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Top Causes of Sleepless Nights


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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I thought that disturbing news and emotional break downs can rob you easily with good sleep – but I was surprised not seeing those in this list. Before thinking that alcohol can give you a good, deep rest, read this article first because it is probably the reason why you can’t sleep well:

Sleep Disorders Health Center

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling more tired than you did when you went to bed? If so, something is disturbing your sleep. But do you know what it is?

Some reasons for sleep loss are obvious —

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/6-surprising-sleep-wreckers



The mind is very powerful but it must be controlled so as not to exhaust the body. Negative happenings are going on around us – but so as the good things in life. Being knowledgeable with what’s hindering sleep can help a lot in determining why sleepless nights happen, despite not having anything to worry about – because it may just be one of your normal routines causing it. Perhaps, drinking your daily vitamins. So, you know what to do.

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Sleep Well to Live Well


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By: Elena Grace Flores

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Edward Hospital Sleep Center in Warrenville (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve always been a workaholic and now that I’m older, I’m happier when I’m busy with volunteer work. Life is treating me well because despite of the problems around me, I always sleep well at night. I count that as one of my best blessings – to wake up each morning feeling renewed and energized – looking forward to the happenings of the day and be ready to enjoy every minute of it. If you have sleeping problems. read this:

A Good Night’s Sleep

by:  www.nihseniorhealth.gov

Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He’s afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. “How can I break this cycle?” he asks. “I’m so tired—I need to get some sleep.” – See more at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/good-nights-sleep


Health is wealth – so, make sure that you just don’t work for money. Do the things that you like and live the life that is comfortable for you. Simple living might be ideal for your financial status but if you have peace of mind, you are far richer than those people in the limelight.

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Weight Gain and Love



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By: Elena Grace Flores

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I can’t help over-hearing two fat women updating their progress in life to each other after not being in contact for a while. Generally, the talk revolved around weight gain and love. This was during few hours of travelling in the same bus with them recently. I can let go of other topics that I did  not feel like knowing in the first place anyway but not about one woman’s justification of why the other woman is fat. I just did not have a choice knowing about it because they were just speaking so loud, with exclamations plus facial expressions – not to mention the vivid body language. So might as well prove my point for the following dialogue:

First Woman: Oh you really gain weight now…
Second Woman: Yes, I’m actually checking out the nearby gym to put me back to shape.
First Woman: I’ve noticed that you seem different from before – you used to be very body conscious.
Second Woman: Really? I thought I just got preoccupied with my man – you know, serving him my home-made cooking, eating out and getting lazy!
First woman: Now I know the reason why you let go of yourself! You are in love, my friend! Where is he  now by the way?
Second Woman: I don’t know – maybe with someone else…

The above is the main part of the discussion that I wanted to straighten out. Never mind the rest. Here are the facts that make women get fat apart from overeating and not exercising:

  • Menopause- a period in a woman’s life starting from middle age up to 60 years old or more.
  • Diabetes – a metabolism disorder that causes excessive thirst but generating a large volume of urine
  • Stress – is a psychological and emotional strain
  • Obesity – an overweight condition due to eating wrong foods or genetically acquired.
  • Heart disease – coronary ailments including hypertension and high blood pressure



These are also the supporting claims:

  1. According to FITDAY, anxiety and stress can cause weight gain because you tend to resort to comfort foods when that happens
  2. Better Health Channel also pointed out that menopause can lead to excessive weight because of declining estrogen level
  3. Newslanc.com also published that type 2 diabetes can make someone fat  because of the presence of excessive insulin in the blood stream
  4. FitWatch’s article about heart disease and weight gain covers all the other reasons including obesity and diabetes why these unwanted bulges exist

On the Other Hand on Love;

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…”



Judging from the above justifications, if a woman is in love, she must be glowing with radiant energy and it should bring out the best in her – not feeling down or just being used as seen in the woman who’s supposed to be in love. If it’s the opposite like getting fat, it’s probably a feeling of desperation, self-pity, low self-esteem or foolishness? (Not unless you’re happily married which is not the case here). Take note that these ill feelings are related to stress and other conditions discussed in this article. Would you like to help out? Please write your comments on the article page itself!

 

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