How can Sleep improve your Health?
Healthy living has never been as popular as it is today. More and more people are trying to lead balanced lives by taking care of their environment, working-out regularly, and eating well. However, there is one thing they mustn’t neglect – sleep.
Quality sleep time is just as important to health and well-being as food and exercise. But, what if you are one of the 50% of the population that is not getting enough rest and is experiencing daytime sleepiness? In that case, naps are the answer.
Although many people identify napping with laziness, short naps can actually be quite beneficial. In addition to curing drowsiness, they can also make you healthier. Research shows that a quick siesta during the day can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure or stroke.
Taking a nap for 10 to 12 minutes once or twice a week improves your cognitive abilities and mood. It basically gives your body a boost and leaves you feeling refreshed and alert.
For more information on this topic, the team over at DisturbMeNot have you covered. They’ve published a well-researched infographic that details all of the information and a lot more.
If this piqued your interest, then go ahead and read on.
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We don’t want to give away too many spoilers but who would have guessed that we all have hundreds of tiny critters living in our eyelashes. Yes, you read that right! Gross eh? And they don’t even pay you rent.
In fact, we are all absolutely covered in micro-organisms. So next time you scold the dog for bringing fleas into the house just remember you’ve got several billion uninvited guests camped out on your body. We’re basically just huge housing estates for bugs! Yuk.
Anyway, before you run off to take a shower check out some more of our (mostly unpleasant) facts about the wonder that is the human body.
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Wildlife crime is now the most urgent threat to many of the world’s species. Incredible giants like elephants and rhinos could be gone from the world before your children would have the chance to coexist with these beautiful and intelligent animals that have roamed Earth for more than 50 million years.
Illegal wildlife trade has sadly exploded to meet a yet increasing demand for elephant ivory, rhino horns and tiger products. The trade is controlled by dangerous crime syndicates who carelessly traffic wildlife much like drugs or weapons.
Prices for the animal parts are rocket-high and is driving the giants to the edge of extinction. Violent slaughterings happen every day so humans can have ornament souvenirs or effectless medications originated from highly endangered species that are being chased, abducted and murdered in their own natural habitats.
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On February 2017, The Guardian published an article about how much of the plastics are recycled in the world. Everytime we go to the supermarket we see shelves full of food in plastic packagings or in boxes made of mixed materials and we simply take them without thinking where do they go after we throw them into the “Recycling” bin. We take for granted they will be recycled because they have the triangle with the arrows little symbol, right? Unfortunately… is not the case.
Below, we present a simple visual with the shocking numbers based on this publication. And even though there are companies trying to make biodegradable plastic, the problem is still there. See below some of the many reasons to give up on plastic and go zero waste.
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