative night’s sleep is more important and elusive than ever. According to Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post, we are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis. And this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness, she wrote in her book The Sleep Revolution. Surprisingly, many are still not fully aware of the health risks associated with insomnia and poor sleep quality. On this World Stroke Day 0n 29th October 2016, it is timely to note that research have shown a link between lack of sleep and [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:34+08:00十月 13th, 2016|

Top 10 Types of Medications That Can Cause Insomnia

by Dr Armon B. Neel Jr. (AARB) 1. Alpha-blockers Alpha-blockers are linked to decreased REM (rapid eye movement) sleep — the stage of sleep when people dream — and daytime sedation or sleepiness. The proportion of REM sleep drops markedly in old age, and people deprived of REM sleep can experience memory problems. 2. Beta-blockers Beta-blockers have long been associated with sleep disturbances, including awakenings at night and nightmares. They are thought to do this by inhibiting the nighttime secretion of melatonin, a hormone involved in regulating both sleep and the body’s circadian clock. Low levels of melatonin have sometimes been observed in chronic insomnia. 3. Corticosteroids People often ask why a drug that reduces inflammation would keep them awake. The answer lies in the adrenal glands, which are responsible [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:34+08:00十月 7th, 2016|

Why Restorative Sleep Means a Healthier Heart

World Heart Day 29th September 2016 We all know how great a good night’s rest feels. We wake up feeling refreshed, energized and ready for the day. Unfortunately, this rested feeling is the exception and not the norm for many who live busy lives in the modern society, and the lack of restorative sleep is detrimental not only to our energy levels, but also to our hearts. According to a published 2015 study1, the average self-reported sleep duration has decreased from over 8 hours in the 1960’s to less than 6.5 hours in 2012, with 20–30% of middle aged Americans reporting sleep duration of less than 6 hours. Although it may feel like it, sleep cannot be considered as a waste of time. Sleep is an important activity to promote alertness, recharge [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:35+08:00九月 29th, 2016|

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease—regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. One study that examined data from 3,000 adults over the age of 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept six to eight hours per night. It’s not completely clear why less sleep is detrimental to heart health, but researchers understand that sleeping too little causes disruptions in underlying health conditions and biological processes like glucose metabolism, blood pressure, and inflammation. REM sleep begins with signals from an area at the base of the brain called the pons. These signals travel to a brain [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:35+08:00六月 24th, 2016|

What Do Your Dreams Say About Your Sleep Quality?

good night’s sleep is far more nuanced than simply putting in your seven to nine hours and calling it a day. Good, healthy sleep means feeling rested upon waking. It means not having chronic bad dreams or nightmares. And it turns out that the difference between a smile-filled slumber and a fearful one isn’t entirely up to chance. According to a group of French researchers writing in the Journal of Sleep Research, all people dream when they sleep, even people who think they don’t. But is there a correlation between good sleep and good dreams? We partnered with Sleep Number to dig into this and other dream-related questions: Does sleeping well lead to more — or more pleasant — dreams? Does sleeping poorly lead to bad dreams? The answers to [...]

2019-06-19T09:54:35+08:00三月 2nd, 2016|