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Jet Lag Triggers And How to Beat Them

Jet Lag Triggers And How to Beat Them

There are many tips floating around online on how to beat jet lag. Though what are some of the triggers of jet lag? If you know what causes jet lag symptoms it is easier to overcome them. The greatest cause of jet lag is an abrupt change in the biological schedule.  The body trains itself when to produce melatonin by exposure to light and darkness. When this changes the body is confused and causes uncomfortable symptoms such as irritability, and…

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Melatonin as A Biological Clock Reset for Children

Melatonin as A Biological Clock Reset for Children

With holidays around the corner and school in session bedtime can be a little hectic. Many children refuse to go to bed this is nick named “bedtime resistance” there are things parents can do to help their children to actually get to bed and not push back. A good nights rest is especially important for children because it can affect their health. Children with ADHD are most likely to have troubles going to bed because their mind is racing. Other…

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Symptoms Of S.A.D

Symptoms Of S.A.D

Last article on S.A.D we discussed the causes of “Seasonal Blues”. Check out that article by clicking this link.  In this article we will discuss the symptoms of S.A.D. There are many symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. These might start out mild and become severe as the season progresses. According to Mayo Clinic SAD is a subtype of major depression. Symptoms of major depression can link to SAD. These symptoms include the following Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly…

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Simple Tips to Overcome Jet Lag

Simple Tips to Overcome Jet Lag

There are several tips to overcome the side effects of jet lag. There are countless articles with advice on how to overcome these nasty symptoms that can ruin any vacation. So here is another article with some simple steps to take to have a better time in your far away adventure. Spend most of your time outside. Being outside during the hours of eight am and eight pm can be helpful. Sunlight is crucial and highly beneficial in resetting your internal…

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5 Bedtime Snacks That Can Help You Sleep

5 Bedtime Snacks That Can Help You Sleep

  There have been many studies on how to get a better nights sleep. We know that being too full or too hungry can disrupt the night. The brain uses many hormones and chemicals to induce sleep. These mainly include melatonin and tryptophan. These following snack ideas from Daily Medical and Readers Digest  can help these chemicals activate and help your mind drift off to dreamland. Snacks and Their Bedtime Benefits   Bananas – This underestimated yellow fruit is full…

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Tips to Survive Jet Lag

Tips to Survive Jet Lag

There are many reasons to travel to new time zones. Such as business, family vacation, romantic getaway or a competition. Whatever your reason for travel don’t let jet lag get in the way.  There are several side effects of jet lag that can ruin a trip. Side effects can include the following: fatigue, headache, insomnia, dizziness, upset stomach, reduced appetite, and tiredness.  No one wants to experience these downers while traveling and visiting beautiful landmarks. The following are some tips…

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How Your Phone is Destroying Your Sleep

How Your Phone is Destroying Your Sleep

Your body has a natural internal “clock.” Light and darkness help your body clock keep time and know when to sleep and when to be awake. Blue light from electronics can make your body think it is time to be awake, even if it actually night. Regular use of electronics before bed can reset your body clock and make it harder for you to sleep at night. “Studies show that staring at bright screens within four hours of bedtime reduces…

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