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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.

2019-07-18T15:28:30+08:00May 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+08:00March 11th, 2017|

The stats are in: We’re not sleeping enough! (Malaysiakini)

When it comes to being healthy, there is a lot of talk about diet and exercise, but not as much about sleep. What is really the third pillar of our health is often taken for granted, but the truth is our sleep contributes directly and indirectly to all our other functioning including work or study performance, as well as diet and exercise itself. Read More...

2019-07-18T16:04:46+08:00March 17th, 2015|

While You Were Sleeping

What do you notice when you watch a child sleeping? On the surface, you see a peaceful and restful child and oh-how beautiful they look. If you look a little longer, soon you will notice movement in the eyes, coupled with some light jerks of the hands and legs. Well, verily, verily I say unto you… it’s normal. While all voluntary muscular activities are temporarily suspended, your brain is still somewhat active and shift into different STAGES – REM sleep & Non-REM sleep. These sleep stages can be seen with an electroencephalograph (now say it 10 times), in short, it’s just EEG! With these stages, you’ll understand sleep better and perhaps, just perhaps become more conscious of your own sleeping habit. Here are the sleep stages in a nutshell. When [...]

2019-07-18T16:11:07+08:00February 21st, 2014|

How to Get the Most Out of Your Sleep

There are things in life that we often take for granted. Sleep is at times one of them. As our schedules get busier, one of the first things that we start to ignore is how much time we devote to sleep. Yet a lack of sleep can have grave consequences to your health. For instance, a prolonged lack of sleep is said has the same devastating effects on the body as if you were intoxicated with alcohol, according to the Journal of Applied Sports Science. However, merely clocking in more hours to sleep doesn’t necessarily mean that you will awaken well rested. It’s not just the quantity, but really, the quality of your sleep. Here are some pointers on how you can get the most out of your sleep time: [...]

2019-07-18T16:18:32+08:00May 11th, 2012|

Lost Sleep Can Never Be Made Up

Staying in bed on the weekends won’t make up for a weeks’ worth of sleep deprivation. A new study finds that going long periods without sleep can lead to a sort of “sleep debt” that cannot simply be undone with extra sleep later. Such chronic sleep loss may eventually interfere with a person’s performance on tasks that require focus, becoming particularly noticeable at nighttime. This could be due to the effects of your natural sleep-wake cycle, or circadian rhythm. Your natural tendency to want to be awake during the day may mask signs of sleep debt when it’s light out. But this protective effect may go away as darkness arrives. Further, just 10 percent of adolescents are getting the optimal hours of sleep each night. Here’s how parents can help [...]

2019-07-18T16:46:30+08:00July 28th, 2010|

Why We Need A Good Night’s Sleep

Few people realize that sleep deficit can be a serious threat to their health and well-being. Lack of sleep and not having quality sleep each night can lead to a weakened immune system, bad skin, poor memory, loss of concentration and high blood pressure. “Sleep comes from the brain, is a product of the brain, and benefits the brain,” says Allan Hobson, famed Harvard Medical School sleep researcher. Indeed, restful sleep is the ultimate rejuvenation elixir and leads to improved physical performance and greater emotional stability. Ideally, we equate a good night’s rest with total relaxation. But behind closed eyelids, there is a great deal going on. While we sleep, our body’s organs regenerate and repair themselves. It’s also the time when your mind lays down its memories and processes [...]

2019-07-18T16:49:37+08:00June 29th, 2010|
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